Northeast Grand Prix

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Northeast Grand Prix
Lime Rock Park.svg
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Venue Lime Rock Park
First race 1958
First IWSC race 2015
Duration 2 hours 40 minutes
Previous names Lime Rock Nationals,
Camel GTO/GTU Grand Prix,
Jamesway 300,
New England Grand Prix
Most wins (driver) Klaus Graf (3)
Most wins (team) Muscle Milk Pickett Racing (3)
Most wins (manufacturer) Audi (4)

The Northeast Grand Prix (until 2006: New England Grand Prix) is a professional sports car race held at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut, United States as part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Previous editions of the Grand Prix belonged to the SCCA National Sports Car Championship, the IMSA GT Championship and the American Le Mans Series. The race currently has a duration of 2 hours and 40 minutes and takes place in July, previously having been held on Independence Day weekend compared to the Lime Rock Grand Prix that was held on Memorial Day weekend.

Winners[edit]

Year Date Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Report
SCCA National Sports Car Championship
1958 July 5 United States Ed Crawford United States Briggs Cunningham Lister-Jaguar 50 miles (80 km) Lime Rock National Championship Races report
1959 July 4 United States George Constantine United States Elisha Walker Aston Martin DBR2 50 miles (80 km) Lime Rock National Championship Races report
1960 July 2 United States George Constantine United States Kelso Auto Dynamics Lister-Chevrolet  ? SCCA National Races report
1961 July 1 United States Roger Penske Maserati Tipo 61 45 miles (72 km) Lime Rock National Races report
1962 June 30 United States Roger Penske Cooper Monaco 28 miles (45 km) Lime Rock Nationals report
1963 June 15 United States Peter Sachs Lotus 23 60 miles (97 km) Lime Rock Nationals report
1964 October 31 United States Tom O'Brien Ferrari Dino 268 SP 60 miles (97 km) Lime Rock Nationals report
1965
-1985
Not held
IMSA GT Championship (GT classes only)
1986 September 1 United States Jack Baldwin United States Peerless/Hendrick Chevrolet Camaro 2 Hours Camel GTO/GTU Grand Prix report
1987 September 7 United States Bob Earl United States Dingman Bros Racing Pontiac Fiero 230 mi (370 km) Camel GTO/GTU Grand Prix report
1988 September 5 United States Wally Dallenbach, Jr. United States Protofab Racing Chevrolet Corvette 138 mi (222 km) Camel GTO/GTU Grand Prix report
1989 October 1 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United States Audi of America Audi 90 quattro 2 Hours Camel GTO/GTU Grand Prix report
1990 September 29 United States Robby Gordon United States Whistler Radar Mercury Cougar XR-7 2 Hours Jamesway 300 report
1991 September 28 New Zealand Steve Millen United States Cunningham Racing Nissan 300ZX 2 Hours Jamesway 300 report
1992 September 26 New Zealand Steve Millen United States Cunningham Racing Nissan 300ZX 1 Hour, 45 Minutes Jamesway 300 report
1993
-2003
Not held
American Le Mans Series
2004 July 5 Finland JJ Lehto
Germany Marco Werner
United States ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes New England Grand Prix report
2005 July 4 Finland JJ Lehto
Germany Marco Werner
United States ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes New England Grand Prix report
2006 July 1 Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Allan McNish
United States Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes New England Grand Prix report
2007 July 7 Germany Sascha Maassen
Australia Ryan Briscoe
United States Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2008 July 12 United States Scott Sharp
Australia David Brabham
United States Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-01b 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2009 July 18 Brazil Gil de Ferran
France Simon Pagenaud
United States de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2010 July 24 United States Greg Pickett
Germany Klaus Graf
United States Muscle Milk Team Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder Evo 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2011 July 9 United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
United States Dyson Racing Team Lola B09/86 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2012 July 7 Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Klaus Graf
United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2013 July 6 Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Klaus Graf
United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2014 Not held
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
2015 July 25 United States Mike Guasch
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09 2 hours 40 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report

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