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June 19, 2008

Lime Rock Park is going to be awesome

Lakeville, CT - With more than 130 members signing up with The Club at Lime Rock Park – most of them at $110,000 for a 50-year membership – the track at the famed park is undergoing a radical makeover.

Just how radical Journal photographer Steve Szydlowski and I discovered yesterday when we went to visit and talk with track owner and president Skip Barber and members of his team.

The site is a beehive of activity, with men and women and machines working all round the track. Excavators are carving out great swaths of earth while trucks move it from one end to the other.

Some of the track is being milled down for resurfacing; other parts are being dug up completely and relaid. Runoff areas are being widened and graded, and new barriers are being put in.

Hills are being regraded and three new, optional corners are being added in an effort to slow down one of the fastest tracks in the nation.

Most but not all of the work will be completed by July 11-12 when the track hosts the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Additional work will done next year.

Make no mistake, this is a $5 million makeover and the end result will be stunning – a flawlessly smooth track with additional features and safety margins that will be a treat to race and visit.

Read more about our visit in my article in this Saturday’s projoCars section.

by Peter C. T. Elsworth


Media

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As seen on Fox 61

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As seen on CNBC "High net worth"

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Skip Barber CBS interview - ALMS race

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WROL interview - Listen to the audio now!
WICC Interview with Skip Barber - Listen to the audio now!

Media Coverage:

8-28-08 - Rural Intelligence: The Preppiest Racetrack in America: Lime Rock Park

8-19-08 - On The Fast Track Motor Clubs Give Enthusiasts A Place To Let Horses Run

8-18-08 - Preserving the Park - Lime Rock's New Look

7-7-08 - Republican-American: Lime Rock Park changes add intrigue to track

6-24-08 - Providence Journal: An extensive racetrack makeover at Lime Rock Park

6-19-08 - Projo CarsBlog: Lime Rock Park is going to be awesome

6-5-08 - Challenge: The Club at Lime Rock Park Introduces Associate Memeberships

5-21-08 - Hudson Valley Connoisseur: Vrooom ...the Ferrari sound

5-14-08 - Shelby American Automobile Club: Lime Rock Park Undergoing a Facelift

4-17-08 - New England Racing News: NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS SOUTH

4-14-08 - Sports Car Digest: Lime Rock Park Changes

4-14-08 - The Chronicle: Paving the way to Lime Rock's future

4-11-08 - The Racing Forums: Lime Rock Park - A new chapter...

4-11-08 - American Le Mans Series: Two Lime Rock Parks?

4-10-08 - Hartford Courant: Skip Barber Announces Major Changes At Lime Rock Park

2-5-08 - Hudson Valey Connoisseur: Skip Barber - Driven to Succeed

2-08 - Robb Report Collection: Automotive Country Clubs

1-14-08 - The Boulevard: Around the Track with Skip Barber

12-21-07 - The Perfect Gift For The Hard To Buy For Person On That Christmas List

12-20-07 - THE CLUB AT LIME ROCK PARK BREAKS ESCROW AND COMMENCES OPERATIONS

11-13-07 - Road & Track: Join the Club

11-07 - Business Week: Gift Guide for Gearheads

Media Releases:

7-4-08 - Track Construction and Paving Complete!

6-30-08 - Lime Rock Track Re-Paving Update

6-24-08 - Lime Rock Track Re-Paving Update

6-17-08 - Lime Rock Track Re-Paving Update

6-10-08 - Lime Rock Track Re-Paving Update

4-11-08 - Two Lime Rock Parks?

3-21-08 - The Club at Lime Rock Park Introduces Associate Memeberships

2-5-08 - The Club Announces Guest Member Days

1-28-08 - The Club at Lime Rock Park Announces "Guest Member Day" Program

1-10-08 - Lime Rock Park Invites "Cashmere Mafia" To Shoot At The Track

12-19-07 - The Club at Lime Rock Park Breaks Escrow and Commences Operations

12-24-07 - Formula 1: A Membership at Lime Rock for Christmas?

12-19-07 - Limerock club signs up 100 members, to renovate track and facilities

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