Lakeville, CT — David Hobbs, Geoff Brabham, Tommy Kendall and Lyn St. James will share personal stories and inside jokes from their racing experiences in the GTP Era at Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 36 Saturday Night Dinner, Sept. 1 from 6:30-9 p.m. The panel discussion will be moderated by Mike Joy, an accomplished sports car racer who’s won races at Lime Rock, and has competed at numerous other tracks around the country. Learn more about the panelists.
Among the highlights of IMSA racing was the GTP (Grand Touring Prototype) Era from 1981 to 1993. The class was created when IMSA GT co-founder John Bishop decided against following FIA’s newly introduced Group C rules and instead introduced the GTP class for sports prototypes. GTP was a class for roofed prototypes with certain dimensional restrictions, and instead of the more usual limits on engine capacity, it placed limits on fuel consumption. The class was credited for many automotive innovations in the U.S., including anti-lock brakes, traction control and active suspension.
The dinner will be hosted in a tent atop the infield and overlooking the Sam Posey Front Straight. To honor Posey — currently living with Parkinson’s Disease — $10 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Get info on how you can join Lime Rock’s fundraising efforts.