With BMW announcing that they are again the presenting sponsor of Lime Rock's Grand-Am season finale, we thought you would like to see some very good videos of BMWs in racing action. We have the click-throughs at the bottom, after you read this short update about the title fights coming up September 27 and 28.
Ganassi's BMW-Riley is in the title hunt, to be decided at LRP September 28
This BMW 128i can win the Continental Tire ST championship at LRP September 27
For the second year in a row, BMW has taken ownership of the Grand-Am season finale here at Lime Rock Park.
Lime Rock’s last big spectator event of the year is the “Grand-Am Championship Weekend Presented by BMW,” September 27-28.
This is Grand-Am’s season finale. Both the Rolex Sports Car Series – Daytona Prototypes and GT – and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series, GS and ST, have to decide all the 2013 titles at Lime Rock.
Drivers, manufacturers, teams and engine-makers all want a slice of the 2013 championship pie, and we don’t have to tell Lime Rock fans what usually happens when you put teams and drivers desperate to win on the track for one last shot: Crazy-good action.
The Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Rolex DP team (BMW/Riley with Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett) has slim 9-point advantage over Wayne Taylor Racing (Corvette DP with Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli), while in the driver’s championship, Taylor & Angelelli have an even slimmer lead over Rojas & Pruett, just 8 points. You a Chevy guy or a Bimmer guy? And by “guy” we mean “gal.” Or “guy.”
In Rolex GT, seven drivers are within 26 points of leaders Andy Lally and John Potter. It’s boiled down to a harsh Porsche GT3 vs. Ferrari 458 vs. Chevy Camaro battle... who you gonna pull for?
This is a race – the last-ever Grand-Am race in history, since Grand-Am and ALMS merged for 2014 and beyond, called United SportsCar Racing (USCR) – you don’t want to miss, for many reasons.
In Continental Tire, the Street Tuner (ST) championship battle is also super-tight, a dog fight between a BMW 128i driven by Mike LaMarra and Terry Borcheller and a Honda Civic Si piloted by Kyle Gimple and Ryan Eversley. Just 8 points separate the teams and drivers. Do not miss the Friday Conti Tire ST race!
Call us for tickets (860.435.5000) to the Grand-Am Championship Weekend Presented by BMW, September 27-28, or click here to go to the Tickets page.
Okay, as we promised at the top, we found some excellent BMW-related videos that we thought you would really like, regardless of whether you're a Bimmerphile or not.
BMW’s M Motorsports Division racing history
A very good on-board from a Conti Tire GS BMW M3, at Mid-Ohio this summer
This is a neat re-cap of Turner Motorsport at Lime Rock last year – much of it shot in super-slow-mo
BMW Performance Center cars drifting at Lime Rock
Turner Motorsport 2011 re-cap video from Lime Rock Park
Here’s the Gear Patrol review of the BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition that was revealed during last year’s championship weekend
Sweet video highlighting the sound of a BMW CSL at Lime Rock
BMW’s own video introducing its Z4, racing in ALMS