As the checkered flag was waved to signal the end of the “24 Hours of Lemons” endurance race this past weekend, the Boost4 lemon car, sponsored by Eaglestone Equipment, was still going strong.
After 14 straight hours and 192 laps under its belt, the Boost4 car came in 23rd place out of 37 cars in its class.
Eaglestone was proud to sponsor this lemon, as well as get our hands dirty to prep the car for race day. Our team helped weld the sunroof, remove rust, seal the antenna hole and did some on-site welding to reinforce the roll cage.
Our very own Carmen Sammauro was even one of the drivers. His aggressive driving skills served him well on the track, earning him the team’s fastest lap time of 2:05. Despite getting the car on two wheels on numerous occasions he somehow walked away with only one penalty.
But the real winners of this race is Aidan’s Army, the charity the Boost4 lemon car was racing for this year. Receiving 100% of the proceeds raised for the event, this memorial foundation is dedicated to the research and treatment of childhood cancers.
“It feels really good to work for a cause like this,” Carmen said. “Especially as a company, we’re able to let everyone know what we’re doing. It was something I had never heard about before this race. The more people you can talk about it with, the more people who know, it will bring light to the situation.”
To learn more about the race, or future fundraising events, click here.