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24 Hours of LeMons: Poor-man’s NASCAR hits Fernley

24-hours-graphicIt’s loud. It’s fast. It’s competitive. And the cars are junkers.

24 Hours of LeMons is coming to Reno-Fernley Raceway this weekend (May 23-24), offering not-so-serious racing with not-so-serious cars in a not-so-serious LeMans-style format.

The race, part of a national series, challenges teams to get the most out of their old beaters and have some fun along the way. Although there is prize money at stake, the biggest bragging rights might come for the team(s) that get their cars chosen for crushing (incidentally, this is also a fan favorite). Check out this video of what to expect at the 24 Hours of Lemons and get out here.

There might be better ways to spend a Memorial Day weekend, but not many.


Saturday, May 23

  • 8 a.m.: Gates Open
  • 10 a.m.: Drivers’ Meeting (Mandatory)
  • 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.: Race Session I

Sunday, 24 May ‘09

  • 9:30 a.m.: Drivers’ Meeting (Mandatory)
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Race Session II
  • Noon: People’s Curse
  • 3 p.m.: Checkered Flag
  • 3:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
  • 7 p.m.: Gates Close


Reno-Fernley Raceway is located in Fernley NV about 30 miles east of Reno.

From Reno: Take Interstate 80 East 30 miles to Fernley Exit 46. Turn right at the off-ramp and follow the road to 95A (at the stop light) and take a right. The track will be 5 miles down on the right.