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#1 usadar

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:46 AM

Dear D3 racers,

We had our fifth Tokyo D3 race on July 17, 2011.

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Mickeyzo has just sent me the above result.
Akitani-san is preparing the pictures to post.

Keith, we will send you the photos & report for your SoCal D3 web-site.

I ran the same cars as in the Western States, John Gorski Can-Am car and Bryan Warmack F-1 chassis. Thanks a lot, John and Bryan.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:51 AM

Congrats on your TQ, and 1st & 2nds in the race.
Fine job.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:29 PM

Haruki
You got your 300 lap race TQ & a win. The trip to LA
paid off congrates :victory:
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:33 PM

Haruki, great job ! It was so nice having you with us my friend, and hope that you try some of my tire stuff to clean your tires with, and hope that your trip back was good. We love it when you come, and the cars that you brought with you were beautiful and a tribute to the great work you have done establishing Retro Racing. Mill

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:59 PM

My Friend Haruki;
first off congratulation on a great day of racing,you got that 300+1 laps youve been chasing,a 1st place & a TQ,looks like both your cars did excellent,,nice turnout too,13 racers in Can Am's

may i ask did your track have any problems with motors OVERHEATING or blowing up like we did here in Can Am's
if not,maybe we need to look at what type of power supply you have to fix our problems at BPR
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:48 PM

First of all I would like to say thank you for your gift.
Secondly congrats to you for your outstanding race results.
I owe you some, my friend.
See you soon. And say HI to all your D3 racer friends. ;)



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Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:35 PM

Congrats Haruki-san!

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:44 PM

My Friend Haruki;
first off congratulation on a great day of racing,you got that 300+1 laps youve been chasing,a 1st place & a TQ,looks like both your cars did excellent,,nice turnout too,13 racers in Can Am's

may i ask did your track have any problems with motors OVERHEATING or blowing up like we did here in Can Am's
if not,maybe we need to look at what type of power supply you have to fix our problems at BPR

Oscar,
Thanks for your warm words.
I missed you at the Western States Can-Am race.
You should have raced very well with a Hanada-Kamoshita car.

At Tokyo D3 races, sometimes motors get so hot and blown up.

My G13 has 4 x Optima Yellow Top batteries(same size as the Blue Tops of BPR around a year ago) + 2 x Bulldog 90 AMP power suplies.
Gary Gerding set the track power enough for a full grid Group 7 racing with mercury relays at each lane.

For D3 racing, we use the batteries only .
Only for qualify, we put on 2 power supplies to get 13.8 volts.
The voltage of the power supplies can be raised to 14.1 V for G7 qualify but we seldom have a chance.

Hot and blown motors happen mostly because of track surface condition and car setting-ups.

We clean the track and spray glue it very carefully.
But running many cars makes track heavy sometimes.
Cars with 10 tooth pinions(high-gear ratio) get hot motors.

Good racing,

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:05 PM

Haruki,

I congratulate you for you F1 win and TQ. My wife said that we will probably fly to Japan next March. I know that you race on the third Sunday of the month. I will see if I can be in Tokyo for your race. I thank you for the Hanada chassis.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:44 AM

Haruki,
My wife said that we will probably fly to Japan next March. I know that you race on the third Sunday of the month. I will see if I can be in Tokyo for your race.
John K. Wakamatsu


John,
A very good news!
My wife will take care of your wife while you are racing with us.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:59 AM

Hello D3 racers,

Here are some photos of the fifth Tokyo D3.

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Now I'm preparing more photos to send them to Keith Tanaka for his Phanfare race reports site.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:25 AM

This is a guy who produces fantastic chassis kits and components.

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Mr. Noboru Hanada started racing in the '60s.

He and I happened to race side by side at the 1968 Japan Nats in Tokyo, we later found it out with laugh.

I met him at a raceway in Tokyo with a Hasse King 20 years ago, racing wing cars.

Now we are racing D3, having grandchildren at our normal life.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

Haruki-san,

Please tell Mr. Hanada-san I say hello. I want him to know how pleased I am with his excellent designed chassis. I will nickname him "The Wizard" for his excellent chassis and more.

I hope he doesn't stop creating new fresh ideas, like our Bryan (The Brain) Warmack... without great minds like these two, we wouldn't be having the great Retro racing we have today.

And isn't it great to reconnect with old friends and new ones also to once again be able to "play/race" our slot cars,even after 40+ years.

Good racing to all my Tokyo friends.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:01 AM

Yes, Haruki! A win for the Rabbit! I run 10t pinions only on the TSR motors with 28-29t crowns only or they lose brakes and get too hot. 9t for Falcons.

Congrats to all your great racers! You guys have a class act going!

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