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LRP Weather... Wonderfully wintery
  What's on track... Probably a lot of snow...
  In the Racing World...  Next up is this year's Race of Champions, December 13-14, in Barbados. Drivers include Ryan Hunter-Reay, Susie Wolf, Kurt Busch, Petter Solberg, Romain Grosjean, biker champ Mick Doohan and Tom Kristensen. It's on NBCSN...

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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...

We Are Ready For You

We Are Ready For You

Pat yourselves on the back, all you Lime Rock Park fans. You guys are eager, knowledgeable, loyal – and you know what you want. Lime Rock fans push us to deliver our A Game. And we love that. Which means we have the 2015 schedule and tickets and Mohegan Sun Hospitality and camping and RV and cabanas and Insiders C...

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.

2014 Race Schedule Announced

2014 Race Schedule Announced

Lime Rock Park’s 2014 event schedule was just greenlit by Skip Barber. Here it is!The Season Opener: IMSA Continental Tire Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup, Sunday Royals Car ShowMemorial Day Weekend: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 23 – 25The “Conti Tire” Challenge – some of the best stock car road racing in the world ...

Farmington Business Owner Wins First AxIS Shoot-Out

Farmington Business Owner Wins First AxIS Shoot-Out

Dean Cusano drove his special 1984 Jaguar XJS to victory in the First Annual Wells Fargo Advisors Presents the Lime Rock Park Autocross Invitational Shoot-out (AxIS) Saturday, November 16, beating 17 other drivers to take the inaugural championship.   Cusano’s fastest lap was a :38.333 (seconds), nipping John...

LRDC Member Wins Tough Race at VIR

LRDC Member Wins Tough Race at VIR

Lime Rock Drivers Club member Rob Nimkoff and teammates Tim Bell, Al Davis and Dillon Machavern drove their Car Guy Nation Aston Martin Vantage GT4 to the win in the SCCA North Carolina Region’s annual “13 Hour Charge of the Headlight Brigade” at Virginia International Raceway on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Region bills t...

It was a TaylorFest in Final Grand-Am Race

It was a TaylorFest in Final Grand-Am Race

Photo by Gary GoldClick here for the Saturday photos by Greg Clark and Casey Keil.When it comes to Daytona Prototype racing at Lime Rock Park, there are just two names you have to know, now and forever:Taylor and Angelelli.Grand-Am’s Rolex Sports Car Series has been to Lime Rock three times prior to today. This year wa...

Prototype & GT Racing at LRP

Prototype & GT Racing at LRP

Prototype and GT Racing at Lime Rock    Names, Numbers & Whatnot...With the last-ever Grand-Am race coming up in a couple days -- the Grand-Am Championship Weekend Presented by BMW -- we thought you would enjoy a mini-rehash of this kind of racing at LRP.Here are some interesting facts for you to p...

Free Concert Friday, Sept. 27

Free Concert Friday, Sept. 27

Lime Rock Park has organized a free concert the evening of Friday, Sept. 27, showcasing the talents of British blues-jazz-rock guitarist Davy Knowles. The show is 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., to be held in the big concert tent located on Lime Rock’s Upper Infield Midway.The Davy Knowles show is part of the Grand-Am Championshi...

BMW Sponsors LRP's Championship Weekend Sept. 27-28

BMW Sponsors LRP's Championship Weekend Sept. 27-28

With BMW announcing that they are again the presenting sponsor of Lime Rock's Grand-Am season finale, we thought you would like to see some very good videos of BMWs in racing action. We have the click-throughs at the bottom, after you read this short update about the title fights coming up September 27 and 28. Ganas...

Rare Appearance of Auriana's Cars at HF31

Rare Appearance of Auriana's Cars at HF31

Lawrence Auriana, a very successful businessman who is also very well-regarded in the historic racing community, is not one to show off his cars in static displays. Mr. Auriana collects vehicles that embody living, breathing history, and he has a deep respect for wheeled competition, sports cars and motorcycles alike. ...

We Want You in the Sports & Race Car Parade

We Want You in the Sports & Race Car Parade

Everyone, from the drivers to the fans, keeps telling us how much they like the Thursday Vintage & Historic Race Car Parade, which officially kicks-off Lime Rock’s Labor Day weekend Historic Festival.The Parade is a hundred or more cars that leave Lime Rock Park at 4:00 p.m., then travel a 17-mile route through...

ESPN Radio Party at Max Burger in West Hartford

ESPN Radio Party at Max Burger in West Hartford

Hartford’s ESPN Sports Radio 97.9 is doing a live broadcast of The Bower Show from the Max Burger restaurant on LaSalle Road in West Hartford, next Tuesday, August 27, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., promoting Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 31 and Sunday in the Park Concours.It’s a party!ESPN has asked us to wrangle cool, old...

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