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It all began 60 years ago...

April 28, 1957. A race track hidden in a verdant valley of Northwest Connecticut opened its gates to the public for the very first time. A man named Vaill had turned a used-up gravel quarry and a potato field into one and a half miles of tarmac, seven uniquely connected corners that promised high speeds and rhythmic flow to drivers capable of meeting the challenge. Lime Rock Park had been born – and changed, literally and figuratively, the landscape of American road racing.

100,000-mile street car tire will have the traction of a race slick

To be developed on Lime Rock’s 1.5-mile, 7-turn track... A tire company has signed a deal with Lime Rock Park to test and develop a passenger car tire that finally meets the demands made by millions of car owners over the past century: A tire with a guaranteed tread life of 100,000 miles that also has super amounts of braking, accelerating and cornering grip. Gustav “UTQG” Vredestein, the lead engineer for the tire manufacturer that wishes to remain unidentified at this point, said, “We can’t believe this tire hasn’t been designed and produced yet.

The Winning Daytona 24 & Sebring 12 Drivers Racing in PWC Lime Rock Opener, May 26-27

The winning drivers of January’s IMSA Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and last weekend’s IMSA Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor – will be racing here at Lime Rock Park in the USAC Pirelli World Challenge series, the opening event of Lime Rock’s 2017 season, Memorial Day weekend May 26-27.

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