24 Hours of Lemons Turns 200 (Races) This Weekend!

Look, I’m gonna keep this short, mostly because I’m lazy. The 24 Hours of Lemons is hosting its second consecutive dual-race weekend with Halloween Hooptiefest at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Get Yer Phil 500 (name for the esteemed Murilee Martin) at High Plains Raceway in Colorado. And what’s better than a two-race weekend? They’ll be jointly celebrated as Lemons’ 200th race.

You can get the full entry lists for New Hampshire here and for High Plains here. The NHMS race is like 20 percent Subarus, I think, and the Colorado race is at least half Malaise Era crap. In other words: Nobody’s car will work and it’ll be great, just like a 200th race should be.

We at Lemons HQ didn’t really plan well for the 200th race, given that it’s in the middle of a crazy stretch of races. However, Judge Phil made up a 200th race stencil for the Colorado race (lead photo) and I made a similar one for New Hampshire to commemorate the unlikely continuity of the series for 12 years. Come to see our silly faces at either—or if you’re supremely ambitious—both races this weekend.
[Photos: Murilee Martin, Eric Rood]

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9 responses to “24 Hours of Lemons Turns 200 (Races) This Weekend!”

  1. outback_ute Avatar

    I was going to say that both can’t be the 200th surely, but then I remembered we are talking about Lemons…

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      It is a series for “$500” cars after all. Fudged numbers are nothing new here.

    2. Fuhrman16 Avatar

      Well, if you’re having two races at the same time, how would you decide which one is the true 200th race?

      1. outback_ute Avatar

        I’d be surprised if they start at the same time?

        1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

          They both start at 10am, but 10am in New Hampshire is earlier than 10 am in Colorado. The New Hampshire race ends “later”, but before the Colorado race (4:30 pm EDT, and 4:00 MDT, respectively)
          I think on that technicality, the Halloween Hooptiefest is the true 200th.

          1. mdharrell Avatar

            You may be asking too much of Lemons HQ. Time zones are hard.

          2. Fuhrman16 Avatar

            From what I’m hearing at the track, the Northeast race is the199th race and the Colorado race is actually 200.

          3. smalleyxb122 Avatar

            Good to know. That changes my answer, but not the reasoning behind it.

  2. onrails Avatar

    How did Gingerman go for you guys?