IMPORTANT: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, LEMONS RACES WILL BE CLOSED TO SPECTATORS. ALL PEOPLE ON SITE MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED ONLINE AS A DRIVER OR CREW MEMBER.
Only preregistered drivers and crew will be allowed in the gate. No exceptions, no substitutions.
When in public areas (anything outside of your immediate paddock space), you must:
-BRING YOUR OWN MASK AND PEN--YOU WILL NEED THEM!
-Join the Online Drivers' Meeting at 7pm EDT this Thursday,
-First time with Lemons? Watch the Online Rookie Meeting before you arrive.
-Maintain six feet of social distancing with other participants.
-Wear face coverings at all times in public areas.
-Stay home if you have symptoms.
-Tell Lemons officials immediately if you develop symptoms onsite.
Anyone not complying with these rules will be kicked out.
Gate open hours are:
-Thursday: 4pm-10pm. The gate will be unmanned and locked at 10pm on Thursday--no entry or exit will be allowed after 10pm. Gingerman is charging a $10 fee for Thursday-night campers--you can pay at Building 8 1/2.
-Friday: 7am-10pm (the gates will be open after 10pm ONLY for already-wristbanded participants)
-Saturday: 7am-10pm (the gates will be open after 10pm ONLY for already-wristbanded participants)
-All registration/driver check in will be done at the gate. Just come up to the registration shack (with a mask), say your name, and show your ID. Again, anyone not on the list will be sent home.
-Each participant will sign a single waiver at the gate. We will not supply pens--bring your own.
-Drivers must display their street licenses at the gate to get their driver wristband--there is no separate driver check-in. If your street license is expired AND it expired in 2020, it will be accepted. If your license expired before 2020, you're outta luck.
-Please maintain 10 feet of distance between paddock spots. If you can't park a bus between your paddock spot and the next team's spot, you're too close.
-Due to the increased spacing between teams, please minimize the space you're occupying and the number of vehicles that you bring. Extra vehicles will be moved to remote parking if you're taking up too much space.
-Fueling for this race will take place on the hot pits. Hopefully that will reduce the land rush by the teams that must park immediately adjacent to the pit exit in order to have their E36 immediately break down and finish 87th. You'll need to shuttle your fuel to/from the hot pits, so bring a cart.
-Bathrooms will be cleaned as often as possible, and will be limited to two people at a time. Please maintain distancing while in line for the bathroom. We will have additional portable toilets (limited to one person at a time, you freaks) on site to reduce bathroom crowding.
-The timing tower will be closed to the public all weekend.
To spread out tech inspection, we have assigned specific tech times for each team. Please check the schedule for your team's time, and don't forget to print and fill out your own tech sheet. If you missed your scheduled tech time or need to return to tech after fixing an issue, there are allotted times on the schedules for missed techs and re-techs. When your tech time arrives, please follow this procedure:
-As with all public areas outside your paddock space, you must wear a mask to car tech.
-Fill out your tech sheet before lining up. Leave the sheet in your passenger footwell.
-Only ONE team member takes the car through tech and bs--everyone else stay in your paddock space.
-At your assigned time, line up north of the timing tower along the fence, leaving at least a car length between cars.
-BS will happen first. Please open/unlatch/remove your hood so the judge can look at your cheaty engine.
-After BS, you will be instructed to drive to a tech space. Leave your engine running--the tech inspector will check your brake lights and kill switch.
-After the brake light/kill switch test, the driver will exit the car and wait in a designated area, leaving the completed tech sheet in the passenger footwell.
-When the car passes tech, a packet including your Tech OK sticker, rental transponder, and other info will be placed in the passenger footwell.
We've also adjusted the Gear Tech procedures and timing:
-As with all public areas outside your paddock space, you must wear a mask to gear tech.
-Wear all your safety gear to gear tech--do not bring loose gear in a bag. This includes suit, gloves, shoes, socks, and underwear if required. You may wear or carry your helmet and neck restraint.
-Gear tech will take place at the Pavilion/La Dolce Vita building. Capacity will be limited. Please maintain social distancing while in line. If the line is full, come back later.
-Gear tech times are as follows:
Saturday: 8am-9:30am, 12pm-1pm, 3:30pm-4pm
Grid times are 9:30am on Saturday and 8:30am/11:30am for the two Sunday sessions. For the full race schedule, see below. Wristband checks may take slightly longer than usual, so please show up to the grid on time.
For the first time at Gingerman, we will be fueling in the hot pits or at the pumps. There will be no fueling allowed in your paddock space. Here's what you need to know for fueling:
-There will be a designtated fueling area in the hot pits. All participants must be wearing full driver gear while in the fueling area.
-Bring a cart to shuttle your fuel cans and drip pan to the fueling area.
-There are no assigned pit spots. Cart your fuel to the hot pits, fuel your car, and cart your fuel back.
-Do not leave fuel or other equipment unattended in the fueling area.
-Do not park your Texas Giganticus Edition pickup truck near the fueling area.
-Fueling rules are otherwise the same: Kill switch off, driver out, drip pan in place, nobody touches car while fueling is happening. Fueling is a two-person process, with one person fueling and the other person manning a fire extinguisher.
-The only activities allowed on the hot pits are fueling, driver changes, and adding cool-suit ice. Anything else (windshield cleaning, tire pressure adjustments, fluid checks, engine swaps) must take place in your paddock spot.
-Fueling at the pump will be pay-at-the-pump only. Maintain distancing if there's a line for the pumps. You do not need to be fully suited to fuel at the pumps, but the driver must be out and the kill switch must be off.
Most of you can skip this category. Since we can't do a traditional trophy ceremony, we will celebrate the winners with a post-race victory lap through the paddock. We'll let you know at track exit if you've won something.
We will be holding a virtual drivers' meeting on YouTube live at 7pm EDT Thursday here. You will be able to ask questions in the chat if you tune in live--if you miss the live broadcast you must watch the video before hitting the track. Lemons first-timers have already been sent the link to the virtual rookie meeting, but here it is again. A printable version of the rookie meeting notes is here. Lemons veterans are welcome and encouraged to brush up on that rookie stuff as well.
Test Day signups: https://gingermanraceway.trackrabbit.com/event/details/10001953-24-Hours-of-Lemons-Summer-Practice-Day-2020-06-26
Overnight camping: Yes
No firearms or fireworks
No "razor"-type scooters
Shaded Carports: By rental directly from GingerMan (call 269.253.4445)
Campfires: In designated areas
Running Water: Yes
Bathrooms: Two permanent buildings w/ showers
Electrical hookups: By rental directly from GingerMan (call 269.253.4445)
Pit hours: Just be polite to the neighbors
Fuel sold onsite: Yes, 93-octane minimum
South Haven Community Hospital, 955 Bailey St, South Haven MI, 269.637.5271
Bronson Hospital Emergency and Trauma Center, 601 John St, Kalamazoo MI, 269.341.6386
Bergess Medical Center Emergency and Trauma, 1521 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo MI, 269.226.4815