Pucker up, Lemons fans, here’s the 2019 schedule of events

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For 13 years, the 24 Hours of Lemons has put thousands of people through the wringer of endurance racing with $500 cars. In spite of the inevitable heartbreak, smashed fingers, and newfound ability to cuss, racers keep turning up to leave rust-and-dust trails across the country, so it’s no surprise Lemons will return for an unexpected 14th season in 2019.

The newly-released 2019 calendar serves as the closest thing to “ability to plan” as most racers can muster. Next year’s race schedule includes a hearty 24-race lineup with new races at Heartland Motorsports Park in Kansas and Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. While most races comprise two days with about 14.5 hours of racing, the April event at Carolina Motorsports Park will be a true, non-stop 24-hour race.

In addition to the full racing schedule, the Lemons calendar includes events that expand the Lemons World beyond the racetrack: HooptieCon (a festival for weird, ugly, and generally uncelebrated automobilia), Lemons Rally (long-ass road trips in crappy cars), and Concours d’Lemons (car shows for the oddball, mundane, and truly awful).

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The 24 Hours of Lemons Australia and 24 Hours of Lemons New Zealand add at least 10 more races in two countries for fans of terrible cars in the Southern Hemisphere.

Check out the 24 Hours of Lemons website for full details and to sign up.

24 HOURS OF LEMONS 2019 EVENT SCHEDULE
February 2-3:
Barber Motorsports Park (AL)
February 23-24: Inde Motorsports Ranch (AZ)
March 9-10: Sonoma Raceway (CA)
March 30-31: NOLA Motorsports Park (LA)
April 6-7: Autobahn Country Club (IL)
April 27-28: Carolina Motorsports Park (SC)
May 4-5: New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJ)
May 18-19: Thunderhill Raceway Park (CA)
June 8-9: High Plains Raceway (CO)
June 29-30: Gingerman Raceway (MI)
May 18-19: Thunderhill Raceway Park (CA)
July 27-28: The Ridge Motorsports Park (WA)
August 10-11: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT)
August 17-18: Heartland Motorsports Park (KS)
September 14-15: Carolina Motorsports Park (SC)
September 14-15: High Plains Raceway (CO)
September 28-29: Buttonwillow Raceway Park (CA)
October 5-6: The Ridge Motorsports Park (WA)
October 12-13: Gingerman Raceway (MI)
October 19-20: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NH)
November 9-10: MSR Houston (TX)
December 7-8: Sonoma Raceway (CA)

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HOOPTIECON BY YOKOHAMA
March 9:
Sonoma Raceway
May 4: New Jersey Motorsports Park

LEMONS ROAD RALLIES
January 29 -February 1:
Retreat from Moscow Rally (Moscow PA to Leeds AL)
August 13-17: Hell On Wheels Monterey Rally (Seaside, CA to Seaside, CA)

CONCOURS D’LEMONS CAR SHOWS
March 9:
At HooptieCon West (Sonoma, CA)
April 28: At The Mitty (Braselton, GA)
May 4: At HooptieCon East (Millville, NJ)
July 8: At The Inn at St. John’s (Plymouth, MI)
August 17: At Monterey (Seaside, CA)

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24 HOURS OF LEMONS AUSTRALIA
April 18-21:
Winton Motor Raceway (Winton VIC)
May 23-26: Queensland Raceway (Ipswich QLD)
September 5-8: Mallala Motorsport Park (Mallala SA)
September 12-15: Collie Motorplex (Collie, WA)
September 19-21: Queensland Raceway (Ipswich QLD)
September/October TBD: The Bend Motorsports Park (Tailem Bend, SA)
October 17-20: Baskerville Raceway (Old Beach TASMANIA)
October 24-27: Wakefield Park Raceway (Goulburn NSW)

24 HOURS OF LEMONS NEW ZEALAND
May 10-12:
Hampton Downs (Waikato)
September 6-8: Hampton Downs (Waikato)
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