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.
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]