Lime Rock Park Tag

By IMSA Wire Service The Northeast Grand Prix on a sweltering Saturday at Lime Rock Park delivered excitement to the checkered flag, with a pair of first-time winners in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe collected their first win in nearly a year, capitalizing on a three-stop strategy in the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing No. 67 Ford GT to earn the victory in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. Westbrook didn’t take the race lead until less than seven minutes remained and pulled awayRead More
By IMSA Wire Service You could anticipate it coming for quite some time, but it wasn’t until Richard Westbrook finally positioned his No. 67 Ford GT to the inside of Earl Bamber’s No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR with six minutes and 32 seconds remaining in the Northeast Grand Prix that it was decided. With that move, Westbrook secured what would be the first IMSA WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory of the season for himself and his Ford Chip Ganassi Racing co-driver, Ryan Briscoe, on Saturday afternoon at LimeRead More
By IMSA Wire Service LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Laurens Vanthoor picked up his first career IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole position, setting a new GT Le Mans (GTLM) class track record at Lime Rock Park in a 1-2 sweep of qualifying for the Porsche GT Team ahead of this afternoon’s Northeast Grand Prix. Vanthoor posted a best time of 49.133 seconds (108.000 mph) in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR, breaking the previous record of 49.754 seconds (106.6 mph) set last year in qualifying by Antonio Garcia in the No. 3Read More
By IMSA Wire Service The Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on Saturday, July 20 is the first of two standalone races for the pair of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT classes. It is the third consecutive year that the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class is the headliner alongside the GT Daytona (GTD) class at Lime Rock for a two-hour and 40-minute battle that will be televised on NBCSN at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Live streaming of the race will be available on the NBC Sports AppRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Magnus Racing has been on a roll lately in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and rolled into Road America by setting the fastest class time in the first practice session ahead of Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. Andy Lally managed to bring the Audi R8 LMS GT3 around the 4.048 mile natural terrain road course with a GT Daytona (GTD) class-leading lap of 2 minutes, 7.048 seconds for an average speed of 114.702 mph. For Magnus Racing, this part ofRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two series. Two moves. Two monumental victories. That’s the story of Stephen Simpson throughout the month of July. Pulling double duty in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge for the third consecutive year, the JDC-Miller Motorsports driver reaped the benefits of his hard work with wins in both series during IMSA’s summer stretch of racing. To kick off July in the WeatherTech Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, Simpson – co-driving the No. 99 GAINSCO “RedRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Saturday’s action-packed two-hour and 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park was the first showcase of the season for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT classes. Fans at the racetrack enjoyed Chamber of Commerce weather, while the drivers and teams delivered plenty of excitement for IMSA fans everywhere. Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller picked up their second victory in the last three races in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, while Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow delivered a “home race” victoryRead More
By IMSA Wire Service LAKEVILLE, Conn. – It’s safe to say that missing the podium one race ago at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park did not sit well with Paul Miller Racing. After seeing its five-race podium streak in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship come to an end two weeks ago, the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow powered to the GT Daytona (GTD) class win in Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. While five manufacturers took their turn atop the leaderboard throughout theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Ryan Briscoe Hoping For Advantage At “Demanding” Home Circuit In stick and ball sports, you often hear the term “home-field advantage.” This weekend at Lime Rock Park, Ryan Briscoe hopes to ride “home-track advantage” to victory lane, but admits that benefit for him is a bit different. Despite living approximately one hour from the track in nearby Farmington, Conn., Briscoe – who moved to Connecticut in 2015 – rarely gets to Lime Rock outside of the IMSA weekend. That doesn’t mean, however, theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Team owner Paul Miller goes back a long way with Lime Rock Park, which hosts the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes in this Saturday’s two-hour, 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix. It’s also pretty close to home. “Let me put it to you this way, it’s two hours and about 15 minutes from where I’m standing at the moment in my Audi dealership,” said Miller in a telephone interview Monday. “We have 700-something employees and weRead More