This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.
IMSA racing on Saturdays is pretty common. But whenever IMSA races at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, as it did this week, a Saturday race is sort of mandatory.
More than fifty years ago homeowners surrounding the track won some regulations that banned racing on Sundays and the number of annual noise days. Motorcycles were banned altogether.
The track itself is idyllically beautiful in equally beautiful countryside. No freeways come close to the track. Even villages with common amenities aren’t close.
A small church across the road near the start finish line gets blamed for the No Sunday Racing. But Trinity Episcopal Church says it’s coexisted with the track for four decades. It’s the homeowners that stay in court to keep fifty year old rules in place.
All of this seems strange for one of the most famous ports of call in motor racing history.
Makes you wonder how reasonable you have to be with people who move next door to a race track and expect the track to be quiet to meet neighbor needs.