Lime Rock Park The Club

News Release

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) 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

Scott Tranchemontagne
The Club at Lime Rock Park
(603) 540-4380


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

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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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