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Event Details

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon NH

Oct 28 - Oct 29, 2023 / Entry Deadline: October 07, 2023
Halloween Hooptiefest 2023

Schedule

Schedule

SPECTATORS
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.

OPTIONAL GARAGE RENTALS
Lemons is handling garage rentals for this event. An email announcement will be sent a few weeks before the event. To be eligible to reserve a garage, all team fees must be paid. Please don't bug us before the email is sent!

SCHEDULE
Pre-Race
All rookies must watch the Virtual Rookie Meeting

Thursday, 26 Oct 2023
3pm: Gates open for early arrival
7:30pm-8am: Quiet hours
10pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)

Friday, 27 Oct 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.
11am-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.
11am-5pm: Gear tech
9pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
7:30pm-8am: Quiet hours

Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
7am: Gates open
9am: Mandatory drivers meeting
9:30am: Grid time--show up soon!
10am-5pm: Race session I
7pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
7:30pm-8am: Quiet hours

Sunday, 29 Oct 2023
7am: Gates open
9am-4pm: Race session II
4:30pm: Awards ceremony
7pm: Tommy B brings some trucks over and turns on the hoses. He misses us, that's it.
 

COVID RULES
•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 

ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN
•All participants must be pre-registered.
•You must sign Lemons waiver before entering. 
•Drivers must show a valid, current, unrestricted street license. 

PARKING/PADDOCK/FACILITIES
•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. 

BS/CAR TECH
•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
•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
•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.

YOKOHAMA TIRES
•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.

Pits and Paddock

Pits and Paddock

Camping: NHMS charges $25 per night, collected at the gate. The normal Lemons camping fee is waived, and you don't need to select the camping option on your online registration.
Optional Rental Garages: Rental garages become available to fully paid teams a few weeks before the race. All registered racers will get an email before they're released. Nick will add $20 to your garage-rental fee every time you bug him about garages prior to that announcement. It's a thing.
BBQs: Gas grills only, BBQs allowed in garages
Bathrooms, Showers, Running Water: Yes, Yes, Yes
Electrical Hookups: Yes--first come / first served in paddock
Quiet Hours: No race motors 7:30pm-8am
Fuel Sold Onsite: 93 oct min
Pit Vehicles: Allowed in infield areas only; all operators must be licensed. (Only street-licensed and -insured vehicles may exit the tunnel.)
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

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