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.
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).
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) May18-19: 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) October12-13: Gingerman Raceway (MI) October19-20: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NH) November 9-10: MSR Houston (TX) December 7-8: Sonoma Raceway (CA)
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)
CONCOURS D’LEMONS DOWN UNDER
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) More TBA