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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 02:44 PM

A 5th Sunday in August provided an extra hardbody race day for D3 Hardbody Racing at Buena Park Raceway.

 

A good turnout with two new hardbody racers, Jeff Whisenand and Cedric Collins, and a record setting day for Bob Krigbaum made for an exciting, fun race day at BPR.

 

Bob Krigbaum set a new total lap record for D3 hardbodies with 258 laps (GTP class). This is the best lap total of any D3 hardbody racing class. Great racing Bob!

"Fast" Eddie Shorer tied the 3 C's total lap record of 245 laps driving a Gonzo Corvette. 

 

Hector "Carbonzo" Gonzalez raced his new Mini Cooper against the much larger cars and ran fast but had some big wall blasts which broke up his new paint job on the Mini.

Gonzo decided to power his Mini using a Mini Brute motor (instead of the TSR D3 motor). Less horsepower, but the milder motor provides a smoother handling Mini Cooper. 

 

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

 

Thanks to our race directors, Victor Dubrowsky and Keith Tanaka.

 

 

Here's the photo/race report: http://socald3.phanfare.com/7003186

 

 

The next D3 races on Sunday, September 20th. Track opens at 10 am, Mixed race starts at noon followed by NASCAR/GTP race and the third race will be another Mixed race to prepare for the upcoming Hardbody Nats in October. 

 

5th Annual D3 Hardbody Nats, Sat/Sun, Oct. 17-18, 2015 at BPR. 

 

 

Keith :)

 


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 06:52 PM

I'm trying to get some schooling on Hardbody racing.
I don't know what "D3" is referring to.
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Posted 01 September 2015 - 07:24 PM

I'm trying to get some schooling on Hardbody racing.
I don't know what "D3" is referring to.

Michael, D3 is the name of the organization which originally started "retro" racing in 2006 at Buena Park Raceway. In 2007, D3 started "hardbody" racing at BPR.

D3 stands for "Division 3".

Back in 2007, D3 was slated to become Division 3 within USRA but due to negative feedback from some racers back then, it did not become official.

The D3 name (although not associated with USRA) has been continued with our hardbody racing program at BPR.

 

For more info on D3 Hardbody racing, here's our websites:

 

http://www.hardbodyracing.com/

 

http://d3hardbodyracing.proboards.com/

 

 

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 07:25 PM

Ok. Thanks.
So that is referring only to the program there? We in the East are simply Hardbody?
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Posted 01 September 2015 - 10:34 PM

Although our D3 hardbody racing applies to BPR, the hardbodyracing.com website is devoted to scratchbuilding hardbody cars. Your hardbody racing can of course differ as far as rules and types of cars raced at your local race track, but the examples shown at our website can be applied to most types of scratchbuilt hardbody cars.

 

 

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 11:26 PM

D3 Rocks!  BPR Flat Track Rocks!


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 11:37 PM

Hardbody vs. Retro? And would a Hardbody on stamped steel flexibility qualify as D3?
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 12:09 AM

D3 Hardbody is strictly scratchbuilt hardbodies whereas D3 retro was replaced by SCRRA retro racing at BPR. Retro and Hardbody racing are two totally different types of slot car racing. Retro uses .010" lexan bodies whereas hardbody racing uses model kit bodies. Also, hardbody racing is scale racing in comparison to retro racing which is semi-scale. 

 

D3 hardbody rules dictate using the same materials as was used in the 60's (brass, piano wire, small steel guide tongue only), no sheet steel allowed. Stamped steel or brass chassis have been allowed in our hardbody racing but they are not competitive with the scratchbuilt chassis cars. 


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