Historic Festival 38 To Celebrate Vintage Racing & Much More Five-day Event Held At Lime Rock Park Over Labor Day Weekend
LAKEVILLE, Conn.—Lime Rock Park has confirmed plans for its annual Labor Day Historic Festival, the only major vintage car event in the country that combines historic racing and a prominent concours at the same location on the same weekend.
“This will be our first major public event of the year,” said Lime Rock President Skip Barber. “We have been planning with the state and experimenting with small events to develop protocols for the safety of both spectators and participants. Connecticut has done a wonderful job of managing the virus and we hope to set the gold standard for spectator events. Having large outdoor spaces and doing careful planning means we can safely conduct all the normal features of this exciting weekend.”
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (June 25, 2020)—The International Motorsports Association (IMSA) and Lime Rock Park have agreed to reschedule the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park to Sept. 11-12, 2020 as part of further adjustments to the IMSA calendar. The event had previously been moved from its traditional July date to Oct. 30-31, 2020, but today IMSA has announced further date changes for three of its upcoming WeatherTech Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge races including Lime Rock Park.
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (June 16, 2020) —The Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Class of 2020 will hold its graduation ceremony at a location that’s typically reserved for highly trained race car drivers. The school’s commencement will take place at Lime Rock Park, the historic race track that hosts a wide variety of motorsports events such as the annual IMSA Northeast Grand Prix.
“We are committed to supporting our local schools in any way we can, and are happy to hold this year’s graduation at Lime Rock Park,” said Skip Barber, President of Lime Rock Park. “We can comfortably and safely accommodate these students and hope it will be an unforgettable experience for them.”
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (May 27, 2020)—The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and Lime Rock Park have agreed to postpone SCCA’s New England Regionals originally scheduled for June 12-13, 2020. The amateur racing event is rescheduled for 2021 with a pending date of June 11-12, 2021.
Given the current guidelines and associated limitations regarding public events of this type, Lime Rock Park and series officials have agreed that it is in the best interest for all involved to postpone the event until next year. Current ticket purchases will be valid for the 2021 event date.
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.
Lime Rock Park Closure Extended Until May 20, 2020
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (April 14, 2020)—After reviewing possible dates and struggling with a crowded schedule in the second half of the year, SRO America and Lime Rock Park have agreed to cancel the 2020 Touring Car Festival. It was previously announced that the weekend, originally scheduled for May 8-9, 2020, would be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis; unfortunately, all rescheduling options were exhausted.
“We appreciate the commitment to the event by the entire Lime Rock Park staff,” shared SRO America President and CEO Greg Gill. “We kept juggling calendar dates, but inevitably, it was decided that the best approach for a successful Touring Car Festival was to move on to planning for the 2021 season.”