LAKEVILLE, Conn. (May 15, 2020)—The International Motorsports Association (IMSA) and Lime Rock Park have agreed to reschedule the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park as part of IMSA’s Return to Racing Plan announced today. Originally scheduled for July 17-18, 2020, the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix race weekend featuring the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Michelin Pilot Challenge, will now be held at Lime Rock on October 30-31, 2020.
“IMSA is grateful to all of our promoter partners for collaborating with us to develop a revised schedule of outstanding events,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “Our No. 1 priority since March has been to get back to racing as safely and as quickly as possible, and this revised schedule is evidence of that. We appreciate the patience, cooperation and input of our IMSA stakeholders, and we all are very much looking forward to going racing again this summer and putting on amazing races for our audience.”
To fulfill the vision of this family-friendly weekend, series officials believe that rescheduling to October provides the best opportunity for a safe event for everyone involved. Current ticket purchases will be valid for the October event date.
Additionally, Lime Rock Park President Skip Barber expressed a commitment to holding a 2020 season all while protecting fans, participants and staff. “Lime Rock’s reopening task force is working diligently with state officials on a plan to reopen safely while providing a fun option for everyone.”
Lime Rock Park’s revised schedule of major events will kick off in September with the Historic Festival held over Labor Day weekend, followed by the Trans Am Fall Classic on October 16-18 and then the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix. The Park is expected to reopen to small, private events under enhanced safety protocols in the near future.