• Sep 21, 2007
Mr. Lamm, the mad man behind the 24 Hours of LeMons, did a mass mailing to let all and sundry know that bad things do happen to good racetracks. The expansion of the 2007 LeMons series (yes, that's right, we've officially called it a "series") continues, with a fourth event schedule for the weekend of December 29 and 30.

The good news is that the dates are booked at Thunderhill raceway, between Sacramento and Redding, CA; the bad news is that it won't be a full 24-hour enduro. Even though T-hill is located in the middle of nowhere, its neighbors weren't too hot on the idea of hearing a bunch of crap-can cars running around the track in the wee-hours of the morning. Instead, they'll stick with their Altamont routine and split it up into two days. However, the pits are open all night and the track offers RV hookups, so Lamm and the LeMons crew are planning a host of activities, including pit-bicycle demo derbies, movies and a pseudo-New Year's Eve party.

We may or may not be on hand to cover the event, but we'll keep you posted of any future developments. In the meantime, you can check out the 24 Hours of LeMons site for more details.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      what's the difference between "LeMons" and "LeMans"
      • 7 Years Ago
      I live up in the S.F. bay area, and driving down to Thunder Hill is no small thing.

      It's situated in the far South end of the San Juaquin Valley of California, and is basically in "no man's" land. Some car clubs will have club races down there, but boy oh boy, there is nothing else down there for miles. It's practically desert. I think the nearest town is Bakersfield to the East and Coalinga to the West in the old oil fields called the Kettleman Hills. It gets hotter than a furnace out there too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think you're thinking of Buttonwillow not Thunderhill. Thunderhill is to the north and east of you.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You are so, verrrrry right. Oops! Thanks for correcting me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i hope LeMons sweeps the nation

      no reason there can't be events all over the country

      if you get 5 guys together to build a car, pit, drive and split the costs, it is some of the cheapest seat time you will find anywhere. its damn fun wheel to wheel racing without any of that annoying "competition" or "seriousness" to take all the fun out of it.

      i hope the guy who started this franchises it out and make millions
        • 7 Years Ago
        Soon the 24 hours of Lemons will have more events than Champ Car.