LAKEVILLE, Conn. (10 Nov. 2021) – With the North American 2021 motorsports season heading to the checkered flag, fans can get a head start on 2022 by purchasing tickets for another exciting season of competition at Lime Rock Park.
The Connecticut facility will celebrate its 65th anniversary with a strong roster of events returning in 2022. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, Nov. 15, with fans able to take advantage of discount pricing ahead of the New Year.
Once again, the historic circuit in the scenic Berkshire Hills will showcase three major spectator weekends in addition to a busy contingent of sports car racing and car club events.
The traditional season opener will be the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic, set for May 27-30, with great racing in a family picnic atmosphere on the hillsides.
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is in the spotlight, with 850-plus horsepower Detroit V-8 engines showcased in the premier TA category. The TA2® class revives the Muscle Car wars of the late Sixties, featuring Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaros and Dodge Challengers battling in a 100-mile race. Both Import and domestic sports cars are featured in the exciting XGT, SGT and GT classes, as the Trans Am enjoys its 55th season of competition.
A full slate of SVRA races and the International GT, plus Sunday’s Royals Garage Car Show complete the traditional Memorial Day weekend event.
The long-running IMSA event weekend will once again be staged July 15-16, and will feature the first-ever glimpse of IMSA’s newest class – GTD Pro – at the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix. The event is a sports car lover’s dream, with both the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Michelin Pilot Challenge stages races on the quick two-day event weekend.
The year wraps up with the 40th anniversary of another Lime Rock classic, the 40th staging of the Historic Festival Sept. 2-5. Another fan favorite, the event launches into action with a 17-mile tour through the area with Thursday’s Vintage Race Car and Sports Car Parade. Friday, Saturday and Monday feature non-stop on-track competition with the various vintage and historic car classes, while the Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance and Gathering of the Marques display nearly 1,000 classic cars and motorcycles at the circuit.
Once again, Veterans and Active Military receive free general admission to the three major weekends. All youths 12 and under are also free, along with general parking, courtesy golf car shuttle rides and paddock access.
The 2022 season will see the track build on a big 2021, which saw Lime Rock Park rebound from a challenging 2020 with thriving fan response. The Northwest Connecticut facility also grew its driver training capabilities in 2021 with the expanded FCP Euro Proving Grounds, and the new ownership group will continue to develop the fan experience to match the beauty of the area.
Ticket sales will begin Monday, November 15th. Visit limerock.com or call (860) 435-5000 for additional information.