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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:32 PM

Saturday's Can-Am race/chassis photo report is now online at the Phanfare website:

Can-Am races

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:03 AM

Great job, Keith...

Thank you for the great report...

Looking forward to the remaining reports, as they're written-up and processed...

Again... we in D3 are so spoiled... Great tracks, great events, great reporters, great racing....

Hey, is it time for the next race yet??? :laugh2:

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:27 AM

Keith
Man week after week you are blowing our minds away and I love the coverage that you do you are way sano. ;)
Love the way the dinner party change colors, way slick you sure know how to capture the moment.
Thanks Keith and you are so right the best thing of the whole Checkpoint Cup was to see Cukras , I'm so fortunate to have a word with him and I can see
his fighting spirit, have to say Love the man, he is one of the kind. :blush:
Thanks to all of the guys at BPR for the great show.
Glad I did not miss this one but I missed some of the legends and you know who you are.
A card deck has 52 cards and some of our Aces where missing.
All I can say is if it weren't for men like Cukras, Mike Steube and Warmack and John Anderson and Howie and lot of other great ones I think the world of slot cars would not make it to 21st century, thanks for your part of the history. ;)


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I'm racing the best here at BP but Father time is much better then all of us united.
Not a snob in this hobby, after all it will be gone, if we keep on going like we do, and I have nothing to prove so I keep on posting because I have nothing to gain.
It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:31 PM

Great race report Keith :victory:
That race was intense :shok:
Sano racing Dudez Bryan, Doug & Jonathan :ok:

This Win & TQ meant a lot to me Thanks Checkpoint Cup
& West Coast D-3 racing
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:44 PM

Keith,

Absolutely great report and pictures, thanks to you and Greg (cheater) for the live feed, I know it was a load of work, and to you for the great report, the photos are very nice.

Ya'll come to GA some time...

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:03 PM

Thanks, guys.

I was at the Los Angeles Slot Car Museum all day and will be posting the Jail Door race report on Phanfare either late tonight or tomorrow.

I will also be working on a Phanfare report on the museum visit. Howie, Terry Schmid, Sano Dave, and myself toured the museum.
It was the first visit ever for Howie and Terry. Dokk and Scott Bader (owner of the museum) gave them a detailed tour of the most interesting cars and items in the collection.

Scott also showed us his 1/1 racing cars and street car collection, awesome. Hope you enjoy some of the photos and video clips I took of the tour which
will be posted on the Phanfare website as soon as I get it done (later this week?).

Stay tuned,

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:10 PM

Keith,

I hate you, as I am sure Jay does, too.

We were desperate to visit the LASCM but there simply wasn't time (due primarily to them stupid AL fans who came for some silly ball game; we planned to fly out on Wednesday but couldn't get seats due to the masses headed for the BCS final).

Jay was going crazy during the Checkpoint trying to figure out when we could visit the museum. Scott, bless his heart, was willing to take us at midnight but Jay, SCM that he is, really wasn't willing to stay up all night and hurt his racing chances in order to see the museum. It broke his heart to admit that BTW.

We don't really hate you and the others, but we're jealous as all hell. No kidding...

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:16 PM

cheater, you got a heart? :laugh2: You are killing me. :shok:

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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:26 PM

Naw, I'm just a heartless barstard... LOL!!!

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:58 PM

We were desperate to visit the LASCM but there simply wasn't time (due primarily to them stupid AL fans who came for some silly ball game; we planned to fly out on Wednesday but couldn't get seats due to the masses headed for the BCS final).

Jay was going crazy during the Checkpoint trying to figure out when we could visit the museum. Scott, bless his heart, was willing to take us at midnight but Jay, SCM that he is, really wasn't willing to stay up all night and hurt his racing chances in order to see the museum. It broke his heart to admit that BTW.

We don't really hate you and the others, but we're jealous as all hell. No kidding...

Greg, Jay, it just means you guys have to come out west again some day to see Scott's museum. :) Maybe the Third Annual Checkpoint or some other big race at BPR?

