LIME ROCK PARK
Recognized and revered for its scenic beauty and its place in motorsports history, Lime Rock Park is one of the oldest and continuously operated road racing courses in the country. Since it opened in 1957, Lime Rock Park has played host to nearly every great road racing driver, car and series, establishing a rich tradition as the Road Racing Center of the East.
The Park is one of the busiest racing facilities in North America with more than 211 track days annually, drawing thousands of fans, students, racers and passionate participants year after year. Lime Rock is the only professional road course located in the affluent metropolitan area of the New York City and Boston corridor, and enjoys the highest financial demographic of any track in the country. The track plays host to more than 25 upscale car enthusiast clubs, offers exclusive track time to the members of the Lime Rock Drivers Club, and showcases the best amateur and world-class professional racing including the finest Historic Festival on the East Coast.
Lime Rock Park rests on 350 acres of rolling Berkshire Mountain foothills creating a natural amphitheater, delivering a truly unparalleled experience for viewing world-class racing. Lime Rock Park is just that - a park. Fans are encouraged to bring their picnic blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the grassy hillside viewing, an attribute unique to Lime Rock. Without being restricted to grandstand seating, fans take full advantage of its complete access.
When anyone mentions “racing school” or “driving school,” there’s but one name that comes up the fore. Skip Barber. Skip, nearly penniless, managing to race while a senior at Harvard. He became one of just a handful of Americans to reach F1, but he “temporarily” left the cockpit in 1975 to open up his eponymous school. Which then, of course, went on to huge success.
No one knows more about teaching the art and science of driving than Skip Barber. The school that bears his name has unearthed and developed a prodigious amount of driving talent continuously since 1975; it was Skip who fully understood the power of driver coaching.
It was in the mid-1980’s that Skip first acquired a financial interest in Lime Rock Park, and he split his considerable energy between the track and the school. In 1999, he sold the school and had the time and resources to focus entirely on Lime Rock. Skip’s creation of the Lime Rock Drivers Club is the masterstroke that not only ensures the track’s preservation but also provides the best members-only driving club in North America.