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.

Second Annual Spike’s Ride for Sandy Hook is May 3

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.