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Clark W. Nicholls - 2008

Pittsfield Lee MA

Last edited Sunday, October 24, 2010

Arranged somewhat chronologically, most recent first….

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Will this country, or the world, ever recover?

What will history think of the Bush years? Here is what professional historians have to say.

HNN Poll: 61% of Historians Rate the Bush Presidency Worst

Of course that doesn’t take into account what happens next. The good old USA may be a different place in 100 years and the people then may celebrate GWB as having enabled the changes that occurred in that time. Only your decendants will know!

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Links to different years on this website, you are now at 2008:

home - 20072006200520042003 - older

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2008 website additions (top = most recent)

Use of these photos in any publication is free as long as photo credit is given to Clark W. Nicholls where applicable.
If you need a higher resolution jpg, let me know the file name and photo gallery (web address) it is in.

 

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Our good friend John Cooper Fitch is in a bind. Please spread the word! Read all about it here

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Wow! Here is a great website full on memories (coldplugs.com)! (here)

 

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Lime Rock ALMS weekend, July 11-12, 2008 was the first professional series event on the new track pavement. Quite the event, lots of spectators and fabulous new areas for viewing. Photos here and here

 

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Did you hear? Lime Rock is repaved. It was shut down for repaving starting Tuesday after the Grand Am weekend May 27, 2008 and reopened Saturday July 5, 2008 for the Jaguar/VSCCA event. ALMS is scheduled to appear July 11-12, 2008. What do I think? I think it is GREAT!  Something new, exciting and challenging. Photos at these links:

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Interested in the VSCCA events (www.vscca.org):

The Jaguar Club and VSCCA will open the newly paved track on July 4-5 with an un-muffled event. If you can, be there! 
If you are a race worker, come on and inaugurate the new track! (will they run Lime Rock Classic or one of the several other options?)

Contact Jean Petryshyn and Steve Chisholm if you can come! (jeanp@teesplus.com) and let Jean know you’re coming.
860-536-3196 between 6 and 9 PM please!

And don't forget Vintage VSCCA May 2-3!

Jean Petryshyn is the one to contact (jeanp@teesplus.com) and let her know you’re coming.
860-536-3196 between 6 and 9 PM please!
VSCCA will have the track from 1PM till 5PM on Friday and from 9AM till 1PM on Saturday.
The Club at Lime Rock will have the track till 1 on Friday and after 1 on Saturday.
Volunteers will work only the VSCCA sessions, track employees will work The Club.
They hope to run a tighter schedule to give the entrants maximum track time, so be prepared!

 

Track drawing. (this section added March 28, 2008)

This document was found on the internet at a site (The link was widely sent all over the place). It is a preliminary drawing of the track showing potential changes. It is not the final copy and I don’t have the final version to share (that’s what I’m told, 2 or more revisions have been made since then). Of note is that the pit entrances shown in the drawing are no longer planned as shown, a single entrance starting at the bridge vicinity is more likely.

The changes worth mentioning that are shown include an alternate configuration for the right hander onto No-Name straight (Station 5), alternate uphill track surface and an alternate configuration at West Bend.  Location of new No Name are being fine tuned from what is shown.

Keep in mind that “Classic Lime Rock” will still exist (although the newly paved track may be wider in some sections).  The pit entrance will be moved to the bridge area (which is being re-installed as I am typing here. Clearance from the track surface to the bridge will now be at least 4 meters) and the grid and pits will see changes. 

All in all I think this is great! Given the fact it is going to happen. The new alternative configurations will allow for new experiences for both the racers and course personnel. Hey, let’s have fun! Any event will have 2 or 3 options to incorporate into the course they want to use.  Here’s the outdated 1MB PDF file

Here is the pdf released at the press conference April 10, 2008 showing the latest plans for improvements. Again, by June there will undoubtedly be changes to these plans.  Here is the press release that goes with the drawings (word document).  Here is the press conference audio presentation from April 10.  Of course you’ve all gone to the official Lime Rock website and seen this.  Here is the engineering drawing from www.limerockclub.com April 21, 2008.

BTW, to clear up the question, ALL racing surfaces will be repaved (to my knowledge, dug up, new base and repaved), not just the new sections. Note that Stations 5, 7, 9 and 10 will have been relocated and the sight line from 7 to 5a will be cleared (the bank prior to 7 is being cut back). Another Station 8 will be driver’s right for the alternate course.

 

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Links to different years on this website, you are now at 2008:

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