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LRP Weather... Hazy and 80s today
 
On the Autocross... Skip Barber Racing School
  On the Track...  Skip Barber Racing School
  In the Racing World... Dale Junior won the Sprint Cup race at 3:00 a.m. Monday, and though Williams Race Engineering gave it a good shot, Hamilton won the British G.P.

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Pizza and a [Great] Movie – and Skip

Pizza and a [Great] Movie – and Skip

A rarely screened – and brilliant – racing doc is showing at a drive-in near Lime Rock Park   R.S.V.P. a.s.a.p. so you don’t miss out!  It’s 1971. Jackie Stewart and Roman Polanski* are friends. Polanski is at the Monaco Grand Prix, shooting a doc about his racing pal. The film is released in Europe, spottily...

Don't Miss the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix July 25

Don't Miss the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix July 25

For IMSA TUDOR fans in New England, the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park is a “must-do” event. Lime Rock is not only a very fast and challenging 1.5-mile circuit of constant racing action, it is one of the most fan friendly venues on the schedule. For example, there is no charge for kids 12 and under. Parking i...

Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 2015

Come one, come all!  Fourth of July Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 2015, to Benefit the Salisbury Rotary Club. For more than 30 years, Lime Rock has hosted the annual Rotary Club Independence Day Fireworks by donating the facility and its personnel so that the all proceeds ($20 per car) go to the Rotary. They put ...

Sam Posey's Interview at the Mahaiwe Theater is online

Sam Posey's Interview at the Mahaiwe Theater is online

  If you weren't able to attend... Listen to Sam and Ellen Posey, along with Trans Am president John Clagett, as they talked about Paul Newman before the screening of the Adam Carolla film “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington Mass., a day before th...

Royals Car Show Re-Cap

Royals Car Show Re-Cap

A Royal Turnout at Lime Rock’s Sunday Royals Car Show  Earth-shaking muscle cars, supercharged Sprites, pristine pickups and unrestored “survivors” were just some of the more than 400 cars, trucks and motorcycles that lined the track at Sunday’s sixth annual Royals Garage Car Show at historic Lime Rock Park.(Cli...

Road to 60 Progress Report from Lime Rock Park

Road to 60 Progress Report from Lime Rock Park

All photos were taken May 13 and May 14 LAKEVILLE, Conn. (May 14) – Road to 60* paving, construction, building, grading, landscaping and everything else you can think of continues apace at Lime Rock Park as the track gets ready for the Memorial Day Weekend Trans Am season opener May 22-24. The crews have been at it ...

For You, the Fans

For You, the Fans

Lime Rock spending millions as it builds a better fan experience. "Road to 60" is underway -- you'll love all the changes! Late last year, Lime Rock Park Track President Skip Barber committed more than $3 million to a wide variety of projects to rebuild, refine and renew Lime Rock’s infrastructure. The goal of ...

Moss, Mass & M-B to Star at Historic Festival 33

Moss, Mass & M-B to Star at Historic Festival 33

Mille Miglia-winning 300 SLR Mercedes to star at Lime Rock Historic Festival Murray Smith, chairman of Lime Rock Park’s Labor Day Weekend historic festival, announced that Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the factory will send to Connecticut’s Northwest Corner “722,” the 300SLR sports car with which Stirling Moss and...

WFSB-TV Also Gets Slideways

WFSB-TV Also Gets Slideways

Hartford’s CBS network affiliate, WFSB-TV, broadcast its take on Lime Rock’s Winter Autocross Days Monday, February 9. Here’s the link to anchor Dennis House’s news segment. Dennis also uploaded a slightly different take on his blog...

Fox TV's Winter Autocross Segment

Fox TV's Winter Autocross Segment

Reporter Jim Altman says, "It wasn’t just fun to shoot, I actually drove away learning some tricks of the trade!"  “Daytrippers,” the popular feature news segment on Connecticut’s Fox TV (ch. 61), aired a Lime Rock Winter Autocross piece produced and hosted by Emmy Award-winning reporter Jim Altman. The broadca...

We Have the New AxIS Champion

We Have the New AxIS Champion

Ladies and gentleman, your 2014 champion of the Lime Rock Autocross Series presented by Wells Fargo Advisors is... Tom Venturino, of Weston, Conn. Tom drove his 2012 Honda FF to the win in the AxIS Shootout with a best-lap of 18.100 on Lime Rock’s 1,220-foot original autocross course.A new electronic timing system, cou...

The 2015 Major Event Schedule

The 2015 Major Event Schedule

Here’s the 2015 Major Event Schedule... Lime Rock’s Traditional Memorial Day Weekend Season Opener Featuring the Trans Am Series, LRDC Miata Races & the Sunday Royals Car Show Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 22-24 Trans Am cars are big, bad ass and brutal – and really fast at Lime Rock. With Dodge coming o...

65. It's the new 35...

65. It's the new 35...

65. It’s the new 35     When Paul Newman was 65, he was scoring top-10 results in Trans-Am. At 70, he was third in GT in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. When he was 78, PLN finished second-in-class (8th overall) at the  Grand-Am Watkins Glen race. Morgan Shepherd, Jim Fitzgerald and Hershel McGriff all w...

Short & Sweet & Cool LRDC Race Video

Short & Sweet & Cool LRDC Race Video

The Lime Rock Drivers Club (LRDC) is many things. It's not just private track days and world-class coaching, as cool as that is. One of those many things are race days. Including Member Miata Races. Take a look at this Jim Perry-shot-and-produced video of a recent LRDC Miata race.  You're we...

blipshift's LRP T-Shirt Contest: We have a winner

blipshift's LRP T-Shirt Contest: We have a winner

The blipshift.com Lime Rock Park “crowd-sourced” t-shirt design contest: We have a winner!There were almost 90 entries, some amazing artwork – you guys made it really hard for the judges – and a lot of great ideas. We just think it’s so cool that a Lime Rock fan has designed a shirt that the whole world can buy.First...

