Lime Rock Park Announces 2016 Schedule
This posting provides the 2016 Event Schedule (below) and a link to the online Lime Rock Merchandise Store.
The 2016 Schedule: Four big events, not three like last year, and includes the return of the wildly popular Pirelli World Challenge and Ferrari Challenge series – and a much-improved IMSA show, along with the 34th Historic Festival.
• May 27-29, Pirelli World Challenge Memorial Day Weekend
Pirelli World Challenge (GT, GTA, GTS, GT Cup), world debut of SCCA Pro Racing United States F4 Championship series, and the Seventh Annual Royals Garage Sunday Car Show. PWC is a veritable hotbed of production- and production-based classes. The big dog division is GT, where the biggest, baddest racing machines from Audi, Cadillac, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Acura, Nissan, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Viper, Mercedes and McLaren bare their fangs in frantic one hour showdowns. The GTS division features a lot of the same manufacturers as GT, but the cars are closer to street spec. Don’t be fooled – the races for GTS honors are just as crazy – and it’s where Kia, Hyundai, Subaru and Scion choose to do battle with Camaros, Mustangs, Porsches, Audis, Astons and Nissans.
• July 22-23, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Northeast Grand Prix & Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
WeatherTech championship: Prototype Challenge, GTLM & GTD; Continental championship: Grand Sport & Street Tuner. The big news this year is the return of the terrific GTLM class to Lime Rock. New factory efforts by Ford (the new GT!), BMW (M6) and Ferrari (488) join the GTLM fray against the fast and reliable Corvettes, while the GTD class sees the (new) Lamborghini Huracáns against Ferrari 458s, Audi R8s, Aston Martins, Porsche 911s and Dodge Vipers.
NEW for IMSA Race Weekend only: Teens 16 and under admitted FREE with accompanying adult
• September 2-5, Historic Festival 34 & Sunday in the Park Concours
250 vintage and historic race cars, 1,200 concours and collector cars, iconic Honored Guests and special collections. Each year's Festival is always highly anticipated; there's so much to see and do it's hard to describe it all!
• September 24, Ferrari Challenge North America Trofeo Pirelli presented by Singha Beer
Lime Rock fans have gotten their wish for 2016: The return of Ferrari Challenge. The 458C Evo is a tremendous racing machine, and seeing a squadron of them at full chat at Lime Rock is not to be missed. For the record, the Ferrari drivers love racing here.
PLUS, SCCA New England Region races Saturday, June 18 and the SCCA North Atlantic Road Racing Championship Run-offs Saturday, August 27.
GA Tickets, click here
Online Merchandise Store, click here
With much of Lime Rock’s major renovation project ("Road to 60") complete, we’re excited about bringing you a tremendous 2016 racing season.