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  NEXT RACE SIGNUPS:   

CMP Full Track, 3-4 Mar (late apps only)

Infineon Raceway, 24-25 Mar (sorry--all dem spots gone)

New Jersey Mtspts Park, 14-15 Apr (apply by 4 Feb)

Gingerman Raceway, 21-22 Apr (apply by 11 Feb)  

"X Ceedingly Bad Idea Prize" Announced for Autonomous LeMons Cars

Emeryville CA--In a bid to eliminate the typical team's weakest link, 24 Hours of LeMons, Inexplicably Presented by Car and Driver will begin taking driverless autonomous vehicles immediately. Defined as computer-controlled, self-piloting mobile platforms, "autonomous vehicles" (AV) are not to be confused with "terrible hoopties whose idiot drivers bail out" (THWIDBO), of which the series has plenty already. 

 

To accelerate the shift from human drivers to the better-smelling silicon variant, LeMons has also instituted the X Ceedingly Bad Idea Prize, an award of one million nickels to the race's first AV winner. Before being allowed to compete, AVs must demonstrate safety and on-track performance on par with those of regular LeMons teams, including the ability to ignore yellow flags; stop dead in mid-corner for no reason; never find the racing line; and argue irrationally when called in for penalties. 

 

While AV equipment is exempt from the series' $500 price cap, both Google and Carnegie-Mellon quickly announced they'd go after the Prize using new systems based on such LeMons-appropriate technologies as wooden legs, Atari Pong consoles, GM Cross-Fire Injection, and string. Humans wearing C3PO costumes are ineligible. 

 

Next AV Racing Opportunities  

New Jersey: New Jersey Motorsports Park, 14-15 April (apply by Feb 4th)

Michigan: Gingerman Raceway, 21-22 April (apply by Feb 11th)

New Hampshire: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 5-6 May (apply by Feb 25th)  

Go to www.24HoursofLeMons.com or www.CarandDriver.com/LeMons   

    

Contact: John "Jay" Lamm, Chief Perpetrator
24 HOURS OF LeMONS

5675-C Horton St, Emeryville CA 94608

510.655.5980 x23 (Jay direct)

jay@24hoursoflemons.com


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