The rules were clear. At this Ventura KSR, no team would be allowed to change Pilots during the race. No “fresh legs”. Penalty of banishment.
So here comes a team of High School students with a two-seat contraption and about twelve members on the team. How would they pick just two to race? They didn’t. They stretched it to three.
On the Beach segment of the race, they buried one of their team in the sand, just nose sticking out, about half way thru. When their Racing Sculpture came along, the buried man jumped out of the sand and took the place of one of the tired Pilots – who was quickly buried. All in front of a couple hundred cheering eyewitnesses.
We gave them the Racers Choice Award for Most Audacious Cheating. Good times!