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Speed:Sport:Life at the 24 Hours of LeMons Infineon 2011

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The racing circus that is the 24 Hours of LeMons rolled into Infineon Raceway March 26-27, 2011. Speed:Sport:Life was there to cover the automotive mayhem represented by a 169 car Guinness Book of World record field of entrants. To get a real flavor for the event and be immersed in the car-nage we entered the Krider Racing Big Sausage Pizza Delivery Acura Integra.

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“Miss Budweiser” Wins Cheaters Pinewood Derby at 24 Hours of LeMons

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During the 24 Hours of LeMons at Infineon last weekend they held a “cheaters” pinewood derby. Since I had already written a “Racer Boy” blog on how to win the pinewood derby the pressure was on to make a good showing. So how did we fair? Check out the video after the jump and see the world’s first in-car camera from a pinewood derby car and the taste of victory.

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Speed:Sport:Life Interview: Audi Product Manager, Carter Balkcom on the new Audi A4

Our man, Jack Baruth interviews Audi Product Manager, Carter Balkcom about the new 2009 Audi A4. Even though Jack thinks the camera makes his butt look huge, there is a ton of great information in this interview. Everyone leave comments about Jack’s first on-camera experience ;)

News Flash! We Drive the 2009 Audi A4

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It’s not our normal practice to publish “teaser” stories, but given the importance of this particular car to our reader base here at Speed:Sport:Life, I’m going to break tradition a bit to let you know that we’ve just returned from the 2009 Audi A4 press preview at Infineon Raceway in sunny Sonoma, CA.

Upon our return from the 24 Hours of LeMons this weekend at Altamont, we’ll have a complete and detailed drive report on the A4 early next week, including some amusing Tommy Kendall-style in-car, on-track video footage and an exclusive “walkaround” interview with Carter Balkcom, Audi’s product manager.

In the meantime, we can set the record straight on one important point. If you’ve been worried that Audi would “ruin” the new A4 – that this all-new, considerably larger car has deviated away from the pattern that has made the A4 the most successful car in Audi’s history – there’s no need to worry. This one’s a solid winner from stem to stern and we feel confident that it will be the clear market leader in its segment. Our time on the road and around the track revealed a sedan which is superbly satisfying in every regard, packing 95% of the comfort and space found in the A6 in a dynamic package which is far faster around a road course than its predecessor. For the rest of the story – including the “secret” combination of “Driver Select” settings which unlocks the possibility for maximum racetrack hoonage – come back Tuesday morning and read our full-length, full-detail article. See you there!