Events at Lime Rock Park 2018

Events at Lime Rock Park 2018

Listen below to Skip Barber, an American retired racecar driver and owner and operator of Lime Rock Park and Skip Barber Racing School. He explains the upcoming events at Lime Rock Park and all the exciting activities for Summer 2018. Join them for their PWC Memorial Day Weekend on May 25-28!


When his racing career ended, Barber's belief that auto racing was "coachable" in the same manner as any other sport—at the time, a distinctly minority position—led him to create the eponymously named racing school, and a year later the equal-car race series.

In 1975, with two borrowed Lola Formula Fords and four students, Barber started the Skip Barber School of High Performance Driving. In 1976 it was renamed the Skip Barber Racing School, and that same year he created the Skip Barber Race Series. Barber divested from the racing school in 1999

Barber remains active in motor sports today as the owner and operator of Lime Rock Park, a road-racing venue in the north-western hills of Connecticut. He lives in the nearby town of Sharon, with wife Judy.

Barber was inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame on March 2, 2013.

The Pirelli World Challenge & Sunday Royals' Garage Car Show Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 25-28, 2018

This is Lime Rock’s Traditional Memorial Day Weekend Season Opener

There's no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than Lime Rock Park. Come for the fun, family-friendly activities, great food and, of course, fast cars!

When it comes to sprint GT racing in North America, no championship does it better than the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC). Lime Rock Park's traditional Memorial Day weekend of races features all six PWC classes competing in short, fender-banging races, from the wild GT3 Acuras, Cadillacs, Audis, BMWs, Astons, AMGs, Porsches, Ferraris, Lambos and McLarens to the GT4 Mustangs, Camaros, Maseratis and Caymans – plus the showroom stock Mazdas, Hondas, Minis, Kias and Sonics. Lime Rock's popular season opener is always a feast of Fun 'n' Fast!

Enjoy four days of Memorial Day Memories! Camp at the park or relax at one of the many charming accommodations that dot the surrounding Berkshire and Litchfield Hills. Activities start on Friday (May 25) as PWC gets going with practice and qualifying sprints. On Saturday (May 26), things rev up with all-day racing excitement. With nearly 300 cars on display, the Royals Garage Sunday Car Show (May 27) is a laid-back experience. Racing revs up again on Memorial Day Monday (May 28) as we honor all servicemen and women.

Honoring The Military: 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.

Reserve Your Tickets: 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. Tickets are available at the gate or in advance. Ticketing options include daily General Admission Ticket, Flex Ticket for access either Saturday or Monday, Sunday Car Show Ticket, Weekend Pass, VIP Fan Pass and Insiders Club Season Pass. Reservations can also be made for Camping with a Weekend Pass, Car Corral Parking with ticket or pass, Semi-Private Cabana with ticket or pass, and Private Hospitality Tent with tickets or passes. Visit the TICKETING page for more details or call a customer service representative Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm EST at 860.435.5000.

Schedule At-A-Glance: A detailed, full schedule of the weekend with times and events will be posted closer to the event.

  • Thursday, May 24: General Camping & Reserved RV Opens at 12:00 P.M.
  • Friday, May 25: Practice/Qualifying
  • Saturday, May 26: Racing
  • Sunday, May 27: Royals Garage Sunday Car Show and Farm-To-Track Picnic & Pig Roast
  • Monday, May 28: Racing
  • Tuesday, May 29: Camping/RV Closes at 12:00 P.M.

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