Only Watching The Battle For First Is Missing The Point

Here’s a shot of one of the looniest on-track battles I’ve seen on a race track in a long, long time. It was from last weekend’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Lime Rock, and these Caymans were going at it like their lives depended on it. Neither car was going for the win. No, this was the battle for … » 8/01/15 2:31pm 8/01/15 2:31pm

Crazy Fast Shelby Mustang GT350R-Cs Dominate Lime Rock

Ford factory-backed race team Multimatic is on a massive roll. After a decisive home turf win at Canadian Tire Motorsport park two weeks ago, the team pulled into Lime Rock Park this weekend armed what would again prove to be the deadliest weapons in the Continental Challenge GS field: their pair of Ford Performance… » 7/27/15 2:10pm 7/27/15 2:10pm

TUDOR United Sports Car rolls through Lime Rock Park

This past weekend the TUDOR series returned to beautiful northwest Connecticut and the historic 1.5 mile “bull ring” of Lime Rock Park for the North East Grand Prix. Friday was a combination of practice and qualifying for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and United Sports Car series with the main events… » 7/27/15 8:17am 7/27/15 8:17am

Trans Am Racing At Lime Rock, And Miatas Too

Lime Rock Park kicked off their official season this Memorial Day weekend with a ear splitting bang. The Trans Am series is a fitting high five to American horsepower, and I was there to capture the action at the historic 1.5 mile track. Lime Rock is no stranger to Trans Am racing, having witnessed Sam Posey, Mark… » 6/11/15 2:12pm 6/11/15 2:12pm

Yoga Made Me A Faster Driver

Leaning the Porsche Cayman GTS hard into the first of the three deceptively challenging back-to-back-to-back opening turns of Lime Rock my brain suddenly goes blank. Considering I’m piloting a $100K car at triple digit speeds you’d imagine this would be scary, but I felt great. It was the first time I’d gotten close… » 5/09/15 10:39am 5/09/15 10:39am

Here’s What American Endurance Racing At Lime Rock Park Looks Like

American Endurance Racing is the new kid on the block for low-buck motorsports. Based around simple rules and a "race what ya got" mentality, it's got lots of appeal to anyone who's ever raced 24 Hours of LeMons or Chumpcar. On an ass-clenchingly cold late November weekend, AER stormed into historic Lime Rock Park… » 11/26/14 7:47am 11/26/14 7:47am

Why You Should Go Karting This Weekend

Full disclosure: we attended the "Lime Rock Park Mini-ALMS Northeast Grand Prix" at On Track Karting in Brookfield, CT last week. It was an event setup to promote the upcoming American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park this weekend, which you all should attend (as if you have something better to do than BBQ,… » 7/05/13 1:57pm 7/05/13 1:57pm

These Iron Maidens Will Torture Your Ears

Don’t be fooled by the sweet stylings of silver screen legend Paul Newman singing a few verses from his iconic film "Cool Hand Luke". Everyone here knows his real passion was with speed. He raced sports cars in this exact race series, on this exact track, for longer than most of us have been alive and he knew first… » 6/07/13 1:18pm 6/07/13 1:18pm

Check out the sights and sounds of the 2011 Ferrari Day at Lime Rock Park

Jalopnik commenter LeadfootYT posted this excellent video from this weekend's Ferraris at Lime Rock Park event that is just long enough to make us very very jealous we missed it. We've been promised more videos and pictures of the 100+ Ferrari event in the coming days, so be sure to keep an eye out for them at … » 7/31/11 4:00pm 7/31/11 4:00pm

The Rolex Vintage Festival at Lime Rock Park

[Please to enjoy another fine edition of You Are There by Jalopnik stringer and Lime Rock denizen, James Gribbon.] The cloudiest part of this past Labor Day in rural Connecticut was my head. I was winding down after a long weekend, which was ending on a high note. I was entering Lime Rock Park for the Rolex Vintage… » 9/06/07 2:00pm 9/06/07 2:00pm

You Are There: The 2007 ALMS Northeast Grand Prix

There's a bit of folk wisdom that goes, "It 's not who you are, it's who you're with." Once, in Miami visiting my sister, we went to one of those impossibly hip clubs in South Beach, where her friend knew the staff. We were whisked past the plebes in line to a section of the club cordoned off just for us, while… » 7/09/07 4:00pm 7/09/07 4:00pm

Race Day Preview: The 2007 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix

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The American Le Mans Series returns to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut tomorrow for the Northeast Grand Prix — the first race since Le Mans for some teams, and the first after a seven-week break in the action for others. Qualifying times are already at near track-record… » 7/07/07 5:30pm 7/07/07 5:30pm