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
All entrants, best lap, as of April 9
The Top 20 at the end of the year are invited to the Shootout

1.   19.63, Gordy Wagner, 1997 BMW M3, 4/9 Open Autocross Day
2.   20.20, Kevin O’Neill, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
3.   20.27, Dan Kupis, 2014 Ford Mustang GT, 4/9 Open Autocross Day
4.   20.32, Tony White, 2008 Porsche Cayman S, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
5.   20.43, Fernando Mazzanti, 2003 BMW M3 convertible, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
6.   20.62, Christopher Bumthy, 2013 Ford Mustang GT, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day
7.   20.75, Frank Caro, 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
8.   20.78, Gary Friedman, 2005 Mini Cooper S, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day
9.   20.80, Tim Webster, BMW 550, 4/9 Open Autocross Day
10.   20.81, Chris Araujo, 2003 Porsche 911 4S, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
11.   20.97, Dio Cavero, 2010 Mazda Speed3, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
12.   20.99, Richard McDougal, 2013 Ford Mustang GT, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day
13.   21.01, Ron Sussman, 2010 Mini Cooper S, 3/29 Open Autocross Day (next best 21.01)
14.   21.01, Frank Baker, 2007 Shelby Mustang GT/SC, 4/9 Open Autocross Day (next best 21.17)
15.   21.08, Mark Murphy, 2013 Scion FR-S, 4/9 Open Autocross Day
16.   21.12, Bill English, 2001 Honda S2000, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
17.   21.13, Kevin Eakin, BMW E46 M3, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
18.   21.30, Chris Webb, Mazda Speed 6, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
19.   21.42, Kurt Ernst – Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, 2013 BMW M3, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day
20.   21.48, Annette Cantilli, 2005 Lotus Elise, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
21.   21.68, Roger Cassin, 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder, 4/9 Open Autocross Day
22.   21.84, Patrick Eakin, BMW E36 M3, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
23.   21.89, Tasia Janazzo, 2014 BMW X3, 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day
24.   21.97, Mike Melnyk, 1976 Triumph Spitfire, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
25.   22.15, Jake Sussman, 2012 VW GTI, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
26.   22.30, Steve Dutton, Mazda Speed Miata, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
27.   22.70, Mike Smoller, Mazda Speed Miata, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
28.   22.87, Alex Zelenka, 2005 Ford Mustang GT, 3/29 Open Autocross Day
29.   23.08, Raphael Orlove - Jalopnik, 1978 Baja Beetle. 1/17 Winter Open Autocross Day

Overall Autocross Record: 18.98, Gordy Wagner, 1997 BMW M3, 9/9/13 Coaching Autocross Day