Lime Rock spending millions as it builds better fan experience

limerockLime Rock spending millions as it builds better fan experience
“Road to 60” already underway

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (April 14) – 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 the so-called Road to 60 Project is to dramatically enhance the spectator experience from 2015 onward.

“From the paddocks and the bathrooms to the hillside viewing areas, we’re changing Lime Rock’s infrastructure from pre-historic to be perhaps the most fan friendly road course in North America,” Barber said.
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Second Annual Spike’s Ride for Sandy Hook is May 3

2,400 cars, bikes and trucks came last year The 2014 goal is 3,000LAKEVILLE, Conn. (April 9) – Lime Rock Park is again encouraging everyone within “listening” distance to show support for “Spike’s Ride for Sandy Hook,” the huge car-truck-and-bike show, as the second annual fundraising gathering is set for Saturday, May 3 at Connecticut’s Northwest Corner motorsports facility. Proceeds benefit the Newtown Police Union and the Rotary Club Sandy Hook Fund.

Last year, George “Spikes” LeGrice and friends made it happen at Lime Rock Park: The car show to benefit Sandy Hook families and first responders was a big success. At the “Spike’s Ride for Sandy Hook,” organizers confirmed more than 2,400 vehicles – cars, motorcycles and trucks – made their way to Lakeville, collecting $26,000 in cash donations.
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Lime Rock, AARP Foundation and Jeff Gordon

Lime Rock ParkLime 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 1) – Lime Rock Park today announced its selection of AARP Foundation as its 2014 official charity to support Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year initiative to fight the risk of hunger for Americans age 50+.

Nearly 9 million Americans age 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – a 79 percent increase in just 10 years. Drive to End Hunger is AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to solve this problem; it works to combat hunger among people 50 and older through raising awareness – especially through its relationship with Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports – as well as building philanthropic support and developing long-term, sustainable solutions.
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Stirling Moss, Ralph Lauren’s Cars Coming to Lime Rock

Moss photo by Casey KeilHistoric Festival 32 Gathers Big ‘Heads’ of Steam
Confirmed: Honored Guest Sir Stirling Moss, Ralph Lauren Honored Collector

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (March 28) – Organizers of Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 32, Friday, August 29 through Labor Day Monday, September 1, have announced that Sir Stirling Moss and wife Lady Susie are reprising their popular 2012 Festival visit and will be this year’s Honored Guests.

In addition, world renowned designer Ralph Lauren has accepted the Festival’s invitation to be its Honored Collector, following previous honorees Miles Collier, Laurence Auriana and Peter Sachs.
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Lime Rock: A Call to Volunteer Arms

limerockLAKEVILLE, Conn. (March 25) – Lime Rock Park has announced that for the first time in 31 years the historic track in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner is looking for people to “raise their hand and be a volunteer guest services staffer at Lime Rock Park during its major spectator race weekends.”

Volunteers would be joining its so-called “Esses Club Station Staff.”

Station Staff are involved with a wide range of guest services and facility endeavors, and will help park cars, man access points, check-in campers and assist with loading in race teams.
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Lime Rock 2014 Schedule Published

Lime Rock ParkTickets on sale now, including special pricing for Christmas and the holidays

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Dec. 3) – Lime Rock Park’s 2014 spectator-event schedule opens with its traditional Memorial Day weekend, this year featuring the IMSA-sanctioned Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Friday and Saturday, May 23-24, along with the fifth annual Sunday Royals Car Show on the 25th.

The Grand Sport (GS) and Street Tuner (ST) divisions will each have separate races on Saturday. Supporting the weekend is the popular IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama championship, plus VSCCA “handicap” races.

The Sunday Royals Car Show, which draws 200-400 prime vehicles of every kind – from rare sports cars and contemporary supercars to hundreds of muscle cars from the 60s and 70s – benefits local charities.
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Angelelli and Taylor win DP race and championship at Lime Rock Park

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Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor Win GRAND-AM Rolex Finale at Lime Rock Park to Capture the Series Drivers’ Championship

Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP Scored Race Victory; Marsh Racing Whelan Corvette GT.R Took the Win in GT


LAKEVILLE, Conn. – September 28, 2013 – Chevrolet was a double winner in today’s GRAND-AM Rolex Series season finale at Lime Rock Park.  Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor took the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP) to Victory Lane and claimed the 2013 DP Driver’s Championship. And Eric Curran and Lawson Aschenbach driving the No. 31 Marsh Racing Corvette GT.R were with winners in the Grand Touring (GT)P class.


It is the fifth victory of the 2013 season and third consecutive to end the final GRAND-AM Rolex Series season for Angelelli and Taylor. The trip to Victory Lane extended the team’s undefeated streak at Lime Rock Park to four races.  The performance of the Wayne Taylor Racing team culminated in the popular pair winning the Rolex Daytona Prototype Drivers’ Championship by 13 points.

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Chevrolet Wins 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Series Daytona Prototype at Lime Rock Park

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Chevrolet Wins 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Series Daytona Prototype Engine Manufacturers’ Championship for the Second Consecutive Year

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – September 28, 2013 – For the second consecutive year, Chevrolet has won the GRAND-AM Rolex Series Daytona Prototype (DP) Engine Manufacturers’ Championship. Today’s win by Wayne Taylor Racing in the season finale at Lime Rock Park capped the championship-winning effort by the seven Corvette DP teams.

“Winning the GRAND-AM Rolex Series Engine Manufacturers’ Championship for the second consecutive year is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the Corvette DP teams and drivers,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicle and Motorsports. “Our partners at Earnhardt-Childress Racing along with our Powertrain team worked each and every week to deliver the right combination of power, fuel economy and durability. It was truly a team effort. “
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Lime Rock’s Sunday in the Park Concours

A Cunningham extravaganza and the rarest of Ferraris steal the show

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Sept. 2) – Lime Rock Park’s “Sunday in the Park” Concours saw the first Ferrari to reach American shores win Best of Show honors from a field of 248 entrants in 29 classes. The 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa, presented by Miles Collier of the Revs Institute, crossed the podium driven by noted restorer Paul Russell and was handed the Best of Show trophy and a Frédérique Constant Genève Healey watch.

Other notable winners include a spectacular 1930 Aston Martin International in the “Risky But Racy – competition machines of merit pre-1945,” presented by Richard and Philip Rader of Briarcliff, N.Y.; a rare and valuable 1967 Shelby-prepped Toyota 2000 GT (Bob Tkacik, Saco, Maine) from the “Speed & Style – GT Cars 1965-1970” category; and a 1964 Ferrari Lusso owned by Roger Werner of Greenwich, Conn., winning the “Businessmen’s Express,” GT cars 1960-1965” class.
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