The Club at Lime Rock Park Breaks Escrow
and Commences Operations
Track Upgrades to Begin This Winter
Lakeville, CT - (19 Dec. 2007) Skip Barber, President of Lime Rock Park, has announced the Club at Lime Rock Park (The Club) www.limerockclub.com has broken escrow and officially commenced operations. 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 the months of May, June, July, August, and September. Barber also announced Lime Rock Park has hired a general contractor, Mohawk Construction out of New Britain, Connecticut, and they expect 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," said Barber, "and we are equally excited to break escrow and begin major renovations on our historic, fifty-year-old track. 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, and to preserve Lime Rock Park as the Northeast's premier race course for the next fifty years.
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.
One of the Club's initial members, John Steinmetz, said, "This is an exciting announcement for members. It's so rewarding to see our efforts coming to fruition, and it's comforting to know that Lime Rock Park will be spared the fate of other tracks that have become golf courses and housing developments."
The improved Lime Rock Park will feature a member clubhouse, renovated press facility, exclusive members pit lane, renovated bathrooms, and new water/drainage systems.
Lime Rock Park is nestled comfortably in the lush green foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and historic road racing facilities in North America, a perfect setting for a motor sport club and the only one currently open in the Northeast. Barber said it is critically important to him that Lime Rock Park is significantly improved without losing any of its charm or character, something he has strived to achieve with the many track improvements made thus far.
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.
For more information, or to request an interview with Skip Barber, please contact Scott Tranchemontagne or Deb Daigle at 603-644-3200, or visit www.limerockclub.com.
The Club at Lime Rock Park