Yes, that's a lot of cars. But don't worry, many will break down on the warm-up lap...
San Francisco CA--Thanks to the biggest assemblage of motorized parolees since the Mariel Boatlift, crapcan series 24 Hours of LeMons has officially set the Guinness World Record for "Most Participants in a Car Race."
Some 216 teams (sporting 1100+ drivers) took the starting laps at LeMons' Thunderhill Raceway Park event last September. Which sounds pretty impressive 'til you learn that 242 teams had shown up, and the rest couldn't make their damn hoopties crank over. (That's clearly a record as well.) Special thanks to veteran LeMons driver Julian Cordle, who navigated Guinness's DMV-worthy, six-month-long certification process singlehandedly without suffering an aneurysm, no doubtalso a record.
With certification now final, all of the drivers who ran the event become official Guinness World Record holders. Those who'd like crap on their walls to prove it can buy personalized Official Record Holder certificates from Guinness at their World's Most Confusing Order Page, here.
LeMons' next record attempt will be "Most SCCA Members Weeping at What the Sport's Come To."