Feature Flick: ChumpCar Racing a Nissan 240SX at Daytona

While racing can be an expensive sport, racing organizations like the ChumpCar World Series are geared toward inexpensive cars, limiting car values to about $500. In this video, Motor Trend‘s Jessi Lang heads to Daytona International Raceway for some racing on the cheap with Little Flatout Racing and their Nissan 240SX.

Each of Lang’s teammates, Kathy Stout, Bryn Tenney, and Jennifer Drews, are accomplished racers in the world of motorsports. Race-prepped by the crew at KSR Performance, the team’s 240SX has been modified with custom pedal extensions, special flooring to reduce heat, air ducts to cool the driver, a custom fuel cell and more. The night before, Motor Trend hot shoe Randy Pobst talks the team through the track.

As Lang waits for her first stint behind the wheel in the 14-hour race, Stout loses a fuel line and has to pit for repairs. Not long after Stout returns to the track she is hit by another car. With just superficial damage to the Nissan, Tenney takes the wheel. Next, Lang gets her first turn behind the wheel where she experiences setbacks of her own.

Find out how the team and pit crew address the issues as well as how Lang and Little Flatout Racing team fare overall in the video below.