Dear crapcan race car lovers, your 2020 24 Hours of LeMons schedule is here

The 24 Hours of LeMons is still in business? Alright then! The legends of the treacherous tarmac are returning to wreak havoc on racing circuits all around the country. The 2020 racing season kicks off February 1st with the Shine Country Classic at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The final race of the year is on December 12th. It’s the Kim Harmon Scrotium 500, and it unfolds at Road Atlanta.

Here’s the full slate of races:

FEB 1-2: Shine Country Classic – Barber Motorsports Park (Leeds, AL)
FEB 29-MAR 1: La Carrera Arizona – Inde Motorsports Ranch (Willcox, AZ)
MAR 7-8: Yokohama Tire’s Big Willow Weekend – Willow Springs Raceway (Rosamond, CA)
MAR 28-29: Cain’t Git Bayou – NOLA Motorsports Park (New Orleans, LA)
APR 4-5: Doing Time in Joliet – Autobahn Country Club (Joliet, IL)
APR 18-19: The Pitt Maneuver – Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex (Wampum, PA)
APR 25-26: Southern Discomfort, Unwisely Presented by Yokohama Tire – Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, SC)
MAY 30-31: Yokohama Tire Days of Thunderhill – Thunderhill Raceway Park (Willows, CA)
JUN 6-7: The B.F.E. GP – High Plains Raceway (Deer Trail, CO)
JUN 13-14: The Real Hoopties of New Jersey at HooptieCon – New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, NJ)
JUN 27-28: The Rust Belt GP – Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, MI)
JUL 25-26: Pacific Northworst GP – The Ridge Motorsports Park (Shelton, WA)
AUG 8-9: GP de Lac Chargoggaggogg(etcetera) – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (Thompson, CT)
AUG 22-23: Heartland Parked – Heartland Motorsports Park (Topeka, KS)
SEP 12-13: The Lemons Block Party – Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, SC)
SEP 19-20: High Plains Drifter – High Plains Raceway (Deer Trail, CO)
SEP 26-27: The Minneapolis 500 – Brainerd International Raceway (Brainerd, MN)
SEP 26-27: Button Turrible, Bafflingly Presented by Yokohama – Buttonwillow Raceway Park (Buttonwillow, CA)
OCT 3-4: Smells Like AMC Spirit – The Ridge Motorsports Park (Shelton, WA)
OCT 10-11: The Tony Swan Never Say Die Memorial – Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, MI)
OCT 17-18: Halloween Hooptiefest – New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, NH)
NOV 14-15: Yokohama Tire Stuntin’ & Splodin’ Soiree – MSR Houston (Angleton, TX)
DEC 5-6: Yokohama Tire Arse-Freeze Apalooza – Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, CA)
DEC 12-13: The Kim Harmon Scrotium 500 – Road Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

Are you planning to run in any of those? Let us know below!

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9 responses to “Dear crapcan race car lovers, your 2020 24 Hours of LeMons schedule is here”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    Well, I’m hoping to drive at the Inde race again, probably, and most likely be at both Ridge races in some capacity, either driving or working with HQ. Perhaps one of the California races, too? Oh, and the first CMP race is a true 24, which I’ve never done yet. I hear they build character. Probably also a Lemons rally at some point?

    I can’t really say just yet. Lemons HQ may plan their year in advance but I certainly don’t.

    Edit: The Colorado race in September is also a true 24. Very tempting…

  2. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    Either/or between Joliet and Pittsburgh. They are scheduled too close together to realistically plan to do both. I might do neither again, because April is just awfully early to expect decent weather at either of them.
    One or both of the Gingerman races really needs to be on my schedule, though. I’d like to do at least 2 races (to somewhat make up for having done zero in 2019), so if I don’t do Joliet or Pittsburgh, I’ll do both Gingerman races.

  3. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    Either/or between Joliet and Pittsburgh. They are scheduled too close together to realistically plan to do both. I might do neither again, because April is just awfully early to expect decent weather at either of them.
    One or both of the Gingerman races really needs to be on my schedule, though. I’d like to do at least 2 races (to somewhat make up for having done zero in 2019), so if I don’t do Joliet or Pittsburgh, I’ll do both Gingerman races.

  4. Alff Avatar

    Can anyone provide a link to video of the wreck in the lede?

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Skip to the 1:00 point:

      1. Alff Avatar

        Thanks. Guy seems a bit shook. I would be too.

  5. salguod Avatar

    I wish Lemons would come to Mid Ohio. None of them are close enough for me to just go out of curiosity and I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to actually participate.

    Do they get many people just coming as spectators?

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      At the tracks I’ve raced there have been only a few spectators, most of whom were the family or friends of people on a team. The paddock and the penalty box can be fun, but watching the race itself for the most part is only compelling in small doses. It’s very much like seeing a marathon pass by repeatedly instead of seeing a series of sprints. I like driving at Lemons, I like working at Lemons, and I just plain like hanging out at Lemons, but as a spectator I’d rather be at a vintage drag race.

      1. salguod Avatar

        That makes sense. I love the idea, but coming up with several thousand dollars to spend on a $500 race car and then dragging it several hours away to race it isn’t likely anytime soon.

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