Developing Racing Skills Continues to Be the Cornerstone of the Lime Rock Park Experience

Developing Racing Skills Continues to Be the Cornerstone of the Lime Rock Park Experience 

Lime Rock Park Set to Stage LiquiMoly Autocross Invitational Shootout


LAKEVILLE, CT (14 October 2022)- When Lime Rock Park was first carved out of a quarry back in 1957, driver education was a key consideration as the track was designed. Sixty-five years later, giving drivers the chance to learn and improve continues to be the cornerstone of the Lime Rock Park experience.


That isn’t limited to the big track, as the recently improved and expanded FCP Euro Proving Grounds have been the ideal setting for a robust autocross program in 2022.


Throughout the summer, Lime Rock Park hosted 18 Autocross lapping days for the LiquiMoly Autocross Series on the FCP Euro Proving Grounds, seeing more than 300 drivers with all racing skill levels participate.


The season will come to a close on Sat, Oct. 22, as Lime Rock Park is set to stage the LiquiMoly Autocross Invitational Shootout (AXiS)


The 30 drivers who set the fastest times throughout the season will go head-to-head on the .68-mile Super Circuit in cars ranging from a modified Tesla to a Lotus to various specifications of Vipers. The top three drivers will get the ultimate bragging rights, taking home hardware provided by LiquiMoly and the chance to win various prize packages valued at over $3,000 in total.


The event is open to spectators. Admission is free and gates open at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.


About FCP Euro Proving Grounds at Lime Rock Park


Repaved, extended and updated in 2021, the FCP Euro Proving Grounds is a permanent, half-mile autocross course with a 300-foot skid pad equipped with sprinklers for slick use located in the Lime Rock Park infield.


The FCP Euro Proving Grounds is surrounded entirely by flat grass runoff (no guardrails, no trees) and contains basic corner types (sweepers, increasing- and decreasing-radius, 90s and 180s); perfect for sharpening driving skills without putting the typical track day stress on the car. Multiple configurations are available for simultaneous training.


For more information about the FCP Euro Proving Grounds or the LiquiMoly Autocross Series, visit


LiquiMoly Autocross Invitational Shootout Prizes


  • First Place- A free day of autocross ($325) and a day with the Lime Rock Drivers Club ($1450)
  • Second Place- 1 year Autocross Club membership ($1050)
  • Third Place- A free day of autocross ($325)
  • Most Improved Driver – 2 hours of Lime Rock Drivers Club HDPE Instruction


LiquiMoly Autocross Invitational Shootout Invitees (name, car, lap time):


Eric Peachy 2008 Dodge Viper 42.58
Remo Porsche 911 Carrera S 42.86
David Maffucci Camaro ZL1 1LE 43.29
Steve Katz 2016 Dodge Viper ACR 43.54
Friedman, Matt 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 43.57
Bogue, Tony 2001 Porsche Turbo 43.70
Bogue, Ed 2001 Porsche Turbo 44.05
Sklar, Victor 2021 Porsche GT4 44.14
Meany, Robert 2021 Mazda MX5 44.34
Morgan Chevy Camaro 44.58
Horvers, Robert 2013 Subaru WRX 44.68
Hiro, Andrew 2019 Tesla Model 3 45.08
Rich Harwell 2009 Dodge Viper ACR 45.14
Cassano, Joe 2004 Porsche Boxster 45.19
Tony Perugini 2016 Dodge Viper ACR 45.28
Mutino, Mike 2000 Honda S2000 45.30
Chip C7 Chevy Corvette 45.36
Jurac, Adrian 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE 45.37
Dextraze, Nick 2005 Subaru STI 45.56
Lowe, Trevor Honda Miata 45.57
Zucaro, Don 2005 Chevrolet Corvette 45.64
Sklar, Sam 2021 Porsche GT4 45.73
Brandler, Elliot 1998 Mazda Miata 45.87
Don Seipel 2013 SRT Viper 46.00
Hayden, Nathan 2018 Subaru BRZ 46.01
Levick, Frank 2005 Lotus Elise 46.01
Tschiegg, Mark 2005 Lotus Elise 46.01
Merra, Mike 1988 Porsche 944 46.02
Peck, Joe 2018 Porsche Boxster 4.0 46.15