Don’t know about you, but those of us here in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner enjoyed a beautiful day of perfect temps, plenty of sunshine, low humidity and some terrific racing. Lime Rock's five Pirelli World Challenge races kept the place buzzing, the Car Corrals were packed, and the Midway felt like a hip little mini-mall.
Patrick Long's particularly stylish champagne style...
Racers dealt with every kind of track condition you can think of during today’s Pirelli World Challenge practice, qualifying and races at Lime Rock Park, making for some, um, interesting lines and passes.
When: Friday & Saturday, May 26 & 27, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. both days
What: All six Pirelli World Challenge classes competing in eight total races
Where: Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn. (Connecticut’s Northwest Corner)
Tickets: Online (w/print-at-home) or at the Gates
Over the course of the Pirelli World Challenge race weekend May 26-27 at Lime Rock Park, professional sports photographers will volunteer their time and expertise to train military veterans in the art and science of photography. Organized by ace sports photographer Dan Burns for the Wounded Warrior Project, the two-day Canon-Lime Rock Park Photo School is part of WWP's overall effort to integrate U.S. veterans back into civilian life.
In Troy, N.Y., a 15-year-old boy is told by his good buddy that he and his Dad and his uncle are going to “that new race track in Connecticut, Lime Rock, it’s their opening day, wanna come with us?”
That Troy High School freshman said yes.
So it was that Rod Kurst and his friend watched all eight opening-day races, “with the hillsides packed with fans” and “having a terrific time.”
Even with the growing number of trees on the spectator hillsides, there are times when you might not be able to take advantage of them when it’s hot and sunny.
So we’ve come up with a ticket-upgrade option called the “Park Pavilion Pass.”
This just in!
One of the best things about Lime Rock Park is that fans who buy regular General Admission tickets are not treated as second class citizens: You get terrific comfortable viewing from your choice of gorgeous, shaded hillsides, and the fencing is close to the action. Parking is free, access to the race team paddocks is free, youths 16 and under are free, and active and retired military are free. In other words, fans and families don’t have to buy anything extra to truly enjoy the day at the races at Lime Rock Park. Which is not to say there aren’t ways to upgrade your fan experience!