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Motorsports Weekend Guide: May 29 to May 31

Eric Rood May 28, 2015 Motorsports

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Welcome to still another version of Hooniverse’s weekly guide to who’s racing where this coming weekend. One of the craziest races in the entire world starts this coming weekend while one of the world’s most prestigious race gets its one and only pre-event tune-up. Beyond that, there’s only a couple dozen more major races worth following. Make the jump to get the scoop(s).

Want more information on a series mentioned below? Click here for Hooniverse’s Massively Oversized Guide to Motorsports 2015, which will tell you all you need to know (and then some).

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Motorsport Weekend Guide: May 22 to May 24

Eric Rood May 22, 2015 All Things Hoon

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Welcome to still another version of Hooniverse’s weekly guide to who’s racing where this coming weekend. This weekend—Memorial Day weekend in the U.S.—is one of the world’s biggest for race fans. If you feel so compelled and (un)motivated, you can basically sit on your couch starting Sunday morning and taking in race coverage all the way through the evening from three huge races, two of which are considered the biggest in the world. If that doesn’t whet your appetite for racing, there’s a huge variety of racing on and off the racetrack on two and four wheels. Follow the jump fro the rundown.

Want more information on a series mentioned below? Click here for Hooniverse’s Massively Oversized Guide to Motorsports 2015, which will tell you all you need to know (and then some).

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Motorsports Weekend Guide: May 15 to May 17

Eric Rood May 14, 2015 Motorsports

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Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse’s look ahead to the weekend in racing in the U.S. and around the world. Headlining this weekend is perhaps the most intense of the world’s 24-hour races, a fairly obscure but famous European street race, and qualifying for the world’s biggest one-day race. If that’s not enough, there are plenty of two-wheel, off-road, touring-car, tin-top, and just about everything else running wheel to wheel in the coming days. Make the jump for more informaiton.

Want more information on a series mentioned below? Click here for Hooniverse’s Massively Oversized Guide to Motorsports 2015, which will tell you all you need to know (and then some).

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Review: 2015 Toyota Prius C

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[Editor’s note: Toyota lent us the key fob to this little city car for a week with a full tank of gas. We returned it with a full tank and without having attempted to flog it on a racetrack, though we wish we had done so like Jack Baruth did.]

There it is. Look at it, the filthy Internet Car Guy villain: Toyota Prius. Look at how its eye-searing orange paint calls for attention to its driver’s smugness and casual left-lane-blocking indifference. Look at how it wants to save us all by ruining us all.

Look at how I took the key (fob) to this Prius C and drove it to 150 miles from suburban Chicago to Michigan for a 24 Hours of LeMons race because it’s easy to render Internet judgment on a car’s premise; it’s more meaningful to know meet your villain.

So I did. For you. For the Internet. For us all.

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24 Hours of LeMons: ‘Real Hoopties of New Jersey’ preview

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The 24 Hours of LeMons rolls into its third consecutive race weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville for “The Real Hoopties of New Jersey.” NJMP has been on the LeMons calendar since 2011 and has been dominated largely by European cars and also by aggressive driving. For whatever reason, NJMP tends to bring out the crashiest in the local LeMoneers, so expect the LeMons Supreme Court—anchored by Judge Steve McDaniel, who has road-tripped to all three races (Steve is no stranger to masochistic road trips, BTW)—to give no quarter to aggressive racers.

Luckily, mid-week forecasts call for clear skies and pleasant temperatures, so rain may not contribute to the delinquency of those LeMoneers. LeMons will run the longer and faster Thunderbolt course at NJMP again and with “only” 108 entries, perhaps the race will be more pleasant than it was with more crowded affairs last season. Oh, and Hooniverse’s own Kamil Kaluski will be there racing the Park Bench Buick and hopefully not having to write apologies to you, dear Hooniverse readers, from the Penalty Box (above).

Make the jump to see what’s on tap this weekend in Jersey.

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Motorsports Weekend Guide: May 8 to May 10

Eric Rood May 7, 2015 Motorsports

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[Edit: Hey look, I forgot to write an introduction so I’ll add one now. There’s racing this weekend. Lots of it, especially open-wheel racing. Read about it after the yump.]

Want more information on a series mentioned below? Click here for Hooniverse’s Massively Oversized Guide to Motorsports 2015, which will tell you all you need to know (and then some).

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24 Hours of LeMons: Bow before the zoomiest of Judgemobiles

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When the 24 Hours of LeMons rolls into a racetrack, race organizers tend to pack lightly and so they occasionally politely ask for some accommodations from local racers. At the recent LeMons race at Gingerman Raceway, LeMons Supreme Court Justice Steve McDaniel asked for a loaner vehicle that carried ample judicial gravitas to command respect in the paddock. Michigan team Flying Pigs Racing—who would also win the race with their winged, pink Ford Mustang—heeded the call and brought this immensely badass hot rod to loan the LeMons judges.

It is a utilitarian vehicle, having four wheels and a drivetrain (but not much else). From the second it its towering exhaust stacks hove into view at the far end of the paddock, however, it induced slack jaws throughout the LeMons paddock and if you’ve ever been in a LeMons paddock, you know how difficult that is to do.

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Apex every(shirt): Blipshift sells 20 classic shirts this weekend only

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The headline and photo pretty much say it all, but it bears repeating: Our buddies over at Blipshift are in fact selling these 20 shirts through Monday and only through Monday for their Apex Everything 2015 Sale. Since they normally only sell once T-shirt design per week, this is kind of a big deal for those who missed “The World is Flat” or “I am the one who knocks” the first time around. Just so they’re not selling the same shirt twice, Blipshift is offering each one in a different color from the original, which also gives those who already have one of these shirts the chance to match colors and justify buying more automotive apparel. If you buy five shirts, you get two pairs of casual dress socks with turbos and flat sixes on them. You want that. I want that. We all want that.

Buy Blipshift Swag Here.

 

[Image courtesy of Blipshift]

24 Hours of LeMons: ‘Southern Discomfort’ preview at CMP

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This weekend marks the second of three consecutive races for the 24 Hours of LeMons. A flying pig won last weekend’s race at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan and next weekend the series goes to New Jersey Motorsports Park, but this weekend is all about “Southern Discomfort.” LeMons has visited Carolina Motorsports Park more than any other racetrack—This is the 15th CMP event—and the Southern racers know how to LeMons.

Compared to the likely aggro racing expected in New Jersey, the 78 entries at CMP should be relatively well-behaved. As with any road racing, weather makes a huge difference and rain is often a factor at CMP, but early-week forecasts call for clear skies and pleasant temperatures. Follow the jump for more on the race.

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Motorsports Weekend Guide: May 1 to May 3

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It must be time for the latest edition of the Motorsports Weekend Guide, wherein Hooniverse gives you a look at who’s racing what and where in the coming days. This weekend finds an entirely paved schedule with no off-road racing on our list, though there’s likely some to be found outside of our list. What you will find instead is plenty of sports car and tin-top racing while most of the big open-wheel series take a breather. Follow the jump for the details.

Want more information on a series mentioned below? Click here for Hooniverse’s Massively Oversized Guide to Motorsports 2015, which will tell you all you need to know (and then some).

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