Lime Rock add Canadian championship events

The Lime Rock Park road-course in northwestern Connecticut will add an international flavor to the racing program scheduled for Saturday July 20. In addition to the Sports Car Club of America sanctioned North Atlantic Road Racing Championship...

The Lime Rock Park road-course in northwestern Connecticut will add an international flavor to the racing program scheduled for Saturday July 20.

In addition to the Sports Car Club of America sanctioned North Atlantic Road Racing Championship program, which features 8 sprint races encompassing 30 different racing classes from showroom stock sedans to winged single-seaters, this Saturday Showdown will host two Canadian championship events, the Dunlop/UniPneu Formula Ford 1600 series and the Canadian EnduroSeries.

Canada has been fertile ground for developing road-racing talent on display in Indycars and Formula One, so here's your chance to the stars of tommorrow like two-time winner Jena-Francois Villeux, Dominic Scalzo, Didier Schraenen, Walter Koller, and a field of over 20 ambitous Formula Ford racers in their first test of the 1.53 mile roller-coaster south of the border.

The EnduroSeries features showroom-stock style sports cars and sedans in one-hour race which will include a mandatory pit stop for a driver change. The field will inlcude Mazda RX7s, Porsche 968, Pontiac Firbeird, VW Corrado, and Ford Mustangs.

As another added bonus, Saturday is double-header day at Lime Rock; while the big cars are running on the main circuit the Lime Rock Karting Association will conduct a full day racing program for the little cars on the Skip Barber Driving School quarter-mile infield road course.

Admission for all of Saturday's activities is just $12, and kids under 12 are admitted free. And admission includes not only the infield and outfield spectator hillsides but also full access to the paddock for a close-up look at the cars.

Saturday's activities begin with a brief practice session at 9 a.m.

For more information, directions, questions, call Lime Rock Park at 1800RACELRP or email 103341.2046 @compuserve.com

All typos are mine, with apologies

Greg Rickes

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Drivers Skip Barber , Didier Schraenen