|Gridlocked So-Cal Freeway Objects to Buttonwillow Race Bakersfield CA--Interstate 5, the polluted and mind-numbing six-lane that ties Southern California to the rest of the state, has filed suit against LeMons over its upcoming race outside Bakersfield. The Eisenhower-era freeway asserts LeMons' full-24-hour at Buttonwillow Raceway threatens I-5's federally-guaranteed role as the most tiring, soul-crushing drive in the Southland.
"The 5 is jealous; the 5 is angry. The 5 claims as her own the wretched hoopties, questionable driving, mid-speed tedium, and flashpoint-temp fluids that LeMons plans to wrongly appropriate less than 200 yards from the 5's central median," says attorney Al Pastor, who has long represented the freeway in legal proceedings. Pastor has also submitted a NAFTA complaint, claiming that LeMons enjoys an unfair trade advantage since "...drivers of primered mid-'70s Malibus are welcomed at LeMons, whereas on I-5 federal law requires them to be beaten by CHiPpies with nighsticks."
LeMons assures that the 30 June-1 July Buttonwillow marathon, whose 21 April signup deadline is approaching this weekend, will proceed over I-5's objections. For race details click here; to apply now, click here.
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