Yes, we finally “found” the April Monthly Mega-Prize Giveaway winner.
Pat Leber of New Rochelle, N.Y., was travelling on business, but we didn’t have his mobile number, so we couldn’t contact him after we drew his name on Friday, April 30.
The 28th running of the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival will take place on the traditional Labor Day Weekend... September 3 – 6, 2010. On the Friday, Saturday and Monday of the weekend, the track is teeming with exciting cars in full competition, but Sunday, glorious Sunday... That’s the day the Festival focus is on an automotive extravaganza of the highest level: Sunday in the Park.
Lime Rock Park, Metro-North Railroad, Grand-Am, and four front-running race teams were at Grand Central Terminal all day Wednesday, April 29. We had a big public display in the Vanderbilt Taxi Stand to promote the first-ever Metro-North “Getaway Package” and to familiarize autoless New Yorkers to the wonders of Lime Rock Park.
Here was our pitch... have you ever imagined what it would be like if you saw race cars driving full chat in Central Park? Okay, that’s what Lime Rock is like...
The event was cool... Thousands of people streaming in and out of Grand Central, many doing double-takes as they spotted about 2,000 horsepower worth of Grand-Am race cars in the Vandy Taxi Stand. More than 1,500 LRP ticket brochures and an equal number of Metro-North “Getaway” brochures were picked up. Oh, we wanted to make people’s ears bleed by firing up the Mazda, but that plan got ix-nayed...
Yep, we’ve got photos! Click here.
LAKEVILLE, CONN. (April 27, 2010) - The Grand-Am Road Racing Series is testing at the track today. The Rolex Sports Car Series featuring the Daytona Prototypes and the GT cars have taken to the track officially for the first time ever. Many of these drivers have never raced Lime Rock and on a day like today, rain, no rain, rain - they're going to get some good testing in.
There are 11 DP teams and 8 GT teams at the track. The DP teams are averaging 1:03 - 1:04 lap times and the GT cars are averaging 1:07 - 1:08 lap times.
Quote from owner Michael Shank of Michael Shank Racing - "I can already tell the Lime Rock race is going to be a scrappy one. The track is short and tight. We can guarantee door-to-door racing!"
For photos from the test day, click here: http://limerock.com/index.php?option=com_datsogallery&Itemid=83