*Official* 24 Hours of Lemons RENO Update Thread

fishd00d

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Just wanted to start one of these for this race. Loomis and Dan are leaving Thursday morning towing the Z in Pats trailer (big thanks Pat you rock!). I am heading up towing the Saab Thursday night.

Wanted to say a big thanks to the awesome companies that helped us out this race!

Pistol @ Baja Racing Adventures.com, Joel @ Bilstein, Roger Norman/Crystal Bay Casino, Jerry @ Camburg. In addition to the sponsors from before, RDC, Bully Dog, Ringers Gloves.

We will try and post updates from the track during the whole adventure. I cant wait!!!
 
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HDRA1

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like i said before good luck to you guys if anything is needed i have friends in the reno area
 

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I just picked up a new Camelback, I suggest you guys bring them also because its going to be HOT up there. Will be nice to have water in the car since were running longer sessions this time.
 

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I just picked up a new Camelback, I suggest you guys bring them also because its going to be HOT up there. Will be nice to have water in the car since were running longer sessions this time.
good idea,

update,

i am half packed. bully dog, ringers and underground stickers packed,
 

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Z is currently sitting at Richards Performance Muffler getting a muffler thats not rotted in half on it.

TORR show tonight with Lemons section!!! Listen!!
 

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Patrick, you didnt have to do that man! Thanks though!

Going to rep Dailey well! btw... you have any small steekers??
 

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the Z is in the trailer and Loomis is on the way to the airport to pick up Dan180!!
 

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the Z is in the trailer and Loomis is on the way to the airport to pick up Dan180!!
Loomis picked me up in the sparkling clean truck and trailer last night. The HOA at his place wouldnt let us keep the trailer here even for a night so we dropped it off at the his shop. Then, by default, we were literally "forced" to borrow the drop top mercedes and went for some tacos. the taco shop was closed and I kinda tricked Mike into going to the bar next door. (cant waste a mercedes ya know?) Had a few Captain and cokes, found another taco shop, and headed back to his places.

Erika (with a "K") had set up the guest bed and bathroom nicely, fresh sheets that were like a 100000000 thread count, awesome pillows, and there was even good smelling soaps and stuff in the bathroom. I smell like a pomegranet and my hair is silky fresh.:rolleyes:

Suffice to say, the underground is rolling thru SD with impunity.

We have some last minute crap to deal with, get some tires mounted etc but we have a good plan for today.

in fact the only thing holding us up is me, by typing this post.

we are gonna hit the road and hopefully find a gokart track on the way today.
 

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Talked to Dan about 2 hours ago and they had just cleared Ridgecrest a bit ago. They got a later start because we had some issues getting the tires/wheels this morning. The Saab guy refuses to get the car completely done before the day we leave ALWAYS so thats still not done. I just came back home to pack while he changes the turbo now because apparently the one on there is blown or some crap. What a joke. So we will be leaving at Midnight hopefully and driving up there after being awake since 6am this morn. FUN!

Im out back to the Saab guys house where hopefully the car is done and ready to go on trailer (YA RIGHT!!!)
 

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Talked to Dan about 2 hours ago and they had just cleared Ridgecrest a bit ago. They got a later start because we had some issues getting the tires/wheels this morning. The Saab guy refuses to get the car completely done before the day we leave ALWAYS so thats still not done. I just came back home to pack while he changes the turbo now because apparently the one on there is blown or some crap. What a joke. So we will be leaving at Midnight hopefully and driving up there after being awake since 6am this morn. FUN!

Im out back to the Saab guys house where hopefully the car is done and ready to go on trailer (YA RIGHT!!!)
time for a new partner fish good luck and lots of monsters in your future :D
 

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Good luck team.. PSSHH ** over* PPSSHH
 

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I got a text this morning at 3am from Dan200 and they have arrived safely.
 

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Update. We are now back at the hotel getting ready to go get something to eat and hang out for a bit.

Both cars are ready to go, Dan is starting in the Z and im going 2nd in the Saab. We arrived with the Saab at 1pm today after not sleeping for 30 hours and I still have not slept! I tried to goto sleep and im over tired lol. Ill try and post some updates throughout the day but with us being short handed, but we'll at least try and text updates.
 

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Talked to Dan200 tonight..... I was unloading groceries, so my regurgitation of his daily summary might not be 100%....

Anyway, they got into town last night about midnight and found out the town is awesome and they could hit the best bar in town with a 3/8 drive socket from their hotel room....

Got up this morning and went over to tech........ with the bottle of JackDaniels in a cupholder on the dashboard... they passed technical tech (the part where they check the safety stuff) and moved onto secondary tech which is where the shenanigans take place.... you know, fat dudes in black robes and parliamentary robes..... It's where the Jack Daniels matters and the lies matter more - LMAO! Anyway, the judge started checking the suspension by pushing the car and Dan helped which only made the suspension look bad.... He then saw it was an AUTOMATICO! (and probably the Jack) and basically said, "An Automatic! You guys suck! Get outta here!!!" which in LeMons talk = 0 Penalty Laps......

they also had a chance to get some tires mounted on some wheels which were drop shipped to Reno for them and have some food..... Plan is to get some final stuff done in the AM and let each driver run it till the gas light comes on.......


BTW, I hate not being there.


As for Fish, last I heard he had been up for like 50 hours and was trying to get the car finished up in tech so he could party and sleep..... SaabsGoneWild are all about taking it down to the wire, and this race is no exception.... But those crazy ole bash-turds are fast.....

Should be fun to see where things are shaking out tomorrow.....
 

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update its 2am and were at a bar where loomis and dan are hustling some local votos in a game of pool with the whole bar watching. who needs sleep i will have been up for 48 hours and have to be at the track at 7am to work on more crap on the saab fml! gotta go this isnt looking good the vatos just brought in friends we might be going to visit the local jail or hospital hope we can make bail by 11am race start!
 
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