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Todd Lappin acts as the "safety clown" on the track, handing out yellow crime-scene tape bearing the words "do not cross." The race's proprietors--who are fully insured--make every attendee sign a liability waver before entering the track.
Susan and Psycho Saw
Susan in the pink "Where the Wild Things Are" T-shirt said she decorated the power-saw race car that her dad built to compete in the races. Their tool was called "Psycho Saw."
Spectators sit on tiers of tires, tractors and cars at Ace Auto Dismantling, a junkyard in an indusrial zone of San Francisco.