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Lime Rock’s Uphill

On paper, Lime Rock Park seems to be an easy track to learn. There are only seven corners and the track layout is fairly straightforward. However, get behind the wheel on this thrilling 1.53-mile road course and you quickly see that this track rewards only the brave.

One of the most challenging and intimidating corners is the “Uphill,” the fifth turn on a track map, the corner at the end of “No Name Straight.” What makes it so difficult: high speed, elevation change, no view as you begin to crest the top of the hill, and virtually no runoff. Last year, Lime Rock made safety improvements by moving the outer guardrail back to add a bit of runoff and a tire barrier.

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