Tag Archive: Lime Rock Park

May 24

Wounded U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Liam Dwyer wins IMSA Race at Lime Rock Park

Freedom Autosport ‘Thanks A Vet,’ Fields Winning Mazda

IMSA logo Three years ago, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer lost his left leg in Afghanistan. Saturday, he celebrated the anniversary of his “Alive Day” with a victory in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) race at Lime Rock Park. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

IMSA Continental Tire Challenge News and Notes: Lime Rock Park

Continental Tire Challenge Headlines Memorial Day Weekend

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge will headline Memorial Day weekend at Lime Rock Park, continuing a tradition of holiday competition that dates back to 1967 on the 1.5-mile circuit in Lakeville, Conn. The series will run a pair of two-hour, 30-minute races on Saturday for the Grand Sport (GS) and Street Tuner (ST) classes.

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May 20

Title contenders to jockey for position as series returns to Lime Rock Park

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Returns To Lime Rock

Colin Thompson leads Kasey KuhlmanThe ebbs and flows of an unpredictable, competitive season already have started in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama after just four races in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Luhr, Graf win American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix

Edwards, Mueller take close GT Victory in Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE

2013-07-06_0005Lucas Luhr survived an early torrid battle with Chris Dyson before giving way to co-driver Klaus Graf, who scored the team’s third consecutive victory in 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón competition Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

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Jul 03

David Ostella to race with TRG at Lime Rock

“I’m definitely excited to be driving in this race” – Ostella

David Ostella logoDavid Ostella will switch gears this weekend and head east to Lime Rock Park for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Northeast Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix News & Notes

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing looks to flex at Lime Rock

ALMSDyson Racing calls Lime Rock Park its home track, with the team based in nearby Poughkeepsie, N.Y. However, P1 class challenger Muscle Milk Pickett Racing has felt very much at home at the 1.5 mile circuit in Lakeville, Conn. in recent years, winning the last two races and three of the last four. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

The second episode of the new internet television program for American Formula F racing has been released.

F1600 In Focus – Second Episode Released

The episode, produced by MathisenMedia and supported by F1600 FF engine manufacturer Honda Performance Development, features 23 minutes of video from the F1600 Formula F Championship Series at Road Atlanta and Lime Rock Park, the Pacific Formula F1600 Series at Buttonwillow and Fontana, and the SCCA Majors at Road America. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Connery takes dominating wet win

Kyle Connery took his first victory since 2011

Kyle Connery grabbed the lead on lap one from the outside front row in the rain at Lime Rock Park and never looked back, pulling out a huge margin to win over Roberto Lorena and Federico Monsconi, in a podium sweep for Van Diemens and aspiring racers.

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May 25

Eidson Takes Another Rain Win at Lime Rock Park

Jake Eidson won again at Lime Rock in the rain

Putting his stamp on rain driving, Jake Eidson took another commanding win in the wet at Lime Rock Park. The victory, his third of the season, marked his second win of the day at Lime Rock, as he expertly controlled the race pace to the checkered flag in the No. 10 Spectrum/Honda entry for Cape Motorsports.

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Sep 29

2012 season to close during Championship weekend

At Lime Rock Park 
 
Lime Rock Park logoGrand-AM-RolexThe distinctive rural scenery of Northwestern Connecticut is providing a colorful setting for the finale of the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series as the trees surrounding Lime Rock Park sport the first colors of fall.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Slime signs on with Andrew Novich for Grand-Am campaign

Compass360 Racing driver to fly new livery at Laguna Seca and Lime Rock Park

Compass360 - Andrew NovichC360R_logoAndrew Novich’s #74 Honda Civic Si will hit the track in a decidedly different look at the next Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, at the iconic Laguna Seca raceway in Monterey, California on September 8th, 2012. The traditional Compass360 Racing orange will be replaced by the bright green of Slime, the worldwide leader in tire care.

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Jul 26

Lime Rock Park celebrating automotive history

Run from August 31 to September 3, the unique event is unlike any other historic motorsport event in the country.

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 30 Lime Rock Park logoFans of the iconic Lime Rock Park track have been celebrating the circuit’s 55th anniversary in 2012, but the upcoming Labor Day Weekend will provide enthusiasts with an additional insight into automotive history – the 30th running of the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival presented by Jaguar.

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Jul 18

A Feast of Fast Fun for Fans of Ferrari

Mama Mia, they’re back!

