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Lime Rock Park’s Midway has SIMulated racing and real, old-time shaves by Sim’s

Lime Rock Park’s Midway has SIMulated racing and real, old-time shaves by Sim’s

You want SIM? Or Sim’s? How about both…

The Lime Rock Park Midway, the paved area in the upper infield, is where we bring fan-friendly fun for the entire family for the Road Racing Classic – 22-25 May – Memorial Day Weekend.

And, that’s where you’ll find both “sims!”

SIM 1: The hottest, most accurate, most realistic online racing today is by iRacing.com. And, they’re bringing their fantastic iRacing SIMulators to the Midway for the Memorial Day weekend. After you try iRacing’s SIM Challenge – it’s free – you might hold the track record and even win the grand prize of a year-long free subscription to iRacing. The realism of driving Lime Rock with the iRacing SIM will knock your socks off, guaranteed. Try it more than once and see if you can shave time off your Lime Rock laps! And speaking of shaving...

Sim 2: Well, what we’re talking about is actually “Sim’s,” as in Sim’s Barbershops, the latest, greatest and hottest trend in men’s grooming! They’ve been in the news, written up in national magazines and have showcased his shaves at major sporting events over the past year: Sim’s has brought old-school “barbershopping” back to the masses. They’ll be set up in the Midway, and you can get one of their famous shave or haircut groom jobs for just $20.

One last note: The discount you get by buying tickets in advance ends today at 5:00 p.m.

A Full Weekend ticket purchased in advance is $50 (after 5pm today it’s $85), Saturday and Monday tickets are $25 each if purchased in advance (after 5pm today they are $35 each day) and all tickets include parking and paddock access. Children 12 and under are free. Premier Fan Hospitality access is $125, with children 12 and under costing $30.

For tickets call 800 RACE LRP or online at www.limerock.com.

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Your Ticket is your Pit Pass this Memorial Day Weekend at Lime Rock Park

Your Ticket is your Pit Pass this Memorial Day Weekend at Lime Rock Park

The Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series – the featured races during the Memorial Day “Road Racing Classic” weekend at Lime Rock Park – has allowed us to schedule a unique experience for LRP race fans: You can walk pit lane to get right next to the cars, teams and drivers just before the start of each KONI race!

That’s right, you don’t need a special Media or VIP Pass – your Lime Rock ticket is all you need! It’s called the KONI Fan Walk, and there are two; one on Saturday for the ST Class, and the other on Monday for the GS Class.

The cars, teams and drivers will all be in pit lane, with the drivers available for conversation and autographs. Noted racing commentator Greg Rickes will be on the PA describing the drivers, cars and teams. This is a truly unique opportunity – it’s the kind of direct access Lime Rock Park is famous for!

The KONI Challenge ST Fan Walk is Saturday, 22 May, from 2:00 to 2:30. KONI ST races are ferocious battles between all the hot – and very cool – smaller sporty cars: Mazda MX-5 Miatas, RX-8s, BMW Z4s, 328s and 330s, Chevy Cobalts, Honda Civic Sis, VW GTis, Subaru Legacys, Mini Coopers and more.

The KONI Challenge GS Fan Walk is Monday, 25 May, from 1:35 to 1:55. The GS Class is for the big-bore monsters: BMW M3s, Porsche 911s, Mustang GTs and more!

One last note: The discount you get by buying tickets in advance ends tomorrow, Friday, 15 May at 5:00 p.m.

A Full Weekend ticket purchased in advance is $50 (after 15 May it’s $85), Saturday and Monday tickets are $25 each if purchased in advance (after 15 May they are $35 each day) and all tickets include parking and paddock access. Track admission for children 12 and under is free. Premier Fan Hospitality access is $125, with children 12 and under costing $30.

For tickets call 800 RACE LRP or online at www.limerock.com.

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It’s never happened before at Lime Rock Park

It’s never happened before at Lime Rock Park.

During one long, beautiful Memorial Day weekend, 22-25 May, you can thrill to the sights and sounds of vintage Formula 1 cars, racing twice during the weekend; enjoy the fender-banging excitement of a huge field of Grand-Am’s KONI Challenge sports cars, the headline event; and watch some of the best open-wheel road racing North America has to offer, thanks to the Formula 2000 championship.

And here’s the kicker... For the first time, you can take it all in from Lime Rock’s latest innovation for the fans: an air-conditioned Lime Rock Park Fan Hospitality chalet, with one of the best views of the track. Food, drink, special guest appearances, VIP parking – the works, all for $125 (does not include race ticket).

It’s an experience as good, or even better, than even some of the best-funded race teams enjoy!

Time is, in fact, running out... We at Lime Rock Park know that everyone who asks you to purchase something wants you to “Act Now!” and “Call Today!”

But we’re not going to scream at you. We simply want to let you know that the discount you get by buying tickets in advance ends this Friday, 15 May at 5:00 p.m.

A Full Weekend ticket purchased in advance is $50 (after 15 May it’s $85), Saturday and Monday tickets are $25 each if purchased in advance (after 15 May they are $35 each day) and all tickets include parking and paddock access. Children 12 and under are free. Premier Fan Hospitality access is $125, with children 12 and under costing $30.

Lime Rock Park. A view with a track... For tickets call 800 RACE LRP or online at www.limerock.com.

