Memorial Day Weekend Offers Variety & Much To Do

Lime Rock Park’s 2019 Season Opener will kick off in two weeks. Time to get ready!


Celebrating the track's traditional Memorial Day weekend of racing, the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic will be a one-of-a-kind event bringing you on-track diversity that ranges from the high-powered machines of Trans Am and International GT to the vintage masterpieces of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), and the eclectic variety showcased at the Sunday Royals Car Show presented by Hagerty. 
Held Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27, the event will consist of three days of on-track action and three simultaneously running car shows on Sunday. The preliminary schedule is available here:
Races will consist of the following:
  • four classes of cars racing in the Trans Am Series by Pirelli,
  • 12 groups of cars racing with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association 
  • Porsches and Ferraris racing against each other in International GT
With practice and qualifying on Friday, racing on Saturday and Memorial Day Monday, and the three cars shows on Sunday, this year’s Memorial Day Classic is jam-packed with automotive action. It’s especially meaningful to have Trans Am return to Lime Rock Park. The series is a time-honored tradition here since 1967, the year after the first races were held. Mark Donahue, Roger Penske, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Sam Posey, Paul Newman and many other big names all raced in the Trans Am here. Racing legend Dorsey Schroeder will be the Grand Marshal for the weekend.
This year, the competition is sure to be just as intense as it was in the 60s and 70s, and we look forward to seeing who makes it to Winner’s Circle to continue the history of Trans Am at Lime Rock. Visit this site to see some pictures from the day,
It’s also a special weekend here as we recognize those who have served our country and pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives. As with all major events at Lime Rock, all veterans, active and retired military servicemen and women receive free general admission to the Park. Thank you for your service. In addition, all youth ages 16 and under receive free admission. If you do require a ticket, you can order them in advance at a $15 discount from gate prices until May 17 by visiting After that time, tickets are available at the gate. To learn more about the event and ticket pricing, visit
If you’re ready to attend the weekend festivities, amp up the fun and add something unique to your experience. Upgrades and enhanced VIP experiences include: VIP Fan Hospitality Tent Pass, Car Corral Infield Parking, Guaranteed Infield Parking, Park Pavilion Pass, Semi-Private Cabanas, Private Hospitality Tent and a Personal Golf Cart. To learn more about these upgrades, visit
Along with the racing action, there’s plenty more to do while you’re here this holiday weekend. This year, we’re offering Charity Hot Laps where the funds will be raised in exchange for participating in these activities go to our official 2019 charity, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson’s Research. To participate in the raffle, visit the Info Tent on the Midway by 11:30 am on Saturday and Monday. Get more information about fundraising for MJFF at
In addition, proceeds raised from the Sunday Royals Car Show presented by Hagerty will be given to local charities such as the Sharon Playhouse, which works to keep the arts and cultural activities in the Tri-State area. Sunday will not only feature the 10th annual Sunday Royals Car Show presented by Hagerty, but will also feature the Shelby American Automobile Club with a show that’s expected to bring in 150 Shelby Mustangs and the Hagerty Cars and Caffeine show. With these three shows combined on track along with food trucks, beverage carts and vendors, Sunday will be a must-attend event. Find out more at
For those of you who haven’t already made reservations for the second annual Farm-To-Track Picnic also held on Sunday, a limited number of tickets will be sold on Friday and Saturday at the Will Call booth at the main entrance of the Park. Back by popular demand, this family-styled picnic will showcase fresh foods from local farms and sources. Learn more at
Throughout the weekend, you’ll find plenty of options for food and fun from the Concession Stands and Lime Rock Store to the Midway vendors and the Kids Zone. Tour the paddock, grab an autograph from the drivers and teams, take plenty of pictures and enjoy the festivities. Learn more about our family fun options at
Learn more about the Memorial Day Classic, by visiting

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