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2015 Parma Checkpoint Cup race report - F1


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#1 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:32 AM

The last race of the 2015 Parma Checkpoint Cup was F1 on the King track with 39 entrants.
 
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A pic here of the wonderful Checkpoint poster put together by Nesta and his girlfriend Kathy. Thanks!!
 
Cars in tech...

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#2 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:36 AM

More cars...

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#3 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:55 AM

More cars...

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#4 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:57 AM

More cars.

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#5 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:37 AM

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F1 Realistic Concours
1st - #5 Earl McCutcheon, McCutcheon paint
2nd - #22 MickeyZo, Kamo paint
3rd - #41 Bryan Warmack, Warmack paint
4th - #24 Jerry Johnson, Johnson paint
 
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Earl's Matra... all the usual detail!!
 
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A pic of another F1 Earl had... a non-legal BRM, but a beauty!!
 
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1st place Realistic Concours - Earl McCutcheon
 
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F1 Presentation Concours
1st - #7 Haruki Kan, Robert Hughes paint
2nd - #99 Mike Low, Noose paint
3rd - #3 Allan Reeder, Reeder paint
4th - #14 Jeff Bell, Gonzales paint
 
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Haruki's SUPER Robert Hughes-painted LIFEGUARD Matra!
 
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1st place Presentation Concours - Haruki Kan, Robert Hughes paint  :laugh2:
 
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F1 cars ready for qualifying
 

 


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F1 qualifying. Fantastic TQ run, John Wakamatsu!  All A Main runners under 4 seconds!
 
All the F1 races tomorrow...



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:04 AM

Earl McCutcheon and Bob Hughes both show some real painting talent. I've known Bob for years.


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#7 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:16 AM

Earl McCutcheon and Bob Hughes both show some real painting talent. I've known Bob for years.

     

Bill,

         

Here is a pic of Earl's beautiful Chaparral alongside Bob Hughes' striking Ti22 that Haruki ran in Can-Am! Both fantastic!!

 

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#8 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:28 AM

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F Main racers

 

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F Main results

 

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F Main podium

1st - Earl MCCutcheon

2nd - Jeff Bell

3rd - Marc Franco

Earl moves to the E.

 

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E Main racers

 

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E Main results

 

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E Main podium

1st - Mark MacVittie

2nd - Kacho

3rd - Howie Ursaner

Mark moves to the D.

 

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D Main racers

 

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D Main results

 

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D Main podium

1st - Allan Reeder

2nd - Don Campbell

3rd - Jim Lange

Allan and Don move to the C.



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:57 AM

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C Main racers
 

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C Main results. Super race between Bill and Don!
 
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C Main podium
1st - Bill Vanderziel
2nd - Don Campbell
3rd - Jerry Johnson
Bill and Don move to the B.

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B Main racers
 

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B Main results. Another super close race with Mill just edging Duran in a barnburner and setting a new F1 record lap total!!
 
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B Main podium
1st - Mill Conroy
2nd - Duran Trujillo
3rd - Jason Holmes
Mill and Duran move to the A.
 
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A Main racers: Gary Donahoe,  Sam Rackham,  Duran Trujillo,  John Wakamatsu,  Tebu,  Mill Conroy,  John Cukras,  Yuji.
 

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A Main results.An absolutely epic F1 race and a brilliant finale to the 2015 Parma Checkpoint Cup!  Duran and Mill just continued their battle from the B Main with Duran coming out on top this time and breaking Mill's record lap total that stood for about an hour!! Great runs by Tokyo Retro racers Tebu and Yuji with Tebu ending up third! Congrats John Wakamatsu on TQ and super run, John Cukras, who was in contention until a gear problem struck.  Just a great race!
 
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A Main podium
1st - Duran Trujillo
2nd - Mill Conroy
3rd - Tebu



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 01:09 AM

 A Main podium cars...

 

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1st place - Duran Trujillo, Trujillo/Slick 7 chassis

 

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2nd place - Mill Conroy, Warmack chassis

 

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3rd place - Tebu, KamoSpeed chassis

 

.... a complete Checkpoint wrap up and few words of thanks to everyone coming up tomorrow!



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:45 AM

Great race with my friend, Duran, and a Big Thanks, to Bryan, for all the race reports, all the volunteers that help out like Nesta, Marc Franco, Eddie, Chris, and thanks to all the race directors that donate their time to make sure the program runs smoothly...  

 

Thanks to Terry and Tim at the tech table, and to all the out-of-town racers that come to make this event special...

 

Hope everyone had a great time, and will join us this Saturday on the King track for our usual monthly King track race...

 

Remember, up next, the big Pete Zimmerman Festival of speed will be here in a few months, so start getting ready...


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:55 AM

First, thanks to all the racers who used a DR Racing Products controller at the Parma Checkpoint race. I will try to be at the big races to support them.

 

Second, it was nice to see  Earl McCutcheon building more realistic cars, good job, Earl. What is the difference between the illegal BRM and the legal Matra? The Matra looks it has been squashed, the BRM has a more "normal" body.

 

Again, the people who put the Parma Checkpoint race on did a good job from the audience view. It was fun to watch. Next time there may be streaming video if I can find a way to do it and Debby agrees.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:29 PM

Anyone notice the gap on the rear hinges of Tebu's car? Definitely has some rear steer. 



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 08:47 PM

Looks like the same gap on my chassis... Don't see much difference...


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:36 AM

You are correct, Mill. It is the same as yours. So it must be OK.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 03:53 AM

I see the gap, just not sure if there is rear stear given the tuning fork arrrangement. With the hinge chassis I have built keeping rear steer out ot them is a problem as the tubing stops seem to wear right away and allow float back into the hinge. I am not real happy with any of them I have built yet.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:23 PM

Nelson, I have been racing with the tuning fork F1 for the last year, with many wins on our King track... Seems to me the car is very planted and handles well with Wonder rubber... I am not sure about the rear steer, but all I know is that it seems to work well...
 
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:20 PM

Interesting to note that five racers in the F1 A Main had faster 'best lap' times than Duran. It just underscores Duran's amazing consistency during any given race.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:41 PM

TIm,

 

I noted that same situation in an earlier post somewhere in this coverage. And I just love seeing that occur.

 

It's my opinion that most racers don't acknowledge the overwhelmingly negative effects of deslotting. Going fast is important but IMO not as important as staying in the slot.

 

I've raced against Duran many times in the past and it's clear he "gets it". He's a great racer and a great guy to boot. As is his dad, Henry.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:08 PM

I agree with you Greg about Duran (humble guy) and deslotting. It takes a lot of self control not to accelerate beyond what you are capable of when someone is racing side by side with you, but that's exactly what gets you into trouble and you often fall off.


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