The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced today that it will bring America’s premier vintage racing series to Lime Rock Park for the first time ever. The Trans Am Series Presented By Pirelli will also join SVRA over the 2019 Memorial Day Weekend. The announcement was made at Lime Rock Park today, July 27.
“Racing at Lime Rock Park during Memorial Day Weekend is a tradition,” said Skip Barber, Lime Rock Park President. “We look forward to carrying on that tradition in 2019 with classic sports car racing.”
Both SVRA and Trans Am will offer a full Memorial Day holiday weekend of activities, including practice and qualifying on Friday, May 24, racing on Saturday, May 25, and Monday, May 27. The track will present the 10th annual Sunday Royals Car Show, which will include both Trans Am and SVRA race cars as well as the second annual Farm-To-Table picnic on Sunday, May 26.
“At long last, our SVRA racers, spectators, and sponsors will finally get a chance to experience this historic venue. I am thrilled to see this event come together and have the chance to work with Skip Barber,” said Tony Parella, SVRA president and CEO. “Memorial Day weekend is a huge celebration of motorsports worldwide, and being able to be a part of it at one of the most significant American road courses is another statement about the growth of our sport and raising its profile.”
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is the premier vintage racing organization in the United States. Founded in 1978, SVRA entered its 40th year with over 2,500 active members. It will sanction 13 events in 2018 at some of the finest racing venues in the United States, including: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sebring, Road America, Watkins Glen, Road Atlanta, Auto Club Speedway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sonoma Raceway, Portland International Raceway and Virginia International Raceway. SVRA hosted the first U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas in 2013. Further information on SVRA, a complete annual schedule, and entry lists can be found on the SVRA website. Also be sure to check our Facebook page and YouTube channel which currently boasts a library of over 250 action-packed videos of events.