FCA Track Event at Lime Rock Park, CT

FCA Track Event at Lime Rock Park, CT 2015

Aug 2015 The Ferrari Club of America (FCA) held two un-muffled track days at scenic and historic Lime Rock Park (LRP) in Lakeville, CT.  Hosted by the FCA’s Empire Region, and sponsored by UBS and Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, CT, we had an excellent turnout. The recently repaved LRP paddock was filled with race and street Ferraris, a few Porsches, BMW’s, and other marques.

The Challenge Club Racing Series (CCR) held practices and races at Lime Rock Park in between our Ferrari track event run groups. The CCR is a drivers series for Historic Ferrari Challenge cars not eligible for the Ferrari Factory Challenge series. Challenge cars must run in original stock factory configuration (with a few approved changes), and the rules of the series follow the original format for which the cars were designed.

The series differs from the original Ferrari Challenge Factory series insofar as it strictly forbids car-to-car contact. Neither driver was faulted in this serious incident earlier this year at Road America; CCR Race crash.

At LRP a Ferrari 458C made hard contact with  the guardrail at Turn 5 before the Uphill during the first CCR race. However, the driver was fine (the car, not so much) and no other race incidents. It is a tribute to the proper safety features of race-car and driver equipment.

The LRP Ferrari Club Track Days had no incidents, just good fun. The Ferrari Club is a fantastic group of owners and enthusiasts. To join the FCA click here Join the Ferrari Club

Let”s take a look at…

The cars at Lime Rock Park

miller - FCA Track Event at Lime Rock Park

Miller Motorcars of Greenwich CT sponsors this Ferrari Club Track Event every year, and provides lunch for us drivers

 

miller challenge - FCA track event at lime rock park

Miller Motorcars brought their Ferrari Challenge hauler. That”s the Factory Ferrari Challenge series, not CCR series

 

classic coach - lime rock park

Ferrari of Central FL/Ferrari of Tampa Bay/Classic Coach in NJ; top-notch guys, and a fab race Alfa in front of the hauler

 

ferrari 355 classic coach - lime rock park

Ferrari 355’s in front of the Classic Coach hospitality tent

 

orange Ferrari 458 Challenge Car with aero kit - lime rock park

Ferrari 458 Challenge Car with aero kit

 

yellow Ferrari 458 Challenge Car without aero kit - lime rock park

Ferrari 458 Challenge Car without aero kit

 

red Ferrari 330 GTC - lime rock park

A beauty; Ferrari 330 GTC. Not a track car, though thoroughly driven and enjoyed

 

red ferrari 330 gtc - lime rock park

A good driver (refers to both the car and the man)

 

red Ferrari 365 GT4 BB - lime rock park

Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

 

red ferrai 365 bb - lime rock park

The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer was designed to rival the Lamborghini Miura and Countach

 

team pilota cars - lime rock park

Team Pilota, helmed by IFS, in the house

 

more team pilota cars - lime rock park

More Team Pilota Cars in front of their hauler

 

red Ferrari 550 GT - lime rock park

A Ferrari 550 GT race animal built by IFS

 

New England Region-Ferrari Club of America - lime rock park

New England Region-Ferrari Club of America

 

silver Ferrari 360 challenge car - lime rock park

New shoes for the Ferrari 360 Challenge Car

 

brakes for ferrari 360 challenge car - lime rock park

New brake pads were required first, however

 

Ferrari of New England (FoNE) van - lime rock park

Ferrari of New England (FoNE) has a slick van for track support

 

Clag inside the wheel - lime rock park

Clag inside the wheel

 

silver ferrari 360 challenge car - lime rock park

Headed out with new brake pads and Pirelli tires

 

bmw i8 - lime rock park

A brand new BMW i8 that was vigorously tracked. It’s a hybrid, has 4 wheel drive, and looks like a spaceship

 

bmw i8 and bmw z8 - lime rock park

The BMW i8 next to its sibling, the BMW Z8

 

red Ferrari Testarossa - lime rock park

Ferrari Testarossa, a classic

 

silver 1958 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet - lime rock park

A very rare 1958 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet

 

silver 1958 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet - lime rock park

For.the.win

 

red ferrari scooter - lime rock park

A must have for the paddock, in Ferrari livery

 

orange mustang - lime rock park

A winged Mustang plays well with the Ferraris

 

yellow z06 corvette - lime rock park

So does a Z06 Corvette

 

silver Porsche 911 Turbo S - lime rock park

And a Porsche 911 Turbo S

 

ccr cars line up - lime rock park

The Pace Car leading the CCR cars into The Lefthander

 

ccr cars at no name straight - lime rock park

The Pace Car leading the CCR cars down No Name Straight

 

Check out Ferrari of New England’s event photo’s at FoNE Event pics

About suz

The Auto Blonde is an enthusiast who attends and participates in many car events. She welcomes you to ride shotgun. All pictures and posts are hers unless otherwise noted.
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