The battle-hardened Dads plan to race their battle-scarred Volvo 240 station wagon — affectionately known as The Whale — for 17 long hours over two consecutive days on a winding high-speed road course. As my alter-ego Telstar Logistics put it last year:
Don’t let the appearance fool you though. The Whale is kind of like the Millennium Falcon; It may not look like much, but its got it where it counts. Sure, the body has taken a lot of hits during its impossibly long LeMons career. But after so many races and so much tinkering, “the car is properly sorted,” as one Bernal Dad put it.
Your Bernalwood editor will be embedded with the Bernal Dads (and The Whale) throughout the weekend, and if you’d like to cheer from the virtual grandstands, tune your Twitter dial to @bernaldadsracer. You can also check out the Car and Driver blog, where you’ll find photos and updates from trackside.
Wish the Bernal Dads luck, because frankly… they’ll need it.
PHOTOS: The Whale, by Telstar Logistics