Redman, Johansson particular visitors at Lime Rock Park
Racing legends Brian Redman and Stefan Johansson will likely be visitors at Lime Rock Park for Historic Competition 39 on Labor Day weekend. Each drivers competed in Method 1 early of their careers earlier than coming Stateside to get pleasure from success in varied types of American competitors — and each have lengthy been fan favorites at Lime Rock Park.
Redman dominated the Method 5000 championship, successful three titles, and helped usher within the Camel GTP period by successful the 1981 crown in a yellow Lola T70. His resume consists of three total victories within the 24 Hours of Daytona; two total victories within the 12 Hours of Sebring; and two class victories within the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Lime Rock Park has been the positioning of a lot success for Redman, whose march to the 1981 IMSA title included a dominant victory at Lime Rock Park, successful the two-hour Memorial Day race by 4 laps. He has additionally taken some memorable second-place finishes on the monitor, together with his run to second within the 1972 Method 5000 race at Lime Rock Park, simply forward of Sam Posey in addition to a terrific 1985 battle with Drake Olson within the 1985 Memorial Day IMSA Camel GTP basic.
Redman’s lengthy and profitable profession additionally included wins on board a Porsche at legendary circuits just like the Targa Florio, the Nurburgring and Spa. That affiliation continued even after stepping away from the cockpit, as Redman helped to advertise the very first Porsche “Rennsport” occasion, which was held at Lime Rock Park in 2001.
“It’s at all times good to get again to Lime Rock Park, and the Historic Competition is a really particular occasion between the racing and the Concours,” stated Redman, who continues to play a significant position in American classic racing. “I’m grateful to be again as a visitor of Porsche and desirous to see the Harris assortment as properly!”
Johansson tallied 12 podium finishes in a Method 1 profession that spanned 1980-91. The following chapter of his profession didn’t embody a lot slowing down, because the Swedish driver was the 1992 CART Rookie of the 12 months, received the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring total, and was an everyday in each the ALMS and Grand-Am Rolex Sequence.
At Lime Rock Park, Johansson made a stable debut for Corsa Motorsports’ heralded hybrid racer in ALMS competitors, ending third in 2009 with Johnny Mowlem within the first outing for the Ginetta-Zytek GZ-09-SH Hybrid. Two years earlier, Johansson completed on the Lime Rock Park ALMS podium, putting third total with David Brabham within the Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-01a.
Johansson has been coming to Lime Rock in recent times in his position as Sporting Director of Scuderia Corsa within the WeatherTech Championship and Ferrari Problem. He was additionally Grand Marshal for Historic Competition 37 in 2019.
“I had a good time as a visitor at Lime Rock Park a pair years in the past and am actually trying ahead to getting again once more this 12 months,” stated Johansson. “I feel we’ll see some fairly particular automobiles, particularly from Porsche this 12 months because the celebrated marque, and the weekend additionally at all times brings out a whole lot of outdated mates so it’s one thing I’ve been trying ahead to ever since I used to be invited.”
The 2 drivers will even be particular visitors for 2 spotlight dinners on the weekend, with a celebrated conventional Friday evening gala for the rivals, in addition to a Saturday night dinner, sponsored by Porsche Vehicles North America and Porsche Danbury, on the tent on high of the hill starting at 6:45 p.m.
Extra data accessible at limerock.com.
2021 Lime Rock Park Historic Competition 39 Schedule of occasions
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021
The Classic Race Automobile & Sports activities Automobile Parade is a 17-mile tour by means of the native cities that winds again to Lime Rock Park
Friday, Sept. 3, 2021
Competition observe & qualifying; Concessions and Swap Meet are open
Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021
First day of racing together with Concessions and Swap Meet
Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021
Sunday within the Park Concours d’Magnificence and Gathering of the Marques brings almost 1,000 motorcars and bikes to the monitor. Meals vans and distributors are discovered all through. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. Present automobiles should be in place by 9:30 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 6, 2021
The ultimate day of genuine classic automobile racing at all times produces spirited on-track motion. Concessions and Swap Meet open for final likelihood buys