SONOMA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2015) - One of the world's most unique endurance series returns to Sonoma Raceway this weekend, as the 24 Hours of Lemons kicks off its 2015 season with the Good Effort Grand Prix, Jan. 18-19.

            Sold as an endurance race like no other, the 24 Hours of Lemons will feature over 100 entries ranging from RVs to limousines to Porsches, and all entries must cost no more than $500 to purchase and prepare. This is a one-of-a-kind event you have to see to believe.

            This is the first of the series' six-race West Coast schedule for this year, so prepare for plenty of noise, wacky penalties and questionably civilized fun before, during and after the on-track sessions on Sunday and Monday. Following the checkered flag, there's the gala awards ceremony, wherein trophies and plaques are presented and the winner's purses are paid out in nickels.

            The light-hearted weekend is done in the name of fun and charity, as a portion of proceeds benefit Sonoma County non-profit organizations through Speedway Children's Charities, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway. 24 Hours of Lemons returns to Sonoma twice more in 2015 - March 21-22 and Dec. 5-6.

            All-access spectator tickets are $30 at the gate and kids 16 and under are admitted FREE. The weekend will feature racing from 10 a.m.-dusk on Sunday and 9 a.m.-dusk on Monday.  For more information on this wild and wacky series, including the official "How Not to Fail Tech Inspection" guide, visit www.24hoursoflemons.com or follow on Twitter @24HoursofLeMons and at facebook.com/24hoursoflemons