Trans-Am Cancels Lime Rock Classic, Adds Road Atlanta

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The Trans Am SpeedTour Classic at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park features have been moved to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta due to ongoing travel restrictions. (Trans Am Photo)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. — As a result of the ongoing travel restrictions and quarantine requirements surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in Connecticut, the Trans-Am SpeedTour Classic at Lime Rock Park scheduled for Oct. 16-17 has been canceled.

The two 100-mile races scheduled for Lime Rock will now run as one combined feature at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga. Nov. 19-21, creating a doubleheader and double points scoring weekend for Trans-Am competitors, mimicking the Virginia Int’l Raceway schedule set for this weekend.

The Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli is slated to return to Lime Rock Park Memorial Day weekend with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Ass’n in 2021.

“We’ve worked diligently to address all health and safety requirements, but Connecticut’s travel restrictions and quarantine requirements made the event no longer feasible,” SVRA CEO and majority owner of the Trans-Am Racing Company Tony Parella.  “We are confident that the four remaining events on our national 2020 schedule at VIR, Circuit of The Americas, Road Atlanta and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, will go off as planned.”

After a mid-season break, Trans-Am returns to action Sept. 25-27 at Virginia Int’l Raceway for the Heacock Classic Gold Cup. The SpeedTour event will feature two individual races for the TA/XGT/SGT/GT and TA2® classes, and then one combined race on Sunday. All three races will be lived streamed on the Trans-Am by Pirelli Racing App.