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 Grayson » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:59 am

Is your guarantee to win from post #1 still in effect ???
Why not? I'm up for a challenge! :twisted:
what about a helmet? Will they have any I can rent?
There are definitely Merkur owners that autocross that didn't bring a helmet to Carlisle. The CVCC has a selection of loaner helmets.
I think i've failed 10 cars last season alone. Most of them were able to fix what was wrong and come back to verify.
Yeah, I've seen lots of cars get warnings and verifications, but by "fail" I was basically referring to a car showing up and being sent home. I've never seen that happen.

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Post by Ray » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:47 am

I have prohibited i think maybe only 2 or 3 cars last season. At the most.
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Post by Ray » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:45 am

Well? Did you win?
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Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:30 am

I rolled up to the auto-x area around 10:00 am; saw three XRs there--Brad's white face transplant-er, Andrew West's red '88 "MERXLER", and Jim Gosses red '87. Andrew ran several passes, and seemed to improve his times. IIRC, his last time was a 26.94 seconds pass, his best of the day, and best of the XRs.

Interestingly, a couple of Focus's had better lap times: One, a blue four door, ran in the 24s--better than a couple of the Mustangs which made loud tire and engine noises but nothing more.

Makes one think it may be time to switch....

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:54 pm

I was bummed nobody got my awesome spin-out recorded. Two over-steer saves and lost it on the 3rd one and did a 270 - it made Erik's wipe-out last year look like child's play. :lol:
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Post by Grayson » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:03 pm

Well? Did you win?
I ended up having three flat tires over the weekend, including a complete failure of a Direzza Star Spec that I had on my daily driver that I was going to autocross. It is with tremendous disappointment that I have to report that my car was not able to attend the autocross.

The other flats I experienced was the spare that replaced the Direzza on the daily driver, and the other was on the F350 that I let Anglin borrow.

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:07 pm

I would have let you borrow the Michelin MXV Energy 195s from my car if you had asked... :headbang :D

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Post by anglin » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:41 pm

Ed Lijewski wrote:I would have let you borrow the Michelin MXV Energy 195s from my car if you had asked...
LOLZ

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Post by Ray » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:03 pm

crap that sucks grayson. I rrrreeeaaaallly wanted to go. we could have all co-driven my little white devil and torn it up.

I hate getting beat in my own car, but i'd let ya do it ;)
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Post by Ray » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:15 pm

Oh, btw

That focus that took FTD there; he's a friend of mine. He autoX's a lot.

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:28 pm

The way he drove around that track I thought he and Grayson went to the same Auto-X school; he is Grayson-smoooooooth!

Is his car stock or modified (what mods)?

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Post by Ray » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:33 pm

His car is lightly modded. Tires, brakes (i think), suspension bits. Mostly stock. I can ask what he has done. It's an SVT tho, so it's not a "normal" focus.
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Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:36 pm

demonfire wrote:His car is lightly modded. Tires, brakes (i think), suspension bits. Mostly stock. I can ask what he has done. It's an SVT tho, so it's not a "normal" focus.
It'd be interesting to know. Brad thought one or the Focuses (the other was a two door black one, SVT I think...) was a race car; each looked quite stock from the outside.

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Post by Ataru » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:37 pm

Grayson wrote:
Well? Did you win?
I ended up having three flat tires over the weekend, including a complete failure of a Direzza Star Spec that I had on my daily driver that I was going to autocross. It is with tremendous disappointment that I have to report that my car was not able to attend the autocross.

The other flats I experienced was the spare that replaced the Direzza on the daily driver, and the other was on the F350 that I let Anglin borrow.
Was that you that came up to my car and talked to me about what region I run in and about my tires? Someone did and I am not sure who it was.

BTW, I was the one driving the Sonic Blue SVTF ZX5

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Here's a snap of the final results sheet with both laps from each run combined:

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Post by Ray » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:40 pm

haha, nice Jason!
Welcome to merkurclub. Does this mean you'll be getting a merkur soon?


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