We’ve got our first Monthly Mega-Prize Giveaway winner!

winner-themeYesterday (Thursday, March 31) at 3:32 p.m. Eastern Time, the Lime Rock Park Cray Supercomputer that we keep hidden in the office basement was programmed to randomly choose one name from the 11,506 entries we had received so far for the Monthly Mega-Prize Giveaway. Then, .0038 seconds later, the first winner of the year popped up on the monitor... Bob Boynton, of Derby, Conn.!

Join the Righthanders

RighthandersThis marks Lime Rock’s initial 2010 recruiting call for those who would like to join our famous volunteer group, The Righthanders. Righthanders are extremely important to the success of all four major spectator race weekends – we want people who want to help our race fans, in everything from golf cart shuttles and information stations to administering hot laps and pre race festivities.

Vote Now! Survive the Drive Pepsi Grant

Survive_the_driveHere’s what we’re asking: Survive the Drive has a good chance to win a much-needed $50,000 grant from the Pepsi-Cola Company, as part of Pepsi’s Community Service Project.. But Survive the Drive needs your vote. The more votes it gets, the greater the chance that Pepsi will award Survive the Drive the grant.

Education is the best way to prevent teen-driver accidents. Lime Rock Park has long supported Survive the Drive, a high school program aimed at teen driver safety.


USF1’s Peter Windsor Gets a Few Laps at Lime Rock

USF1’s Peter Windsor Gets a Few Laps at Lime Rock

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Nov. 19) – Lime Rock Park has seen more than a few F1 cars take to its sinewy 1.53 miles, albeit in vintage form, while F1’s Charlie Whiting, the FIA race director and safety delegate, comes every few years to complete his track inspection preceding the issuance of Lime Rock’s circuit license. And it goes without saying that literally dozens of former Grand Prix drivers have competed at Lime Rock in other categories.


The “60 Minutes of Lime Rock”: Nathan Hale Ray High School Wins Electrathon

The “60 Minutes of Lime Rock”: Nathan Hale Ray High School Wins Electrathon

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Nov. 3) – It’s not the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it’s nearly as challenging... The team from Nathan Hale Ray High School in East Haddam, Conn., took the overall win in the Connecticut Electrathon race at Lime Rock Park October 30. Entered in the “Composite” category (fiberglass, wood or carbon-fiber monocoque chassis), the #X car completed 119 laps of Lime Rock’s 2/10-mile autocross test track in the allotted 1 hour, for a total of 23.8 miles.

The goal of each Connecticut Electrathon (formed in 2001 as a regional division of Electrathon America, whose purpose is “to develop a sport to improve public understanding of electric vehicles”) is to stage a twice-yearly competition where electric cars designed and built by students are driven as far as possible in exactly 1 hour’s time on a closed-loop course using limited electrical energy.

Second overall and first in the “Classic” category (metal space-frame chassis) was the #5 Lyme-Old Lyme High School vehicle, which completed 115 laps (23.0 miles). There was a tie for second place in Classic: the #395 Old Saybrook High School and the Somers High School #209 both finished with 109 laps (21.8 miles). Finishing third was the team from Farmington High School (#526, 97 laps/19.4 miles).

The Connecticut Electrathon  is sponsored by Lime Rock Park; the Wicks Group, PLLC; the Diebold Foundation; and Central Connecticut State University.

Final results, Connecticut Electrathon, October 30, 2009

Lime Rock Park autocross test circuit (5-turn, 1,056-foot track)
(Position, team and car number, town and county, laps completed/total miles)

Overall winner:

1. Nathan Hale Ray High School #X, East Haddam (Middlesex County), 119 laps/24.8 miles

Classic Category:

1. Lyme-Old Lyme High School #5, Old Lyme (New London County), 115 laps/23.0 miles
2. Old Saybrook High School #395, Old Saybrook (Middlesex County), 109/21.82. Somers High School #209, Somers (Tolland County), 109/21.8
3. Farmington High School #526, Farmington (Hartford County), 97/19.4
4. Nathan Hale Ray High School #537, 94/18.8
6. Lyme-Old Lyme High School #236, 89/17.8
7. Farmington High School #524, 73/14.6
8. Cheshire High School #701, Cheshire (New Haven County), 47/9.4

Composite Category:

1. Nathan Hale Ray High School #X, 119 laps/24.8 miles
2. Somers High School #009, 105/21.0
3. Somers High School #006, 73/14.6
4. Farmington High School #520, 69/13.8
5. Nonnewaug High School #665, Woodbury (Litchfield County), 61/12.2