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December 19, 2007
Limerock club signs up 100 members, to renovate track and facilities
Lakeville, CT - Skip Barber, President of Lime Rock Park, has announced the Club at Lime Rock Park has signed up 100 members and officially commenced operations, according to a news release.
At a member meeting and holiday party held this past weekend, Barber announced the 2008 schedule of 60 member track dates, with more than 40 dates scheduled for May, June, July, August, and September.
Barber also announced Lime Rock Park has hired a general contractor, Mohawk Construction out of New Britain, Conn., and expects to announce the selection of a paving contractor soon. Site preparation to upgrade the track will begin this winter.
"We are very pleased to have more than one hundred member commitments and ... to begin major renovations on our historic, fifty-year-old track," Barber said. "Earthwork will begin soon and we will complete many of the track upgrades by the end of 2008."
Construction is being funded by revenue raised through the sale of Club memberships. When Barber unveiled The Club last summer, he stated that 300 memberships would be sold to raise funds for track and facility improvements.
Memberships to the The Club carry a one-time fee of $110,000 which includes applicable Connecticut Dues Tax of $10,000. The length of membership is fifty years, and can be passed down in the immediate family or resold through The Club.
Barber said a topographical survey of the track has been completed and preliminary engineering work is underway.
"We will not change the original footprint or character of the track, but I believe we can make it a little slower and safer, as well as wider and smoother." After the paving company is selected, Barber will announce the paving schedule.
The improved Lime Rock Park will feature a member clubhouse, renovated press facility, exclusive members pit lane, renovated bathrooms, and new water/drainage systems.
by Peter C. T. Elsworth