Ferrari Challenge photo by Casey KeilFerrari logoNorth America’s best single-marque racing championship, the Ferrari Challenge, screams its way back to Lime Rock Park this Saturday, July 21. Nobody does racing like Ferrari, and with field full of production-based F458C (“C” for competition) race cars, it’s Ferraris fender-to-fender and nose-to-tail. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

In His Own Words: Lucas Luhr

Before CTMP, relive championship-caliber comeback at Lime Rock

Lucas_Luhr-1ALMS - Lucas-Luhr-HPD-070612-1Of Lucas Luhr’s 38 victories in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, perhaps none was more unlikely than Lime Rock Park. Certainly it didn’t look good 45 minutes into the July 7 race when he pitted with a transmission problem. Heading into this weekend’s ALMS race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, let’s hear from Lucas on the epic comeback from four laps down at Lime Rock… Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Tight Times at Lime Rock Park

100-Race Salute: Bill Auberlen

ALMS - Lucas-Luhr-HPD-070612-1ALMS - Bill-Auberlen-BMW-070612-2Lap times were incredibly close in the first practice session for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The race is Round Four of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s Lucas Luhr set the quickest time overall and in P1, while Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen set the fastest GT lap.

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Jul 06

100-Race Salute: Jan Magnussen

Super-strong and super-quick teammate and rival, Brabham says

ALMS - Jan Magnussen-Corvette-070512-1ALMS - Jan Magnussen-Brabham-070512-1He has been both a teammate and a rival, so David Brabham is well-qualified to speak on the accomplishments of Jan Magnussen. The Dane is set to make his 100th start in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón this weekend at Lime Rock Park.

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Jun 29

Fast Times at Lime Rock Park

It’s a short but remarkably quick lap

Lime Rock Park logoPatrick-Long-Porsche-062812-mainEven at 1.5 miles and seven turns, Lime Rock Park boasts some of the fastest speeds in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Average qualifying and race speeds are well in excess of 100 mph, even for GT cars. Add to that the close quarters and heavy traffic with 32 cars, and the sensation of speed goes up dramatically.

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Jun 28

ALMS Northeast Grand Prix and Patrick Dempsey Racing at Lime Rock Park July 7

Entered: Hollywood’s Patrick Dempsey; Westport-based CEO; Indy 500 stand-out

ALMSLime Rock Park logoThe American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón starts its summer swing – six races over the next 11 weeks – with round four at Lime Rock Park July 6-7, the ninth annual Northeast Grand Prix. It’s got one of the biggest grids ever for this event: 32 entries made up of 15 prototypes and 17 GT cars.

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Jun 07

Lime Rock Park has chosen VP Racing Fuels, the world leader in its segment, as its Official Racing Fuel as part of a five-year agreement beginning in 2012.

VP Racing Fuels now official supplier for Lime Rock Park

VP Racing Fuels logoLime Rock Park logoWith VP designated as the track’s exclusive fuel supplier, the fueling station in Lime Rock’s B Paddock will pump VP’s VP100 Unleaded, VP110 Leaded and C12 Leaded (112) for racing competitors, as well as an unleaded 93 octane for track-day customers. The agreement also includes new pumps and VP signage. 

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May 31

ESM’s Cosmo anxious for VIR test day

‘Incredible race track’ plays host to first ALMS race in September

ALMS - Guy CosmoALMS - Guy Cosmo - FerrariHe has raced there, taught students there and tested road cars there. Seemingly the one thing Guy Cosmo has yet to do at Virginia International Raceway is take to its Grand Circuit. He will get his chance in two weeks during an open test for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

La Rocca Back in Victory Lane

La Rocca won at Lime Rock

F2000 Championship Series logoRobert La Rocca took his fifth win of 2012 at Lime Rock Park, bouncing back from an earlier incident in race one that saw him finish third with a broken front wing. Just a few hours later, La Rocca worked lapped traffic more carefully, leading every lap from pole en route to his fifth win in six races for HP-Tech Motorsport in the No. 10 Van Diemen, finishing ahead of Tim Minor, in the Citation chassis, and Chris Livengood in a RFR, both notching their first podiums of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Newey Wins to Close Lime Rock Weekend

