Check Event Page for gate-opening times, event schedule, and paddock map.
All team members sign waiver and receive blue Participant wristband at front gate.
Unload car and set up paddock space (without spreading crap across 13 other spaces).
Locate HQ and Tech areas.
Check the car against the Tech Sheet, initialing each item after verifying it's correct on the car.


Bring car & filled-out Tech Sheet to Tech during inspection hours.
  1. Everything passed? Great! Now proceed to BS Inspection.
  2. Something failed? Keep going–we’ll re-check the bad stuff as soon as you fix it.
  3. Can’t fix it before Tech closes? No worries–we’ll re-check it anytime.
Go through BS inspection (usually, right in the same line past tech)
After finishing Tech & BS, move car out of the way.
If you passed, take inspector-signed Tech Sheet to Lemons HQ.
Whenever Tech is open, bring complete sets of driver gear to Gear Check (usually at HQ or Tech). If everything's good, we'll put on an OK sticker.
All drivers pick up their yellow Driver’s wristband (must physically show valid street license).
Trade in completed, inspector-signed Tech Sheet for a team packet (includes Tech OK sticker).
Pick up rental transponder.
First Lemons? Attend mandatory Rookie Meeting (usually 15 minutes after Tech closes).
Mount transponder as low and securely as possible (how-to sheet available at Lemons HQ).
Put Tech OK sticker in top-left corner of windshield (in case of rain, we recommend taping it on the inside facing out).
Make every driver practice full-panic exit from car 5+ times! (They aren’t ready until exit is fast, smooth, & easy.)
Go to mandatory Saturday-morning drivers meeting.
Know when race starts and ends (listed on Event Page & at Lemons HQ).
Make sure all drivers know the track entry, track exit, track layout, penalty-box location, and paddock flow.
Make all drivers recite it out loud: "Max speed in paddock is 10 mph!"
Stay hydrated! Ensure every teammate drinks 1 gallon of water per person per day.
Ensure plenty of water and food are onsite for the team--if either runs low, send someone out to replenish.
Verify that all teammates understand and can recite proper fueling procedures.
  • Fueling in designated areas only.
  • Never leave fuel in the fueling area–bring it up, then bring it back.
  • At least two fully suited required people to fuel; one w/ extinguisher at the ready 6-10’ feet back, one doing the fueling.
  • Drip pans in place to catch spills.
  • No person may be in cockpit when any fuel jug is off the ground.
  • No unsuited person within 20 feet of the car when the gas cap is off.