Lime Rock Park

Track Information

60 White Hollow Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
United States
Track Length: 
1.50 miles
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About Us

It can be argued that Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park is the most significantly historic road racing circuit in North America. Only Wisconsin’s Road America and California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca can compare to Lime Rock with respect to longest continuous operation – Road America opened in 1955, Laguna Seca and Lime Rock in 1957 – but only Lime Rock’s circuit remains exactly the same as when it opened in spring of that year.

And it was Lime Rock Park that hosted the race that forever changed the face of motorsports 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. 

Thanks to Lime Rock and the Formula Libre event, sports car road racing became a significant element of the American sporting scene.

Lime Rock is 1.50 miles of up hill and down dale, a track that looks deceivingly simple but is immensely challenging to drive quickly. Its setting is a village in Northwest Connecticut’s Litchfield County, renowned for its vast historical, cultural and recreational resources. Lime Rock’s history is inextricably entwined with that of sports car racing’s. Almost all 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 IMSA Camel GTP and ALMS championships. Lime Rock has seen everything from ground-pounding NASCAR stockers and Modifieds to today’s technological tour de force IMSA prototypes, GTDs and GTLMs.

Incredibly historic yet modern. Not a hint of a grandstand but tremendous spectator viewing. Fan friendly in the extreme. A beautiful venue – it is truly a park – even those who are not motorsports fans are familiar with Lime Rock Park.

Under Skip Barber’s stewardship, Lime Rock has been serviced by two major, multi-million dollar renovations.

The first was in 2008, when the track surface was repaved in its entirety, and a number of safety elements were brought to the latest standards. Crucially, the project was engineered specifically so as to not change any aspect of its original track design and layout.

The second major renovation got underway in late 2014 and was completed in early 2017. All new paddocks and false grid, new and re-contoured spectator viewing areas, all new restrooms, completely re-engineered drainage, extensive beautification and landscaping, and all new spectator fencing and signage. PA and wi-fi build-outs continue.

On tap for the near future: Funding and construction of the "Legends of Lime Rock" Commemorative Area, an extensive fan-driven plaza that will include an all-new Winners Circle.

Lime Rock is unique and cannot be compared to any other track, arena or sporting venue. Its fans are loyal, vocal and knowledgeable. It delivers what it promises: Great, safe racing at an historic but modern track, in a beautiful yet easily accessible setting. Welcome to the new Lime Rock Park...

At Lime Rock, parking is free, paddock access is free, and youths 16 and under are admitted free with accompanying adult(s). With acceptable identification, veterans and active military are admitted free

Let's Go To The Lime Rock Store

The Lime Rock Merchandise Store is located on the deck and steps that leads into A Paddock. Available is wide variety of Lime Rock Park souvenirs, gear, apparel and racing memorabilia. Take home a piece of Lime Rock Park; also available at www.limerockstore.com.

Let's Go To The Lime Rock Café

The Lime Rock Café in A Paddock is one of three full-service concession stands at Lime Rock Park. There’s one in the Outfield Spectator Hillside and one at the top of Infield Spectator Hillside. Lime Rock Catering features a variety of delicious options to satisfy your racing appetite. And the Harpoon Tavern, also at the top of the Infield Hillside, offers exclusive dishes along with a full range of adult beverages.

Let's Go To The West Bend Viewing

One of the best locations to see the on-track action is the West Bend Viewing area, newly enhanced! Just walk across Bailey Bridge and turn left. West Bend is a high-speed corner where a small mistake may cost the driver big!

Let's Go To The Downhill Viewing

All-new! With a spectacular view of the fastest corner at Lime Rock, we’ve even cleared trees and shrubs so you can see the cars all the way down Sam Posey Straight and into Big Bend!

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