While we've already sent Jessi and Patrick to a professional driving school, there's no way their on-track training could prepare them for the the 24 Hours of LeMons.

This relatively recent phenomenon of endurance racing with $500 beater cars has grown into a 20-race season for 2012 that, as the organizers themselves put it, is "Inexplicably Presented by Car and Driver." It's legit racing with a laugh track, yet requires the same dedication to win, or even finish, as any real racing endeavor.

Jessi and Patrick caught up with the 24 Hours of LeMons at Buttonwillow Raceway near Los Angeles, California where we got them rides with a team full of masochists who field only tiny British cars. What could possibly go wrong?

Follow the jump to watch them check off "Race in the 24 Hours of LeMons" from The List.
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      wongtpa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Funny and fun. We need more races like this! Affordable racing!
      vwdgldmo
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was great to watch.
      AnthonyL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't worry AB readers who don't read, I got you covered: Hey AB, it's Le Mans not LeMons!
        ChrisDPrice
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AnthonyL
        I see what you did there... But you had to know many would not get the second-layer sarcasm, related to the "controversy" from the post the other day...
        BLSully
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AnthonyL
        Not sure if troll, or just stupid
          WillieD
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BLSully
          Please don't insult lemons, Paul.
          regionrat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BLSully
          If it's the same AnthonyL I know from a different fandom....he's just stupid.
          AnthonyL
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BLSully
          Evidently no one saw some of the comments on the AB post a few days ago where this actually happened: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/03/24-hours-of-lemons-now-welcomes-driverless-entries/
        jfisher304
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AnthonyL
        WRONG. It is LeMons Le Mans is the famous 24 hour race in France. LeMons is the spoof of that race.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Chris Young
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jessi is hot in that sexy little munchkin faced way. I dont know what it is about her but I would love to plow her.
      lucky777
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was punished for watching this crap. Nothing much happened at the 6:20 mark. What did I miss?
      ctpops32
      • 2 Years Ago
      Been corner worker for five races at MSRHouston and going to be a driver at TWS. All kinds of cars and drivers. Lots of fun and you meet some interesting people. Safety is watched very closely, both equipment and procedures. Pops
      mylexicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like this list
      Tommoose
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did I see the car that Jesse ran over with the tank pass Patrick just before he got the black flag???
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've always wanted to give LeMons a shot! Looks really fun, and I really like the idea of low buck racing. Naturally the $500 limit does not apply against a roll cage or similar equipment, but even so I'm not sure if racing gets any cheaper than this! :)
        jfisher304
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        If you want a chance to win, be prepared to spend $15k or so.
      Arwokid
      • 2 Years Ago
      so..is it "lemons" or "le mahns" ............ makes me wanna drink lemonade after the show
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