Monday, October 26, 2009

Team Rusty Hood Racing: LeMons South Fall

Team Rusty Hood Racing competed in the 24 Hours of LeMons South Fall event on September 13-14th, 2009. I should have gotten info and pictures on our crazy race posted sooner, but better late than never!

We finished 88th out of 112 starters. Our fearless truck ran great for the 1st 8 hours of the 14 hours race until a large oil leak developed. We pulled an all-nighter tearing the motor down to the block in search of the elusive leak. Magically, the motor started after putting it back together as the sun rose on Sunday morning. However, we had fatally damaged the clutch after it had been soaked with leaking engine oil. The clutch completely gave out after two laps on Sunday. Lots of work for two more laps, but it was rewarding just seeing the car back out on track after seeings it's pistons overnight.

We decided that we were never going to run LeMons again with a 1985 Ford Ranger so off to the crusher the car went! I posted event results, tons of photos, and videos from the Ranger crushing below. Enjoy.

Event Results

My Dad posted over 600 photos from the race. Here is set 1:

Here is set 2:

Video of Rusty Hood Racing Ford Ranger getting destroyed in the People's Curse:

Full People's Curse Video:


  1. Thanks for posting the pictures... I was able to snag a couple good shots of our #7 GTI.