The first step is to strip practically everything out of the car. LeMons rules require only flammable materials be removed, but everything not necessary to racing is just dead weight, so it needs to go. Here, you can also see one of the headaches with racing a relatively modern car--lots and lots of wires. We kept the dash gauges and wires necessary to run the engine management computer but cut just about everything else. We did, however, keep power wires for the package tray brake light and a fuel pump. This is an area where you just have to take your time and identify every wire before breaking out the cutters.