The 28th running of the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival will take place on the traditional Labor Day Weekend... September 3 – 6, 2010. On the Friday, Saturday and Monday of the weekend, the track is teeming with exciting cars in full competition, but Sunday, glorious Sunday... That’s the day the Festival focus is on an automotive extravaganza of the highest level: Sunday in the Park.
Lime Rock Park, Metro-North Railroad, Grand-Am, and four front-running race teams were at Grand Central Terminal all day Wednesday, April 29. We had a big public display in the Vanderbilt Taxi Stand to promote the first-ever Metro-North “Getaway Package” and to familiarize autoless New Yorkers to the wonders of Lime Rock Park.
Here was our pitch... have you ever imagined what it would be like if you saw race cars driving full chat in Central Park? Okay, that’s what Lime Rock is like...
The event was cool... Thousands of people streaming in and out of Grand Central, many doing double-takes as they spotted about 2,000 horsepower worth of Grand-Am race cars in the Vandy Taxi Stand. More than 1,500 LRP ticket brochures and an equal number of Metro-North “Getaway” brochures were picked up. Oh, we wanted to make people’s ears bleed by firing up the Mazda, but that plan got ix-nayed...
Yep, we’ve got photos! Click here.
LAKEVILLE, CONN. (April 27, 2010) - The Grand-Am Road Racing Series is testing at the track today. The Rolex Sports Car Series featuring the Daytona Prototypes and the GT cars have taken to the track officially for the first time ever. Many of these drivers have never raced Lime Rock and on a day like today, rain, no rain, rain - they're going to get some good testing in.
There are 11 DP teams and 8 GT teams at the track. The DP teams are averaging 1:03 - 1:04 lap times and the GT cars are averaging 1:07 - 1:08 lap times.
Quote from owner Michael Shank of Michael Shank Racing - "I can already tell the Lime Rock race is going to be a scrappy one. The track is short and tight. We can guarantee door-to-door racing!"
For photos from the test day, click here: http://limerock.com/index.php?option=com_datsogallery&Itemid=83
* Open event for Lime Rock Park Fans!
* Lime Rock Park, Metro-North Railroad to Announce a Joint-Effort ‘First’
* Meet Grand-Am drivers, see the real Daytona Prototypes, GTs and Continental Tire Challenge cars
* Try the ‘Virtual GT’ Lime Rock Simulator!
Lime Rock to Showcase Daytona Prototype, Two GT Cars and Local Drivers in New York City, Wednesday, April 28. GRAND-AM race at Connecticut track on Memorial Day Monday is the focus.
In what is a first for both Metro-North Railroad and Lime Rock Park, the details of an all-inclusive Metro-North Getaway Package to the GRAND-AM sports car races at Lime Rock will be announced at a morning press function Wednesday, April 28, at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Taxi Stand (East 43rd Avenue at Vanderbilt Avenue, on the west side of Grand Central Terminal in New York City.), beginning at 8:00 a.m. and running until about 3:00 p.m.
Are you a serious amateur photographer? Would you like “insider’s access” to the world of professional motorsports photography? We know that many Lime Rock Park fans are avid “shooters,” so we’re thinking of offering, in conjunction with Nikon Professional Services, a motorsports photography school during the Labor Day Historic Festival 28 race weekend.