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The Summer Showdown @ Lime Rock Park

Want to put your driving abilities to the test? Looking to enjoy a fun day of autocrossing at a historic venue? Then the Summer Showdown autocross is just for you.

The Summer Showdown @ Lime Rock Park
The Summer Showdown @ Lime Rock Park

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2024, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Salisbury, Lime Rock, Salisbury, CT 06039, USA

About the event

Event Description:

Want to put your driving abilities to the test? Looking to enjoy a fun day of autocrossing at a historic venue? Then the Summer Showdown autocross is just for you.  Utilizing the incredible FCP Euro Proving grounds, our timed point to point autocross is perfect for both novices and experts alike. All years, makes, models, and levels of modification are welcome! We will be running three classes (two competition classes and an exhibition class for cars on slicks) on a fast and fun course layout that includes elevation changes, a mix of corner profiles, and other elements you typically don’t see at an autocross. We will have unique trophies and prizes available, which includes a $100 G.P.E. gift card for each of the class winners!

Do you have what it takes to conquer Gorman Performance Engineering? We are incredibly excited to announce the G.P.E. bounty. At each of our autocrosses we will have a “Bounty car”, and everyone who beats the fastest time set by this bounty car will receive a $50 gift card to G.P.E. that can be used for our services or towards parts from the thousands of brands that we sell. COMPETITORS MUST BE ON THE SAME (OR HIGHER) TREADWEAR TIRES AS THE BOUNTY CAR TO BE ELIGIBLE. THE BOUNTY SHALL BE AWARDED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE EVENT ORGANIZERS.

Compete for the season championship: We will be having a “season championship” across the three events we are hosting in 2024. At each event, entrants in the two competition classes (American Muscle and Non-American Muscle) will accumulate points based on their finishing position (which is determined by their fastest lap), and those with the highest point total in each of the two classes after the final event will be crowned the season champions. Class champions will each receive a $300 gift card to Gorman Performance Engineering. YOU MUST COMPETE IN A MINIMUM OF TWO EVENTS IN ORDER TO BE ELEGIBLE FOR THE SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP.

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Schedule:

Gate opens:  7:30 AM

Tech Opens: 7:30 AM

Tech Closes: 8:30 AM

Drivers Meeting: 8:45 AM

First Car sets off:  9:00 AM

Half Day PM Session Tech Opens: 12:00 PM

Half Day PM Session Tech Closes: 12:30 PM

Half Day PM Session Drivers Meeting: 12:45 PM

Last Car sets off:  3:55 PM

Top 10 Shootout Starts: 4:00PM

Top 10 Shootout Ends: 5:00PM

IF YOU ARE A FULL DAY OR AM SESSION PARTICIPANT PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE AS CLOSE TO 7:30 AM AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU ARE A PM SESSION PARTICIPANT PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE AS CLOSE TO 12:00 PM AS POSSIBLE.

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Classing

Cars will be divided into two different classes; the American Muscle and the Non-American Muscle class. All entries will be allowed at the discretion of the organizers. TIRES MUST BE 200TW OR HIGHER. CARS ON SLICKS MAY RUN IN THE EXHIBITION CLASS BUT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS OR PRIZES.

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General Event Information

All Sales are final. If you are unable to attend, contact us and we will see if we can sell your spot to someone on the wait list.

The event will be run rain or shine. Should there be rain the day of an event, no refunds will be issued. If an entrant does not wish to attend in the rain, they may use their entry as a voucher to cover 50% of the entry cost to another event hosted by Gorman Performance Engineering.

Entrants are welcome to pack their own food for the event. No grilles are allowed.

Any competitor or crew found driving in the pits or on the street in an unsafe manner will be ejected, and forfeit any fees paid.

All Vehicles must be in compliance with the Lime Rock Park sound limit. Vehicles that are judged to be too loud will receive one warning to correct the problem before they will not be allowed to run.

Drivers exhibiting unsafe driving skills on or off the property will be banned from events.

