Since our original date and location for this race were given away to a fancy-pants automaker, we’ve just moved it to Thunderhill, where we’ll run multiple track layouts and directions to add some panache this one time only.
Just call it Three Tracks / One Race: One race, one lap total, three different tracks. What could possibly go wrong?
All-access / all-weekend spectator pass is $30 (click here); spectator pass covers race days and pre-race test & inspection day. Spectators have full paddock access but DO NOT have hot-pit access. Spectators are not allowed to touch a race car—anyone wrenching, fueling, etc. needs to register on a team as a crew member.
All rookies must watch the Virtual Rookie Meeting.
Thursday, February 16
5:30pm: Gates open for early arrivals (estimated)
10pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry, no exception)
Friday, February 17
7am: Gate registration open
9am-5pm: Optional Friday Test Day hosted by Thunderhill (NOT Lemons). Click here to register.
Noon-5pm: BS & Tech. Teams are assigned specific tech times. That’s your time. No changes. Tech times are here.
Noon-5pm: Gear tech
TBA: Track walk is only allowed after track cleaning has been completed, so listen for announcements: DO NOT go on track without clear staff approval. No motorized vehicles, careful bicycles ok.
9pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry, no exception)
Saturday, February 18
7am: Gate registration open
9 am am: Mandatory drivers meeting
9:30 am: Grid time--show up soon!
10 am-5 pm: Race session I on Thunderhill 5-Mile, Reverse Direction circuit
7pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry, no exception)
Sunday, February 19
7am: Gate registration open
9am-12:15pm: Race session II on Classic Thunderhill 3-Mile, Reverse Direction circuit (track changeover times are estimated)
12:30pm-4 pm: Race session III on Classic Thunderhill 3-Mile, Classic Direction circuit
4:30 pm: Awards Ceremony
7pm: Vodden’s PA sent directly to all phones within two miles. Better get far away.
•Maintain social distance
•Follow all regional health guidelines and directives
•Stay home if you have symptoms
•Contact Lemons or track officials immediately if you develop symptoms onsite
•All participants must be pre-registered.
•You must sign Lemons waiver before entering.
•Drivers must show a valid, current, unrestricted street license.
•Except for reserved garages where offered, all parking is first-come first-served.
•Every team entry (ie, one racecar) gets 20x40 of paddock--keep it contained!
•Please don't bring extraneous crap into the paddock--park it remote.
•The timing tower is off limits; no civvy access.
•Your team's BS/Car Tech time will be assigned. A couple days before the race, assigned tech times will be sent via email and linked from the schedule above.
•Complete your tech sheet BEFORE coming to tech.
•Gear Tech is first-come first-served; show up whenever you like.
•Gear Tech locations vary--just look for the station near Tech or HQ.
•If needed, we can check stragglers during the race onesy-twosey. You might have to wait a bit, though.
•Wear your full safety gear, including head-and-neck restraint, to Gear Tech. (Helmet can be off.)
•Fueling only in hot pits (or track's permanent pumps where provided).
•No fueling in paddock during the race.
•Everyone in fueling area must be in full safety gear.
•Registered drivers & crew only in fueling area--no spectators.
•No staging: Bring your supplies, fuel up, then take everything away again.
•No assigned or saved hot-pit spots.
•Don't park support vehicles near the fuel area.
•Kill switch off; no one in car; drip pan; dedicated extinguisher person are all mandatory while fueling.
•Only fueling, driver change, windshield cleaning, and cool-suit ice changes allowed in the hot pit. For everything else (tire pressure, fluid checks, engine swaps) go to the paddock.
•If using track pumps, no one can be in the car and kill switch must be off.
•If using track pumps, full gear recommended but not required.
•Using the track pumps means using the track pumps--your own fuel or jugs aren't allowed there.
•Tell your BS judge if you're on Yokohamas--a set of new tires gets awarded to one Yokohama-shod car at each race!
•Want to run Yokohamas? See their handy guide to Lemons-ready tires.
Overnight Camping: One camping fee (paid in the team's online reg) covers overnight dry camping for all team members.
Electrical Hookups, Special RV Spots, Etc: Lemons does NOT control hookups or RV parking. If rentable at all, reserving a special RV spot or hookup is strictly between you and the track--please go to their website or call them directly.
Electrical Hookups: First come, first served
Bathrooms, Showers, Running Water: Yes
Is Fuel Sold at the Track?: Yes
Vodden Quiet Hours: David promises not to use the PA between 7:43pm and 7:49pm
Race Motor Quiet Hours: 7pm to 7:30am
Sound Limit: 103dB. If you are over, be prepared to be black flagged.
Special Pit Vehicle Rules: No ATVs, motorcycles, or other motorized vehicles off pavement
Fuel Drop Fee: Thunderhill charges a drop fee for bringing in 55-gallon or larger containers--inquire with track before bringing large fuel containers onsite
No skateboards, hoverboards, or razor-type scooters
Waste Oil: Recycle at marked stations near fuel pump; all other used fluids must be taken away by teams
Fluid Spills: Dilute with water and seek track assistance immediately
PADDOCK SPEED LIMIT IS 10 MPH ALWAYS!
ALL VEHICLES (INCLUDING BICYCLES) MUST USE LIGHTING AT NIGHT
NO RAZOR-TYPE SCOOTERS
NO FIREARMS OR FIREWORKS
NO DRONES ALLOWED