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Motorsports Weekend Guide: June 26 to June 28

Eric Rood June 24, 2015 All Things Hoon

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Welcome to Hooniverse’s look ahead to who’s racing around the world over the next couple days. This weekend brings two of the world’s most famous hill climbs, American sports cars at two different classic American racetracks, and the finale of the FIA’s first all-electric racing series. There’s plenty more action from around the world, so check out the whole list after the jump.

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 Le Mans: Das über-geek’s endurance racing hangover recap

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The 24 Hours of Le Mans is over and the day-long knuckle twisting and head-scratching is now just a blurry memory, leaving a dull ache and vague impressions of LMP1 spaceship sounds. If you haven’t heard, Porsche won overall (as I predicted, although I picked the wrong car) for the first time since 1998 and Corvette Racing picked up their eighth victory in the program’s 16 tries at the track (Most race teams would love to bat .500 in big races). But those were only part of the stories, so naturally I did a bit of digging to see how things reached their ultimate conclusions.

Of course I did. My sleep-deprived excitement led me to look at some numbers ahead of the race and I’m also the guy who has examined the irreverent 24 Hours of LeMons under a microscope. So I suppose it’s only natural to
write about how the super-tough French race played out. Anyway, make the jump to dive into the strange depths of my mind, but do check out Daily SportsCar‘s coverage from Le Mans, including their own “By The Numbers” piece.

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Motorsports Weekend Guide: June 19 to June 21

Eric Rood June 18, 2015 Motorsports

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This weekend bridges the gap between the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a busy one next weekend. Formula 1 returns to action while most of the major sports car racing series get a short break (but not all of them). This weekend features a nice variety of racing, from touring cars to big off-road trucks. Get the rundown after the jump.

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24 Hours of LeMons: ‘Button Turrible’ preview at Buttonwillow

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The 24 Hours of LeMons’ annual visit to Buttonwillow Raceway Park in the California desert may be the very pinnacle of LeMons-dom: The race has typically been held there in the summer when high temperature peak at around 100 degrees. It’s no surprise, then, that this race goes by the monker of “Button Turrible.” Only the most dedicated LeMoneers suffer through this one, but the most dedicated crews tend to be the best and this race is no exception.

As expected, daytime temperatures should push 100 degrees every day this weekend, which will test both idiot and crappy machine equally. Saturday’s race features a three-hour break at 3 p.m. to beat the heat some while Sunday’s checkered flag comes early at 1:30 p.m. local time. This weekend will feature a full plate of sweaty, stinky racing. Follow the jump for an executive brief on what to expect.

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24 Hours of Le Mans: Some post-qualifying über-geekery

Eric Rood June 12, 2015 Motorsports

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Look, you Hooniverse readers know me and know I’m a tad nerdy. And you should, by now, know that I’m a huge fan of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. So when given complete access to the Le Mans timing data—and it’s very good, should you go look at it yourself—I naturally got a bit carried away trying to figure out what to expect when the green flag drops at 3 p.m. French time (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday and what may happen when the dust settles at the same time the next day. Follow the jump to bask in my nerdiness.

Be forewarned: There be charts after ye olde jumpe.

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Motorsports Weekend Guide: June 12 to June 14

Eric Rood June 11, 2015 Motorsports

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Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse’s look ahead to the weekend in racing. There’s some stock cars and some motorcycles and a bit of open-wheel racing, but really this one’s all about Le Mans. Le Mans, Le Mans, Le Mans. Le Mans.

LeMons.

Le Mans.

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24 Hours of LeMons: ‘B.F.E. GP’ preview at High Plains Raceway

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There’s some kind of big race happening in France this coming weekend, but real endurance connoisseurs know that the real action this weekend is in Deer Trail, Colorado, for the 24 Hours of LeMonsB.F.E. GP at High Plains Raceway. Yes, beautiful High Plains is primed for a weekend of pot jokes, drone hunting, and penalties doled out by the one and only Judge Phil at his “home” race well out in the middle of nowhere.

How good will this race be? Of the 49 cars registered, the General Hooptiness Index (GHI) of them is showing at an unbelievable 74.1! This is unbelievable, of course, because I just made that number up. And GHI. I made that up, too. So much for credibility.

Anyway, follow the jump for more literary headdesk than you can possibly handle!

74.1!

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Motorsports Weekend Guide: June 5 to June 7

Eric Rood June 4, 2015 All Things Hoon

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This weekend’s edition of the Motorsports Weekend Guide is brought to you by videos. Videos: They’re like pictures that move. The big racing show comes to North America this weekend and Xtreme autosport also puts on their show. IndyCar and NASCAR nail down the ovals while the most viscerally dangerous racing event in the world is in full swing by now. Follow the jump for more on who is racing what and where this weekend, along with a few videos on it.

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24 Hours of LeMons expands internationally; Aussie motorsport doomed

Eric Rood June 1, 2015 All Things Hoon

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The 24 Hours of LeMons announced yesterday that it was expanding its misshapen sphere of influence to the Southern Hemisphere with the launch of 24 Hours of LeMons Australia. Yes, that means LeMons will join the esteemed ranks of Australian motorsports that include V8 SuperCars, the Hyundai Excel Cup, and shredding Holden Ute tires at burnout events because getting your license taken by anti-hoon laws sucks.

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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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