Summer Autocross Days

Lime Rock Park offers easy-to-join programs where you can register to drive your street car, race car or a rented vehicle on a real race track in a relatively safe environment – perfect for high performance fun for all driver experience levels, new street driver training and advanced track driver skill development! These programs are held on Lime Rock’s .44-mile Autocross and Skid Pad courses.
 
Lime Rock’s autocross is a half-mile permanent, paved track (not cones in a parking lot as many autocrosses are) that can be run in seven different configurations, and includes camber and elevation changes.  The course is also specially designed so that only smooth grass surrounds the course and drivers are able to explore the limit without the same fear of damaging their car that can be a daunting reality of events on the larger 1.5-mile Lime Rock Park road course.  A note: though most people utilize their own vehicle, rental cars are available for your special occasion or in case you aren’t comfortable using your own vehicle. Contact Ryan McIntosh at the Lime Rock Park Track Office at 1 (860) 435-5000, ext. 109 or Ryan@limerock.com for more information about renting a vehicle to participate in a 2017 Summer Autocross program.
 
New for 2017: Lime Rock Park has three different kinds of programs on the .44-mile autocross and 300’-diameter Skid Pad that offer three unique experiences:

  • Program 1 – Autocross Lapping Days: $250 registration fee per driver, with max enrollment of 25 drivers led by 3 professional instructors. 11 dates for 2017
  • Program 2 – Advanced Driver Coaching: $500 registration fee per driver, with max enrollment of 16 drivers led by five professional track driving and racing coaches. 3 dates for 2017
  • Program 3 – Street Driving Safety Clinic: $360 per enrolled driver, with max enrollment of 24 driving participants and six professional driving instructors. 2 dates for 2017

To register for a specific date, go to http://tickets.limerock.com/2017SummerAutocrossPrograms
To purchase an autocross certificate as a gift, call us at 1 (860) 435-5000
 
Keep reading for a basic overview of each of the three programs so you know which one is right for you!
 
Program 1 – Autocross Lapping Days:


 The Autocross Lapping Days are four and a half to five hours in length, and great for individuals or groups looking for an opportunity to drive their own car (most participants use their street car) in a fun, performance setting with minimal investment. Spectator guests are welcome and encouraged at no additional cost – this is a social environment! $250 registration fee per driver, with max enrollment of 25 drivers led by 3 professional instructors to keep the event running smoothly and provide driving feedback when needed.
 
This program is for you if you’re looking for:

  • A ton of driving time in a run-group format that is conducive to drivers of all skill levels
  • The fewest obstacles and smallest time investment to participate in a performance driving event
  • Affordable, entry-level price point that is a bargain for the driving time provided. You’ll go home tired and with a smile on your face!

Program 2 – Advanced Driver Coaching:


 The Advanced Driver Coaching programs are four and half to five hours in length, and are intended for track drivers and driving enthusiasts looking to learn from professional driving coaches to get more out of your own abilities using your own vehicle (race car or street car) in preparation for casual or competitive performance driving events. By taking advantage of the intended design of Lime Rock’s .44-mile permanent, paved Autocross course and 300’-diameter Skid Pad, you get maximum training time to improve your lap times, car feel and competitiveness in your track or street vehicle. With events generally taking place during unmuffled Tuesdays, this program won’t compete for time with your track days or race weekends and means you are able to train with your unmuffled race car. The Skid Pad sessions include use of a Lime Rock Park-provided Mazda MX-5 to prevent the excessive wear and tear on your vehicle that is possible when using the Skid Pad. $500 registration fee per driver, with max enrollment of 16 drivers led by five professional track driving and racing coaches, all dedicated to your one-on-one skill development.
 
This program is for you if you’re looking for:

  • A substantial amount of time driving one-on-one with pro coaches on a course designed to develop driver skills and in a curriculum that allows for repetitive technique development and intensive skill building
  • Exercises focused on precision car control development utilizing the Skid Pad with a Lime Rock Park-provided vehicle, which prevents excessive Skid Pad-induced wear-and-tear on your vehicle
  • Un-muffled dates that allow for amateur racers to receive feedback specific to their race car
  • A stupendous value when compared to cost of private coaching and Skid Pad rental

Program 3 – Street Driving Safety Clinic:


 The Street Driving Safety Clinic is for street drivers of all ages and experience levels that want to be trained on how to control their personal vehicle in the inclement and emergency situations that are regularly encountered on public roads. Parents – this is the program for your new drivers to become safer, more aware and prepared to handle their vehicle. This includes establishing correct driver awareness to help avoid incidents and repetitively practicing how to respond to them when they do occur with emergency avoidance and skid control exercises – before you have to react on the street. The registration fee is $360 per enrolled driver, with max enrollment of 24 driving participants. With six professional driving instructors, student-teacher ratios are incredibly small at 4:1.
 
This program is for you or your child if you’re looking for:

  • Easy-to-remember car control techniques that aren’t taught in driver’s ed. classes
  • Classroom learning that is only a precursor to the repetitive, substantial practice time included in the program to develop those techniques in a controlled environment
  • Professional driving coaches that know how to get maximum participant engagement in the learning process. You will have fun while you’re learning – and remember what you’ve learned.
  • The combination of engaging instructors, easy-to-remember techniques and a lot of practice yields improved critical decision making abilities and ingrains skills that allow you to become comfortable with, and aware of, the maximum capabilities of the vehicle that you are usually driving on a day-to-day basis. You leave the clinic considerably more ready to handle a situation in your daily driving that causes a loss of traction or requires emergency avoidance, making you a safer, better driver on the street.

The Bare Essentials for all programs:

 

·         Drivers must be licensed

·         Cars must conform to Lime Rock noise regulations for the date of the program (ask if unsure)

·         Non-driving guests of participants welcome

·         Thin soled shoes recommended

·         Compressed air available on site

·         Dates run rain or shine

*All guests of participants must sign the LRP Release & Waiver when entering the facility.

 Cancellation Policy:
If a participant is unable to attend, Lime Rock must be notified at least one week prior to the event.  In that case, Lime Rock will transfer the credit to another date of the participant’s choosing.  Credit will not be refunded or transferred if the participant notifies Lime Rock less than one week before the event (barring special circumstance.)
 
Here is the initial 2017 Summer Autocross schedule (subject to change):

Date and Time
Tuesday, 4/18, 12-5 p.m.
Saturday, 4/22, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, 5/6, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 6/13, 12-5 p.m.
Saturday, 6/17, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, 6/17, 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7/1, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7/1, 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8/26, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8/26, 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9/16, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9/16, 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9/23, 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10/7, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10/7, 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10/21, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
Program Type
UM Advanced Driver Coaching
UM Autocross Lapping Day
UM Autocross Lapping Day
UM Advanced Driver Coaching
UM Street Driving Safety Clinic
UM Autocross Lapping Day
UM Autocross Lapping Day
UM Autocross Lapping Day
UM Autocross Lapping Day
UM Autocross Lapping Day
Autocross Lapping Day
Advanced Driver Coaching
Street Driving Safety Clinic
Autocross Lapping Day
Autocross Lapping Day
Autocross Lapping Day

To register for a specific date, go to http://tickets.limerock.com/2017SummerAutocrossPrograms
 
To purchase an autocross certificate as a gift, call us at 1 (860) 435-5000

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