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D3 Hardbody race report - May 20, 2012


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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:34 AM

The monthly D3 Hardbody races (3rd Sunday of each month) turned out to be the closest races ever.
Contested on the Flat track at Buena Park Raceway, 3 races had the first two cars just a few feet apart at the finish. The 4th race was a runaway compared to the others with just one lap separating the first two racers.

Thanks to Jim and Debby Watterson for their support of hardbody racing at BPR.

Thanks to our race directors: Victor Dubrowski, Keith Tanaka, Paul Sterrett and Ken Dylke.
Photos by Keith and Victor Dubrowski.


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


The first race of the day is a combination of 3 C's (corvettes, cobras, cheetahs) and Trans Am.
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3 C's, Trans Am racers, L-R, John Hartman, Bruce "Wayne" Frye, Paul Sterrett, Victor Dubrowski, Ken Dylke, Keith Tanaka, Roger Uusitalo
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Left photo, Paul Sterrett's Trans Am "coasts" past Keith Tanaka's '53 Corvette to win. Right photo, Podium, L-R, Keith Tanaka 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Victor Dubrowski 3rd
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80's Grand National NASCAR race
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80's Grand National NASCAR racers, L-R, Mel Moon, Frank Fiala, Paul Sterrett, Victor Dubrowski, Tom Schiavo, Tim Ballmer, Russ Uppman, Hector Gonzalez, Michael Kale
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80's Grand National podium, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Hector Gonzalez 1st, Victor Dubrowski 3rd. Hector won a close race with Paul, Victor was not far behind in 3rd.
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Stock 36D inline NASCAR race
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36D NASCAR racers, L-R, Mel Moon, Ken Dylke, Paul Sterrett, Keith Tanaka, Tim Ballmer, John Hartman
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36D NASCAR podium, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Keith Tanaka 1st, John Hartman 3rd. Keith barely edged out Paul for the win.
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The last race of the day, Jalopy
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Jalopy racers, L-R, Hector Gonzalez, John Hartman, Bruce Frye, Keith Tanaka, Paul Sterrett
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Would you believe another close finish? Paul Sterrett again edges out Keith Tanaka after a very close race.
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Jalopy podium, L-R, Keith Tanaka 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Bruce Frye 3rd
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The next D3 Hardbody races will be Sunday June 3rd. Track opens at 11 am, first race starts at 1 pm.

Our next regular hardbody races will be on Sunday, June 17th. Track opens at 10 am, first race starts at noon.



Keith :)
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

Keith,
Thanks for the great report! :)

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:59 PM

I updated the initial post with some photos of the hardbody races.

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