David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/14/20 12:38 p.m.

ENTRANTS: Carlos Mendez and James Hageman

TOTAL BUDGET: $1969.53 (2010)

EVENT YEARS: 2007-’10

LEARN MORE: 2000challenge.com

Back in 2007, Carlos Mendez and James Hageman made their first Challenge appearance with an E30-chassis BMW fed by a Volvo turbocharger. They invested less than $1500 in the car, completed the tuning that morning, and finished 11th overall.

By 2010, that …

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