Why you should support our cause and join our efforts.
If the Track’s plans are successful, the roll-back of restrictions will result in the exponential expansion of traffic, crowds, noise, emissions and consumption of natural resources to the detriment of the surrounding communities in the Northwest Corner.
- Trinity Church’s Sunday services will be drowned out by the noise of racing cars and screeching tires.
- Music Mountain, an institution that has graced the Litchfield Hills with chamber music since 1930 will no longer be able to hold its Sunday concerts which are recorded and broadcast to millions of listeners around the world.
- Residents and neighbors will no longer have a single day of peace during the Track’s high season (April – October), to hold weddings, funerals, community events, or just enjoy a quiet afternoon on their front porch.
- Residents and neighbors will be forced to endure 3-4 consecutive days of unmufflered races.
- More crowds coming to attend longer race weekends at a “Park” with increased camping facilities will have a significant environmental impact.
We organized in July 2015 after learning that Lime Rock Park intended to seek changes to an Injunction that has been in place for more than 50 years. In 1959, and again in 1979, the Litchfield Superior Court enjoined the Track from conducting certain activities that were deemed a “nuisance” to the surrounding community. Those court orders, which we always have relied on,
- Prohibit racing on Sundays;
- Limit the Track’s hours of operation, including use of the loud speakers and loading and unloading of vehicles;
- Limit the number of unmufflered races;
- Prohibit motorcycle racing;
- Restrict camping to the infield and limit camping-related traffic.