Jeff Gordon "Hot Laps" Video

Jeff Gordon "Hot Laps" Video

Lime Rock's video ace Jim Perry shot and edited some of the fun everybody had getting Camaro Z/28 hot laps from NASCAR star Jeff Gordon as part of the AARP Drive to End Hunger fundraiser this past Thursday. Great stuff, take a look!

Highlights and class winners, Sunday in the Park Concours

Highlights and class winners, Sunday in the Park Concours

At Lime Rock Park’s 32nd Sunday in the Park Concours d’ Elegance presented by Bentley, September 1, 224 vehicles in 29 classes were presented and judged. When the results were tabulated, a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 owned by Peter Sachs of Stamford, Conn., won Best of Show. The stellar yellow-cream car had been entere...

LRDC Director Showed Gordon the Ropes

LRDC Director Showed Gordon the Ropes

No matter how good of a race car driver you are, you don't just blast out on to a track you haven't driven before. You get coaching first: the line, references, braking points, turn-ins, the tricky nuances, etc. Simon Kirkby, the director and head coach of the Lime Rock Drivers Club, was Jeff Gordon's coach. Simon spen...

Racing to End Senior Hunger: Meal Pack Event Was Major Success

Racing to End Senior Hunger: Meal Pack Event Was Major Success

AARP "Drive to End Hunger" Meal Pack Event was a major success   On Saturday, July 5, 266 volunteers from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York came to Lime Rock Park and packed 24,000 “primary meal” food boxes for area senior citizens in need. The effort was the kick-off event for the track’s 2014 charit...

"I Test-Drove the Lime Rock Drivers Club"

"I Test-Drove the Lime Rock Drivers Club"

  The Lime Rock Drivers Club is the track’s private membership group for enthusiasts to fully enjoy, on a world-famous and historic race track, the cars they normally drive on the street. But anyone can experience a “test drive” of the Lime Rock Drivers Club.  The following story is one enthusiast’s recounti...

Phoenix Lands in Very Safe Hands

Phoenix Lands in Very Safe Hands

Thanks to the concerted efforts of Wayne Carini (Velocity’s “Chasing Classic Cars”), journalist Don Klein, and the Fitch Family, the late John Fitch’s pride and joy – the one and only Fitch Phoenix -- went to the Bonham’s auction at the Greenwich Concours Sunday, June 1. Given appropriate display space just feet from ...

News: Lime Rock, Jeff Gordon and AARP Foundation

News: Lime Rock, Jeff Gordon and AARP Foundation

Lime Rock Park Joins Drive to End Hunger, Names AARP Foundation its 2014 Charity NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, AARP Foundation and Lime Rock together help the fight against older adult hunger... LAKEVILLE, Conn. (April 2) – Lime Rock Park today announced its selection of AARP Foundation to be its 2014 official charity to ...

Guess Who's Coming to the Historic Festival?

Guess Who's Coming to the Historic Festival?

  photo from celebritynetworth.com Historic Festival 32 Gathers Big ‘Heads’ of Steam Guess who and what are coming to the Festival? Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 32 – Friday, August 29 through Labor Day Monday, September 1 – will see Stirling Moss and wife Lady Susie are reprising their popular 2012 Fes...

A Call to [Volunteer] Arms!

A Call to [Volunteer] Arms!

                    Send an email to TheEsses@limerock.com to let us know you’re interested. Okay, who wants to raise their hand and be a volunteer staffer at Lime Rock Park during our big spectator weekends? Would you like to join Lime Rock’s “The Esse...

Make Your Campsite Reservation

Make Your Campsite Reservation

Let's go racing! Let's go camping! The IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge/Porsche GT3 Cup Memorial Day race weekend at Lime Rock Park is coming up, May 23-25. The Reserved Camping Reservation ticket system is now up and running. You can now select a specific site-number from the “seating” map on the campin...

Teen "Driving Safety" Seminars in March and April

Teen "Driving Safety" Seminars in March and April

“Survive the Drive,” one of the leading teen driving-safety organizations in the country and headquartered in Lakeville, Conn., has scheduled three programs and presentations at the top karting facilities in the area. Enrollees also have a chance to win valuable driving programs (see poster).  Bob Green, Survive...

Lime Rock Drivers Club: Fun in the Snow!

Lime Rock Drivers Club: Fun in the Snow!

This week’s crazily snowy conditions up and down the East Coast calls for a brand-new video, one that we shot just six days ago.And by “we,” we mean Casey Keil, one of Lime Rock’s two brilliant photographers.Casey is not afraid of the drone. Hold that thought...The Lime Rock Drivers Club (LRDC) is the exclusive club ...

29 Reasons to Buy an AX Day at LRP

29 Reasons to Buy an AX Day at LRP

(Heads up! Secret contest inside!)  Besides being a whole tub o' fun, an Open Autocross Day at Lime Rock Park lets you learn and practice car-control skills. Something the drivers of these cars may have wished they had a tiny bit more of, right?Anyway, because you were smart enough to click on the link that brough...

Mythbusting!

Mythbusting!

    Sometimes, running a race track is like being in a reality TV show… you just can’t make up some of the stuff you see and hear. For example, on January 14, Skip Barber was at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit when a race fan came up and said, “Since ALMS and Grand-Am aren’t ...

2014 Autocross Dates Published

2014 Autocross Dates Published

Lime Rock Park announced that it has scheduled 15 "Open Enrollment Autocross Days" for 2014, with the first one coming up Friday, January 17. Anyone can sign up for the popular program, no matter the experience or type of car.Click here to see all the Autocross Days for 2014.

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