What is AxIS?
AxIS is the acronym for Lime Rock Park’s “Autocross Invitational Shootout”
Sponsored by Dean Cusano at Motorcars Incorporated, Connecticut's premier Jaguar specialist and a frequent competitor in the Lime Rock Park Autocross Season
It is the end-of-year autocross competition where the fastest drivers from the season’s Autocross Days are invited to race against the clock in hopes of being crowned the Lime Rock Autocross champion. This year, AxIS was Saturday, October 28.
Here's a bit of information on what happened this year:
The Autocross Invitational Shootout presented by Motorcars Incorporated is an invitation-only afternoon of open autocross, 12:30 – 5:00 PM, on Saturday October 28th. This is a day where the 20 fastest autocross participants from the year get to showcase their talents and fight for the top spot as Lime Rocks fastest autocross participant.
The beginning of the day is designed for the top 30 fastest cars, known as the “Smackdown”. This is a time for participants to better their fastest times, and allows for customers sitting on the “bubble” a chance to break into the top 20!
By mid-afternoon, the top 20 is selected, and the Autocross Invitational Shootout presented by Motorcars Incorporated begins!
By the end of this day, we will crown a winner at our Awards Ceremony. Participants of the day will also be able to enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine.
The Autocross Invitational Shootout presented by Motorcars Incorporated is free to the people who have earned a place in this very impressive field. This is our way of thanking you for all your efforts.
Click here for the 2017 Autocross Invitational Shootout results. Congratulations to Yury Kholondyrev with his wicked Lotus on winning this year's event, which took place in the reverse direction of the Full Autocross with no chicane on the Upper Autocross.
Motorcars Incorporated is Connecticut’s premier Jaguar specialist. Located in Plainville, Conn., Dean Cusano and the folks at Motorcars Incorporated have been huge supporters of the autocross programs throughout the years.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
12:30 – 2:30 Top 30 Smackdown (Qualifier)
12:30 – 1:00 Open Practice
1:00 – 2:30 Top 30 Smackdown Timing
The Top 20, as of after the Top 30 Smackdown timing session, progress to the Top 20 Shootout championship event.
2:30 – 5:00 Top 20 Shootout (Championship Event)
2:30 – 2:40 Final Top 20 Announced
2:45 – 4:00 Open practice for the Top 20
4:00 – 5:00 Top 20 Shootout Timing
5:00 – 6:00 Awards Ceremony
Whoever the Autocross Champion is, it’s been well-earned, as he or she has beaten hundreds of other drivers to the title!
Click here for details of Lime Rock Park's Summer Autocross Programs.
Click here for the final 2017 AxIS Standings after the Smackdown final qualifying round on 10/28/2017
Click here for the final 2016 AxIS Standings