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This year’s spectator line-up is bigger and better than ever and we can’t wait to share each and every event with you, our fans!

In addition to the season regulars on the annual calendar, SCCA, HSR, NASA and WERA, the spring season kicks off with a thrilling Trans Am weekend. See big American muscle battle it out through the twelve twisty turns at the undulating Road Atlanta circuit.

At the first 24 Hours of Lemons in ‘06, most drivers were guys who’d been too slow, too cheap, or too chicken to try "real" racing before.

In other words, typical gearheads.

That included series creator Jay Lamm, a longtime auto journalist who loved the idea of racing but hated the seemingly endless costs, hassles, and bad vibes that came with getting started. So Jay created a just-for-fun endurance roadracing series that limited car values to $500 or less, let folks go wheel-to-wheel just on their street license, and pushed away the aggro fun-spoilers with rules like Lemons 2.4, one that specifically prohibits whiners.

Throughout most of Saturday’s 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the pair of Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi cars were the class of the field.

The team’s No. 22 machine shared by Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek and Bruno Senna, and the No. 2 Nissan DPi of Ryan Dalziel, Scott Sharp and Brendon Hartley were fixtures inside the top five for most of the race and ran either first or second for several hours. There were other challengers, to be sure, but it was readily apparent throughout the race that the Patrón cars would figure in the outcome of the race.