24 Hours of Lemons Releases 2016 Schedule

So you’ve watched the Roadkill crew attempt the 24 Hours of LeMons (twice) and you’ve also seen assorted foolish LeMons tales on the Roadkill site and you’ve thought to yourself, “That looks incredibly stupid. I should try it.”

Good.

You’re in the right place and with the release of the 2016 calendar for the 24 Hours of LeMons (Foolishly Presented by Roadkill), you can join an entire herd of like-minded fools and—so much as any crapcan racers seem capable—form a plan to dig up some janky $500 rustmine from the local classifieds and slap together a cheap race car with some of your favorite/least-favorite idiot friends.

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Here’s the 2016 schedule:

February 6-7 Barber Motorsports Park (Birmingham Alabama)
February 13-14 Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, California)
March 19-20 Inde Motorsports Ranch (Wilcox, Arizona)
April 9-10 Eagles Canyon Raceway (Decatur, Texas)
April 23-24 Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, Michigan)
April 30-May 1 Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, South Carolina)
May 14-15 New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, New Jersey)
May 21-22 (Tentative date) Thunderhill Raceway (Willows, California)
June 4-5 High Plains Raceway (Deer Trail, Colorado)
July 23-24 Autobahn Country Club (Joliet, Illinois)
July 30-31(Tentative date) Thunderhill Raceway (Willows, California)
August 13-14 Thompson Raceway Motorsports Park (Thompson, Connecticut)
August 27-28 The Ridge Motorsports Park (Shelton, Washington)
September 17-18 Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, South Carolina)
October 1-2 Buttonwillow Raceway Park (Buttonwillow, California)
October 8-9 Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, Michigan)
October 22-23 New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, New Hampshire)
November 12-13 MSR Houston (Angleton, Texas)
December 3-4 Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, California)

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And here’s the schedule broken down by region:

WEST
February 13-14 Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, California)
March 19-20 Inde Motorsports Ranch (Wilcox, Arizona)
May 21-22 Thunderhill Raceway, tentative (Willows, California)
July 30-31 Thunderhill Raceway, tentative (Willows, California)
August 27-28 The Ridge Motorsports Park (Shelton, Washington)
October 1-2 Buttonwillow Raceway Park (Buttonwillow, California)
December 3-4 Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, California)

MIDWEST
April 23-24 Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, Michigan)
June 4-5 High Plains Raceway (Deer Trail, Colorado)
July 23-24 Autobahn Country Club (Joliet, Illinois)
October 8-9 Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, Michigan)

GULF
April 9-10 Eagles Canyon Raceway (Decatur, Texas)
November 12-13 MSR Houston (Angleton, Texas)

SOUTH
Februar 6-7 Barber Motorsports Park (Birmingham Alabama)
April 30-May 1 Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, South Carolina)
September 17-18 Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, South Carolina)

EAST
May 14-15 New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, New Jersey)
August 13-14 Thompson Raceway Motorsports Park (Thompson, Connecticut)
October 22-23 New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, New Hampshire)

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That second race at Gingerman will take place on the 10th anniversary of the very first LeMons race at Altamont Speedway in October 2006. If you don’t know the history of LeMons, here’s the short version: Jay Lamm thought up the idea over a beer or two with some colleagues and, well, 10 years and 150 races later, that seems like one of the best-worst ideas in recent motorsports history.

California—a mystical land that LeMons and Roadkill both call home and that draws enormous racing fields—gets five races in 2016 with two each at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows (Dates are tentative while the SCCA, who own the track, nail down their race weekends) and Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma along with a single race Buttonwillow.

Thankfully, LeMons scored a non-summer date at Buttonwillow in the California desert, meaning that whatever the Roadkill crew turn up in will only have to endure 95-degree heat instead the 115 degrees we saw last year in the California desert. Speaking of the desert, LeMons returns to Arizona for the first time since 2010 with a race at Inde Motorsports Ranch near Tucson.

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Want to know more? Of course you do. Take a look at the FAQs and the actually readable rulebook over on the 24 Hours of LeMons website. If you dare to interact with the “regular” sociopaths who race in LeMons, check out the series Forum here.

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4 thoughts on “24 Hours of Lemons Releases 2016 Schedule

  1. First you need to come to the cool side of Canada. Second that’s the west. And third I have a 77 charger and a northstar engine. Is that stupid/ugly enough to come play? I don’t know of that’s the worst combo ever to run at one of your events but it has to be up there in the stupid department.

  2. I’ve been waiting for LeMons to return to Arizona since 2011. Good to see that Inde Motorsports Ranch is hosting the event. Too bad the event is next weekend. Hopefully next year Inde Motorsports Ranch will host again. I want to compete in AZ.

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