24 Hours of LeMons delivers 2014 schedule

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The 24 Hours of LeMons has officially unveiled its 2014 schedule. LeMons will hold 18 races in its five regions with the number of races generally consistent with what the series offered in 2013. Follow the jump for more details.

Three new tracks find their way onto the docket for 2014: Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, Sebring International Raceway in Florida, and Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. Barber has never hosted a crapcan race, but its proximity to many teams in Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolinas could produce a decent turnout. LeMons travels to legendary Sebring in the middle of summer, when weather conditions are sure to be miserable. And some teams are already discussing plans to coordinate LeMons testing at Bonneville before the race at Miller.

In the Northeast Region, the schedule sees a second New Jersey Motorsports Park date replacing New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s second race. Gone from the Northeast is Monticello Motors Club.

In the South, Barber and Sebring complement two races at LeMons staple Carolina Motorsports Park.

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The Midwest drops Road America’s bone-chilling date for a second Gingerman Raceway date, which will probably make two chilly weekends in South Haven, Michigan.

In Texas (aka the Gulf Region), racers will get an early date at Eagles Canyon Raceway and a late date at MSR Houston, presumably to avoid the oppressive heat the events have seen in May and September, respectively.

Out West, the schedule looks very similar to years past with four races (including two at Sonoma Raceway) in California and one in Washington. The series’ typical date at Colorado’s High Plains Raceway will be replaced by Miller.

Here is the full schedule as it stands:

February 1-2: ‘shine Country Classic, Barber Motorsports Park (Birmingham, AL)
March 1-2: North Dallas Hooptie, Eagles Canyon Raceway (Decatur, TX)
March 22-23: Sears Pointless, Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, CA)
April 19-20: The Cure for Gingervitis, Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, MI)
May 3-4: Southern Discomfort, Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, SC)
May 10-11: The Real Hoopties of New Jersey, New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, NJ)
May 31-June 1: The Return of the LeMonites, Miller Motorsports Park (Tooele, UT)
June 22-23: Button Terrible, Buttonwillow Raceway Park (Buttonwillow, CA)
July 5-6: The Humidi TT, Sebring International Raceway (Sebring, FL)
July 19-20: Pacific Northworst GP, The Ridge Motorsports Park  (Shelton, WA)
July 26-27: Doing Time in Joliet, Autobahn Country Club (Joliet, IL)
August 9-10: There Goes the Neighborhood, New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, NJ)
September 13-14: Vodden the Hell Are We Doing?, Thunderhill Raceway Park (Willows, CA)
September 20-21: LeMons South Fall, Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, SC)
October 18-19: Where the Elite Meet to Cheat, Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, MI)
October 25-26: Halloween Hooptiefest, New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, NH)
November 8-9: Gator-O-Rama, MSR Houston (Angleton, TX)
December 7-8: Arse-Freeze-A-Palooza, Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, CA)

 

[Photos: Murilee Martin]

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14 responses to “24 Hours of LeMons delivers 2014 schedule”

  1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    The real travesty is no longer being able to call a race 'Loudon Annoying'.

  2. Zaxbys Avatar

    No Road America? I has a sad 🙁

  3. LTDScott Avatar

    That's a fine looking green automobile.
    I'm going to try and make it to Sears Pointless next year. I'm skipping Arse Freeze '13 since they moved it to Sonoma.

    1. BrianTheHoon Avatar

      Does the schedule seem "light" to you this year? Also, bummer about the loss of a SoCal event … I was hoping Chuckwalla would stay in the rotation 🙁

      1. Hopman Avatar

        Maybe. But they could have stuff in the works we don't know about yet.
        It could also be that other groups booked dates at tracks.
        It could also be that they want very full fields, like the 140 cars at Loudon.

      2. LTDScott Avatar

        Well to be honest I generally only pay attention to the California races on the schedule, and there are no changes in the number of those events compared to previous years. They do often add races later on, too.
        I'm really bummed about losing Chuckwalla. While the facilities were lacking, I really liked the track itself, and felt more "in the zone" there than on any other track I've raced on. I opted out of Arse Freeze at Sonoma because it's basically a half day on Saturday and not worth the long drive up there for comparatively little track time. I'll just wait until March. Plus it's nice not having to do the typical pre-race scramble right in the middle of the holidays.

  4. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    Now it's just a question of which races to enter…
    Joliet is a definite.
    Either/both Gingerman races hinge on having a team that is willing to brave the likely frigid weather. 2010 was tolerable. 2011 was miserable (snow and freezing rain). We didn't race there in 2012 or 2013, but at least one of those years had snow, as well.

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    I hope to make it to North Dallas Hooptie. But, the first weekend of March in North Texas is dangerous. It could be nice, or it could be snowing. Or it could be raining.

  6. fiascorally Avatar

    Lack of Loudon Annoying is very Annoying. Trip to NJ rates only slightly above trip to Yemen…

    1. Todd_Lappin Avatar

      Au contraire, sir. Living in San Francisco, I'm very excited about the four confirmed Cali races, with two just up the road in Sonoma. But… someday, I wanna do LeMons in my ancestral homeland of NJ. <closes eyes, drifts off into pizza-flavored New Jersey reverie>

      1. Kamil_K Avatar

        I grew up in Jersey too!
        Maybe we can stop at a diner after the race. 🙂

    2. Kamil_K Avatar

      You sounds like everyone in Mass.

      1. fiascorally Avatar

        I live in NH. Massachusetts doesn't rate much higher than NJ to me. 😉

  7. buzzboy7 Avatar

    Idle clatter is shooting to race Barber and both CMP races with the Planet Express

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