Lime Rock’s Grand Ambassador of speed, Sam Posey, knows the keys to a fast lap at Lime Rock Park. Posey was the first driver to crack the 60-second lap barrier here at his home track with a 58.6 second lap in 1967
Sam says the secret to speed here at Lime Rock isn’t turning the car into the corner, but rather “it’s all about the corner exit.”
“The top drivers get into most of the corners here pretty equally, but if you can put the power down off the corners you can gain some time. If the car understeers you will open up a hole to your inside and if it oversteers, you need to lift a bit,” said Posey.
His advice to race fans, “watch the corner exits. Tires are a big part of the handling. The guys who can put the power down consistently lap after lap have the advantage.”
And what if it rains?
“All of the long corners and time spent turning make Lime Rock a tough track in the wet,” said Posey.
“You need to stay off the typical dry line and find a good wet line and just remember, any driver who says he loves racing in the rain is lying.”