Mathew Leon is a hobbyist mechanic who participates in grassroots racing - a form of competition that is not for prize money but for bragging rights. Grassroots racing encompasses various forms of racing, including autocross, in which drivers make left and right turns against the clock. Leon's car is a 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that he has modified with parts from newer cars to improve its performance. Grassroots racing is a cheap hobby once you're into it, but getting there can be expensive. Leon has less money in his car than some people have in their paint. Grassroots racing is a competition that anyone can enter, regardless of experience level or skill. It is a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy cars and driving.
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