The Tree Hugger returns

Posted by Iannucci | 8/25/2009 | | 12 comments »
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It's been two long years, but everyone's favorite environmentally friendly umlaut returns to the Indy Lights series this weekend.

Race car driver Leilani Münter will be back behind the wheel of a Firestone Indy Lights car at the season finale at Chicagoland Speedway on August 29. She will be driving under the umbrella of Team 3G, the IndyCar team which her driver coach Jaques Lazier races for. Her primary sponsor is Women's ExtenZe, an all natural herbal dietary supplement for women.

"I have dedicated the last two years of my life to spreading environmental awareness and unfortunately during that time, I haven't had sponsorship to continue with my racing career," said Münter, "I can't thank Women's ExtenZe enough for getting me back out on the racetrack where I belong."

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I think "Women's ExtenZe" is some kind of, uh, female, umm, pleasure enhancer stuff, uh, of some sort. Quite frankly, I think this sponsorship is all wrong, because you could put the lovely Leilani's picture on a bottle of Snake Oil for Men and brighten just about any gentleman's day.

At any rate, it will be great to see exceedingly blogger-friendly Münter back in a race car this weekend.


  1. pressdog // August 25, 2009 6:45 AM  

    If males driving Viagra cars are OK, Leilani in the Spanish Flymobile is OK too, I say. Leilani's husband is likely a big fan of the endorsement.

  2. AZZO45 // August 25, 2009 7:10 AM  

    The humor gift just keeps givin'.... (1) ExtenZe (2)add pink to the ExtenZe & extend it to women (3) Leilani's photo provided by Von SWANK Photography!

    What's next? :) :) :)

  3. Anonymous // August 25, 2009 7:17 AM  


    I guess your putting that theory to the test, eh? "Tree Hugger," is an epithet anywhere you go in this country. "Environmentally friendly umlaut." Nice. I guess that's your idea of humor. A more accurate description would be "sophomoric name-calling."

    Hilarious. Great stuff. No... really.

  4. redd // August 25, 2009 9:22 AM  

    I like her. I wish her the best. I admire her strong environmental stance.

    And I thought it was funny.

  5. Anonymous // August 25, 2009 11:36 AM  

    wait what!?! The FIL season finale is this weekend?? That can't be right. :bangsheadondesk:

  6. Butt-Head // August 25, 2009 12:01 PM  


    UGH-UGH... you said BANGS! In a post about that WOODY pill & stuff... UGH UGH UGH

  7. Dylan // August 25, 2009 12:59 PM  

    Wow, I don't even know what to say about this one....

  8. Beavis // August 25, 2009 1:42 PM  

    Like that drivers suit has like too much material & stuff. That 's like anti- WOOD !

  9. Anonymous // August 25, 2009 4:04 PM  

    Environmental awareness in racing... laudable yet ironic...don't these things get something like 3 MPG?

    And I thought the umlaut thing was a clever spin... sheesh, lighten up people. See you at the races.

  10. stand b // August 25, 2009 5:25 PM  

    Just found out her brother in law is Bob Weir!! Indy lights definitely needs a car with a steal your face and dancing bear decal.
    And maybe a my VW bus is in the shop bumper sticker

  11. Anonymous // August 25, 2009 7:02 PM  

    I think women extenze is supposed to help women get their sex drive back. What an appropriate sponsor- lol!

  12. Iannucci // August 26, 2009 6:54 AM  

    To the Anonymous know-it-all who thinks I'm using "Tree Hugger" as an epithet - Leilani proudly refers to herself as a "Tree Hugger".

    And yes, she's extremely blogger-friendly, because in addition to numerous interviews she's even done an actual guest post for pressdog. So please put your game of "Jump to Conclusions" back in the closet.