Grand-Am DP Test Day

28909_389871059002_44115954002_4064604_5501817_nLAKEVILLE, 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:


Lime Rock Park, Metro-North Railroad to Announce Joint-Effort 'First'

LRP-MTA_InviteCome On Down to Grand Central April 28!
* 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.

Through the lens...

throughthelensWe want to gauge interest among Lime Rock Park fans about something special and unique...
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.

Lime Rock and Royals' Garage Team Up for Veterans

Second Annual Veteran’s Memorial Car Show is Sunday, May 29 - This big, on-track car show is the result of a joint venture between Royals’ Garage in Torrington, Conn., and Lime Rock Park. The show date is the Sunday during Lime Rock’s traditional Memorial Day Grand-Am race weekend, which features the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race on Saturday and the Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype & GT race on Monday.


New York Auto Show Festivities

nyautoshowlogoThe New York Auto Show at The Javits Center became a "racetrack" for Opening Festivities on Saturday, April 3rd in New York City. Lime Rock Park and the Skip Barber Racing School joined together to host a fast-paced, in-your-face racing exhibition to commemorate the opening of the 110th annual NYIAS. Spectators watched real race car drivers perform slaloms, emergency braking, and evasive maneuvering techniques in front of the Javits Center.