I got to run in a race ONCE. When I was in Washington state, Evergreen Speedway in Monroe had a "Hornet" class. Stock 4-cylinder front wheel drive cars, take out the glass, mount a beam to the drivers door and go. Brake lights had to work, as did the radio. Must be painted yellow with a minimum of 3 red or black stripes. My buddy got a Ford Escort (no, not a GT) and we set it up to run. Used my pickup and trailer to get it to the track. I got to race in his place once while he was doing his weekend duty in the National Guard. The car wasn't competitive (at all) but it was probably the most fun I've had in my life. They didn't even try to keep track of places after 10th place, but I might have placed 20th in a field of 40+. A couple races later, Joe rolled it over onto its roof (SLOW roll) and we couldn't get the roof straightened out enough to replace the windshield. I guess we didn't try THAT hard. Game over.