There is a very a unique race coming up at the Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows called the "24 hours of lemons."
Here's the lowdown, several teams of drivers will race their cars, which are called lemons, for two days of endurance racing. These lemons can't cost more than $500 and the team that completes the most laps over a 16-hour period wins the grand prize, $1,500 in nickels, it's really just meant to be a whole bunch of fun. Now, Action News KHSL-CBS 12, we have a lemon participating, it's a 1987 Honda CRX SI... and it gets better, yours truly is going to be driving this baby in the race. Here I am testing it out the other day. Hopefully I don't turn our lemon into lemonade by smashing it against the wall. Here's more on our ride from a couple drivers on my team
"Brand new it was a nice car, but his is a $500 race so it's not great, we've had to put a roll cage in it, make sure all the proper safety equipment is in there," said Kevin Richardson.
"Replace the clutch, replace the cylinder that was bad, tech is very hard to get through so they're very serious about their safety because a bunch of guys like Ross Field are out there driving and they don't quite know what to do," said Dustin Nolet.
No doubt Ross Field is in for it and if you'd like to see him crash, the lemons race is on September 15th and 16th. Also, Action News KHSL-CBS 12 is currently seeking sponsorships for the lemon. If at all interested send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org