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Ratsun Racing B210ZX WINS Class C @ 24 Hours of Lemons MSR Houston

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Hey guys,sorry for the delay in posting. We had an absolutely amazing weekend of racing at the 24 Hours of Lemons - MSR Houston on November 11th & 12th, 2017

 

WE (finally) WON CLASS C!!! - Wooooo It only took 5 YEARS!!! - https://www.facebook.com/danallenwilson … f=mentions

 

 

5 years ago, at MSR Houston, the Ratsun Racing B210ZX made it's debut. It was cold, rainy & miserable that weekend 5 years ago. The Ratsun wasn't even finished (not running), but I was determined to make that race happen. As a then rookie driver, I was completely overwhelmed by the support that I received from many of the veteran Lemons teams. I had several people (whom I had never met before) descend on the Ratsun in order to help get the car finished and up & running. We failed tech a few times, but finally got everything worked out. Unfortunately, we did not get the Ratsun running until Sunday morning and we only managed to turn 6 laps that first race. It ran like crap,.. It handled like a refrigerator on ice,... but everyone loved it. I remember everyone cheering as the Ratsun B210ZX rolled out on to the track for the first time. Having built a car that had not ran under it's own power in over 18 years, and then driving that car out on to a race track for it's first drive was one of the greatest moments of my life! (The 24 Hours of Lemons judges gave us the prestigious "Flock of Seagulls Award" at the first race in 2012.)

 

(https://youtu.be/0Ykf8Po5GSg)

 

Fast forward,... 5 years later... I kinda knew we had a shot at Class C this time. We even had a side bet going with another Class C team. We had come SOooo close over the years. Ask my team about this past weekend, and they'll tell you that I refused to check leaders boards all weekend. I refused to check the # of laps that we had made all weekend.... I seriously had NO idea that we had won Class C until I came off the track after the checkered flag on Sunday afternoon,.. Lemons Head Judge (Steven McDaniel) approached me as I came off track into the paddock. He leaned into the car and he simply said "It's about fucking time!!!"  (*insert very loud WOOooo-HOOooo here*) 

 

 

 

Here is a YouTube video showing some of the contact we had on Sunday 11/12/17. Lesson Learned!... "DON'T try to thread the needle". The Ratsun Racing B210ZX has some new battle scars from this incident, but still managed to limp on to a Class C victory -   (BTW, sound commentary is hilarious!)

 

(https://youtu.be/-cLPJC9O0X4)

 

 

Here is a link to a great write up that Lemons Judge Phil did on the Ratsun's quest for a Class C win via Roadkill.com - http://www.roadkill.com/24-hours-lemons-houston-winners-2/

 

 

Here is the link to our MSR Houston 2017 album on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1468401179881094.1073741830.409499749104581&type=1&l=2189372e49

 

Here is the link to over 1000 pics taken by Lemons Judge Phil from the 24 Hours of Lemons @ MSR Houston - http://www.murileemartin.com/UG/LMSR17/LMSR17.html

 

 

I wanted to personally THANK everyone for their support of our Ratsun Racing B210ZX over the years! Without the help of this forum the Ratsun B210ZX would have never made it onto the track back in 2012!

 

THANK YOU!!!

 

 

This pic is from our 1st race at MSR Houston in 2012 

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Ratsun Racing B210ZX @ MSR Houston 2017  (This was our 10th race in 5 years)

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Very cool.

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b210 for the win 

that's awesome 

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