Lime Rock Park The Club

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Track Construction and Paving Complete!

Lime Rock Park "Re-Opens" on this Revered Holiday

Lakeville, CT (4 July 2008) - Last Wednesday, 25 June, the paving of Lime Rock Park was complete. And at 5:50am the next morning, Thursday 26 June, Skip Barber, Track President, took the official "first driving lap" in his yellow 275 GTB Ferrari. "A surreal moment indeed," stated Skip.

Since then the finishing touches have been made. The tire walls were put back in place, the new guardrail was set up, pedestrian fencing was re-established, concrete curbing was installed and a lot of earth moving, replacing and hydroseeding have happened - just in time for the track to re-open.

Lime Rock Park has always been a perfect setting for "happenings." And on this revered 4th of July holiday, the track adds another chapter to the book as it re-opens first for Sam Posey and then for the Skip Barber Racing School.

As a thank you to Sam Posey for his lifelong involvement with Lime Rock Park, Skip offered the official "first racing lap" to Sam this morning at 9:00am. "I feel like a kid again," smiled Sam as he stood at the brand new Start/Finish Line. "It's exciting to be here and I am honored to have this experience." Sam took to the newly paved track in his vintage Formula Ford making sure to check out the new optional corners along the way.

"There is no question that the new corners will lead to passing opportunities," stated Sam when he finished his laps. "There definitely will be a lot more gear changes than the ALMS drivers are used to doing at Lime Rock. The new corners create a much different situation in which probably all the gears will be used within a single lap. The curbing proved interesting and because it was still slippery from the previous night's rain I was not able to get a good feel for its potential. This project is a great leap forward for Lime Rock Park."

And a treat it was, not just for Sam, but also for the Skip Barber Racing School instructors as they eagerly waited their turn. On-lookers included Lime Rock Park staff, volunteers and friends as this 4th of July morning became a celebration of it's own for Lime Rock Park.

For photos of track re-paving, please visit our website: Select big red button that says "Track Re-paving!"

Deb Daigle
The Club at Lime Rock Park
(603) 644-3200 x 12
Scott Tranchemontagne
The Club at Lime Rock Park
(603) 540-4380


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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


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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