For those of us who have seen the museum, we are very lucky indeed. For me today's visit was my third and it was good to see the progress Scott has made on the museum construction. Due to the bad economy, Scott has not been able to proceed forward at the same pace as the previous years, but I'm sure he'll have it done when the building/construction industry gets back to normal someday.

So for you Greg and Jay, my museum trip report (when it's posted sometime later this week on the Phanfare website) will be but a small glimpse of what you'll see someday when you visit the museum.

Sorry you guys didn't have time to see the museum, but I'm sure you'll manage to see it when you get another opportunity to come west again.

Just keep blaming those Alabama fans. :angry:

Keith :rolleyes:
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:36 AM

Bob Crane and I got the Museum tour from Scott and Philippe at the first Checkpoint Cup. It will blow away any true slot car fan. It's even worth a trip out just for the museum tour. Philippe has many great stories about all the sano Pro racing items.

One day I hope Scott will have a grand opening and we can have a large get-together. Maybe even a race to celebrate it.

Philippe had a very bad cold and struggled his best to get through the weekend. Hope you're feeling better, P! He has really become a top RetroPro racer. It reminds him of his heyday.

Keep up the great work on the museum project, Scott.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:39 PM

Thanks Paul and Keith for a great event, CPC 2010 rocked, heart breaks and the joy of victory, friends far and near; looking forward to CPC 2011.
Thanks to all the visitors who made the effort to come to CPC2010, it's really nice to have you, it really makes the event special.
Congrats John, your hard work payed off, I'm glad you we're able to win the race.
Congrats Howie, great job in all the races.
Jay, your stuff was very competive, nice job.
Dave, thanks for coming out, great racing with you.
:beach:
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

Naw, I'm just a heartless barstard... LOL!!!

If you really were... you would have went to the LASCM without Jay. ;) :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:26 AM

Ron,

Since Jay burned some of his frequent flyer miles to get us there, I just couldn't do that to him.

But, I admit, I did think about it... LOL!!!

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 02:01 AM

THANK YOU ALL WHAT A SANO WEEK!

The Checkpoint Cup 2 Reunion Spectacular!

Keith Tanaka & Paul Sterrett-The men with the dream and that it was
congrates on this great event a true once in a lifetime experiance.
I am still on cloud 9. A well run show.
D-3 racing is the real deal. The Diner after the CanAm with you guys
was a great idea everyone had fun. Thank you both for your support & friendship.

Bob Crane (The Stork)
Congrates on making your 1st F-1 main a nice 6th with
my backup ride!
Your due for a Retro Pro win your jetting you would have won if not
for that wreck ..broken guide
thanks for the loaner Retro Pro ride it rocked!
The Allstar pit crew's 2nd win!
Thanks for all your help on this trip out ...your the best!

Barney Poynor & Craig Correia TEAM CORT- you crazy dudes it was a blast pitting together
you guys were too much. Thanks for all your help.
Barney great qualifying for you in Retro Pro your jetting.
Barney thanks for the great horsepower in Retro Pro wish i could have
done better 5th qualifying wasn't bad think it had more wrecked in the main
lead the 1st 2 laps though. Motor was jet. Barney is the Retro motor God!

Doug Matthes-
Mr 2 time Checkpoint Cup winner great racing with you again. You could have
won a few of these races just missed but we know you'll be back with some
victory's. Awesome to see you & Kyle again and hang out.

Bryan Warmack-Thanks for all the time & work you put in on these little monsters & help with making awesome parts & your creative ideas you still have it.
Congrates on your 2nd place in CanAm hot on my healz! Also thanks for
the chassis parts my car had a Warmack Tongue cut cut down down nose piece
with Warmack ground flat rails thanks!

Howie Ursaner-Congrates dude on your Nascar win I hope my pep talk worked during the race. Thanks for Disney it was a blast with you & Dave Sano Teeky Teeky.
Maybe we can get the Howie & John show on prime time..
Good to share a win with you this time we made the Cup!

Sano Dave..The man who brought Sano back to Slot Racing. Great time
at Disney. Ruby Diner rules. Next time we better stay for 2 weeks.
Great racing with you as always.

Roger Schmitt-Thanks for the tire true. Good luck with your new track
sounds fast & The Best of Both Worlds.

