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Northeast Grand Prix

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.

Northeast Grand Prix
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VenueLime Rock Park
First race1958
First USCC race2015
Duration2 hours 40 minutes
Previous namesLime 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)

WinnersEdit

Year Date Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Report
SCCA National Sports Car Championship
1958 July 5   Ed Crawford   Briggs Cunningham Lister-Jaguar 50 miles (80 km) Lime Rock National Championship Races report
1959 July 4   George Constantine   Elisha Walker Aston Martin DBR2 50 miles (80 km) Lime Rock National Championship Races report
1960 July 2   George Constantine   Kelso Auto Dynamics Lister-Chevrolet ? SCCA National Races report
1961 July 1   Roger Penske Maserati Tipo 61 45 miles (72 km) Lime Rock National Races report
1962 June 30   Roger Penske Cooper Monaco 28 miles (45 km) Lime Rock Nationals report
1963 June 15   Peter Sachs Lotus 23 60 miles (97 km) Lime Rock Nationals report
1964 October 31   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   Jack Baldwin   Peerless/Hendrick Chevrolet Camaro 2 Hours Camel GTO/GTU Grand Prix report
1987 September 7   Bob Earl   Dingman Bros Racing Pontiac Fiero 230 mi (370 km) Camel GTO/GTU Grand Prix report
1988 September 5   Wally Dallenbach, Jr.   Protofab Racing Chevrolet Corvette 138 mi (222 km) Camel GTO/GTU Grand Prix report
1989 October 1   Hans-Joachim Stuck   Audi of America Audi 90 quattro 2 Hours Camel GTO/GTU Grand Prix report
1990 September 29   Robby Gordon   Whistler Radar Mercury Cougar XR-7 2 Hours Jamesway 300 report
1991 September 28   Steve Millen   Cunningham Racing Nissan 300ZX 2 Hours Jamesway 300 report
1992 September 26   Steve Millen   Cunningham Racing Nissan 300ZX 1 Hour, 45 Minutes Jamesway 300 report
1993
-2003
Not held
American Le Mans Series
2004 July 5   JJ Lehto
  Marco Werner
  ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes New England Grand Prix report
2005 July 4   JJ Lehto
  Marco Werner
  ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes New England Grand Prix report
2006 July 1   Rinaldo Capello
  Allan McNish
  Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes New England Grand Prix report
2007 July 7   Sascha Maassen
  Ryan Briscoe
  Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2008 July 12   Scott Sharp
  David Brabham
  Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-01b 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2009 July 18   Gil de Ferran
  Simon Pagenaud
  de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2010 July 24   Greg Pickett
  Klaus Graf
  Muscle Milk Team Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder Evo 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2011 July 9   Chris Dyson
  Guy Smith
  Dyson Racing Team Lola B09/86 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2012 July 7   Lucas Luhr
  Klaus Graf
  Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a 2 hours, 45 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2013 July 6   Lucas Luhr
  Klaus Graf
  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   Mike Guasch
  Tom Kimber-Smith
  PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09 2 hours 40 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2016 July 23   Alex Popow
  Renger van der Zande
  Starworks Motorsport Oreca FLM09 2 hours 40 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2017 July 22   Patrick Pilet
  Dirk Werner
  Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR 2 hours 40 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report
2018 July 21   Joey Hand
  Dirk Müller
  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT 2 hours 40 minutes Northeast Grand Prix report[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Race Results" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 9, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2018.

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