Memorial Day Classic
Lime Rock Park Memorial Day Classic featuring the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli with SVRA and International GT
Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27, 2019
For Tickets: Advance Pricing Available Through May 17, 2019 CLICK HERE TO ORDER
About This Event
New in 2019, the Trans Am Series by Pirelli, the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and International GT will headline the track’s 2019 season opening event. Enjoy mixing modern and vintage race cars on the same weekend as the Trans Am event will also include racing by the SVRA. Activities start on Friday (May 24, 2019) as Trans Am series by Pirelli and SVRA are on track with practice and qualifying. On Saturday (May 25), things rev up with all-day racing excitement. With nearly 300 cars on display, the Sunday Royals Car Show presented by Hagerty (May 26) is a laid-back experience. Racing revs up again on Memorial Day Monday (May 27) as we honor all servicemen and women.
Get ready for American Muscle! Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, Trans Am features 70-plus car grids populated by Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers and Corvettes — a massive dose of pure Americana with a touch of nostalgia. The Trans Am Series began igniting the passion of motorsports fans in 1966 and has been home to some of the greatest names in road racing. Today, Trans Am continues to honor its legacy, while challenging the status quo in racing through a driver-oriented focus and fan-focused events. Visit http://gotransam.com for more.
From 200 mph Indy and Formula 1 cars to classic Jaguars and Porsches, SVRA events provide a “rolling history” of motorsport. SVRA is one of the oldest organizations in vintage racing, and the only one with a national presence, offering endurance racing events across the country. Visit https://svra.com for more.
The excitement continues with International GT, a North American racing series that includes The Stuttgart Cup, Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy and The Maranello Cup championships for late model Porsche and Ferrari competitors.
Sunday Royals Car Show presented by Hagerty
The tenth annual Sunday Royals Car Show presented by Hagerty will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019, from 10am – 3pm. This hometown show run by the Royals family of Connecticut and Lime Rock Park features all types of cars. Stroll the track’s Sam Posey Straight and admire the muscle cars, import/tuners, street rods, classic cars, race cars and more. In 2019, the show is poised to be bigger than ever with a special showing of Mustangs, celebrating the 55th anniversary of the marque, that will include a special gathering of the Shelby American Automobile Club. In addition, the event will include a Hagerty Cars & Caffeine show. Food trucks, beverage carts and vendors will be located among the cars and the Lime Rock Cafe in A Paddock will be open. For those who wish to have a seated meal, the second annual Farm-To-Track Picnic will also be happening from 12:30 – 2pm. Tickets are $5 sold individually or part of the Weekend Pass. A potion of the proceeds will be donating to local non-profits such as Sharon Playhouse.
Farm-To-Track Picnic & Pig Roast
During the Sunday Royals Car Show, join us for the second-annual Farm-To-Track Picnic (12:30-2:00 p.m.). Enjoy a family-styled barbecue and fresh locally sourced foods all while dining at our communal picnic table. This will be an interactive, farmer hosted experience where you’ll dine among unique cars. Seating is limited. Advance tickets $45 and available HERE.
Event Schedule At-A-Glance
- Thursday, May 23: General Camping & Reserved RV Opens at 12:00 P.M.
- Friday, May 24: Practice/Qualifying
- Saturday, May 25: Racing
- Sunday, May 26: Royals Garage Sunday Car Show and Farm-To-Track Picnic & Pig Roast
- Monday, May 27: Racing
- Tuesday, May 28: Camping/RV Closes at 12:00 P.M.
Preliminary Race Schedule Available HERE.
Event Tickets & Passes
Free Admission To Veterans & Active Military, Plus – on Memorial Day Weekend Only – Their Immediate Family Members
At Lime Rock Park, Veterans and Active Military receive FREE General Admission into all major racing events. On Memorial Day Weekend events, FREE General Admission is also extended to the immediate family members accompanying Veterans and Active Military as just one of the ways that we honor and support those who have served and are serving our country. Please bring proof of service to ticketing booths upon arrival.
Youths 16 and under are FREE at all major racing events. General outfield parking, courtesy golf cart shuttle rides and paddock access are FREE too.
To attend as a daily spectator, those over age 16 are required to purchase a ticket. Admission tickets are available at the gate or in advance at special rates by clicking here or calling (860) 435-5000. Advance ticketing options end on May 17, 2019. Ticketing options include:
- Friday Only – $30 at the gate only
- Race Day (Saturday or Monday) Flex Ticket – $45 in advance, $60 at the gate
- Sunday Royals Car Show presented by Hagerty Ticket – $5 in advance, $10 at the gate
- Weekend Pass (Friday – Monday) – $65 in advance, $80 at the gate
If you’re ready to attend to the Memorial Day Weekend racing event at Lime Rock and want to add something unique to your experience, click here to learn more about the following upgrades:
- VIP Fan Hospitality Tent Pass
- Car Corral Infield Parking
- Guaranteed Infield Parking
- Park Pavilion Pass
- Semi-Private Cabanas
- Private Hospitality Tent
- Personal Golf Cart
Fall asleep to the smells of a campfire and wake up to the sounds of racing. It’s Memorial Day Weekend so bring the RV, camper or pitch a tent in the center of the action on Lime Rock Park’s Infield and Trackside Campgrounds. Click here to learn more about camping spots and to reserve yours in advance as spaces will sell well in advance to race day.