Lime Rock Park’s first major spectator event of the year is the Pirelli World Challenge GT series, Friday, and Saturday, May 26 and 27. Of the 2017 championship’s 11 race weekends, just five were “hand-picked” to enjoy its exciting SprintX format – including Lime Rock.
So, what is SprintX?
Across the world, there are basically two types of GT racing (i.e., race cars based on production sports cars). There are sprint races – short, quick competitions, usually an hour or less – and endurance races, which are between two-and-half and 24 hours long and by rule, employ two or more drivers per car.
In the U.S., the short sprint GT races are conducted by Pirelli World Challenge (PWC), while the long endurance GT races are conducted by IMSA WeatherTech (at Lime Rock July 22).