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D3 Hardbody race report - July 22, 2012


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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

Sunday's monthly D3 Hardbody race had a smaller field than usual due to rescheduling (from our regular 3rd Sunday to the 4th Sunday this month)
and another race on the same day (Sprint cars on the Kingleman). Some of our regular hardbody racers were missing, but the racing action was close and a lot of fun as usual.

Thanks to Jim and Debby Watterson for their support of D3 Hardbody racing at Buena Park Raceway.

Since both of our races today were "Crash and Burn", we didn't need a race director (or turn marshalls for that matter) as we normally do.

Here's the complete race/photo report: http://socald3.phanfare.com/5682560


Jalopy "Crash and Burn" race
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Jalopy racers, L-R, Bill Marquette, John Hartman, Bruce Frye, Craig Gilbert, Keith Tanaka, Ken Dylke
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Jalopy podium, L-R, Ken Dylke 2nd, Keith Tanaka 1st, Bruce Frye 3rd
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3 C's "Crash and Burn" race
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3 C's racers, L-R, Ken Dylke, Keith Tanaka, Craig Gilbert, Roger Uusitalo, Hector Gonzalez
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3 C's podium, L-R, Hector Gonzalez 2nd, Keith Tanaka 1st, Ken Dylke 3rd
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Our next D3 Hardbody races will be on Sunday, August 19th. Track opens at 10 am. First race starts at Noon.

The 2nd Hardbody Nats is just two months away. Be there on Sat/Sun, September 29th and 30th at BPR.
See the racing schedule at the socald3 website for details on the Nats race schedule: http://socald3.com/s...e_Schedule.html


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#2 Tim Neja

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:03 PM

KEITH!!! You're KILLING THEM!!! Good job---sure miss you racing Can Am etc. If you ever need a car--I've got one for ya!!
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:57 PM

Very soon, we will be trying a "handicap" race each month which will make the playing field much more level for everyone.

The regular podium racers will have their work cut out as the handicap will definitely provide different podium winners each month.

It's time everyone had a good chance at making the podium rather than seeing the same podiums every month.

The intent of having a handicap race is to make it more competitive among all racers, regardless of skill level.

Of course, hardbody racing is always fun, but it will be even more fun to see others on the podium from time to time.


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:07 AM

Keith try a bowling league handicap as I have seen that work very well in slots using laps as pins to create a average and every week you pull your average or go lower or higher if you do better and spot racers "pins" .... Laps....

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:00 PM

Keith try a bowling league handicap as I have seen that work very well in slots using laps as pins to create a average and every week you pull your average or go lower or higher if you do better and spot racers "pins" .... Laps....

Barney, I will be using the same handicap system which I used at last year's D3 5 yr. anniversary Can Am race. It's similar to a bowling/golf handicap, but it has a feature which makes it harder to "sandbag" the system. As has been proven for decades, handicap bowling has kept that sport alive for all these years. Golf is similar in that most weekend golfers would never play their friends "scratch" when making a friendly wager.
Sports/hobbies which are "scratch" (no handicap) tend to interest a much smaller group of participants as it ends up being for the winners. Over time, many of the non-winners tend to lose interest and stop racing.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

i like these classes of cars, can i get some pix of the chassis, with body off? I am trying to do something like this here in NJ, thanks for any help

ok, did some research/searching, found the link to your website, and found the hardbody racing pix and chassis pix. I really like what you guys are doing, will try to get something like this going in NJ.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

Here is one that runs in the Three-C class...

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More pictures of it can be found in the SoCalD3 race report archives as well as the rules/specs.
Simple two rails of .062, .062 brass front end, hinged .032 pans with floating body tubes.
Works excellent on the BPR flat track with a little lead, geared 5.00:1, best times in the 5.7 second range.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

Hey Keith, nice Hardbody report. I look for it every month.
You can quote me.

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