Boris Said Announced as Grand Marshal for Trans Am Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park
May 18, 2023
LAKEVILLE, CT (17 May 2023) – Motorsport icon Boris Said will serve as the Grand Marshal on Saturday, May 27 for the upcoming Trans Am Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park (May 26-29).
A veteran driver with over three decades of experience, Said is widely recognized as one of the most versatile drivers in motorsports history. He competed in Trans Am, NASCAR, IMSA and various other racing series, earning victories and accolades throughout his illustrious career.
“We are thrilled to have Boris Said join us as Grand Marshal for the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park,” said Lime Rock Park President Dicky Riegel. “Boris is a true legend in the world of motorsports, and we are honored to have him as a part of our event.”
As Grand Marshal, Said will preside over the event’s opening ceremonies, giving the starting commands and waving the green flag for one of the largest Trans Am TA2 fields in Lime Rock Park’s history with the series.
Said will be an extra interested observer as his son Boris Said Jr. will be racing for the first time at Lime Rock Park driving the No. 86 3 Dimensional Services Group Chevrolet Camaro.
“I’m honored to be named Grand Marshal for the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic,” commented Said. “Trans Am has been such a big part of my career and I always love being at Lime Rock Park so this is pretty cool for me. The fact that I get to throw the green flag for my son’s race is even better!”
Said has a long storied history with the famous Connecticut 1.5-mile circuit driving with Trans Am. Ahead of claiming his Trans Am Championship title, Said won the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic in 2002 crossing the finish line by more than 4.5-seconds ahead of his closest competition.
Also driving in Trans Am this time in a Mustang, Said started from pole position after setting the fastest lap in qualifying in 1996. Also in the Mustang in 1995, he set the fastest lap during the Trans Am race.
Lime Rock Park will play host to a compelling combination of races that will feature both modern and vintage race cars, a craft beer festival, live music and two curated car shows during the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic. Trans Am will stage two 75-minute races bringing more than 50 of the best drivers in North America to battle it out on the historic 1.5-mile circuit
For more information about the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park, visit: Memorial Day Classic – Lime Rock Park
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