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Sat, Jun 29



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.

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.



Gate opens: 7:30 AM

Tech Opens: 7:30 AM

Registration / Check In: 8:00am-8:30am

Tech Closes: 8:30 AM

Driver's Meeting: 8:45 AM

First Car sets off: 9:00 AM

Last Car sets off: 4:45 PM




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 100TW OR HIGHER. CARS ON SLICKS MAY RUN IN THE EXHIBITION CLASS BUT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS OR PRIZES.


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.


  • Autocross Entry

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

    Tax: +$15.88 Sales Tax+$6.65 service fee



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The Spring Shakedown 2.0 Entry List

Car Number
Gregg Haughton
2008 Mazda Miata MX-5
Non American Muscle
Frank Levick
2005 Lotus Elise
Non American Muscle
Saab Zada
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
Non American Muscle
Hunter Kovel
1999 Mazda Miata
Non American Muscle
Brian Fernandez
Toyota MR-2
Non American Muscle
Jorge Mendez
2024 BMW M2
Non American Muscle
Aaron Scurlock
Mazda Miata
Non American Muscle
Keenan Spooner
2017 VW GTI
Non American Muscle
Robert Spooner
2017 VW GTI
Non American Muscle
Lorne Green
2006 Mini Cooper S
Non American Muscle
Tom Gorman
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass
American Muscle
Evan Duffy
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass
American Muscle
Luke Partridge
2001 Mustang Bullitt
American Muscle
Jacob Zitnay
2016 Subaru BRZ
Non American Muscle
Pat Gorman
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass
American Muscle
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