IMSA racing is some of the best in the business, and last week's Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park was one to remember. The 160-minute race had some seriously close last-minute battles and plenty of heart-stopping passes. If you missed the race last weekend, you can watch the entire thing right here.
Because Lime Rock Park is so short and narrow, IMSA's top-level DPI and LMP2 cars don't participate. That leaves the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes, which consist of road-based race cars like the Porsche 911 GT3, Acura NSX, and Mercedes-AMG GT. But just because the quickest cars weren't there doesn't mean it was boring to watch. Far from it.
Lime Rock's fast turns and tight layout make it a hotbed for contact-heavy racing. The final ten minutes saw a fight for the lead between the #67 Ford GT of Richard Westbrook and the #912 Porsche 911 RSR of Earl Bamber. Thanks to newer tires, Westbrook was eventually able to take the lead coming out of the left-hander with just minutes to go. Exciting stuff.
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