United States

Lime Rock Park

Track Calendar + Track Info

Lime Rock Park is a 1.5-mile natural-terrain road course located in the small town of Lakeville, Connecticut. Featuring over 30 turns, this motorsport playground offers a challenging yet rewarding ride for drivers of all skill levels.

Upcoming Events and Sessions

Nothing on the radar. The engines are silent, the tires are cold and the asphalt is getting greener with every passing day.

Past Events

IMSA WeatherTech    
July 15-16 2022

Lime Rock Park: Interesting Facts

Nearest track of a similar category is Watkins Glen International (295 kilometers away).

  1. The circuit is famous in American sports car racing; it is the longest continuously-operating road racing circuit in North America.

  2. It covers 5 kilometres of Connecticut rural landscape and is referred to as ‘The Little Track with Big History’.

  3. Lime Rock Park’s debut race was held in 1957, and the first professional race took place a year later, in 1958.

  4. Lime Rock is one of the few road circuits remaining in North America that doesn’t contain any permanent turns or chicanes.

  5. The circuit was featured in the 1969 movie Grand Prix, starring James Garner and Yves Montand, and featured in several episodes of the TV series ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’.

  6. Lime Rock Park’s most prestigious annual event is the American Le Mans Series, known as the Northeast Grand Prix, which has been hosted since 2000.

  7. Famous racing drivers, such as Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt, have raced at the track multiple times throughout the decades.

  8. The four-turn track requires both skill and finesse to master; over the years, the circuit has become considerably faster due to updates like the widening of corners and straights.

  9. The track’s highest attendance was in 2008, when 22,081 spectators were in attendance, though in 2017 the track estimated that 40,000 people were at the American Le Mans Series.

  10. Lime Rock Park has been the site of at least one famous racing fatality; in 1964, Peter Lenz, a 13-year-old motorcycle rider was killed during practice.

FIA Grade:  -    Length:  2462 m    Turns:  7

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