Registration closes promptly at 8:30 a.m. Any entry after that time will not be accepted.

Any car (street legal or race) may compete. SUV’s can compete.

Car number must be clearly marked on the car. Car numbers should be 8 inches high.

Minimum age to compete is 16 years old. Anyone 16 or 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent and have a waiver signed by said parent prior to competing (Contact us for the minor waiver). All drivers must have a valid driver’s license. (We do check!)

Helmets are required. Every helmet must have a Snell M or SA rating and proof of being manufactured within the last 10 years. Helmets must be in good condition (no cracks). We will have a limited number of loaner helmets available at the event.

Apparel – We suggest long sleeve shirts and long pants be worn when driving in this event. The material should be 100% cotton. Close toed shoes are required for all participants, no sandals, please.

All cars must be in good mechanical condition. This includes (but is not limited to) brakes, mechanically secured battery (no elastic cord), no leaks, properly installed seats & seat belts, and no loose items inside the car.

Only drivers and “crew” allowed. Please remove all your trash when you depart.

Tickets

  • Autocross Full Day Entry

    This ticket is for those competing in the full day autocross event.

    $250.00
    Tax: +$15.88 Sales Tax+$6.65 service fee
  • Autocross Half Day Entry

    This is a half day (3.5 hour) entry to our autocross event. Please pick the AM (9am-12:30pm) or PM (12:30pm-4pm) slot.

    $150.00
    Tax: +$9.53 Sales Tax+$3.99 service fee
  • 2024 Autocross 2 Event Bundle

    Planning to compete in The Summer Showdown and The Autumn Apex 2.0 and want to save some money? Then this is for you! This bundle provides full day entries to both events at a discounted rate, and allows you to reserve a car number for both days.

    $450.00
    Tax: +$28.57 Sales Tax+$11.96 service fee

Total

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The Summer Showdown Entry List

#
Name
Car
Car Number
Class
27
Kevin Separy
2000 Mazda Miata
51
Non American Muscle
26
John Wabrek
2023 Tesla Model Y
109
Non American Muscle
25
Trever Lower
1999 Mazda Miata
88
Non American Muscle
24
Uconn FSAE
CT-15 IC
127
Exhibition
23
James Senatro
2023 Chevrolet Camaro SS
81
American Muscle
22
Joe Cavatoni
2019 Porsche 911T
508
Non American Muscle
21
Frank Levick
2005 Lotus Elise
77
Non American Muscle
20
Frank Amendola
1992 Ford Mustang
7
American Muscle
19
Lawrence Penna
2021 Mazda MX5
623
Non American Muscle
18
Aaron Scurlock
Datsun 240Z
42
Non American Muscle
17
Keenan Spooner
2017 VW GTI
166
Non American Muscle
16
Finn Spooner
2017 VW GTI
58
Non American Muscle
15
Robert Spooner
2017 VW GTI
66
Non American Muscle
14
Cash Pac
2014 Margay Brava
26
Exhibition
13
Rob Pac
2013 Maranello RS7
11
Exhibition
12
Gregg Haughton
2008 Mazda Miata
63
Non American Muscle
11
Jonathan Green
2017 Ford Fiesta ST
615
Non American Muscle
10
Lorne Green
2006 Mini Cooper S
53
Non American Muscle
9
Saab Zada
2001 Subaru Impreza WRX
200
Non American Muscle
8
Hunter Kovel
1999 Mazda Miata
299
Non American Muscle
7
Jacob Zitnay
2016 Subaru BRZ
86
Non American Muscle
6
Luke Partridge
2001 Mustang Bullitt
91
American Muscle
5
Jeffrey Dingman
1974 Chevy Nova
74
American Muscle
4
Brian Clarke
1965 Cobra
96
American Muscle
3
Thomas Gorman
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass
112
American Muscle
2
Evan Duffy
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass
125
American Muscle
1
Pat Gorman
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass
25
American Muscle
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