AxIS: Autocross Invitational Shoot-out

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What is AxIS? (go end to see current 2014 AxIS Standings)

AxIS is the acronym for Lime Rock Park’s “Autocross Invitational Shoot-out,” sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors of Farmington, Conn.

It is the end-of-year autocross competition where the 20 fastest drivers from the season’s “Open Enrollment Autocross Days” are invited to race against the clock in hopes of being crowned the Lime Rock Autocross Champion Presented by Wells Fargo Advisors.

Here’s the way it works...

At the end of every Open Autocross Day between January and November, each participant is given the opportunity to lap the circuit the fastest they can. All the times are recorded, and at the end of the season, the top 20 drivers are eligible to enter the AxIS competition,
at no charge.

The morning of AxIS is spent with all drivers practicing. After the catered lunch, the Shoot-out begins...

Using the full half-mile autocross track, each driver gets an out lap, five timed “flyers,” then the cool-down lap.

It’s fun to watch and of course, even more fun to do!

When everyone has finished doing their best, the results are tallied as everyone heads to the Infield Chalet for the awards banquet.

After some good food and beverage, Chris Benjamin of Wells Fargo Advisors announces the top three drivers of the day, with some nice prizes and trophies for the winners.

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 a re-cap of the 2013 Wells Fargo Advisors AxIS competition.

Good luck to all 2014 Open Autocross Day competitors!

Click here for details and schedule of Lime Rock Park's 2014 Open Autocross Days.

2014 Autocross Invitational Shootout presented by Wells Fargo Advisors
All entrants, best lap, as of July 1, 2014
The Top 20 at the end of the year are invited to the Shootout

