First Responder Day: NOLA Race to Include Car Show, Food Trucks, and More

In Lemons, we’ve become accustomed to the presence of USMC Racing in the South and Gulf regions. Last year, they famously talked a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter squadron into showing up to Cain’t Get Bayou at NOLA Motorsports Park. One of the helicopters developed Lemons Sympathy Pains and wouldn’t start when it was time to leave. For the 2020 Cain’t Get Bayou, USMC Racing are putting on Military/First Responders Appreciation Day on Saturday, March 28.

We’re happy to give them the space to support the team’s mission: raising funds for Hidden Wounds, a nonprofit that supports “military personnel battling combat stress injuries such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and other psychological post-war challenges.” The Military/First Responders day will include a car show, music, and food trucks. You will also find military vehicles like an MV-22 Osprey and heavy-duty bridging equipment on display. And of course, a few dozen crappy Lemons cars circulating at NOLA Motorsports Park.


You can find full details on the USMC Racing Facebook event page. Here is the full description of the Military and First Responder Appreciation Day event from that page:

Come out and join Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children (USMC) Racing at NOLA Motorsports Park March 28, 2020 as we race on the 24 Hours of Lemons Endurance Race, for one heck of a day. We’ll have military/first responder aircraft and ground vehicles on display, country music singer David St Romain will be on deck as well as many cars from Cars n Coffee NOLA and NOLA CarShow! Military and First Responders – with ID/proof of service – will be granted free access into the park. Normal Park entry is $30 and kids 12 and under are free!

You can still sign up to race at Cain’t Get Bayou. The deadline for entries is February 1, which is also the same entry deadline for the Yokohama Big Willow Weekend at Willow Springs Raceway. Check out all of the Lemons race dates and entry deadlines right here.