It is easy to dismiss a race of $1,000 beaters as nothing more than crapcans toddling around a racetrack sometimes. Sure, it’s something fun to do during the off-season, but just how exciting can it be to see a car that’s on it’s last legs work a road course? We’ve got that answer for you today, folks, and it shows up in the form of a Lincoln LS. Remember that thing? Lincoln attempted to build a sport sedan in the 2000s using a Jaguar-sourced V8 and the market responded with a resounding yawn. We don’t give them much thought, but Team “ReLotion ManColdPo” (look, we don’t know either, just go with it, ok?) figured out that gutting every last pretense out of one of these machines and kicking the hell out of the throttle pedal shows off what Lincoln was trying to get through to buyers, that they really did have performance on the mind.
Is that a reach? Yeah, a bit, I’ll admit. The truth is that the Lincoln has made every last King of the Heap race to date and has progressively gotten both better and worse each time. More and more stuff gets cut out each time I see the Lincoln, but each time the car gets more and more hairy and with it’s newly welded diff and drift brake, the team was hanging it all out at every last corner possible. Unfortunately, they didn’t finish the second event of this season, but they did it in the perfect way: they were through the cords of the tires and into the base rubber of their Uniroyal Tiger Paws!