Rallycrossing in a 1993 Lexus ES 300

Lexus ES 300 Rallycrossing

Here’s something you don’t see every day — Raphael Orlove from Jalopnik took his 1993 Lexus ES 300 out rallycrossing:

I had said many times that I didn’t need class wins or fast times. Mechanical survival would be my victory. All I had to do was get the car home.

The problem was that the Lexus was too much fun.

This was, of course, the bad news. The ES300 kept asking me to push it. It kept rewarding me every time I pressed harder, every time I let it slide and come back to me.

And this meant my original plan to baby the car, uh, experienced some trouble.

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