Drifting Returns to Lime Rock Park with Rapper T-Pain Joining the GRIDLIFE Circuit Legends Festival

T-Pain with Hert of Hoonigan and Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge. Photo via GRIDLIFE


LAKEVILLE, CONN. (14 August 2023)- Excitement is building at Lime Rock Park as the GRIDLIFE Circuit Legends Festival returns this weekend (Aug. 18-20) for a second exhilarating year with double the amount of cars and a growing list of famous celebrity drivers suiting up to participate in the full-course drifting demonstration.


A fusion of music and motorsports will showcase Lime Rock Park like never before as rapper T-Pain gears up to take on the legendary circuit. Known for his chart-topping hits and innovative sound, T-Pain will add a new title to his impressive resume: drift car driver. The Grammy-winning artist will drive alongside 40 other drift drivers including Pro’s like Adam LZ, Ryan Tuerck and Justin Pawlak.


This exciting collaboration brings together the worlds of music and racing in an unforgettable experience for fans, celebrating the world of motorsports and automotive excellence from the 1990s to early 2000s.


“A few people may remember that T-Pain was first introduced to drifting after attending the GRIDLIFE South Festival years back, and since then he has fully committed to the sport!” said GRIDLIFE Strategy Director Shawn Fenton. “T-Pain’s passion for drifting, his work ethic along with his easy going attitude make him a very welcome addition to the GRIDLIFE paddock. His attendance underscores that car culture can bring all of us together in the shared love of motorsport.”


The event will feature nearly 300 cars across GRIDLIFE Touring Cars, Time Attack Racing, the Prime Legends Concours and Drifting groups during the two-day racing festival. Several non-racing activities are also planned with an esports competition, a vintage arcade, campside karaoke and a VIP Pizza Party with Adam LZ on Friday evening (separate VIP ticket required for pizza party).


To close out the final day of the festival, FCP Euro will host its popular Sunday Motoring Meet with a GRIDLIFE flare. The car show and gathering is free on Sunday for fans and entrants. For more information and to pregresiter for the car show held on Sunday (Aug. 20), visit: https://limerock.com/events/sundays-at-the-park/


Advanced tickets for GRIDLIFE Circuit Legends Festival start at $40. For more information and tickets to the event, visit https://limerock.com/events/gridlife/


Legends Shootout:
A special Time Attack session highlighting legendary touring cars, special builds and classic platforms from the golden age of modern tuning.


Legends Drift:

GRIDLIFE has a specially curated group of the best drift cars from around the region to shred around the hills of Lime Rock.


GRIDLIFE Touring Cup and TrackBattle:
The best in Grassroots Club Racing and Time Attack. Two full days of action with four GRIDLIFE Touring Cup races along with multiple sessions of TrackBattle featuring the fastest cars in North America.


The GRIDLIFE Arcade is coming to Circuit Legends! They’ll have a lineup of classic 80s and 90s arcade games and pinball machines, their sims for you to race on all weekend long and a bar to keep you cool while you play. The arcade games, including the sim, are free to play with an event ticket.


FCP Sunday Motoring Meet:
An all-are-welcome casual gathering of automotive enthusiasts hosted by FCP Euro at beautiful Lime Rock Park on August 21 from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. ET. This event is free for fans and registered entrants.


LZ and Friends Pizza Party:

Hosted on Friday (Aug. 18) by widely acclaimed drift car driver Adam LZ, this VIP experience will be a gathering of like-minded enthusiasts hanging with Adam LZ and his friends. The experience also includes Sally’s Pizza, an open bar, a game of stump, event merchandise bundle and raffle prizes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A separate ticket is required for this event.


Trackside Camping:
GRIDLIFE Circuit Legends will be a full weekend experience. Camping throughout the facility with an opening BBQ, closing brunch, campfire hangs and great vibes all weekend long.