Most laps in Lemons despite three different problems
MOTOR RACING: Timm Wohlers was the last driver in the car for a Brisbane team which recorded most laps in the first 24 Hours of Lemons in Warwick.
Wohlers drove for the final hour as the team covered 619 laps of the long 3.1km circuit at Morgan Park in 24 hours.
The race started at 3pm Friday and about 40 per cent of the 30 cars withdrew with vehicles issues before the finish at 3pm Saturday.
Event organiser Sean Herbert said the 24 Hours of Lemons was fantastic.
"The drivers love the track and will be back next year,” he said.
"There was a few dings and scrapes but no one hit any of the kangaroos on the course. They had to drive slower and keep their eye out for kangaroos.”
Two of the cars which finished were entered by the same team, The Donald and Little Rocket Man representing the leaders of the United States and North Korea.
Wohlers was part of a team of five from Brisbane competing in a Nissan Silvia.
"We are just mates who love cars,” Wohlers said.
"We didn't come to the daytime in Warwick this year as we are all night specialists.”
They haven't yet driven interstate but one plan is to travel to Melbourne and race at Calder Park where they had a thunderdome track.
It was all perfect for the winning team, they had a flat tyre in the first half hour, used wire to attach a broken exhaust and had a brake failure on a right hand corner which meant the team of five put on a new brake pad in 10 minutes to get them back on the road.
For the second week in a row, a donation was made to the Rotary Drought Appeal, this time $2000, from 24 Hours of Lemons.