Sonoma Raceway hosts 24 Hours of LeMons


The Valley will be the place and the Sonoma Raceway will again be the scene of one of the world’s most unique endurance races when it hosts the 24 Hours of LeMons season finale on the wine country road course this weekend.

Starting tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 7, and concluding Sunday, Dec. 8, the one-of-a-kind endurance race for $500 cars is the annual 24 Hours of LeMons event that is being held in the name of charity, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway.

Instead of featuring the usual stock cars or high-performance open-wheel machines, this unique event, done for fun, was founded on the “particularly questionable concept” that all cars must be bought and prepared for no more than $500, as drivers and crews dress to fit the theme, and winners receive cash prizes in sacks of nickels.

Nearly 200 cars, with RVs going toe-to-toe with Porsches and Pintos battling BMWs, are entered for the 24 Hours of LeMons’ final event of the season, which featured six events on the West Coast in 2013.

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