The whole town gets into this....locals dress extra funky for the race, the team participating in the race has a kinetic pilot who steers, a pit crew that helps them with the design and machinery functions of the vehicle, and peons. The peons do whatever it takes to help the team "get glory", like bribe the judges and the spectators, which is expected. The first part of the race is on pavement, then they have to go over sand dunes, and through Humboldt Bay. We didn't see the sand and water part of the race or the herculean efforts to get some of these contraptions over the sand, water, mud, and everything else, but a lively crowd follows them for three days from the town of Arcata to Ferndale, CA at the end of the race on Monday, Memorial Day.
See you who-knows-where tomorrow!?