Newey out front at Lime Rock

Brandon Newey survived a 20-lap F1600 Formula F Championship Series battle with Matias Koykka and eventually separated, breaking the draft, surviving a late race restart and winning his second race of the year after Koykka won in the morning during a doubleheader day at Lime Rock Park. Jeremy Grenier finished a career best second in the Citation/Honda, with Joe Colasacco third, completing the podium in a Van Diemen/Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Gooden Takes Maiden Victory at Lime Rock

Gooden grabbed his first F2000 win at Lime Rock

F2000 Championship Series logoWyatt Gooden took his maiden victory at Lime Rock Park, inheriting the lead after Robert La Rocca first tore off half a front wing dealing with lapped traffic, and Kyle Connery then went off in the late stages of the race, again, while working lapped traffic around the 1.53-mile circuit. Gooden stood on top of the podium after three straight top three finishes in the No. 6 Quantum Racing Services Van Diemen with Niki Coello finishing second in the RFR chassis, and La Rocca somehow coming home third with a missing left front wing.

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May 26

Koykka Wins Lime Rock Race 1

Koykka took his second win in three races

Matias Koykka started from pole and never looked back, leading all 30 laps to his second F1600 Formula F Championship Series victory in three races, driving the No. 10 Spectrum/Honda for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. Koykka made it a perfect points morning, setting fast lap, to win over Brandon Newey, who leads the points, and Jeremy Grenier. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Chevy dominates Trans Am qualifying at Lime Rock Park

Tony Ave took the pole for Saturday’s 100-mile feature Trans Am race

Lime Rock Park logoOn a beautiful day at Lime Rock Park for practice and qualifying for the season-opening Trans Am race weekend, Tony Ave took the pole for Saturday’s 100-mile feature Trans Am race, taking his Lamers/PME Engines/RPX Chevy Corvette around Lime Rock in :50.845. Ave, the 2011 Trans Am champion, is trying to recover from a poor result in last weekend’s opening round at Mosport, where he DNF’d after suffering a broken axle midway through the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Another Pole Run for La Rocca

La Rocca on pole again.

F2000 Championship Series logoRobert La Rocca paced a 25-minute F2000 Championship Series qualifying session for race one of the weekend at the 1.53-mile Lime Rock Park road course. For La Rocca, it was his fourth SOS Children’s Village pole in five attempts in 2012 in the No. 10 HP-Tech Motorsport Van Diemen. Kyle Connery will start second in another Van Diemen, ahead of Wyatt Gooden, Niki Coello and Chris Livengood. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Koykka Continues Pole Streak at Lime Rock

Koykka made it three poles so far, in 2012

Matias Koykka made it three poles in a row, remaining perfect in qualifying in 2012 and leading the way for race one qualifying around the 1.53-mile seven-turn Lime Rock Park road course in the No. 10 Spectrum/Honda for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. Koykka will lead the field to green from the SOS Children’s Village Pole with a fast lap of 53.5 alongside Brandon Newey, who qualified second. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

F2000 Lime Rock preview

F2000 Championship Series heads to Lime Rock Park

F2000 Championship Series logoAfter four races in 2012, Robert La Rocca and HP-Tech Motorsport have four wins, three poles, and a commanding lead in the 2012 F2000 Championship Series points standings. However, there is no shortage of fast drivers at the pointed end of the grid looking to challenge La Rocca as the F2000 Series heads to Lime Rock Park on Memorial Day weekend for a doubleheader with more than 30 entries.

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May 21

Free admission for all Connecticut ‘First Responders’ to Lime Rock Park’s season-opener

Massachusetts and New York, too

Lime Rock Park logoAtlantic - Simona De Silvestro - Lime Rock ParkOn the lawn of the West Hartford Town Hall on Sunday, Lime Rock Park owner Skip Barber announced he was inviting all “first responder” personnel – fire, police, EMT/EMS, ambulance drivers – to come to Lime Rock’s first big race weekend of the year, the “Lime Rock Season-Opener featuring Trans Am and Royals Garage Car Show,” Friday, May 25-27, for free. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

F1 Cars Coming to Lime Rock

HGP F1 Cars coming to Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 30 Labor Day Weekend – Will Sir Stirling be tempted to cadge a ride?

2011-06-11_1328Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 30 Lime Rock Park’s annual Labor Day weekend vintage racing event will feature for the first time a special Formula 1 race group. Historic Grand Prix (HGP), a vintage racing organization that showcases the spectacular 3-litre era of F1 – the cars from 1966 through 1983 – will race both Saturday and Monday as part of Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 30, Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3.

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