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This is Lime Rock Park...

Incredibly historic yet modern. Not a hint of a grandstand but tremendous spectator viewing. Fan friendly in the extreme. A beautiful venue ? it is truly a park ? and even those who are not motorsports fans know what Lime Rock Park is.

Designed by Cornell Aeronautical Labs ? Lime Rock was the first road racing track to be engineered and designed using scientific principles ? then bulldozed-out by the son of the landowner in 1957, Lime Rock is 1.50- miles of up hill and down dale, a track that looks deceivingly simple but is immensely challenging to drive quickly. Its setting is a village in Connecticut?s Litchfield County, renowned for its vast historical, cultural, recreation and entertainment possibilities.

Lime Rock?s history is inextricably entwined with that of sports car racing?s. In its 55-year existence, almost all of the sport?s greats have raced here, from the industry changing Formula Libre race of 1959 through the 1960s, 70s and 80s in Can-Am, Camel GTP, F5000, Trans-Am and Atlantic. From the mid-1990s onward, Lime Rock has seen everything from the ground-pounding NASCAR stock cars and modifieds to the technological tour de force ALMS prototypes ? the ?greenest? racing in North America.

Massive infrastructure changes and improvements over the past few of years ? safer, smoother and competitor friendly ? are hallmarks of Lime Rock?s recent renaissance. In 2008, the track was virtually dug-up and re-built, from the aggregate base to its top layer of asphalt. Two new, additional corner complexes were also built, giving Lime Rock the ability to be run in four different configurations ? including its original Classic layout.

Lime Rock is unique and cannot be compared to any other track, arena or sporting venue. Our fans are loyal, vocal and knowledgeable. It delivers what it promises: Great, safe racing at an historic but modern track, in a beautiful yet easily accessible setting.

This is Lime Rock Park...
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