Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari Challenge North America at Lime Rock Park, CT

The Ferrari Challenge Series returned to Lime Rock Park Sept, 2016 after a four year hiatus from the historic CT track.  The FIA approved series was established in 1993 and began with the Ferrari 348 Challenge Cars, evolved to the 355 Challenge, then the 360 Challenge, and the 430 Challenge. Now the V8 Ferrari 458 Challenge EVOs  fitted with the latest aerodynamic kit rule the Series.  In 2017 the 458 Challenge EVOs will split the Series with the new Ferrari 488 Challenge Cars.

There are three Ferrari Challenge Series; in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. There are four categories for each race: Trofeo Pirelli, Trofeo Pirelli Am and Coppa Shell, plus optional categories as necessary (over 55 and Ladies Cup). The World Finals – Finali Mondiali – will be at Daytona in December 2016. Ferrari dealers support the drivers; at LRP it was Miller Motorcars, Ferrari of Central FL/Tampa, Ferrari of Ft. Lauderdale, Ferrari of Vancouver, Ferrari of San Francisco, Ferrari of Ontario, Ferrari of Beverly Hills, Ferrari of Washington, and Ferrari of Long Island.

Lime Rock Park is  the Northeast’s historied 1.5-mile 7-turn racing circuit. Renowned for the high speeds seen along the Sam Posey and No Name Straight, there is no racing activity allowed on Sundays, thus a shortened weekend for Ferrari. Ferrari North America closed their corporate office on Friday and held a company appreciation day at LRP led by President and CEO Edwin Fenech. Ferrari NA also had a Hospitality tent (and spa), cocktail party, and track drives for their customers on Friday and Saturday.

Vintage to modern to Supercars were on display in the paddock. In the vintage corral an eclectic field included a 1950 166 Vignale Coupe AND a 166 MM Barchetta, a 1964 500 Superfast AND a Superamerica, Ferrari 250’s, 330’s, 365’s, 275’s, 308’s and a 1989 Testarossa.  New cars included the 488 GTB and 488 Spider, the F12tdf unveiled last August in Monterey, and the stunning Ferrari LaFerrari supercar. The People’s Choice Award in the vintage corral went to the 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport.

The Ferrari parking corral was a sea of street Ferraris owned by regional Ferrari Club members in attendance for the exciting Challenge races. The Dream Ride Foundation that supports and fund raises for Special Olympics brought their beautiful Ferrari hauler and exhibit of Ferrari Supercars. Always generous and inclusive, the Dream Ride team invited local Athletes from Special Olympics to enjoy the event.

Ferrari Challenge at Lime Rock, CT

Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

FNA at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

FNA Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari NA does some team building and brought in some local youth to join in

 

the paddock at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

the track at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

the track at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari Challenge cars lined up for the first race on Friday

 

FNA hospitality suite - Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

lunch at FNA hospitality Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

FNA hospitality at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

FNA hospitality at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

FNA hospitality at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari Hospitality included breakfast, lunch, and Ferrari Concierge

 

Dream Ride - Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Dream Ride - Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

The Dream Ride display showed a new Ferrari 488 Spyder, Enzo, 288 GTO, LaFerrari, 599 GTO and a 458 Speciale

 

Dream Ride - Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

The Dream Ride hauler is kept spotless

 

red Ferrari LaFerrari - Dream Ride - Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari LaFerrari next to a 599 GTO at the Dream Ride display

 

Ferrari Vintage Corral at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari Vintage Corral at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy-bodied - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy-bodied

 

red Ferrari 166 Barchetta - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

red Ferrari 166 Barchetta - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

red Ferrari 166 Barchetta - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

red Ferrari 166 Barchetta - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari 166 Barchetta

 

blue 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale - Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale

 

1950 166 MM Vignale Coupe - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1950 166 MM Vignale Coupe - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1950  Ferrari 166 MM Vignale Coupe S/n 0062M

 

red 1989 Ferrari Testarossa - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1989 Ferrari Testarossa

 

silver 1964 Ferrari 330 GT - Ferrari Challenge Series - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1964 Ferrari 330 GT

 

maroon 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

 

blue 1960 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1960 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet

 

red 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1968 Ferrari 330 GTC

 

1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series 1 (maroon) and 275 GTB/4 (silver) - Ferrari Challenge

1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series 1 (maroon) and 275 GTB/4 (silver) -pic by M. Fandozzi

 

blue 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast - Ferrari Challenge

blue 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast – pic by M. Fandozzi

 

red 1958 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0764 - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

red 1958 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0764 - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1958 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0764 won the People’s Choice Award – pics by M. Fandozzi

 

Ferrari Vintage Corral at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari Vintage Corral at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari Vintage Corral at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

Ferrari Vintage Corral at Ferrari Challenge Series at LRP

red 1983 Ferrari 308 GTSi QV - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1983 Ferrari 308 GTSi QV

 

red 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

 

green 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

 

silver 1972 Ferrari 365 Daytona Spider - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1972 Ferrari 365 Daytona Spider

 

blue 1967 Ferrari 274 GTB/4 - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1967 Ferrari 274 GTB/4

 

red 1963 Ferrari 330 America - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1963 Ferrari 330 America

 

blue 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

 

silver 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

ilver 1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E

 

vintage corral at Ferrari Challenge at LRP

vintage corral at Ferrari Challenge at LRP

vintage corral at Ferrari Challenge at LRP

vintage corral at Ferrari Challenge at LRP

vintage corral at Ferrari Challenge at LRP

vintage corral at Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Vintage Ferraris on track

 

vintage corral at Ferrari Challenge at LRP

vintage corral at Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari corral - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari corral - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari corral - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari corral - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari corral - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

The new Ferrari 488 GTB going out for some hot laps (that’s Mr AutoBlonde)

yellow Ferrari 488 GTB at Ferrari Challenge LRP

Ferrari corral - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari corral - Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Ferrari Challenge at LRP

Young Ferrari enthusiasts

 

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