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Lime Rock Park - A View With a Track - New Premier Fan Hospitality Available for Memorial Day Weekend

Lime Rock Park - A View With a Track - New Premier Fan Hospitality Available for Memorial Day Weekend

There is nothing like a day at Lime Rock Park – the fastest day trip ever. The drive to the track is gorgeous, the setting is breath taking, and the experience is uniquely unforgettable, ensuring an adventure with family and friends to kick off the summer.

So, how could this adventure possibly get any better?

Now Lime Rock Park is offering a chalet hospitality with one of the best views of the track to watch the Historic Grand Prix Formula One machines, the KONI Challenge and F2000 racers in air-conditioned comfort while making new friends over cold drinks and good food.

This opportunity is on offer this Memorial Day Weekend’s Saturday and Monday, as Premier Fan Hospitality tickets are available for $125 plus track admission. The Fan Hospitality includes buffet lunch, drinks, special guest appearances, hot lap drawing, a personalized paddock tour, a welcome goodie bag and VIP parking pass. If an event ticket has already been purchased, you can still add on the Premier Fan Hospitality and enjoy this exclusive offer.

Lime Rock Park located in Litchfield County, CT—a place that’s a destination location in its own right. In June 2008 and spring 2009, the track has undergone tremendous upgrades thanks to owner, Skip Barber’s continuing commitment to making Lime Rock Park one of the best spectator tracks in the world. You can enjoy the day with a lap around the track—not in a car—but instead with a walk around the Park

Start by taking in the scenic view from the outfield hillside, where you can almost see the entire 1.5 mile track, something that no other road racing circuit can offer. From there, you can cross the pedestrian bridge and visit the race teams in the open paddock on the way to watch the action from the Esses, along No Name Straight, walk past the Uphill corner towards West Bend and then stop to take in the blinding-fast Downhill.

Don’t miss the new-and-improved Midway where the Historic Grand Prix Cars will paddock, enjoy the numerous merchandise vendors and compete in the iRacing SIM Challenge.

Lime Rock Park is known for no grandstands and no assigned seats, so fans aren’t locked into squeezing themselves into a small bleacher. In fact, blankets are the seat of choice. Keeping this in mind, the Premier Fan Hospitality has a private spectator hill off the back of the chalet so you may choose either a blanket and fresh air or the convenience and air-conditioned comfort of the chalet, or both. You are a VIP every other day, why not be one at LRP!

Lime Rock Park has one of the most picturesque New England views, only interrupted by one strip of pavement, the race track. Enjoy the view, the racing and make the Infield Chalet home during the Road Racing Classic, 22 -25 May 2009. Space is limited. Purchase tickets by calling 800 RACE LRP or www.limerock.com.

Tickets prices are $25 for Saturday or Monday, Weekend ticket $50, Fan Hospitality ticket $125. Event tickets for children 12 and under are free with children Fan Hospitality ticket $30.

For more information call 800 RACE LRP.

 

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Formula One Cars at Lime Rock Park on Memorial Day Weekend

Formula One Cars at Lime Rock Park on Memorial Day Weekend

Eau Rouge, Becketts, Casino, Parabolica.

Formula One cars will add two new famous corners to their Curriculum Vitae.

Big Bend and The Downhill.

For the first time, a breathtaking selection of Formula One Machinery from one of the great eras of the Series will be racing at Lime Rock Park on Memorial Day Weekend. Authentic cars from the World Championship will compete in two races organized by Historic Grand Prix, a group dedicated to the

preservation and use of these great machines. Cars that were driven to success by some of the greatest racers in the world will undoubtedly come close to breaking the Lime Rock Park track record in an unmatched demonstration of technical sophistication, power and handling.

The great names of the sport, Andretti, Senna, Gurney, Mansell, Moss, Ascari, Prost, and Schumacher all developed and affirmed their talent racing in Formula One. And, they drove cars which are legendarily faster than anything else around a given track.

Marques like Maclaren, Ferrari, Wolf, Penske, Cooper, and Lotus established their brands and competitive reputation racing at tracks like Monza, Silverstone, Spa and Monaco. Manufacturers like Toyota, Ford, Renault, Mercedes Benz, and BMW have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to show that they can match technical brilliance with the specialists who traditionally have concentrated on winning the Formula One World Championship.

With around 500 horse power available in cars weighing not much more that a thousand pounds these cars promise to provide a really tremendous spectacle on the 1.5-mile Lime Rock Park. And, they will be on view in a special Midway Paddock area.

For a fascinating moment, Lime Rock Park on Memorial Day Weekend will echo to the resounding sounds and spectacular sights of real Formula One cars from the glory days of the World Championship...when Villeneuve, Hunt, Peterson, and Andretti hurtled towards their destiny all over the globe.... not a spectacle to be missed!

The Road Racing Classic on Memorial Day Weekend will also feature the Koni Challenge and F2000. Event tickets and Premier Fan Hospitality tickets are on sale now. All tickets include free access to the paddock area and free parking. Discounted advance tickets are available until Friday, 15 May. Following that date, higher gate pricing will apply. Kids 12 and under are always free.

Series Information:

www.grand-am.com/koni/
www.historicgrandprix.com
www.f2000championshipseries.com

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