Forget Virtual Reality: Go for the Real This Christmas


Our cyber-lives are filled with virtual this and online that. We stare at pixels as we walk the halls of malls. Not too far down the road, the fun of driving will be taken away as we find ourselves ensconced in self-directed pods.

It's time to get real... Let’s get out there and drive, people!

Naturally, Lime Rock Park offers up Christmas and holiday gifts where you do exactly that.

Here are some excellent choices for Lime Rock Driving Gift Certificates:

1. Lime Rock Drivers Club Track Day  This is a rare, exclusive and very special gift certificate. An LRDC Track Day is the ultimate expression of the desire to drive your car on a famous, historic, world-class race track at speed, coached from the right seat by a topline professional driver. Five-star hospitality for two is included. Bring your car to one of the world’s most famous race tracks and become a VIP Member for a day. Lime Rock Drivers Club Track Day Gift Certificates are available for $1,250. Scheduling the day is as easy as a phone call beginning in February. To purchase or for more information, please contact Club Administrator Jeanette Veitenheimer at 860.435.5000, ext. 104 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Lime Rock Autocross Days: Winter and Summer  Our mini race track in the Infield is the perfect place to have safe, fast, affordable fun in your car. In the winter, we make and groom our own snow – you’ll have the time of your life getting your car “slideways!” – while in the spring, summer and fall, the Lime Rock autocross is the place to test the limits of yourself and your car, without the risks of a regular race track. Lime Rock Autocross Gift Certificates are available starting at $225. To purchase or for more informayion, please contact the Track Offic at 860.435.5000, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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SPECIAL INFORMATION: Ever wanted to drive a real race car? Now you can with LRDC’s brand new race car rental program. Starting in 2017, LRDC will have on offer a fully insured, professionally coached driving program that features three state of the art race cars: a Musante Motorsports Cayman S GTB1; an Autoworks factory built BMW M235i; and a Mazda Miata MX-5 Cup car. For more information, please contact LRDC Director Simon Kirkby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 248.761.2729


You Can Buy 2017 Tickets & Passes Now


Did you know that we have everything ready to go for the 2017 racing season at Lime Rock Park? Tickets, holiday discount pricing, even the camping and RV reservation system.

You can purchase tickets (and thanks to our Christmas pricing, at the lowest prices you’ll see all year) for the 2017 races: Pirelli World Challenge Memorial Day Weekend, IMSA WeatherTech in July, Historic Festival 35 Labor Day Weekend.

We’re also ready with the camping spots, Mohegan Sun Fan Hospitality, even the passes for the private and exclusive Insiders Club.

Below are quick links to the event ticket pages.

Pirelli World Challenge, Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 & 27
IMSA WeatherTech & Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, July 21 & 22
Historic Festival 35, Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4
Insiders Club and Season Passes

There you have it, Lime Rock's 2017 "stuff." We're ready when you are!

Feel free to call us at the track office: 860.435.5000


Be an Insider -- or a "Major"


Hard-cards for the Insiders Club – exclusive, limited, the best amenities at Lime Rock even as it remains affordable – are now available for the 2017 season.

The Insiders Club Chalet is located in a prime viewing area above the Esses, with secure indoor and outdoor seating. Overseen by a dedicated hostess, first-class food and drink is prepared by Lime Rock’s chefs for your day-long enjoyment, while special guests make personal visits to the Insiders Club. We set aside golf carts for the exclusive use of Insiders, too, and a preferred parking area is always arranged for each event for Club Members. For those of you with discerning taste, the Insiders Club for Lime Rock's 2017 race days is the choice to make.

Click here if you're interested in becoming a Lime Rock Insiders Club Member, or call Tracy Pardo de Zela at 860.435.5000


The 2017 Season “Majors” Pass hard card

Not only does the Majors Pass speed your entrance into the track on race weekends, it gives you the opportunity to save nearly $100 versus the regular admission ticket prices for the three big race weekends! If you wish, you can buy additional Majors Passes with no assigned name; whomever you want to bring as a guest will have a Majors Pass Guest hard-card.

Again, please feel free to contact Lime Rock’s Ticketing Manager, Tracy Pardo de Zela, by phone or email if you desire more info on the Insiders Club or the Season Majors Pass: 860.435.5000 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(We know it’s not even Thanksgiving, but don’t chastise us too much for mentioning that Insiders Club membership and Season Majors Passes are pretty good ideas when it comes to holiday gift-giving...)


The 2017 Major Event Schedule


General Manager Steven Sewell announced Lime Rock Park’s 2017 major spectator event schedule this morning, noting that it models 2016.

“Feedback from the fans was overwhelmingly positive with regard to having Pirelli World Challenge over Memorial Day weekend and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in July,” Sewell said. “The long-running Historic Festival is of course a Labor Day weekend staple at Lime Rock.”

At Lime Rock, the Pirelli World Challenge – tremendous, no-pit-stops sprint racing – features all eight PWC classes: GT, GTA, GTS, GT Cup, SprintX, plus the three Touring Car classes – TC, TCA and TCB. GT is where manufacturers such as Cadillac, Acura, Bentley, Audi, McLaren, Ferrari, Nissan, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz all come to play. Many teams in the GT and GTS classes will also compete in two 60-minute "SprintX" races, with racing duties shared by two drivers.



The July IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, GT endurance racing at its finest, features the extremely popular GT Le Mans (GTLM) division and the GT Daytona cars, including all-new entries from Acura, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. The 2017 Northeast Grand Prix is a GT racing extravaganza, with an expected 25 to 35 cars in the featured two hour, 40-minute race. The NEGP also has the separate Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Championship, with the Grand Sport (GS) – now featuring international GT4-spec cars! – and the ever-popular Street Tuner (ST) divisions together in one big, fender-banging race. PLUS, Lime Rock has a 40-minute race for the all-new "Global LMP3" prototypes with 420 hp V8 engines: the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda!



Historic Festival 35 – details to come – is always a tremendous automotive and racing extravaganza that showcases close to 2,000 historic, vintage, racing and collector cars over its four days, from race car parades through town and three dozen vintage races to a prestigious concours on Sam Posey Straight and a huge collector car show. With Honored Collectors, Honored Guests and dozens of other special features, Historic Festival 35 is a must-do for any car person.


Tickets for all events, hospitality packages, season passes, camping, RV, Insiders Club membership, new merchandise and more went on sale in early November – many with discount pricing for the upcoming holiday season.

Lime Rock Park 2017 Major Racing Event Schedule
• May 26, 27 & 28, Memorial Day weekend: Pirelli World Challenge & Sunday Royals Car Show
• July 21 & 22, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship & Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
• September 1, 2, 3 & 4 (plus August 31 Race Car Parade), Labor Day weekend: Historic Festival 35 & Sunday in the Park Concours



Official Ferrari Videos from Challenge Weekend


Ferrari quickly produced two video packages of last Saturday's Ferrari Challenge "festival" at Lime Rock Park.

The first video is here, and an interview with race winner and Lime Rock Drivers Club Member Joe Courtney is here.