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Corvette Racing Claims 100th Win For The Glory Of The American V8 Corvette Racing Claims 100th Win For The Glory Of The American V8

Is there any happier sight than a grown man high-fiving the Michelin mascot? Corvette Racing made history with not only their 100th win as a team over the weekend, but their 60th 1-2 finish, largely by staying out of trouble during the contact-heavy WeatherTech Sportscar Championship race at Lime Rock Park.

The hotly contested GTLM class—the top GT class in American endurance racing—makes its triumphant return to Lime Rock Park this afternoon. Here’s a Porsche blasting through the Connecticut woods, as it should be. Today’s race starts at 3:00 p.m. ET on Fox.

Race Cars Are Better When You Can Drive Them To The Track

Hauling your race car with a truck and trailer is one of the biggest mental and financial costs of motorsports. Things are just better with a street-legal machine.

Update: Local Decision On Lime Rock Park's Future Postponed Until November 16 Update: Local Decision On Lime Rock Park's Future Postponed Until November 16

Last month, Lime Rock Park filed a motion with the Litchfield Superior Court asking for more reasonable usage restrictions. As a result, a local zoning commission is trying to take control of the facility away from the state and the courts. That zoning decision will not happen this week.

The Absurd Community Fight That Could Cripple One Of America's Best Race Tracks The Absurd Community Fight That Could Cripple One Of America's Best Race Tracks

Most race weekends end on Sunday, making events at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park somewhat of an anomaly. Currently, they are prohibited from racing on Sundays at all. However, upon petitioning to amend this, the local community fired back by demanding that they take over the regulation of Lime Rock’s activities.

Celebrate World Beard Day With A Hug And An MX-5 Race Car Celebrate World Beard Day With A Hug And An MX-5 Race Car

We caught up with the most epic beard in the Sebring paddock at Watkins Glen, where the now internet-famous CJ Wilson Racing crew man was hammering on the team’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Mazda MX-5. As today is World Beard Day, here are a few MX-5 pics for your enjoyment.

Your Ridiculously Awesome Aston Martin Wallpaper Is Here Your Ridiculously Awesome Aston Martin Wallpaper Is Here

The weekend is coming to an end. Monday is around the corner, and that’s not the only thing. Also coming around the corner is this Aston Martin TRG-AMR (is that pun enough to put me out of my misery?), shot by our very own puppyknuckles. He told us:

Only Watching The Battle For First Is Missing The Point Only Watching The Battle For First Is Missing The Point

Here’s a shot of one of the looniest on-track battles I’ve seen on a race track in a long, long time. It was from last weekend’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Lime Rock, and these Caymans were going at it like their lives depended on it. Neither car was going for the win. No, this was the battle for …

Yoga Made Me A Faster Driver Yoga Made Me A Faster Driver

Leaning the Porsche Cayman GTS hard into the first of the three deceptively challenging back-to-back-to-back opening turns of Lime Rock my brain suddenly goes blank. Considering I’m piloting a $100K car at triple digit speeds you’d imagine this would be scary, but I felt great. It was the first time I’d gotten close…

What It's Like To Drive An Alfa 4C On A Racetrack What It's Like To Drive An Alfa 4C On A Racetrack

I was standing in pit lane at Lime Rock Park with a BMW E30 M3, a brand new V8 Mustang, a Porsche Cayman GTS, and this Alfa Romeo 4C. The keys were in the ignition. I drove them all, and found that there’s really only one word to describe the Alfa Romeo: terrifying.

You Don't Think About The Danger Of Old Cars Until A Guy Dies You Don't Think About The Danger Of Old Cars Until A Guy Dies

It's hard to describe what it was at first. A cough? A hiccup? A stutter? The engine misses a beat on the highway back from the Lime Rock Historics and I shut the engine straight off and coast to the shoulder. A few hours earlier, an old man had died at the wheel. Now, why am I here?

The Death Of BMW's M Brand The Death Of BMW's M Brand

BMW's announcement today of the Lime Rock Edition M3 was the final nail in the coffin for me. The company that claims more 24-Hour wins at the Nürburgring than any other manufacturer just launched a track edition M3 that offers no serious performance improvement over the current M3.

Check out the sights and sounds of the 2011 Ferrari Day at Lime Rock Park Check out the sights and sounds of the 2011 Ferrari Day at Lime Rock Park

Jalopnik commenter LeadfootYT posted this excellent video from this weekend's Ferraris at Lime Rock Park event that is just long enough to make us very very jealous we missed it. We've been promised more videos and pictures of the 100+ Ferrari event in the coming days, so be sure to keep an eye out for them at …

How To Lap Lime Rock Park How To Lap Lime Rock Park

Last month, we reviewed the Skip Barber Advanced Two Day Mazdaspeed Racing School at Connecticut's Lime Rock Park. Here's what they taught us.

Skip Barber Teaches Us How To Beat Bob Lutz Skip Barber Teaches Us How To Beat Bob Lutz

If I beat Bob Lutz Thursday, most of the credit goes to Skip Barber and its Advanced Two Day Mazdaspeed Racing School. It transformed me from a safe-but-rusty track driver into one that's competitive and confident. Watch your ass, Bob.

Ariel Atom 3: First Drive Ariel Atom 3: First Drive

Super cars don't come much more dedicated than the Ariel Atom 3, a car that's fast becoming a legend. And if you're a dedicated driver they don't come much faster, as we found out at rainy Lime Rock last weekend.

The Rolex Vintage Festival at Lime Rock Park The Rolex Vintage Festival at Lime Rock Park

[Please to enjoy another fine edition of You Are There by Jalopnik stringer and Lime Rock denizen, James Gribbon.] The cloudiest part of this past Labor Day in rural Connecticut was my head. I was winding down after a long weekend, which was ending on a high note. I was entering Lime Rock Park for the Rolex Vintage…

You Are There: The 2007 ALMS Northeast Grand Prix You Are There: The 2007 ALMS Northeast Grand Prix

There's a bit of folk wisdom that goes, "It 's not who you are, it's who you're with." Once, in Miami visiting my sister, we went to one of those impossibly hip clubs in South Beach, where her friend knew the staff. We were whisked past the plebes in line to a section of the club cordoned off just for us, while…

Race Day Preview: The 2007 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix Race Day Preview: The 2007 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix

Photo: Darrell Ingham/Getty Images The American Le Mans Series returns to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut tomorrow for the Northeast Grand Prix — the first race since Le Mans for some teams, and the first after a seven-week break in the action for others. Qualifying times are already at near track-record…

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