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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:02 PM

In order to help organize the Checkpoint Cup, we would appreciate those racers who are planning to be at the Checkpoint to sign in here (or send a PM or email: keithtanaka@hotmail.com).
Let us know which races you plan to race in.

In particular, we especially want "out of town" racers to sign in and let us know if they plan to race in the Jail Door race on Sunday (after the F1 race). For those out of towners who want to race in the Jail Door, but don't have a JD car, we can arrange a loaner JD car for the race, just let us know.

Please indicate if you're interested in the dinner after the Can Am race on Saturday. We need to know how many are going to the dinner in order to reserve a restaurant. We encourage all participants to join us for dinner.


Oh by the way, will your name appear on the 2010 name plate?
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:07 PM

I will be there. ;)

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:09 PM

I plan to be there all day Satruday.

Probably will not attend the dinner unless I change my mind during the day on Saturday becuase i just don't want the FUN to end! :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:26 PM

I plan to be there all day Satruday.

Probably will not attend the dinner unless I change my mind during the day on Saturday becuase i just don't want the FUN to end! :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

Mike, being that this will be the first time we're having a group dinner for a D3 race, I hope you can join us.
We want the out of towners to enjoy the dinner and find out that us D3 racers aren't as bad as Slotblog makes us look :laugh2:
Sorry PdL, that's just a joke :)

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:31 PM

Hey Keith, we love jokes!
I will try to race all the events while helping as much as I can. And of course TSR and Electric Dreams will be sponsoring some of the events and I am working on 3 more sponsors right now, with one (a biggie) already committed. :)

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 11:28 PM

I'm in for Saturday's Can Am. If the schedule permits I would like to be there for the Retro F-1 race on Sunday as well.

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#7 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:18 AM

Fred, that's good to hear you'll be at the Checkpoint. Hey, maybe some of your fellow Team Russkit members will show up.
Hmmm, Morrissey, Quintana, Vucci or maybe even Durkee? I heard recently that Rick works in the Phoenix area.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:20 AM

I'm planning to be there Saturday, for the Can-Am, and Sunday, for the Jail Door. Maybe the F-1 on Sunday also? :)
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:32 AM

Looks like the Can Am, F1 and Jail Door are the popular events so far.


Don't forget about the friday races!
Fewer entries in those races means a better chance of seeing your name on the trophy!
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:33 AM

My plans are, (if I have enough cash) to race in the following classes:

Retro Pro
Retro Coupe
Can-Am
F1
Jail Door

What's left? Oh, Retro Nascar. I will not be racing this class. My plate is already to full my thinks. :huh:

P.S. I also plan to attend the dinner Saturday evening.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:45 AM

Craig, good to hear you'll be racing the full program (except for Nascar) and attending the dinner. I know Paul, Philippe and myself will be racing in every race unless I get stuck with webcasting problems :laugh2:

Who else out there is planning on running every race?
I know, it's quite a commitment and a lot of work, but some of us can't seem to get enough racing :)
I do know some of our regular racers have been building new cars for the Checkpoint, so the heat is on!

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:22 AM

2 on friday for me nascar & retro coupe,1 can am on saturday,dinner too,
and probably 2 on sunday too,
what the hell,might as well go for what i have in my box,eh,,
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 02:19 PM

Since I got the vacation time approved this morning, I can reveal that Jay Guard and I are planning to be at the Checkpoint Cup Thursday through most of the day Sunday.

Jay had some Southwest FF miles that were about to expire, so he offered to "fund" my flight along with his. PdL says there is about an 80% chance he can arrange a place for us to stay (just not in his one bed-room trailer... though I suspect it has six bedrooms but all the rest of them are filled to the brim with display cases full of tinplate and cast iron models!) And I emailed Lenore to see if, as our fallback, we can sleep under the track, like was often done in the old days. Wouldn't that be Retro? LOL!!!

I'm looking forward to meeting some new West Coast friends (like Lenore, Keith, Steube, Oscar, etc., etc.) and seeing some of my old friends, too.

We're not yet at 100% certainty that we'll be there, but if Jay can get the flights booked later today there's a real good chance it'll happen.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 02:32 PM

So Greg, what, 50/50 that you'll be here? :unsure: Hope you two can make it!

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 02:39 PM

Craig,

If Jay can get our flights booked tonight, I'd say 99.9% certainty.

The pain is we have to fly out of Birmingham, AL, as Southwest doesn't come to Atlanta. Our flight out stops in Nashville, the trip back in Las Vegas. Yeah, the logistics of this trip are pretty ugly...

Now I just have to be nice to Mrs. Cheater, so she doesn't shoot me before Jan 6!! LOL!!!

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:00 PM

I am working on the lodging part for Greg and Jay. It looks like 90% but I will not know until later.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:44 PM

Keith,

Count me in for everything but RetroPro. I will be there for it, so I will probably help turn marshal or race direct if needed. Always willing to help out in any way that I can.

Hey Doug, where is the Cup Smackdown? Maybe the legendary Mr. Bigelow will grace us???

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:48 PM

Oops, scheduling problems with Southwest's FF program are going to push us back a day. We'll arrive Thursday and leave Monday, which will work out OK except Racer Jay is not pleased with the limited practice time this will allow him. Life goes on... LOL!!!

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for your support, Mill. We'll need helpers during the Checkpoint to keep things running smoothly.

Cheater, it's good to hear you and Jay Guard will be at the Checkpoint.
I'm looking forward to the webcast and your experience with Ustream webcasting will help a lot. I can use the webcast as an excuse for not racing very well. :laugh2:

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:15 PM

Keith:

I have a couple of questions regarding the Checkpoint Cup race...

1) Is the "Retro Coupe" race on Friday "D3 Coupes" or "LeMans Coupes" per the 2009 D3 website rules?

2) Is Can-Am the only class that will have hand-out motors?

I'm really looking forward to seeing my SoCal racing friends again and also meeting all the other Retro guys!

BTW... You can count Greg and I "IN" for the D3 dinner on Saturday night.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:39 PM

Jay, it's D3 Coupes and the Can-Am is the only hand-out motor race.

It will be a pleasure to meet you and Greg. I'm glad you guys will join us at the D3 dinner on Saturday night.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:51 PM

I plan to run the Can-Am race. F1 and Jail Door are a maybe.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:04 PM

I'll be racing not sure what class Paul will give me a car for.
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:37 PM

Hey Robert,

If Paul is backing you, be ready for a long weekend. He's got about four or five cars for every class... and all good runners, too. :laugh2: :D
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:51 PM

Jay,

The D3 Coupes use a chassis that can be an anglewinder OR an inline and that is less restrictive that the retro Can-Am chassis. However, no added spoilers on the allowed bodies. F7, Slick 7 and TSR motors only.

Rules HERE.

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