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Lime Rock Park

The Road Racing Center of the East. Hosting the finest sports car racing in the country for over 50 years.

Website: http://www.limerock.com
Location: Lakeville, CT - USA
Members: 45
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2015


Few tracks are as well known and beloved as Lime Rock Park. The Classic, 1.53-mile, 7-turn road course, along with the new Optional 1.51-mile, 10-turn road course, is nestled in the stunning Berkshire Foothills of Northwest Connecticut and has challenged some of the world's best drivers. Since it opened in 1957, Lime Rock Park has played host to nearly every great road racing driver, car and series, establishing a rich tradition as The Road Racing Center of the East.

Lime Rock Park is exactly that – a Park. It is not a typical facility and it is not a superstructure. It is a race track where spectators describe where they are sitting in relation to the trees. There are no grandstands, instead there are grassy hillsides that make an ideal place for picnic blankets or lawn chairs, coolers and sun umbrellas. It is as intimate as a backyard, but don’t be mistaken…with 180mph race machines screaming through, the hills do come alive for action-packed weekends. And let’s not forget, there was only one track that Paul Newman called “Home.”

Lime Rock Park is that rarest of venues – it has entirely preserved its innate and historical attributes yet remains in high demand within its industry. The Park is one of the busiest racing facilities in North America with over 211 track days annually, drawing thousands of fans, students, racers and passionate participants year after year. Lime Rock is the only professional road course located in the affluent metropolitan area of the New York City and Boston corridor, and enjoys the highest financial demographic of any track in the country. The track serves as the East Coast base for the Skip Barber Racing School, plays host to more than 25 upscale car enthusiast clubs, offers exclusive track time to its members of The Club at Lime Rock Park and showcases the best amateur and world-class professional racing on the East Coast including the finest Vintage Festival on the East Coast.

Two hours from anywhere that matters, serpentine scenic roadways from every direction surround Lime Rock Park. Conveniently located to New York City, Boston, Hartford, Greenwich, Springfield, Poughkeepsie, Albany and Providence, the track offers an easy day trip for those looking for unparalleled entertainment.

Lime Rock has 52 years under its belt and has no plans on slowing down. And, thanks to the newly formed membership-based drivers club, The Club at Lime Rock Park, the track has contracts with club members for the next 50 years, so Lime Rock Park is here to stay.

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vintage at LRP earle gone smith in YEAH!

Started by Ranger Rick Spencer. Last reply by Terry Dunne Mar 24, 2009. 3 Replies

Camping at Lime Rock

Started by Robert DeSouza. Last reply by Trevor Alexander Hermance Mar 18, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by Jamie Doyle on September 26, 2009 at 11:07am
Sports Car Digest just posted coverage of the Vintage Festival complete with sixty pictures that capture the racing action.

http://www.sportscardigest.com/2009-vintage-festival-at-lime-rock-results-and-photo-gallery/

In addition, we'll have a separate story on the Sunday in the Park and a profile of the Mercedes-Benz W 154 that participated in the weekend.
Comment by Paul E. Hubert on September 17, 2009 at 2:15pm
Looking forward to the NARRC event!
Comment by Stephen Page on September 3, 2009 at 10:45am

Comment by Clark W. Nicholls on July 23, 2009 at 3:36pm
THat did it, thanks Trevor! The whacky view was fun though.
Comment by Trevor Alexander Hermance on July 23, 2009 at 2:45pm
Clark, if you're using IE8 then you should hit the "Compatibility View" button up top next to the Address Bar. If you're getting that to happen in any previous version of Internet Explorer I recommend simply using a different piece of software-Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, etc.
Comment by Clark W. Nicholls on July 23, 2009 at 12:02pm
Is it just me or are most of the photos above WAY out of whack? Quite comical, here at least! Tall and skinny.
Comment by Carly DeLora on July 23, 2009 at 11:27am
Hey guys!

This group is great. Everyone excited for the Vintage festival coming up!?

I thought you Lime Rock fans might be interested to learn that our film production produced a TV-series called GT-RACER, that featured Lime Rock in an episode in the first season. We captured some great footage of the famous Aston Martin DB4GT Works LightWeight!

GT-RACER is now out on DVD. You can see trailers on the director's page on the VRL here:
http://www.myvrl.com/profile/AlexanderDavidis

You can also order the DVDs here:
http://www.spiritlevelfilm.com/shop/product.php?productid=16159&cat=248&utm_source=jgfilm&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=gtracer

For VRL members we put in a great discount that you get by entering this discount code: "JGFILM"

Hopefully we get some feedback how you liked the films.
We have a group on the VRL to discuss them here:
http://www.myvrl.com/group/gtracertvseries

Best Wishes from John Galt Films
Comment by Richard Martin on July 22, 2009 at 8:19pm
The ALMS race this year was fantastic! I love Lime Rock, it was the first venue I went to in 1969 as a wide eyed 13 year old! The place just gets better and better.....save for one small criticism from a crazy photographer......The weeds along no name straight were terrible this year and took away a lot of good photo angles. Can't they be cut down for the big race weekends? Cheers and best wishes for continued success at Lime Rock, Rich.
Comment by Clark W. Nicholls on May 13, 2009 at 7:20pm
Great video find, Trevor! Really, really, really, really great!
Comment by Trevor Alexander Hermance on May 13, 2009 at 1:13pm
Along the lines of Alexander's comment, here's a website not to be missed by any sportscar fan, present or past...
I've spent a few hours looking through here thinking about the "Glory Days" of IMSA GTP racing I've begrudgingly had to endure listening about from Lime Rock campers, while growing up with the chop-top WSCs...
 

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