Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Lamborghinis and Many More Marques HighlightThe Five Day Event Held At Lime Rock Park Over Labor Day Weekend
LAKEVILLE, Conn.—The Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park, now in its 37th year, is staged to be one of the year’s largest gatherings of historic and vintage Italian-made vehicles in North America. Held over Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2018, the festival is the only North American classic car race and concours held on the same track over the same weekend. This year, with Italian Masterpieces being its premier theme, the event is poised to be one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the U.S. A plethora of extraordinary Ferraris, including two GTOs, a P2, and a 12-cylinder Testarossa, will be showcased at the event’s Sunday in the Park Concours, held on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. A special treat will be the appearance of the third Ferrari ever built, the first sold commercially and the oldest surviving Ferrari. This 1947 Ferrari 159 Spyder Corsa will be brought in by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. Also appearing will be the Sebring 12-Hour Race Winning OSCA MT4 driven by legendary driver Sir Stirling Moss.
Ford GT’s Ryan Briscoe of Connecticut & Teammate Richard Westbrook Claim Northeast Grand Prix Win At Lime Rock Park
LAKEVILLE, CONNECTICUT (JULY 20, 2019) — Teammates Ryan Briscoe, an Australian-born Connecticut resident, and Richard Westbrook of Great Britain, in the No. 67 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT took the win at the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on July 20, 2019. “It feels so good to have just won here at Lime Rock, a home race for me with my family here,” Briscoe said. “It’s such a difficult circuit and the conditions today were just brutal with the heat. We went in with a strategy to do three stops instead of the two that’s only necessary with the fuel. But we knew the tire degradation would be so tough. I think that’s what got us the win today doing the three stops, with great pit stops and great driving by Richard at the end. It all just worked out.”
Briscoe enjoyed the Winner’s Circle celebration with his wife, Nicole, an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter, and his two daughters.
The win by the No. 67 was their first victory of the season and an upset for Porsche’s five-race consecutive win streak in the GTLM class. The Porsche team was able to hold on and finish second overall in the race. The No. 66 Ford GT of Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller finished in the third position. The Northeast Grand Prix is Lime Rock Park’s second major event of the season and the largest in terms of single-day spectator turnout. Despite the unusually high temperatures, the weekend turned out to be a success, according to Skip Barber, Lime Rock President, who noted that fans took full advantage of the park setting to enjoy the shaded viewing areas.
Featuring the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Michelin Pilot Challenge, the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix brought race fans two days of on track activity and racing. Lime Rock’s next major spectator race will be the Historic Festival over Labor Day Weekend. For more information, tickets and upgrade experiences, visit www.limerock.com
Lime Rock Park’s 2019 Season Opener will kick off in two weeks. Time to get ready!
Celebrating the track’s traditional Memorial Day weekend of racing, the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic will be a one-of-a-kind event bringing you on-track diversity that ranges from the high-powered machines of Trans Am and International GT to the vintage masterpieces of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), and the eclectic variety showcased at the Sunday Royals Car Show presented by Hagerty. Held Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27, the event will consist of three days of on-track action and three simultaneously running car shows on Sunday. The preliminary schedule is available