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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:12 PM

Yesterday we had the F1 and Can Am "warmup" races on the BPR King track. Last Sunday we had the Retro Pro (King) and Coupe (Flat) warmup races and two Sundays ago we had the Stock car and Jail Door races on the BPR Flat track.

Many of the racers did not participate in these races since they are "thrashing" (building) cars for the Checkpoint. Or, they already have "jet" cars and didn't want to wreck them or let others know what they have :shok:

The Jail Door and Stock car races were "Crash and Burn" since we didn't have turn marshalls!!!
Sometimes it's good to run Crash and Burn races. It reminds you very quickly that the name of the game is to keep your car in the slot!!!

Below are the podium results for all the races (except for Retro Pro and Coupe).

Don't get too carried away with the results of these races (except for Duran's win in Can Am). Just like in the old days, "race day" is a different ball game :blink:


Here's the full chassis/race report: Checkpoint Warmup Races


Jail Door "crash and burn" podium: L-R, Philippe de Lespinay 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd
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Stock car "crash and burn" podium: L-R, Jay Henry 2nd, Keith Tanaka 1st, Philippe de Lespinay 3rd
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F1 podium: L-R, Keith Tanaka 2nd, Jonathan Forsyth 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd
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Can Am podium: L-R, Howie Ursaner 2nd, Duran Trujillo 1st, Philippe de Lespinay 3rd
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Checkpoint Cup is this Friday!!!!


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:28 PM

Good luck and good racing to everyone this coming Friday.

I would suggest, on first track call, grab Durans car and throw it into the furthest corner of the raceway.............. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:03 PM

We can't do that because Duran is a really nice kid. He is just a pro, we are but mere amateurs. :)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:34 PM

Keith
It's sure good to see you being on every podium, and I would like to Congrats all of the podium guys and have to say it sure was great to see Howie again. ;)
Howie it would be nice if you moved to the West Coast.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:19 AM

Yep, I knew it.... Retire from real work, & start making appearances on the podium in D3... I knew that Tanaka guy was sand-bagging... :rolleyes:

I'm w/ Nesta, Keith.... Great job, all those podium finishes... I better stay close, so I can learn from the "old Pro" & have some of that luck rub-off on ME! LOL! :laugh2:

P.S. - Nice book, too! ;)


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:21 AM

Good luck and good racing to everyone this coming Friday.

I would suggest, on first track call, grab Durans car and throw it into the furthest corner of the raceway.............. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:


I thought we all decided to give Duran a 5 lap penalty before the start of each race???? Didn't someone tell him!! :laugh2:

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:30 AM

I thought we all decided to give Duran a 5 lap penalty before the start of each race???? Didn't someone tell him!! :laugh2:


That seems to have changed while you were out of the country...
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 01:24 AM

Yep, I knew it.... Retire from real work, & start making appearances on the podium in D3... I knew that Tanaka guy was sand-bagging... :rolleyes:

I'm w/ Nesta, Keith.... Great job, all those podium finishes... I better stay close, so I can learn from the "old Pro" & have some of that luck rub-off on ME! LOL! :laugh2:

P.S. - Nice book, too! ;)


Jeff Easterly :)

Guys, the secret to being on the podium is racing with only 4 guys in the race :laugh2:

Crash and Burn racing also helps if someone else has car trouble :D

If I somehow make a podium in the Checkpoint, I probably should play the Lotto as soon as possible :laugh2:


Being retired hasn't made me a better racer. It actually takes away any excuses I had for not being on the podium :o

Just kidding of course.

The honest truth is: I truly am enjoying what we have going with D3 and us old racers from the past. It's very special to me
when I can have fun again with "Legends" and us other guys who love this wonderful hobby.


To the old guys, let's keep the fun going for as long as we can,

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:35 PM

Keith,

Thanks again for the great coverage of the warmups! I'm sure the coverage this weekend will be great!!!! Goodluck racing as well!

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:17 PM

Love looking at the photos, thanks Keith.


Do have a question. Noticed a couple pieces of Lexan on the front wings on bottom one of the Can-Am cars. Is that legal in D3?
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:19 PM

I was wondering about they myself but decided to let somone else be the trouble maker...

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:31 PM

I was wondering about they myself but decided to let somone else be the trouble maker...



Thanks Tony :laugh2:

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:43 PM

I guess as long as those pieces of tape are above the .015" clearance rule, they are OK, but I wasn't there, so it's conjecture on my part.

What is more interesting to me is the multi-axis hinging on the #2 car.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:56 PM

car #2 looks like the front most hinge is soldered solid inside the square brass tubing? so it would be flex movement only? I'm guessing here......
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:08 PM

Keith great job once again on these pics, esp the close ups. :)

I wanna know about those custom crafted rear axle spacers on Duran's car :wub:
Looks like a dual purpose BB shielding for wall blasts ;)
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:25 PM

car #2 looks like the front most hinge is soldered solid inside the square brass tubing? so it would be flex movement only? I'm guessing here......

You are guessing correctly. :)

Do have a question. Noticed a couple pieces of Lexan on the front wings on bottom one of the Can-Am cars. Is that legal in D3?

:blink: Nos sure of what you are talking about, Rob. I looked at the pics and can't find anything following your description. Can you be more specific? :)

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:36 PM

Mr. P (anyone, Bryan, Tony P) have some tech on those axle spacers?
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:42 PM

Mark,

We use the same spacers, on euro sports mainly on speed shop cars. I belive they are alum, spacers, not bearing shields.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:59 PM

I like those Steve. It appears those are custom cut to fit. Much better than fumbling around stacking washers. Suppose I could make some up using K&S aluminum tube. If those are several individual spacers, they sure don't look like it in Keith's pic.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:01 PM

Mark,

I think that was the whole idea that Lee Gilbert had.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:12 PM

Love looking at the photos, thanks Keith.


Do have a question. Noticed a couple pieces of Lexan on the front wings on bottom one of the Can-Am cars. Is that legal in D3?



You are guessing correctly. :)


:blink: Nos sure of what you are talking about, Rob. I looked at the pics and can't find anything following your description. Can you be more specific? :)


I believe Rob is referring to Howie's Can Am car. The front portion of the chassis has clear tape added. I would say as long as it's .015" clearance (as Dennis Samson posted), it's ok.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:14 PM

[quote name='TSR' date='Jan 4 2010, 06:25 PM' post='215510'

:blink: Nos sure of what you are talking about, Rob. I looked at the pics and can't find anything following your description. Can you be more specific? :)
[/quote]




I dunoo, how about these pieces? The one on the top appears to have some residue from toughing the track?

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:21 PM

Hi Rob,
Yes, that's allowed as long as it clears 15-thou... :)

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:26 PM

What's the point, why not just drop the front of the chassis down to the .015?
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:33 PM

Think about it for a while, there could be some method to the madness. Pretty clever, as a matter of fact. ;)

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