In typical fashion, we’ve strung along the 2019 season scheduling into the new year, but things are finally starting to shape up and (maybe) become final. That’s included an added 24 Hours of Lemons race, two race date changes, three new Lemons Rallies, a finalized 24 Hours of Lemons Australia date, and an added 24 Hours of Lemons New Zealand date. We’ll give you the rundown below.
Here are the changes made after the initial schedule release in October:
- 24 Hours of Lemons: We added the Pitt Maneuver at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in April.
- 24 Hours of Lemons: We moved Thunderhill’s Yokohama Five-Mile Tyre Fest in May back a week to May 24-25.
- 24 Hours of Lemons: That race addition also moved back the HooptieCon East date at New Jersey Motorsports Park, which is now June 8-9 with the race moving to NJMP’s Lightning track.
- 24 Hours of Lemons:We also just moved back the date one week to August 24-25 for Heartland Parked at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kansas. This one puts us there with sprint cars on the facility’s oval that night, if you ya’ll wanna see some ridiculous Real Racing™.
- Lemons Rally: We tacked on three brand-new rallies for 2019. The Florida Man Poker Run departs South Carolina and heads to Key West. Along the way, Rally participants will pick up a card or two each day to play a poker hand at the rally’s end.
- Lemons Rally: The Four-Bangors Banger Rally runs July 4 week from Bangor, Michigan to Bangor, Maine.The “Four” part? The route will also cut through Bangor, New York and Bangor, Pennsylvania. This one also sends participants through Ontario, Canada.
- Lemons Rally: The World Tour of Texas heads through the Lone Star State in November. Expect some exotic destinations while touring the expanses of nothing, which are bigger than the nothing in most places.
- Concours d’Lemons: The car show for Lemons-caliber vehicles will depreciate Amelia Island on March 9, the same weekend as Cd’L at HooptieCon West. Crapcan shows on both coasts? It’s a momentous occasion.
- Concours d’Lemons: The Adelaide, South Australia show got a date, September 28, because we aren’t content to keep our crap in one country.
- 24 Hours of Lemons Australia: Speaking of, the Aussie branch of the 24 Hours of Lemons is hoping to assemble the biggest race in the world at The Bend Motorsports Park in South Australia. That race didn’t have a date until recently; it will be October 10-13.
- 24 Hours of Lemons New Zealand: The Kiwis also tacked on a February race at Bruce McLaren Motorsports Park in Taupo. We’re sure Bruce would be ecstatic.
Here are all of the dates as a JPG you can save and/or print. You can also bookmark this post since all the dates are also below.
24 HOURS OF LEMONS RACES
FEB 2-3: Barber Motorsports Park (AL)
FEB 23-24: Inde Motorsports Ranch (AZ)
MARCH 9-10: Sonoma Raceway (CA) – HooptieCon West
MARCH 30-31: NOLA Motorsports Park (LA)
APR 6-7: Autobahn Country Club (IL)
APR 13-14: Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PA)
APR 27-28: Carolina Motorsports Park (SC)
MAY 25-26: Thunderhill Raceway Park (CA)
JUNE 8-9: New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJ) – HooptieCon East
JUNE 8-9: High Plains Raceway (CO)
JUNE 29-30: Gingerman Raceway (MI)
JULY 27-28: The Ridge Motorsports Park (WA)
AUG 10-11: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT)
AUG 24-25: Heartland Motorsports Park (KS)
SEP 14-15: Carolina Motorsports Park (SC)
SEP 14-15: High Plains Raceway (CO)
SEP 28-29: Buttonwillow Raceway Park (CA)
SEP 28-29: Brainerd International Raceway (MN)
OCT 5-6: The Ridge Motorsports Park (WA)
OCT 12-13: Gingerman Raceway (MI)
OCT 19-20: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NH)
NOV 9-10: MSR Houston (TX)
DEC 7-8: Sonoma Raceway (CA)
DEC 14-15: Road Atlanta (GA)
JAN 29 – FEB 1: Retreat from Moscow (PA to AL)
APR 29 – MAY 3: Florida Man Poker Run (SC to FL)
JUL 1 – 6: The Four-Bangors Banger Rally (MI to MI)
AUG 13 – 17: Hell on Wheels Monterey (CA to CA)
NOV 11 -14: World Tour of Texas (TX to TX)
MAR 9: Cd’L at Amelia Island (Amelia Island FL)
MAR 9: Cd’L at HooptieCon (Sonoma CA)
APR 28: Cd’L at The Mitty (Braselton GA)
MAY 4: Cd’L at HooptieCon (Millville NJ)
JUL 27: Cd’L Detroit (Plymouth MI)
AUG 17: Cd’L Monterey (Seaside CA)
SEP 28: Cd’L Down Under (Adelaide SA)
24 Hours of Lemons Australia
APR 18-21: Winton Motor Rcwy (Winton VIC)
MAY 23-26: Queensland Rcwy (Ipswich QLD)
SEP 5-8: Mallala Mtspt Park (Mallala SA)
SEP 12-15: Collie Motorplex (Collie WA)
SEP 19-21: Queensland Rcwy (Ipswich QLD)
OCT 10-13: The Bend Mtspts Park (Tailem Bend SA)
OCT 17-20: Baskerville Rcwy (Old Beach TASM)
OCT 24-27: Wakefield Park Rcwy (Goulburn NSW)
24 Hours of Lemons New Zealand