A Call to [Volunteer] Arms!












Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you’re interested.

Okay, who wants to raise their hand and be a volunteer staffer at Lime Rock Park during our big spectator weekends?

Would you like to join Lime Rock’s “The Esses Club Station Staff”?

From parking cars, manning access points, checking-in campers or assisting with loading in race teams, the Station Staff are involved with a wide range of guest services and facility endeavors. Station Staff enjoy an all-access approach to Lime Rock Park, and get to work hand in hand with track management – not to mention meeting a star driver now and again.

When you join you become an important part of every event. It takes an entire squad to execute the events at Lime Rock and we welcome your help, knowledge and positive attitude!

By joining the Esses Club, you’ll find it’s a fun, exciting and “insider” way to meet people from all over the world, people who share the same passion for racing as you.

The annual Esses Club Spring Kick-Off Meeting is Saturday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m., here at the track.

We’re inviting you to come and learn more about this opportunity and the benefits involved. You can meet the staff and enjoy some yummy pot-luck food.

And if you decide joining the Esses Club is not for you, that’s fine. At least you got a great free meal, right?

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you’re interested.

Please write a sentence or two about yourself and why you’re interested in getting involved. Include your street address and some phone numbers.

We’ll send you details about coming to the Esses Club Spring Kick-off Meeting, where we’ll answer your questions and feed your face!

Everyone at Lime Rock Park


Make Your Campsite Reservation

Camp Blast

Let's go racing! Let's go camping!

The IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge/Porsche GT3 Cup Memorial Day race weekend at Lime Rock Park is coming up, May 23-25.

The Reserved Camping Reservation ticket system is now up and running.

You can now select a specific site-number from the “seating” map on the camping page.

By purchasing ahead of time, you pay only $15 for your 20’ x 20’ site; that’s your total camping fee for Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

The IMSA Opener is going to be very good. Friday and Saturday are absolutely packed with qualifying and races: There are two Porsche GT3 Cup races, two Vintage Sports Car Club races and of course, the Conti Street Tuner (ST) race and the Conti Grand Sport (GS) race.

Then on Sunday, a tremendous collection of really cool cars, bikes, trucks, sports cars and rods from all around the tri-state area will fill Sam Posey Straight for the fifth annual “Sunday Royals Garage Car Show,” starting at 10:00 a.m.

All tickets – admission, camping, Mohegan Sun Fan Hospitality, Season Passes – for all of this year’s race weekends (see 2014 schedule below) can be purchased online or by calling 860.435.5000.

See you in 64 days!


Teen "Driving Safety" Seminars in March and April


“Survive the Drive,” one of the leading teen driving-safety organizations in the country and headquartered in Lakeville, Conn., has scheduled three programs and presentations at the top karting facilities in the area. Enrollees also have a chance to win valuable driving programs (see poster).

  Bob Green, Survive the Drive president and executive director, will be presenting interactive and highly energetic presentations addressing the distractions that affect teens today. Parents, grandparents, teens – anyone who could use a lesson in the whys and hows of distracted driving is encouraged to attend.

“Drivers have always had distractions. Now the distractions are more pervasive and intrusive. Lives can change in a heartbeat,” said Green.

Programs will be hosted with refreshments and on site tours at these locations;

Wallingford, Conn., On Track Karting, Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mt. Kisco, N.Y., Grand Prix New York, Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Brookfield, Conn., On Track Karting, Wednesday, April 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

$10 donations per person are requested.

Register for Survive the Drive events online at

You may contact Survive the Drive spokesperson Lori Zaharek can be reached at 860.671.1430.





Lime Rock Drivers Club: Fun in the Snow!

WAX Blast

This week’s crazily snowy conditions up and down the East Coast calls for a brand-new video, one that we shot just six days ago.

And by “we,” we mean Casey Keil, one of Lime Rock’s two brilliant photographers.

Casey is not afraid of the drone. Hold that thought...

The Lime Rock Drivers Club (LRDC) is the exclusive club whose members pay a not-unsubstantial sum to get, basically, two fantastic things: Racing and driving coaching of the highest order, and the run of the track – it becomes their personal, private playground – 40 to 60 days per year.

Hey, when you own a street McLaren or a Porsche GT3 Cup or a Radical or a Lambo Aventador, you’d be dumb not to join the LRDC, right?

Anyway, last Saturday the LRDC members put together what they called a “WAX” – a Winter Autocross Day – up in the Infield. Huge, huge fun, a bonfire, and of course the most important thing... hot chocolate.

Casey brought all his gear, including his brand-new drone (did you know you have to get an FAA license to legally use one? Yes, Casey has his license...), and shot the heck out of the day.

Then he put this video together.





29 Reasons to Buy an AX Day at LRP

(Heads up! Secret contest inside!) 

Besides being a whole tub o' fun, an Open Autocross Day at Lime Rock Park lets you learn and practice car-control skills. Something the drivers of these cars may have wished they had a tiny bit more of, right?

Anyway, because you were smart enough to click on the link that brought you here, you now have a chance to win a seat in a Lime Rock Park Open Enrollment Autocross Day.

That's right, be one of the first two (2) people to correctly identify the car (carmaker and model) in photo number 18, and an Open AX Day is yours. We don't expect you to know the exact year, but you need at least know the era.

The decision about who's right and who's wrong remains solely with Lime Rock's Impresario of the Autocross, the King of Exit Speed, the Nattering Nabob of Negative Camber... Mr. Walter "Swervin'" Irvine.

Email your guess direct to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ok, take a look at these "incidents," each, sadly, involving nice rides...

...and he was only going 30 mph, right?

Who thought a Mustang could get too hot?

You be the judge on this one...

I thought you were supposed to drive these off the back of the car carrier...

Hey, Steve Miller! Not everything's better when wet!

Proof that a Corvette will not fit in a shopping cart.

The long forgotten Pontiac Tornados...

T-boned and rolled... 

Just cosmetic

Cars from the 70s were known for their tree-hugging weight

Looks like more shopping cart damage...

New Vette color: Incendiary Blue Metallic

The classic "I swear, it just fell out of the sky!" accident.

Wait... another Corvette?

What happens with too much wheel hop...

Hope he had WeatherTech Floor Liners

Oh, man, this looks almost... hey, is this what they mean by "car porn"?

Tell us what this is and you can win an Autocross Day at Lime Rock Sat., Feb. 15

Torque wrenches. Learn about 'em...

No It can't be... another Corvette? What the hell's going on around here?

I don't think this one's real... and it's another Corvette

No comment

I hope those lifts in the background didn't have anything to do with this...

You know, this guy better stop overcooking his front brakes or else he's gonna be in real trouble... Um, is that another Vette?

Yes, we know. It's a hot rod...

If we turn this right side up, are we going to see another Vette?

And you think the car's safe inside the closed trailer

Oh, boy...

The Beach Boys never sang about their 409s suffering this... Wait, this is a Chevelle, not an Impala.
Chevelles didn't have 409s. Did the Beach Boys ever sing about 396s? Or was that just the Monkees?