Sean Heckman was a racer, a figure skater, a TV writer and producer, almost a lawyer, and finally owner of The Media Barons and a podcast mogul. Learn what it’s like to drive across the USA for 30+ days interviewing racing legends, while running a content creation business that caters to small businesses.
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I’ve never met Sean, and he was as curious about me as I was about him. Sean says he’s not a journalist, but he is. He gets people to talk, listens to their stories, and responds to them. He also has an immensely dry sense of humor. I literally had to stop dozens of times while editing this podcast to stop laughing. Give this a listen.
I’ve been to Lime Rock for most of the ALMS races over the past 10 years (see last year’s photos), but I’ve never been to a Grand-Am race. So it was sadly fitting to attend the last-ever Grand-Am race at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT, especially because the combined ALMS-Grand-Am series won’t be returning to Lime Rock next year. Unlike the searing heat of the ALMS race on July 4th weekend, we were treated to a perfect fall day at the end of September. The fall foliage made a spectacular backdrop.
It’s quite a sad ending for many reasons: Lime Rock is the closest racing location with major racing series support in the New York City area; the ride to the track is absolutely stunning; the track itself is short and makes for great racing; and because it’s really wonderful to sit underneath a tree at the top of a hill watching cars race by. I will miss you, Lime Rock; I hope a major series returns again, because I’ll be there in a heartbeat.
All photos taken with a Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 lens.
A few photos I took at this year’s race at Lime Rock, CT. Despite (because of?) zero phone service, this is one of the best and most relaxing places to see a race, ever. Lime Rock Park is in a beautiful valley where spectators sit on grassy hills to watch the race. You can bring your own food and drink, and they even have a full-service tent from the Harpoon Brewery in Mass.