July 11, 2023 – Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to enabling opportunities for women across all motorsport disciplines, and Lime Rock Park, a legendary road racing circuit in the Northeast, today announced a significant venue alliance. Lime Rock Park is now an ‘Official WIMNA Regional Hub’ partnering for the development and execution of events, activities, promotions, and support of women interested in or already participating in motorsports.
The WIMNA team, led by Executive Director Cindy Sisson and co-chairs Beth Paretta and Lyn St. James, are already at work with Lime Rock Park President and CEO, Dicky Riegel and his staff. The kickoff of the partnership is scheduled at a “Power Hour” reception on Friday, July 21 during the FCP Euro IMSA Northeast Grand Prix, Presented by Liqui Moly. This unique event aims to celebrate and showcase the accomplishments of women in various motorsports disciplines, including drivers, engineers, mechanics and team managers. Beth Paretta will also serve as the Grand Marshal for the race.
The two organizations are excited for the future and look forward to additional activities at Lime Rock Park that advance the goals of women in motorsports and help fulfill the WIMNA mission. Commenting on the announcement, Dicky Riegel expressed his support saying, “On behalf of Lime Rock Park and our staff, we are excited, and I can say we are a proud venue partner with WIMNA with this alliance. It is early in the process, but I expect we will have increasingly more to offer female motorsports drivers, workers, crews, and fans of the Northeast as we move forward.”
WIMNA Executive Director Cindy Sisson commented. “We are so excited to work with Lime Rock on this creative and new relationship. Having a hub in the Northeast where we can develop and expand the support of women is incredible. We are so thankful for this relationship and know it will have tremendously positive impact.”
ABOUT LIME ROCK PARK
The Lime Rock Park is an iconic racing circuit in the Northeast opening in 1957 on the site of a former sand and gravel quarry in Lakeville, Connecticut. The track has hosted most major American road racing sanctioning bodies including IMSA, NASCAR, SCCA, Trans Am and SRO America – World Challenge. The track has seen legends compete including Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Al Holbert, Geoff Brabham, Paul Newman, Derek Bell, Tom Kristensen, Scott Pruett, Tommy Kendall, and Bill Auberlen among many others. More information available at https://limerock.com/
ABOUT WOMEN IN MOTORSPORTS N.A.
Women in Motorsports North America is a community of professionals devoted to enabling opportunities for women across all motorsport disciplines. Founded as a 501c3 in April 2022, WIMNA is quickly establishing its positive impact on motorsports supporting and creating resources that enable women drivers, technicians, engineers, operations staff, business-related, media, and more to thrive in the industry. Best known for its Women with Drive Summit held each year, WIMNA also provides resources, mentorship, coaching, career connections, and more. Learn more atwww.womeninmotorsportsna.com.