1.   19.44, Dean Cusano, 1984 Jaguar XJS, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
2.   19.63, Gordy Wagner, 1997 BMW M3, 4/9 Open Autocross Day
3.   19.67, Matthew Dunham, 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
4.   19.81, Ryan Burrell, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
5.   19.83, Keanna E. Chang, 2013 Audi TT RS, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
6.   20.00, Tony White, 2008 Porsche Cayman S, 4/11 Pelham Motorsports Club (next best 20.00)
7.   20.00, Jason Levine, 2001 Honda S2000, 6/6 Open Autocross Day (next best 20.32)
8.   20.14, Jim Pappas, 2002 Porsche 996, 4/22 Open Autocross Day
9.   20.19, Andrew Chang, 2002 Audi TT RS, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
10.   20.20, Kevin O’Neill, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
11.   20.21, Chris Hedberg, 2005 Chevrolet Corvette, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
12.   20.27, Dan Kupis, 2014 Ford Mustang GT, 4/9 Open Autocross Day
13.   20.30, David McCafferty, 2005 Mazda RX-8, 4/11 Pelham Motorsports Club
14.   20.40, Gary Friedman, 2005 Mini Cooper S, 4/11 Pelham Motorsports Club
15.   20.43, Fernando Mazzanti, 2003 BMW M3 convertible, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
16.   20.45, Donald Hutchinson, 2004 Caterham 2.3l, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
17.   20.55, Chris Araujo, 2003 Porsche 911 4S, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
18.   20.56, Dan Araujo, 1999 Porsche 996, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
19.   20.57, Jose Vergara, 2014 BMW M235i, 5/30 Coaching Autocross Day
20.   20.62, Christopher Bumthy, 2013 Ford Mustang GT, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day
21.   20.65, Ray Hartford, 1992 Mazda Miata, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
22.   20.68, Robert Ruff, 2004 Mazda RX-8, 6/24 Open Autocross Day
23.   20.70, Luis Carrillo, Porsche Carrera 4S, 5/30 Coaching Autocross Day
24.   20.71, Steve Struzinsky, 2003 Porsche Boxster, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
25.   20.72, Michael O’Connor, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
26.   20.75, Nedim Aruz, 1990 Mazda Miata, 6/6 Open Autocross Day (next best 20.75)
27.   20.75, Paul Norman, 2006 Mazda Miata, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day (next best 20.87)
28.   20.75, Frank Caro, 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet, 3/29 Open Autocross Day (next best 20.98)
29.   20.80, Tim Webster, BMW 550, 4/9 Open Autocross Day
30.   20.85, Doug Harff, 2006 Cadillac XLR-V, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
31.   20.86, Mark Morse, Chevrolet Camaro, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
32.   20.87, John Hlavaty, 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, 7/15 Open Autocross Day (next best 20.87)
33.   20.87, Steve Skarb, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, 6/24 Open Autocross Day (next best 21.16)
34.   20.89, Jeff Strong, 1999 Mazda Miata, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
35.   20.90, Fred Leich, 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 4/11 Pelham Motorsports Club
36.   20.92, Terry Glaves, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51, 6/24 Open Autocross Day
37.   20.94, Gary Gello, 1984 Chevrolet Corvette, 6/24 Open Autocross Day
38.   20.95, Howard Sackaroff, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z51, 5/30 Coaching Autocross Day
39.   20.97, Marty Halpin, Ives Spec Miata, 7/15 Open Autocross Day (next best 21.34)
40.   20.97, Dio Cavero, 2010 Mazda Speed3, 3/29 Open Autocross Day (next best 21.59)
41.   20.98, Justin Fuller, 2013 Ford Mustang GT, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
42.   20.99, Jeff Manning, 2005 Ford Mustang, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day (next best 21.31)
43.   20.99, Richard McDougal, 2013 Ford Mustang GT, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day (next best 21.37)
44.   21.00, William Manafort, 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, 4/22 Open Autocross Day
45.   21.01, Ron Sussman, 2010 Mini Cooper S, 3/29 Open Autocross Day (next best 21.01)
46.   21.01, Frank Baker, 2007 Shelby Mustang GT/SC, 4/9 Open Autocross Day (next best 21.17)
47.   21.03, Paul Bova, 2005 Chevrolet Corvette, 4/22 Open Autocross Day
48.   21.06, Courtney Wilson, 2003 Ford Mustang, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
49.   21.08, Jeremiah Dowd, Dodge Challenger SRT, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day (next best 21.16)
50.   21.08, Brian Lombardi, 2001 Acura Integra Type R, 6/6 Open Autocross Day (next best 21.62)
51.   21.08, Mark Murphy, 2013 Scion FR-S, 4/9 Open Autocross Day (next best 23.36c)
52.   21.12, Bill English, 2001 Honda S2000, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
53.   21.13, Kevin Eakin, BMW E46 M3, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
54.   21.17, Ray White, 2013 Subaru BRZ, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
55.   21.18, Nate Raymond, 2001 Audi TT, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day (next best 21.31)
56.   21.18, Adam Cobourn, Mazda Miata rental, 5/30 Coaching Autocross Day (next best 22.11)
57.   21.30, Gerald Cohen, 1981 Porsche 911 SC (2.7 RS replica), 4/11 Pelham Mtrsprts (next best 21.53)
58.   21.30, Chris Webb, Mazda Speed 6, 3/29 Open Autocross Day (next best 22.11)
59.   21.31, Tony Rousseau, 2011 BMW 328i, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
60.   21.36, Bob LaRosa, 1990 Chevrolet Corvette, 5/30 Coaching Autocross Day
61.   21.35, Bill Chiarelli, 2011 VW GTI, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
62.   21.42, Kurt Ernst – Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, 2013 BMW M3, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day
63.   21.45, John Critchley, 2010 Volvo S80, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
64.   21.46, Jim Binondo, BMW Z3, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
65.   21.48, Annette Cantilli, 2005 Lotus Elise, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
66.   21.54, Jim Clemens, 1981 Porsche 911 SC, 4/11 Pelham Motorsports Club
67.   21.68, Roger Cassin, 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder, 4/9 Open Autocross Day
68.   21.72, Mark Martinez, Acura TL awd, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
69.   21.74, Sam Raymond, 2001 Audi TT, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
70.   21.82, Nicole McLane, 2000 Mazda Miata, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
71.   21.84, Patrick Eakin, BMW E36 M3, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
72.   21.85, Glen Ford, 2008 Ford Mustang, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
73.   21.89, Tasia Janazzo, 2014 BMW X3, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day
74.   21.92, Ed Raymond, 2001 Audi TT, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
75.   21.97, Mike Melnyk, 1976 Triumph Spitfire, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
76.   22.04, Rich Kennelly, 1984 Porsche 944, 6/6 Open Autocross Day (next best 22.13)
77.   22.04, Geoff Gardner, 1985 BMW 535i, 6/6 Open Autocross Day (next best 22.74)
78.   22.06, Hideki Matsuno, 2006 Audi A3, 6/24 Open Autocross Day
79.   22.14, Herb Rakebrand, 2001 Porsche Boxster, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
80.   22.15, Jake Sussman, 2012 VW GTI, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
81.   22.19, Richard Campbell, 1969 TVR Vixen, 7/15 Open Autocross Day
82.   22.29, Joe Townsley, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
83.   22.30, Steve Dutton, Mazda Speed Miata, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
84.   22.33, Rene Beauchemin, 2001 BMW Z3, 7/1 Coaching Autocross Day
85.   22.37, Jim Baker, 2012 Ford Fusion, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
86.   22.45, Jeff Gooding, Triumph TR6, 7/15 Open Autocross Day
87.   22.51, Alejandro Grisanti, 2006 Maserati Quattroporte, 5/30 Coaching Autocross Day
88.   22.70, Mike Smoller, Mazda Speed Miata, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
89.   22.73c, Matt Fine, 2002 Porsche Boxster S, 6/24 Open Autocross Day
90.   22.87, Alex Zelenka, 2005 Ford Mustang GT, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
91.   22.90, Ron Rock, 2010 BMW 335xi, 6/6 Open Autocross Day (next best 23.14)
92.   22.90c, Ian Bass, 2012 VW GTI, 7/15 Open Autocross Day (next best 23.58)
93.   23.08, Raphael Orlove - Jalopnik, 1978 Baja Beetle, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day
94.   23.09c, Eric Mostert, 1995 Mazda Miata, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
95.   23.21, Al Scarpa, 2012 Honda Civic Si, 6/24 Open Autocross Day
96.   23.25c, Scott Taylor, 2014 Mercedes-Benz C300, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day
97.   23.30, Stephen Safir, 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
98.   23.41, Mike Maiscalco, 1988 Mazda MX-6, 6/6 Open Autocross Day
99.   24.27, Sharon LaRosa, Chevrolet Corvette, 5/30 Coaching Autocross Day
100.   29.32c, Chris Malone, 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite, 5/2 Friends of Wells Fargo Advisors Day

Overall Autocross Record: 18.98, Gordy Wagner, 1997 BMW M3, 9/9/13 Coaching Autocross Day
c = 2-sec. cone penalty



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