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D3 Hardbody race report - 5/20/18


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#1 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:14 PM

Another good turnout of hardbody racers on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Buena Park Raceway.
Three new racers joined in the fun. D3 Hardbody Racing welcomes Frank Sisto, Richard Rodriguez and Doug Jack.

A new total lap record was set by Marco Carvalho for the GTP class. Marco drove an excellent race totaling 262 laps. He had a very close race with Gonzo (Hector Gonzalez) for most of the race. Gonzo got 260 laps himself and later 259 laps in the final race of the day. It was probably the fastest hardbody racing day we've had since D3 hardbody racing began over 10 years ago.

Although Gonzo did not win the GTP race, his latest version of the "Pan Articulating Chassis" proved to be perhaps the best chassis he's designed/built. He continues to simplify the design/construction of this chassis which is the lightest yet.

A couple of "Short Track NASCARs" made their debut today. Keith Tanaka's new car showed that this new racing class will be fast with very good handling cars. The wide variety of model kit bodies for this class will make it easier for everyone to get a car ready to race in the near future. 

Thanks to Debby and Jim Watterson (also Eddie and Chris) for their support of D3 Hardbody Racing at BPR.
Thanks to our race directors, Victor Dubrowsky and Keith Tanaka

Here's the race/photo report: RACE REPORT


Next month's hardbody races will be on the "SECOND SUNDAY", June 10th (rather the 3rd Sunday which is Father's Day). 
BPR opens at 10 am, Mixed race at noon followed by the GTP race.


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Read more: http://d3hardbodyracing.proboards.com/


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#2 John Gorski

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM

Great report Keith!  :good:


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