24 Hours of LeMons Returns Oct. 25-27
Where else can you see door-to-door, bumper-to-bumper racing between a Honda Accord-ion and Chevy Racing Boat (yes, your read that right)? The 24 Hours of LeMons, of course!
Featuring wild and wacky cars, the 24 Hours of LeMons returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway Oct. 25-27, and will feature vehicles that have been purchased, altered, and prepped for $500 or less. The 24 Hours of LeMons features over 10,000 participants spread across dozens of races at tracks across the country.
Racing consists of tech inspection and track testing on Friday, endurance-race sessions on Saturday and Sunday, with only breaks for eating, sleeping, and patch-work on the car every night.
The race schedule includes:
Friday, Oct. 24
7 a.m. - Gates open
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - NHMS-organized track testing. Contact NHMS directly for details.
12-5 p.m. - Mandatory technical inspection. Every car and at least one driver per team must be present for tech.
Saturday, Oct. 26
7 a.m. - Gates open
9 a.m. - Mandatory drivers meeting
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Race session 1
Sunday, Oct. 27
8:15 a.m. - Mandatory drivers meeting
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Race session 2
4:30 p.m. - Checkered flag
5 p.m. - Awards
7 p.m. - Gates close
First-place prizes will be awarded in all contests with the spirit of the competition inspiring each prize. Penalties will be assessed throughout the weekend. Monetary penalties will be donated to the New Hampshire Chapter of the Speedway Children's Charities.
Awards for on-track events will be held during a ceremony on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Running alongside the 24 Hours of LeMons will be the third annual Hooptiefest, a strange yet super-fun country competition that includes pumpkin launching, potato gun contest, jack-o-lantern carving, costume contests, and other New England-themed entertainments during the weekend. Hooptiefest is a separate event from the 24 Hours of Lemons, but drivers are encouraged to participate. All participants must register for events separately from the 24 Hours of LeMons.