Our video for Lime Rock Park, filmed Memorial Day Weekend 2022.
Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park holds a place in the trinity of legendary road racing circuits in North America. Wisconsin’s Road America – opened in 1955 – along with California’s Laguna Seca and Lime Rock, both opened in 1957, are among the oldest continuously operated road racing circuits in the U.S. However, only Lime Rock’s circuit remains exactly the same as when it opened in spring of that year.
At once historic and modern without a hint of a grandstand, Lime Rock Park is fan friendly in the extreme. A beautiful park in the truest sense, even those who are not motorsports fans appreciate what Lime Rock Park has to offer.
Lime Rock’s place in motor racing history began with the race which forever changed the face of the sport in America: The 1959 Formula Libre event. The best pros and the best amateurs in the best cars went head-to-head in a three-heat format. Thanks in equal part to its major media coverage and the startling result — Indy 500 winner Roger Ward won the contest in a midget, besting F1 cars and world championship sports cars — the Formula Libre weekend knocked down the walls that had separated professional road racing drivers from their amateur brethren.
Almost all of the sport’s greats have raced here, from that industry changing Formula Libre race through the SCCA hay days of the 1960s, 70s and 80s in Can-Am, F5000, Trans-Am and Atlantic as well as the Camel GTP and ALMS championships. From the mid-1990s onward, Lime Rock has seen everything from ground-pounding NASCAR stockers and modifieds to the technological tour de force IMSA prototypes.
Lime Rock is 1.5 miles up hill and down dale, a track that looks deceivingly simple, but is immensely challenging to drive quickly
Its setting is a village in Connecticut’s Litchfield County, renowned for its vast historical, cultural and recreational resources.