Skip Barber, Lime Rock legend and owner of the park, has announced that he has sold the race track to an investment group.

He's been the owner and the hands on guy at Lime Rock Park for 37 years, now things are changing and being restructured as Skip Barber has sold the park to an investment group.

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Now don't panic, the park is not closing or turning into a strip mall, the investment group who purchased the park are big fans of the track and seem to want to preserve what makes Lime Rock special, while also prepping the track to survive for years to come. Skip Barber, who's now 84 years old, will still be involved with the tracks day to day operations as part of the new Lime Rock Group, LLC. Here's the statement he issued as reported by roadandtrack.com:

The Group’s General Partners, Charles Mallory, Dicky Riegel and Bill Rueckert along with a group of private investors have assumed control of Lime Rock Park and are bringing outstanding new vision and vitality to Lime Rock’s operations and to our local and regional community. They are the ideal stewards of the Park’s long and successful legacy. This is truly wonderful news for everyone involved with Lime Rock as we commence our 65th year of operations.

During 2020, many of Lime Rock's events were either postponed or canceled due to the pandemic, but so far 2021 looks like it's a go with its Trans Am Memorial Day Classic all set for May 28 through May 31, and if you check the tracks website, there's already a full slate of other events scheduled as well. So drivers, get ready to "start your engines".

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