With perfect weather and great cars and drivers, the third AxIS -- AutoX Invitational Shoot-out -- presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, L.L.C., was, as always, a boatload of run-whatcha-brung fun. From race cars to pure street-stock rides, just 4.4 seconds separated the top 18 drivers on Lime Rock's 1/2-mile autocross track (thank you, Spectro Oils, for the electronic Timing & Scoring system, and Trevor Hermance, T&S Chief!). Wells Fargo Advisors Vice-President Chris Benjamin was on hand to throw some flags, watch the action and of course present the AxIS trophy.
Lime Rock Park PR Director Rick Roso took a few snaps during the day and we present on this page a photo album for your enjoyment...
This year's entrants, left to right: John Killeen, Jason Sicotte, Bill Riehl, Eric Lacore, Andrew Grigg, Wells Fargo's Chris Benjamin, 2013 Champion Dean Cusano, 2015 Champion Tom Venturino, Quinn Kizis (partially hidden), Ryan King, Kevin Separy, Matt Dunham, Tim Cloutier, Steve Roux and Charles Tator. Not shown: Ben Berentson, Bill English, Russell Kohn, Jason Levine. Photo by SAX Manager Jeff Grossbard
19th, Russell Kohn, 2008 Porsche Cayman S, 40.880
18th, Ben Berentson, 2011 BMW M3, 39.349
17th, Bill English, 2001 Honda S2000, 39.254
16th, John Killeen, 2000 BMW M Roadster, 39.069
15th, Jason Levine, 2001 Honda S2000, 38.416
14th, Andrew Grigg, 1995 Mazda Miata, 37.932
13th, Chuck Tator, 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10, 37.869
12th, Matt Dunham, 2004 Chevy Corvette, 37.860
11th, Tim Cloutier, 2009 Dodge Viper ACR, 37.819
10th, Jason Sicotte, 2015 Subaru WRX STi, 37.709
9th, Kevin Separy, 2006 Mitsubishi Evo, 37.577
8th, William Riehl, 2005 Porsche Boxster S, 37.567
7th, Dean Cusano, 1984 Jaguar XJS, 37.567
6th, Ryan King, 2000 Toyota MR2, 36.958
5th, Mike Piera, 1973 Porsche 911, 36.233
4th, Steve Roux, 2012 Wyvern-Honda FF, 36.214
3rd, Eric Lacore, 2013 Wyvern-Honda FF, 35.956
2nd, Quinn Kizis, 1999 Mazda Miata, 35.725
Your 2015 champion of the Wells Fargo Advisors presents the AxIS Shoot-out, Tom Venturino, 2012 Wyvern-Honda FF, 34.957
Following are shots from the day in no particular order -- with the exception of this first one...
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2015 Wells Fargo Advisors AxIS Champion, Tom Venturino