New Expanded Format Adds More Sounds on the Grounds

Ready, set, go! The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals feature an EXPANDED exhaust contest, meaning more cars and more fun! Car owners have the chance to showcase just what their car sounds like in a standalone environment. Now, you don’t have to rev your engine just to turn heads. On Friday and Saturday of event weekend all eyes will be on you and your car. Don't miss this cool competition as cars will start in a line on the east side of the grounds near the pavilion and roar as they accelerate up the hill to the north side of the grounds.

This time of rapid acceleration in the awesomely modified IPN show cars creates an unmistakable sound that will draw guests from across the grounds. It’s free to participate and it doesn’t matter what you put into the competition. This will also be judged but take note, the best overall sound will take home the prize, not necessarily the loudest. If it has an engine and can go, it’s eligible! Sign up at guest services throughout the weekend and have some fun on Friday and Saturday. Please note, you MUST be registered on the Showfield to be eligible to participate.

The contest consists of two rounds, with each round hosting 20 cars. You must sign up in Guest Services prior to each round. Cars will be accepted for sign-up on a first come first served basis and we do expect each round to be filled so please sign up early. The qualifying round will take place on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and second qualifying round will begin on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. From the two rounds we will select approximately 20 cars to move on to the finale on Saturday Afternoon. The list of who qualified for the finale will be posted at Noon on Saturday at the Guest Services Building near the Grandstand. The finale will then begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. You must participate in a qualifying round to have a chance to participate in the finale!

Exhaust Contest Schedule:
8 a.m. – Qualifying Round Signups begin in Guest Services until full.
4 a.m. – Qualifying Round #1 at the Exhaust Contest Area near Gate 6.

10 a.m. – Qualifying Round #2 at the Exhaust Contest Area near Gate 6.
Noon – Exhaust Contest Finale List posted at Guest Services.
2:30 p.m. – Exhaust Contest Finale near Gate 6.

Good luck and let's have some fun at Carlisle in May!

Congratulations to our top 3 in 2018
1 - Jonathan Hoffman‐ 2006 Volvo V50
2 - Chris Walters‐ 2001 Chevy Cavalier
3 - Hussein Holland‐ 2012 Volvo


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