Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beating in Progress: 24 Hours of LeMons Lamest Day 2009


My 24 Hours of LeMons team has discovered twitter. Our narcissism knows no bounds. We'll be twittering constantly over the next few days to chronicle our tragedies both minor and catastrophic. Thanks for your support.

EDIT, The twitter feed for this event is over so I've frozen the Nelson specific tweets below to preserve them for posterity. What you see below is the copied text of the Nelson tweets. I've also removed the twitter feed from the main page. Expect it to return before the next twitter worthy beater event. You can always follow the latest ChiaNeon tweets here.


* Plans underway for next year, rumours of a BeaveRun race. 3 days ago

* @CavetteC6R congrats on the class win! 3 days ago

* Any other Lamest Day racers exhausted at work today? 4 days ago

* Packed up and on the road. Stopped for lunch and started talking about next year. We'll be back . . . 5 days ago

* Trophy for "Least horrible yank tank". http://yfrog.com/14hmmimj 5 days ago

* Jay Lamm: "always fast, clean, and consistent." 5 days ago

* 5TH PLACE! 24hours, 715 laps, 1430 miles. Awesome. 5 days ago

* Fuel is sputtering with 9 minutes to go. Gaining on 4th place. Tense. 5 days ago

* Ahead of Pratt&Miller, but one more fuel stop. 5 days ago

* In 5th place with 6th right behind. 4th is in sight. Slight drizzle, low on fuel. Things are getting interesting . . . 5 days ago

* Sun is up. Overcast but dry. Most of the team is awake now, Dave is in the car. 5 days ago

* Up to 10th place. Jahan spotting, Dan driving. 5 days ago

* Lots of teams packing up. ChiaNeon still cranking out laps. 5 days ago

* 12th overall and still climbing. Dan is doing great. 5 days ago

* Dan driving. Isaac eating. Jahan spotting. Everyone else sleeping. 5 days ago

* Another driver change. Isaac out, dan in 5 days ago

* Pretty much the whole team is sleeping except isaac 5 days ago

* Another driver change. Luke had a long stint and now its isaac's turn 5 days ago

* Running 22nd. Lots of long yellows. Luke has burned a quarter tank in 2 hours. 5 days ago

* Dave (me ) just got out. Luke got in. 24th before stop. Car is awesome 5 days ago

* Chianeon in 34th! Movin' on up! 6 days ago

* Luke and his girlfriend are spending quality time in the tent 6 days ago

* 3rd stop done. Jahan out, marc in. 67th position before stop. 6 days ago

* Omni, daytona, 260z are all out of race. 6 days ago

* Currently 79th, 42 laps down 6 days ago

* 34 hit us. 6 days ago

* 1 hour in. Still running 6 days ago

* Gave only spare clutch to canadian team cause i'm too nice 6 days ago

* The Lamest Day 2009 is a go! 6 days ago

* GREEN 6 days ago

* Parade laps 136 cars entered 6 days ago

* Cars on track for parade laps. Almost go time! 6 days ago

* Last min changes. Water bottle. Radio 6 days ago

* FYI Dave and Jahan manning the tweets now. 6 days ago

* Lights, fuel, tires . . . Check. Last minute prep finished with 30 seconds to spare. Literally. 6 days ago

* New kil switch installed 6 days ago

* Kick ass snoopy van blew engine. Since every dog in ohio has an SBC I'm sure they'll fix it. 6 days ago

* Picked up 43 gallons of premium. Should last until midnight. Hopefully. 6 days ago

* Arrived at track. Clear skies but paddock still a swamp. 6 days ago

* M3 - 0, Giant mud pit - 1 6 days ago

* Day 1 in the books. The Chia is runnin like a top, the track is bumpy, and rain and fog are making things tough. We shall overcome . . . 6 days ago

* We were greeted in tech by a resounding cheer of "CHIANEON!". Our reputation preceeds us. Passed with no BS laps! 6 days ago

* Electrical gremlins. Making an emergency trip to Summit Racing. The pressure is on! 7 days ago

* 2 inches of standing water IN THE CAR after the spin. Nothing a power drill won't fix. Speed holes! 7 days ago

* We had a spin in the carousel. Driver shall remain nameless. 7 days ago

* Rain stopped, track is drying. Marc just got out of the car with a big grin on his face. That's a good sign . . . 7 days ago

* Almost noon on practice day 1. Pouring rain, but the car is running good. 7 days ago

* 6:30am. It begins. 7 days ago

* On the road to Nelson Ledges! 7 days ago

* What do you bring to a 24hr race? Everything. Then enough spare parts to build another one of everything you bought. 8 days ago

* "Rainfall may reach one inch" is not good news. 8 days ago

* Weather report for the race: cold and rainy. 36 hours straight awake and outside? Hope the swine flu stays away . . . 9 days ago

* Website updated (finally!) www.chianeon.evilengineering.com/latchkeykids 9 days ago

* Check here starting Friday 10/2 for live updates from Nelson Ledges edition of The 24 Hours of LeMons. Wish us luck! 10 days ago

* The fifth coming is upon us! The Chia will make its triumphant return on the first sabbath of the tenth month of the year 2009! 10 days ago

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