2010 Carlisle Autocross

* Merkur 25th Anniversary * Topics related to our annual gathering in Carlisle PA on June 4-6, 2010.

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Post by CV12Steve » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:55 am

Hey! We "Westies" need Ben in our 2010 convoy!
(He volunteered to play sweep-up if he goes, rescuing stranded Merks with his trailer.)
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Post by DSPXR4ti » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:39 am

Grayson wrote:It sucks that my attendance at Nationals will prevent Ben from coming to Carlisle next year.
HoHOHO Well I have a beer for if you, if I can do this year at the National's and I will save myself 3500.00 next year because I would have done it, [/b]BRING IT BABY

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:48 pm

Just a quick note to confirm that AutoX is indeed confirmed for this year's event. You've got 6 months to get ready - no excuses! :twisted:
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Post by DSPXR4ti » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:20 pm

I really wish I could come to Calisle this year but I think the wife said to me when I got home from the National's "so now that you have done it, thats it right" I said NO! but I think it went in one ear and out the other. So inless someone knows a cheap way of getting a car to Calisle and back, if not, then I'm out.

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Post by Grayson » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:32 am

Definitely keep in mind that you can come to Carlisle without a car. We won't harass you too much since you're in CA. Last year we had a few people from SoCal show up via plane.

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Post by CV12Steve » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:04 am

They were from the SF Bay Area (unless more flew in too).
Ben, there are a few people back east already looking for drivers to bring their second cars.
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Post by DSPXR4ti » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:18 am

Well that would be cool. any names?

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Post by CV12Steve » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:55 am

There's a few in the "Early Roll Call" thread here.
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Post by MerkXR4 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:03 am

I'm in for the Carlisle autox... I'll be doing a few come the spring with the NNJR group that meets up at Englishtown - they do both the parking lot and the road course there.... lots of fun.

Hopefully by the time Carlisle comes around I'll have a few more toys on my XR to help get my times down a bit more - - maybe a little ambitious but I do have a LSD sitting in the garage :twisted:

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:56 am

MerkXR4 wrote:Hopefully by the time Carlisle comes around I'll have a few more toys on my XR to help get my times down a bit more
Stiffer springs will probably do as much for you as anything. The junkyard terrorist would suggest front Tempo springs for the front and front Saab 900 springs for the rear. Done for $20 as long as you don't count time, money, sawzall blades, etc. :lol:
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Post by MerlinMerkur » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:10 pm

anglin wrote: When you look over the history of Merkurs autocrossing at Carlisle, there haven't been any failures that prevented someone from driving their Merkur home. That's out of nearly 600 autocross runs done by Merkur owners at Carlisle autocross events.

Weeeeell idk Chris hah, I have had ONE autocross related failure in maybe oh... 20 or so.

My distributor lost a tooth or rather the gear in the engine ate it up and I lost rotation of the distrib. I knew it sounded funny and something wasnt right when it wouldnt go over 4200RPM while racing. Good thing the XR is a low RPM motor, cause it didnt seem to effect my times much haha..

But yeah, JUST as I was pulling out of the AX to go home it completely pooped out on me, dist stopped turning, 3pm or so.. by 8pm I'd found a dizzy replaced it with light only from the wife holding the flashlight (oh boy what fun) and was back on the road, home by 10pm :)
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Post by anglin » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:15 pm

MerlinMerkur wrote:My distributor lost a tooth or rather the gear in the engine ate it up and I lost rotation of the distrib.
That's a fairly typical failure, though, and doesn't even require that you be driving the car hard to happen. *shrug*

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Post by anglin » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:01 pm

So, what's the word on the autocross this year? Later this month I'll start warming up for the Carlisle autocross by getting some seat time in at local events. *cracks knuckles*

Did you get your plane ticket yet, Ben?

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Post by TommyT » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:44 pm

I would like to run in this event this year. It'll be my first AutoX. How do I sign up?
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Post by SARON81 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:54 pm

TommyT wrote:I would like to run in this event this year. It'll be my first AutoX. How do I sign up?
Just show up.
They have registration in the AM the day of the event.

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