Connecticut Bound: 52 Weekend Getaways

42. Follow the Tracks!

  1. Racing fans, start your getaway! Hear the roar of mighty V-8s and feel the excitement of NASCAR Racing at Stafford Speedway, Rte. 140 in Stafford Springs.
  2. Go a little east and see auto racing on a 5/8 mile-high banked oval track at Thompson International Speedway, I-395 Exit 99.
  3. See stars as they get behind the wheel and take to the track at Lime Rock Park, Rte. 112 in Lakeville. Join in on the fun and put yourself behind the wheel at Skip Barber’s Racing School. Join drivers and other enthusiasts at a local resort, country inns or B&B’s and leave some time for a leisurely drive through the scenic Litchfield Hills.

DRIVING TIP: Approximate driving distance between 1 and 3 is 126 miles


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