the staff of Motorsport Marketing
the staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
8/11/14 2:53 p.m.

story and photos by alan cesar

Luke Wilcox and his team tow their derelict Honda behind a red Mazda2. Bright-orange Gulf Fritillary butterflies scatter; we’re disturbing their home in the overgrown grasses and reeds lining the worn paths in this disused overflow parking lot.

High cloud cover lingers, a reminder that the drag races were supposed to happen yesterday. Towing and pushing a car over tattered asphalt is not exactly the same as hauling ass over Iceland’s volcanic rock in a turbo Civic wagovan, but it would be at least a month before anyone outside of Team Gutty would even know about “Wagon Attack III.”

Team Gutty is only mildly disappointed about their broken sedan. These Michigan natives are rife with Midwestern positivism and determination, and they do have some accomplishments to bring home.

The world’s first turbocharged, all-wheel-drive, EF-chassis Civic sedan earned the third-fastest autocross time at the $2013 Challenge before its junkyard-bound engine locked up for good. The team’s obsessive attention to detail and flawlessly executed theme made them the easy winner in the concours competition. Too bad they couldn’t make the drags today.

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