Just when you thought racing in a Motorsport team on an International Race track was reserved for rich Playboys, along comes NaZCAR LEMONS! Here's a few facts and figures to avoid any Confucius:
We run many different LEMONS events per year throughout NZ - so once you've spent cash on your precious LEMON, you can use it multiple times. You can even race in other series if you want to, since you may already meet most motorsport standards. The 'spirit' of LEMONS is to build and drive a crappy but FUN car on a professional track for hours on end - sometimes for the whole weekend, and see if it (and your team) can last the distance - basically it's Motorsport WITHOUT the politics - there are no major prizes for being the fastest, loudest, cutting the most laps or bringing expensive entries - in fact the biggest accolades go to the teams that have the most fun and dress up (themes are unlimited) - just make sure the additional fairy wings, flares, cardboard add-ons and gaffer-taped sex-dolls don't fall off on the track!
Each endurance event is usually held during a weekend, and typically starts with Scrutineering/track test, then racing commences. Actual track time varies depending on the format; from 6 to 8 hour mini-endurance (one day events), 12 - 16 hour medium endurance (2-day events) up to 24 hours (multi-day events). Each event (remember it's NOT a race) usually starts with a rolling grid, so everyone gets a fair chance to familiarize themselves with the conditions/track/other mad bastards. We have also run continuous 24 hour day/night races - keep an eye on our website + Facebook page for more information.
Each team must consist of a car (duh!) and drivers, plus any pit/support crew. This is so the team can share in track time, cost of building/running/replacing bits on the car and ensure that no team fatigues too much (safety first, you morons!). Drivers must be aged 12+ years (special conditions apply for 12-16 year olds), hold a current New Zealand or Internationally recognized Driver's License. Each event will also require a "Race Licence", which can be arranged before/during each event - we'll keep you updated.
The simple answer is ... NOW!!! Check our website and Facebook page for the calendar of upcoming events.
Like any activity, it's going to cost money to race - BUT driving in LEMONS is some of the least expensive fun you can have in Motorsport in the world! A summary of the main costs (incl. GST, subject to change) are:
OK... So you've spent a few grand on your heap of junk (oops, we mean "pride and joy") - now it's time to get it souped up... There is NO LIMIT to the amount of "Safety" equipment you can add (check the Rules & Regs for the minimum Safety requirements):
Your safety is paramount, so we make every effort to protect you and your car.
For selected events, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is our Charity Partner, and we've established our own Lemons & Limes Foundation - 100% of donations and a portion of proceeds go to these treasured causes.