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Lime Rock Park, Lakeville

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Lime Rock Park is a natural-terrain motorsport road racing venue located in Lime Rock, Connecticut, United States, a hamlet in the town of Salisbury, in the state's northwest corner. The track is owned by Skip Barber, a former race car driver who started the Skip Barber Racing School in 1975.HistoryThe 1.5-mile Lime Rock track was originally conceived of in 1956 by Jim Vaill, who, along with John Fitch and Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, built the track utilizing state-of-the-art road and highway safety principles of the time. The first race, a mix of G-Production class and an MG class, was held on April 28, 1957. The winner of the G-Production was Ted Sprigg in an Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The winner of the MG class was Charles "Skip" Callanan in an MG TC. In 1959, Limerock hosted the Little Le Mans race, won by Charles "Skip" Callanan and Roger Penske in a Fiat Abarth. In 2008, the track was re-paved and two new corner complexes were added.The track has a loyal following, though it did face some resistance from the local community shortly after it opened. In 1959, the Lime Rock Protective Association, with support from the nearby Trinity Episcopal Church, took the park to Litchfield Superior Court in an effort to ban Sunday racing. The court issued a permanent injunction against Sunday racing, and its decision was upheld by the Connecticut Supreme Court. While restrictive, the carefully crafted injunction was also enabling. It preserved the track's right to conduct unmuffled sports car racing on Fridays and Saturdays, plus testing on Tuesdays and other operating benefits. The injunction stands to this day.
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  • Lots to do an see for the motor enthusiast. Lots of history at this circuit and great events through most of the year, whether you are there to watch or race. 
  • I have been going to the historic festival for over 20 years. I've been to Road America, Watkins Glen and Laguna Seca several times. Limerock cant be beaten in terms of accessibility around the track....  more »
  • There web site states that you will have a 20x20 foot site. We measured our vehicle and canopy prior to departing for the trip, well under 20x20, however, our site #31 was maybe 20x10, I stepped outsi...  more »