Fireworks, Ferraris, Formula Cars, and Firemen‏ at Lime Rock

There's a lot going on at Lime Rock Park over the next two weeks starting this weekend -- races, fireworks, car shows

Saturday night, fun starts at 6:00, fireworks around 9:00

Fireworks Fun The Salisbury Rotary Clubs Independence Day Fireworks Show is this Saturday, July 13. Infield and Outfield Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Weve got live music and dancing, an aerobatics show, a brand-new Blender Bar, fun for the kids, all in the beautiful surrounds of Lime Rock Park. The Rotary collects $20 per carfill 'er up with family and friends!with all proceeds going to its local scholarship fund.

Segalla Aerobatic show starts around 8:00 Saturday night

 SCCA races dawn to dusk on Saturday

Sports Car Club of America Race Action (plus another kind of sideways spectacularness) Also this Saturday are the SCCA Regional Races. Its non-stop, wheel to wheel action from 9:00 in the morning to late in the afternoon. Every kind of race car you can imagine will be here, from extremely nimble open-wheel Formula Fords, sports racers and modified sports cars to the big, honkin Camaros, Vettes and Mustangs in GT-1. This is fun, family-style racing that can be as exciting as any pro race. You can buy tickets at the gate Saturday morning for just $15 (kids 12 and under are free, as usual). Plus, plus, plus...

Drifting exhibition starts around noon up in the Infield

 ... we are hosting a drifting exhibition on the Infield Autocross! Be sure to take the short walk from the Spectator Hillside over to the autocross and watch the unique spectacle of the members of the Lock City Drift club getting all kinds of smoky and sideways. If you havent seen drifters up close, this is your chance.

 (We also want to say a very warm Welcome! to Laticrete International, one of the worlds largest specialty construction designers, builders and manufacturers. One of the bosses is racing this weekend, so the company is bringing out a bunch of their employees to enjoy the day. Think fast, Laticretes!)

A "Feast of Ferraris," on track and in paddock, July 20Ferrari Challenge is next Saturday, July 20... Wear Red! Would you like to save 30 percent on your ticket to the Ferrari Challenge races next week? You can if you buy online by midnight tomorrow (Friday), or call us by 5:00 p.m. Friday (860.435.5000). Advance Tickets are $30 (versus $50 at the Gate).

 This day is for all Ferrari fans who isnt? Folks who have a particular love for the worlds most famous carmaker are known in Italy as the tifosi, and we know New England has a bunch of them. Every kind of Maranello masterpiece you can imagine shows up to preen its feathers in the paddock, from 250s, 275s and Dinos to brand-spanking new FFs and F12 Berlinettas.Because this is the 20th anniversary of North Americas Ferrari Challenge championship, for the occasion Ferrari will have a special 20th Anniversary Ferrari Challenge display showcasing an example of each of the cars that have taken the track in the longest running single-make gentlemens racing series in the U.S. The Ferrari Challenge models on display will include the 348, 355, 360, F430 and 458. In addition, there will be a display with the current product line-up as well as a classiche vintage car, the 275 GTB.Just so you know, theres still room in the Mohegan Sun Fan Hospitality Suite (ticket includes admission to track), and there are two Hillside Cabanas available. Call us at 860.435.5000 if you want to take advantage.Want to see some really trick cars on Sunday the 14th? Just two miles from the track is Falls Village, the epitome of small-town New England. Right there on the village green, this Sunday, is the fourth annual Falls Village Car Show. Its fun, its cool, its happiness on wheels. Spectators free, show car entry fees benefit the Falls Village Fire Dept.