Jay Henry-Mr. Music wish you could have run in Retro Pro & F-1.
Your cars were fast! Thanks for your support.

Tore Anderson & Mike Steube We really miss you both racing isn't
the same without your personalities building & racing skills.

Philippe- As always thanks friendship & for your contributions to all of Slot Racing you keep the history
of Slot Racing alive and are still a great racer really fast in Retro Pro.

John Cukras-Great to see you again John the Jet
Your still and always will be at the top of Slot Racing in my book.
thanks

Terry Schmid
Great to see you again Bro. Awesome chassis you made love it.
Glad you got to see the museum. Keep Racing!

Duran Duran- Mr. 4 peat the Jimmie Johnson of Retro Racing. Congrates on
your wins and Great weekend. Save me some Champagne next time. We need to send you to Belgium!

Jeff Easterly- Thanks for the kind words

Jonathan & Steve- Great meeting both of you. Good to see Father & son teams in slot Racing you, Duran & the Matthes. My Dad was a big part of my younger days of racing without him I couldn't be the racer I am & he built a hell of a controller!
Jonathan your fast dude listen to Dad he is a great guy knows what he's doing.

Mill Conroy- Good to see you. You were jet in Jaildoor
you'll getum next time. Thanks for the product.

Rick Salvino & Mike Aguirre- thanks for your help race directing you kept
the energy going and to all the others who helped.

Lenore- The people that make us feel at home away from home. Lenora
puts on a great atmosphere at there raceway a true racers raceway. Thanks for all you do and for having the Checkpoint Cup 2. we will always remember Chris
he's the man!

Special thanks to John & Adam thanks for your hard work running BP Raceway
helping Lenore keep things rolling.

Great to Finally meet you Greg & Jay glad you got to race & nice Web Cast!

I'll stop now but to all the other racers I talked to & hung with all week it was so much fun.

To all my Blood Brothers Thanks...

Didn't think Slot Cars would ever be this much fun again!!

John Gorski :clapping:

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

Thanks to all the Sponsors of the 2nd Annual Checkpoint Cup Race
& Keith for getting the Sano Plaques! :clapping:
Team Cort
R Geo Products
Stand 21 Racewear
Electric Dreams
TSR
Mission Trail Insurance
Callaway Automobiles
Mid-America Raceway
Buena Park Raceway


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:51 AM

Congrats to you guys on the Left side of the coast, Howie doing well with his loaner cars from Bryan Warmack that rocks (having a Bryan W. car is a honor)and watching you John G getting the win that race that you wanted is great to see. ;)
Sure looking forward to see you guys next year, even cheater, but he smokes to much? :shok:
Sad to see this event to end but I hope that some new gig will come up to get all of us together again because that's what it is all about, getting together. ;)
Myself yes I'm sad to see this whole thing being part of the past but something will come up again.

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Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:11 PM

Lost Photos of Checkpoint Cup Champagne Celebration (Thanks for the pictures Stork)
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:18 PM

Whos got the pics of Team CORK?? Keith you got any?

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:57 PM

Whos got the pics of Team CORK?? Keith you got any?

Here's Team Cork!

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:38 PM

Thanks Keith but it is really Zombie property but we could not ask for it because we where celebrating to much at the Checkpoint Cup. :laugh2:
Sorry BB, I think it belongs to us. ;)

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I'm racing the best here at BP but Father time is much better then all of us united.
Not a snob in this hobby, after all it will be gone, if we keep on going like we do, and I have nothing to prove so I keep on posting because I have nothing to gain.
It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:25 PM

Lost Picture found John, Howie & Sano Dave Huntington Beach California
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:05 PM

Are you sure that's Howie? :blink: I thought it was Bono myself, maybe he is going for the Euro look, slick? ;)
Good luck Howie back in Euro land and bring back a price.


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In this bright future you can't forget your past.
BMW (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

United we stand and divided we fall, the Legends are complete.
I'm racing the best here at BP but Father time is much better then all of us united.
Not a snob in this hobby, after all it will be gone, if we keep on going like we do, and I have nothing to prove so I keep on posting because I have nothing to gain.
It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.





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