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2012 Tokyo D3 Race #4 report posted at Phanfare website

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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

The Fourth Tokyo D3 race of 2012 race report has been posted at the Phanfare website:


Congratulations to all of the podium winners.

Thanks to Akitani-san for the race photos and text (English and Japanese).

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

Interesting. . .

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

Not IRRA legal but interesting none the less. What puzzles me is why it wasn't made with the motor on the inside of the donut. They build some damn cool cars...

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

I noticed it earlier and was going to comment.

My guess is his "tough turn" at Cheerio Speedway is the finger or lead-on on Black.
Or maybe he thought he would gain time in the bank by running a tighter line?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Thanks for the great report! :)

It's funny, I would have offset the motor on the other side... :o

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:42 AM

After the race, Hashimoto seemed to be pestered with a question why he offset the motor on this side.
Though I don't know how he answered, as everybody said, generally the motor should be offset on the other side for King track.
He may need to build another offset chassis to make a comparison.

Anyway, Hashimoto won B-main and took the 3rd place in A-main running with this "Offsetter".
In a word, it is not so bad.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:09 AM

I agree with Tony, they build some fine looking cars. Very clean work on the chassis, and the body's almost always have clean flowing lines in the paint work. Really great stuff.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

I noticed it earlier and was going to comment.

My guess is his "tough turn" at Cheerio Speedway is the finger or lead-on on Black.
Or maybe he thought he would gain time in the bank by running a tighter line?

You are right.
I have just got an answer from Morio, whose first priority was the FINGER.
Morio raced with you at the Nat's in the late 80's & early 90's.
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