AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: thenak
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3526

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 123
Total: 123
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Baja Forums
02: AMAZON.com
03: Baja Forums
04: AMAZON.com
05: AMAZON.com
06: Baja Forums
07: Baja Forums
08: Baja Forums
09: AMAZON.com
10: Baja Forums
11: Baja Forums
12: AMAZON.com
13: AMAZON.com
14: AMAZON.com
15: Baja Forums
16: Baja Forums
17: AMAZON.com
18: Baja Forums
19: AMAZON.com
20: AMAZON.com
21: AMAZON.com
22: Baja Forums
23: AMAZON.com
24: Baja Forums
25: Baja Forums
26: AMAZON.com
27: AMAZON.com
28: AMAZON.com
29: Baja Forums
30: Baja Forums
31: AMAZON.com
32: AMAZON.com
33: AMAZON.com
34: AMAZON.com
35: AMAZON.com
36: AMAZON.com
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: AMAZON.com
40: AMAZON.com
41: AMAZON.com
42: AMAZON.com
43: AMAZON.com
44: Baja Forums
45: Baja Forums
46: AMAZON.com
47: AMAZON.com
48: AMAZON.com
49: Baja Forums
50: AMAZON.com
51: Baja Forums
52: My Account
53: AMAZON.com
54: Baja Forums
55: AMAZON.com
56: AMAZON.com
57: AMAZON.com
58: AMAZON.com
59: Event Calendar
60: AMAZON.com
61: Baja Forums
62: AMAZON.com
63: AMAZON.com
64: AMAZON.com
65: AMAZON.com
66: AMAZON.com
67: AMAZON.com
68: AMAZON.com
69: Baja Forums
70: AMAZON.com
71: Baja Forums
72: Baja Forums
73: AMAZON.com
74: AMAZON.com
75: AMAZON.com
76: AMAZON.com
77: AMAZON.com
78: AMAZON.com
79: AMAZON.com
80: AMAZON.com
81: Baja Forums
82: Baja Forums
83: AMAZON.com
84: AMAZON.com
85: Event Calendar
86: Baja Forums
87: AMAZON.com
88: AMAZON.com
89: Baja Forums
90: AMAZON.com
91: AMAZON.com
92: Baja Forums
93: AMAZON.com
94: AMAZON.com
95: AMAZON.com
96: AMAZON.com
97: AMAZON.com
98: AMAZON.com
99: Baja Forums
100: Baja Forums
101: AMAZON.com
102: Event Calendar
103: AMAZON.com
104: AMAZON.com
105: AMAZON.com
106: AMAZON.com
107: AMAZON.com
108: AMAZON.com
109: AMAZON.com
110: Baja Forums
111: AMAZON.com
112: AMAZON.com
113: AMAZON.com
114: AMAZON.com
115: AMAZON.com
116: Baja Forums
117: AMAZON.com
118: Baja Forums
119: AMAZON.com
120: Baja Forums
121: AMAZON.com
122: AMAZON.com
123: AMAZON.com

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- VW Volkswagen Bug, Baja, Bus, Sandrail and Thing -:- VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion -:- 5-1600 vs Class 11 Version 3
Amazon Store

Updating Server
AzBaja.com is on new server. Any problems or strange things going on let me know so I can fix them ASAP - Thanks AzBaja aka Eric Hall

5-1600 vs Class 11 Version 3
Bug, Baja, Thing and Buggies. Most every thing that will not fit any any other area. See list of other Forums for better topic placement...Volkswagen General Discussion
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1315
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: 5-1600 vs Class 11 Version 3
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:33 AM
Reply with quote

So the head to head battle continued this weekend down in Mexico. Merlin Puettman and his 5-1600 vs Greg Piraino and his class 11 sedan. The challenge: 250 miles of race course with 108 miles of new terrain.

Todd Elam of the Southern Arizona Desert Racing promotions group brought back a classic course: The Point 2 Point! 1998 was the last time racers would run their cars from the mexican border town of Sonoyta to Puerto Penasco. The first 108 miles would prove to be the most difficult.

In one corner is Merlin's 5-1600. The other, Greg's class 11 sedan. With the series tied at one race win each, Saturday's race would prove who was best this day.

Merlin set a quick pace to start and Greg would fall behind. However, not all races are won in the first 50 miles and this was no exception. At the midway pit Merlin still held a sizable lead, but that would all go by the wayside. At rm185 Merlin would lose a limiting strap and eventually grenade a CV. Unable to get a spare in time, Merlin would timeout. DNF for the 5-1600. Greg would run a slow, but steady pace. He lost first and second gear, but would fight on eventually passing Merlin on the side of the course.

BUT, victory would not be his today. Racing over 100 miles with only third and fourth gear, Greg would run out of gas at rm222. His chase crew could not get him fuel in time and the class 11 would timeout, a DNF.

So with that said, 2015 head to head battle comes down to the December Cholla 250. I have spoken to both drivers and they hope to bring their cars to the Hassayampa run for all to see.



Last edited by wideopenmotorsports on Tue Sep 29, 2015 05:19 AM; edited 1 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile
Dirtjunkie
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant

Dirtjunkie

Offline

Joined: Apr 21, 2006
Posts: 1995
Location: Looking for that tool I just set down.
Officers (Dues)
Karma: +13

Post Post subject: 5-1600 vs Class 11 Version 3
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 09:03 PM
Reply with quote

That would be awesome to have them at the run maybe Give a few rides so we can see how these race cars handle.


_________________
Current AZBaja"El Presidente"

A very wise man once said:
Suspension is the key to going fast off-road. Without it, a big motor is a waste of power and gas.
Back to top
View user's profile
AzBaja
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

AzBaja

Offline

Joined: Mar 06, 2006
Posts: 4492
Location: Mesa, AZ
Officers (Dues)
Recruit
Karma: +16

Post Post subject: 5-1600 vs Class 11 Version 3
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 08:12 PM
Reply with quote

Always watch the videos when they get posted. Thanks


_________________
There has been a hostile takeover by an extreme militant group with an unknown agenda, I have lost complete control of AzBaja.com..... ︻┳デ═一

AzBaja.com founding officer and CEO



www.scoutmagazine.com
www.IMRRO.com
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts Projects and Builds 3" Body Lift, Class 11 cage, Warrior Beam w/ 10" towers, 3x3
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]
24 Kreed 16815 3" Body Lift, Class 11...
 Mon Apr 18, 2016 04:44 PM 
Azdrtdog View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds New Class 11 Build - PepeBlanco 4 pepeazul 2330 New Class 11 Build - P...
 Tue Mar 22, 2016 01:19 AM 
MojaveRacer208 View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds CLASS 5 Resurrection!
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 3, 4, 5 ]
60 wideopenmotorsports 29422 CLASS 5 Resurrection!
 Mon Feb 22, 2016 06:23 PM 
wideopenmotorsports View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds Bajaha version 2.0 9 Bajaha 4460 Bajaha version 2.0
 Fri Jul 17, 2015 03:43 PM 
Bajaha View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds Class 11 PepeAzul 3 pepeazul 3756 Class 11 PepeAzul
 Fri Jul 17, 2015 02:29 PM 
AzBaja View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy