24 Hours of LeMons Squeeze Into Sonoma This Weekend
The 24 Hours of LeMons series will take over the twists and turns of Sonoma Raceway during the annual Sears Pointless race weekend, March 21-22.
The 24 Hours of LeMons is a one-of-a-kind endurance race series that pits cars like the tribute to Finding Nemo, the "Nemo Money" car, versus the Pinewood Dirtbags. If you're lucky, while roaming the paddock, you may get a chocolate chip cookie from the “C is for Cookie” team, a tribute to the famed Cookie Monster, complete with a car covered in blue felt. This is an endurance race you’ve got to see to believe. 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.
Nearly 200 cars are entered for the Sears Pointless event, one of seven 24 Hours of LeMons events in the western region in 2015.
While all this foolishness is primarily done in the name of fun, it’s also done in the name of charity, as a portion of proceeds benefit Sonoma County non-profit organizations through Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway.
All-access spectator tickets are $30 at the gate; kids 16 and under are admitted FREE. The weekend will feature testing on Friday afternoon and racing from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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.