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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:43 AM

Updated 1/2/2010 (in red text)

It's only 6 days until the Second Checkpoint Cup at BPR!

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I will post a roll call (later this week on Slotblog) requesting all those racers who plan on participating in the Checkpoint to respond. In particular, we want to know how many racers will be arriving from out of state (or out of SoCal) and what races are everyone planning on racing. Update: the roll call has been posted (see below in the forum section for the Checkpoint Cup Roll Call).

Besides the roll call, I will post a request for race sponsors (for each race). Just like the Sano, we hope to have a sponsor for each race. Race plaques similar to those given at the Sano will be presented to the podium winners (first, second, third) as well as one plaque for concours for each race. Updated 12/10/2009: We have sponsors for all of the races. It has been decided that the race plaques will include the names of "all" sponsors rather than one sponsor per race.

Besides race sponsors, we will seek sponsors for the lunch during Saturday's Can-Am race. A dinner (at a local restaurant) will be held after the Can-Am race on Saturday. We hope to have some sponsor funds for the dinner as well. We want out of town racers as well as the SoCal D3 racers to be a part of the dinner, so an interest list for the dinner will also be posted later this week.

Of course, prizes donated by sponsors will be sought also. Prizes donated for the Inaugural Checkpoint in 2009 were much appreciated and we hope to have those sponsors participate again. Photos of the race prizes will be included in the Checkpoint photo race report as it was for the 2009 event.

Race sponsors will be included in the Checkpoint Cup poster(s) being developed for the event. Sponsors will also be displayed during the webcast.

I am planning on having a webcast for all three days of the Checkpoint. A very experienced, well known personality will be helping out with the webcast (if he can confirm his trip to SoCal).

I will be trying a demo webcast during the upcoming Boola Bash at BPR (Dec. 11-13, 2009) in order to learn how to do it as well as work out the bugs before the Checkpoint in January. I'm planning on using at least two video cams in order to show the race monitor and track views (as well as closeup shots of the racers, interviews, podium shots, etc.).

Although the turnout for the 2010 Checkpoint may not equal the 2009 event mainly due to the economy, we expect the Second Checkpoint Cup to be better in many ways than the Inaugural event. The top racers are expected to be there again with some additional top racers this time. Saturday's only race will be the Can-Am, so we'll finish at a reasonable time! The dinner after the Can-Am race will be a great opportunity for all of us to enjoy each other's company and lastly, the webcast will give others around the country (or the world for that matter) a close up view of the Checkpoint and make others feel they are a part of the event.

Stay tuned for updates this week,

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:58 AM

D3 has the pleasure to announce that Reeves Callaway of Callaway Motor Cars has kindly accepted to be one of the Checkpoint Cup sponsors. Reeves and I will get together next week to finalize the various ways in which he will provide prizes and support. It is not impossible that his son Pete MAY compete in the races.

For all you Corvette and Camaro enthusiasts, you can see the Callaway website HERE.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:31 AM

How about a random drawing for only the racers there for a real Callaway Corvette :P , or maybe sell raffle tickets for $1-2, to see who gets "lucky"... LOL!! :laugh2:
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:44 AM

Bugster, you also want reparation for slavery? :)

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:07 PM

Who is the guy next to Bill Steube in the top picture?
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:59 PM

That's Bob Lenz next to Bill Steube and of course Ron Mura next to Bob.
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:33 AM

Come join our version of the D3 Worlds... The Checkpoint Cup.
All are welcome... Awaken the spirit of the '60s and get stoked on Retro racing! ;)


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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:18 AM

I only see one German here... :laugh2:

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:40 PM

Which one would that be?

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:03 PM

What a good looking bunch of Colonials!

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:08 PM

Another sponsor for the Checkpoint Cup II: the Stand 21 Company. Stand 21 is the world most prestigious racing equipment company on the planet and has signed-on to be a sponsor.

They figure that some of the entrants also race the full-size stuff and are interested in making sure that they are doing it safely.

You can see their great website HERE. It is pretty fascinating stuff...

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:56 PM

A nice-looking bridge. :) :)

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:19 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 is here!! :drinks: :yahoo: :clapping:

Checkpoint Cup Can-Am and F1 warm-up race tomorrow I think? Anyone racing?

Tore... Steube... Henline... Morrissey???
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:53 AM

I will be there testing, testing, testing... just to see if any of my piles can hold a candle to the stars in each class! :)

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

I gotta get ready to head West during the holiday, but I'll be traveling light. Just a couple controllers and maybe two cars (and, of course, a camera and a webcam). I'll be working out of Jay's box, rather than bringing any of my own stuff, as my two 40+ year old wooden boxes are too fragile to survive the baggage handling process.

Getting to Cup is rather involved for Jay and me. Next Thursday morning, I'll drive the 100 or so miles to Anniston, AL, hook up with Jay and then we'll head for the Birmingham airport, about 65 miles away. Our 3:05 flight out has us changing planes in Nashville (and laying over for more than a hour) before arriving at LAX at 8:05 PM local.

Coming back is worse: we have to change planes in Phoenix. LOL!

I'm really looking forward to the trip and, yes, I might even race!

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:11 PM

I'm really looking forward to the trip and, yes, I might even race!

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:32 PM

before arriving at LAX at 8:05 PM local.

Greg, that's past my bedtime, so I will leave the keys to your royal suite looking over the Pacific under the mat! :laugh2:
Instructions and illustrated map will follow by private mail... :)

See you at breakfast on Friday AM at the track, I will also post you a map of how to get there from your nest.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 03:02 PM

See you at breakfast on Friday AM at the track, I will also post you a map of how to get there from your nest.

Philippe,

Are you guys meeting at BPR for breakfast (Imperial Burger), and if so what time please...
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 03:05 PM

5 AM on the spot. :laugh2:

Bugster, I have no idea yet. I will let you know if this comes to be. :)

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 03:33 PM

Philippe are you guys meeting at BPR for breakfast (Imperial Burger), and if so what time please...

I didn't know Imperial's served breakfast. :)
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:02 PM

They serve anyone. :)

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:11 PM

We will be there tomarrow to try the F1 and Can-Am before the Checkpoint Cup. What time does the racing start?
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

I think that F1 tech is at 11AM and Can-Am tech 1 hour after the F1 race is over.
We are going to have to establish a handicap system for the youngsters, like 5 laps for every 10 years above you and Duran, so that us geriatrics have a chance? :laugh2:

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:00 PM

They serve anyone. :)

Especially slot racers :)
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:57 PM

Everyone except Pete Zimmerman (past Pro racer and manufacturer. Helped spring the career of John Torre Anderson. Retired in 1972. Zimmerman Armatures were some of the best. Returned in 2007.)

Hasn't paid his tab since the last cup!

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