Historic Trans Am Series to Highlight Lime Rock Park Historic Festival

The Historic Trans Am series will return to the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-5), event organizers announced.

The Historic Trans Am Series celebrates the glory years of Trans Am, which launched in 1966 and zoomed to popularity as the championship witnessed all three major American manufacturers fielding factory efforts, piloted by some of the most talented racers of the generation with names like Parnelli Jones, Follmer, Savage, Gurney, Donohue and Posey, series officials said.

Trans Am first competed at Lime Rock in 1967 – the second season of the series. Peter Revson won the opening event in Bud Moore’s Mercury Cougar. Mark Donohue won the 1969 round in a Roger Penske Chevrolet Camaro and won again in 1971 in a Penske AMC Javelin. In between, Sam Posey and Parnelli Jones won in Ford Mustangs to add their names to the growing list of Lime Rock Park winners, the track said. Those same machines will be back to fight it out in Historic Trans Am this Labor Day weekend.

“We are thrilled to have Historic Trans Am racing at the Historic Festival this year,” said Skip Barber. “These cars have a truly special place in Lime Rock Park history. It is a little early for the final entry list, but what is special is that every single entry has legitimate Trans Am competition history, including some that even have race and championship-winning pedigrees. So, this is a fantastic addition to the 2022 event and we are very pleased about this news.”

Click here for more information on the Lime Rock Historic Festival.

A.J. Hecht

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