Pirelli World Challenge to be held May 25, May 26 & May 28; Royals’ Garage Sunday Car Show held May 27

LAKEVILLE, CONN. — Lime Rock Park, the historic motorsports and entertainment destination nestled among the hills of Northwest Connecticut, will once again offer racing on Memorial Day Monday while hosting the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC). The last time auto races occurred on Memorial Day Monday was 2011.

Fans will now enjoy four days of events, including practices and qualifying on Friday, May 25; racing on Saturday, May 26; a car show on Sunday, May 27; and continued racing on Monday, May 28, 2018.

“The return of Monday races during the Pirelli World Challenge brings back the long-held tradition during Lime Rock Park’s season opener,” shared Skip Barber, Owner and President of Lime Rock Park. “This allows racing fans to enjoy a broad variety of events, including two days of racing and a car show on Sunday.”

PWC on Memorial Day Weekend is one of three major racing events held at Lime Rock Park and is comprised of one-hour, door-to-door sprint races in various GT and Touring categories.

The Royals’ Garage Sunday Car Show will be held on May 27, 2018, and delivers an up-close view of all types of cars.

During the weekend, spectators can view races from a grassy, park-like setting; gain an up-close view of the most exotic racing sedans in the world; and meet drivers and their crews. Additional activities include a tour of the Midway filled with vendors, displays, good eats and more.

“Whether camping here within the track’s infield for the full experience or just bringing the family for a day of fun, there’s no better place to celebrate Memorial Day than Lime Rock Park,” Barber said.

To honor our servicemen and women on Memorial Day weekend, the free general admission for veterans and active military that applies for all spectator events is also extended to their immediate families. All youths 16 and under are free and there is no charge for general parking and paddock access.

About Lime Rock Park:

Opened in 1957, Lime Rock Park is a historic automotive and entertainment venue located in Litchfield County, Conn. Along with hosting several televised spectator race weekends, Lime Rock is home to numerous special events, racing schools, driving schools, the exclusive Lime Rock Drivers Club. Visit or @limerockpark on social media for more information.

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About Pirelli World Challenge:

Pirelli World Challenge is North America’s premier GT Production-based sports car sprint series and now enters its 29th consecutive season. The exciting series featured 26 different auto makes with 44 separate models in 2017. Pirelli World Challenge exhibits one of the most competitive racing series in the world with incredible wheel-to-wheel action between exotic cars in eight different GT and Touring car categories. In 2018, PWC will host 10 weekends in North America, including Lime Rock Park.