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D3 Hardbody race report - March 18, 2012


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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:34 AM

Sunday's monthly D3 Hardbody races had more entries than any other monthly hardbody race day.

It was another fun day of hardbody racing with some very close racing on the BPR Flat track.

Thanks to Jim and Debby Watterson for their support of hardbody racing at Buena Park Raceway.

Thanks to our race directors, Victor Dubrowsky and Hector Gonzalez

Here's the complete race/photo report: http://socald3.phanfare.com/


Inline 36D NASCAR race
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36D NASCAR racers, L-R, Mel Moon, Paul Sterrett, Ken Dylke, Russell Van Wyck, Keith Tanaka, Marc Franco, Tim Ballmer, Hector Gonzalez
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36D NASCAR podium, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Keith Tanaka 1st, Marc Franco 3rd
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3C's race
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3C's racers, L-R, Paul Sterrett, Ken Dylke, John Hartman, Russell Van Wyck, Hector Gonzalez, Bruce Frye, Roger Uusitalo, Alex Freund
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3C's podium, L-R, Hector Gonzalez 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Ken Dylke 3rd
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80's Grand National "B" Main race
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80's Grand National "B" Main racers, L-R, Bill Marquette, John Hartman, Craig Gilbert, Russ Uppman, Tim Ballmer, Bruce Frye, Tom Schiavo, Butch Swanson
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80's Grand National "B" Main podium, L-R, Russ Uppman 2nd, Butch Swanson 1st, Tom Schiavo 3rd
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80's Grand National "A" Main race
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80's Grand National "A" Main racers, L-R, Mel Moon, Paul Sterrett, Victor Dubrowsky, Russell Van Wyck, Keith Tanaka, Phil Dragoman, Butch Swanson, Alex Freund
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80's Grand National "A" Main podium, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Alex Freund 1st, Victor Dubrowsky 3rd
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Jalopy race
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Jalopy racers, L-R, Alex Freund, Tim Ballmer, Marc Franco, Phil Dragoman, Keith Tanaka, Craig Gilbert, Bill Marquette, Paul Sterrett, Bruce Frye, Mel Moon, Hector Gonzalez
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Jalopy podium, L-R, Keith Tanaka 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Alex Freund 3rd
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The next D3 Hardbody race is Sunday, April 1st. Track opens at 11 am, first race 1 pm.
Sunday April 15th. Track opens at 10 am, first race at noon.



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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:23 AM

Keith,

It is very nice to see happy faces of you, Paul, Ken, Marc, Hector and other friends at BPR.
Keep racing,

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:37 AM

Nice race report as usual Keith. Am I seeing things correctly?!? Alex Freund in hardbody racing? Go Alex!!
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:19 AM

Hey Keith! Great finishes and glad to see a smile again. Thanks for the report. Gus in Sacto
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

Nice race report as usual Keith. Am I seeing things correctly?!? Alex Freund in hardbody racing? Go Alex!!

Yes James, that's Alex racing hardbodies!
Last month, "Bones" Romero raced hardbodies. Other wing racers have been racing hardbodies from time to time as well.

The Talladega Nights modified 36D race at this year's Hardbody Nats at BP (last weekend in Sept) will have the wing racers battling
the D3 hardbody regulars again. We also "might have" a new King track hardbody class which uses a Pro-Slot X-12 motor (anglewinder, sidewinder or inline chassis). Although the body type hasn't been finalized yet, this new class "might" use 80's or newer style NASCAR bodies. Stay tuned as this new Talladega Nights class will be a hoot.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:25 PM

Keith,
Nice report and it is good to see you still involved. :)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

Nice pictures Keith, as always.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

Man--I've gotta make time to build some more of these!! They are soo COOL! Just can't do ALL racing--nice report as always Keith!! Hope to see you at the Zimmerman!!!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:18 AM

OKAY---got all my hardbodies finally together!!! All except the "80's" version. But got all the other class's!! Maybe I can find an "80's" body tomorrow and mount it on one of my other chassis!! CYA tomorrow for the "Hard Body" D3 races!!
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