All-access / all-weekend spectator pass is $30 (click here); spectator pass covers race days and pre-race test & inspection day (NOTE: SEE BUTTONWILLOW-ONLY GATE FEE BELOW). 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.
BUTTONWILLOW GATE FEE
Buttonwillow has its own gate fee--they charge $10 to every person through the gate, whether they're pre-registered, pre-ticketed or not. Sorry, that's just their Buttonwillow-mandated deal.
All rookies must watch the Virtual Rookie Meeting.
Thursday, 28 Sept 2023
5pm: Gate opens--please don't arrive early!
10pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
Friday, 29 Sept 2023
7am: Gates open
TBA: Optional Friday Test Day. Lemons does NOT do Friday testing, but many tracks offer it separately. Signup and participation is strictly between you and the track--contact them directly for info and signup details.
Noon-5pm: BS & Tech. Teams are assigned specific tech times. That’s your time. No changes. You’ll be emailed a link to the tech-time assignments a few days before the event.
Noon-5pm: Gear tech
5:15pm-6:15pm: Track walk (no motorized vehicles)
9pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
Saturday, 30 Sept 2023
7am: Gates open
9am: Mandatory drivers meeting
9:30am: Grid time--show up soon!
10am-6pm: Race session I
7pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
Sunday, 1 Oct 2023
7am: Gates open
9am-3:30pm: Race session II
4pm: Awards ceremony
5:30pm: Joad-level dust storm arrives
•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.
Garages: Reserved directly by Buttonwillow: http://buttonwillowraceway.com/facility/garage-rentals/
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: Reserved directly by Buttonwillow: http://buttonwillowraceway.com/facility/rv-park/
Bathrooms, Showers, Running Water: Yes
Fuel Sold at the Track: Yes
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