Welcome to SoCal slotcar racing.
D3, D1, 1/24, 1/32, HO racing reports are covered on this website.
D3 hardbody racing at Buena Park Raceway (BPR). D1 racing at BPR, 1/32 and HO home/club racing at SoCal locations.
SoCal D3 Retro racing began in May 2006 at BPR.
D3 racing brings the spirit of the 60s back to Buena Park Raceway. D3 cofounder/president Paul Sterrett and cofounder Mike Steube shared a common vision, to create a scratchbuilding/racing class which reminds them of the golden years of slot car racing. D3 scratchbuilding/ racing emphasizes fun, creative scratchbuilding, low cost motors and camaraderie.
This 1/24 slotcar racing class emphasizes scratchbuilding inline/anglewinder cars based on the 1966-1973 period. The 1966 to 1968 period was considered the "golden age" of slotcar racing. It all started in Southern California in 1966. The initial race series in 1966 was sponsored by Rod and Custom magazine, followed by Car Model Magazine in 1967 and Model Car Science magazine for 1968. All 3 magazines as well as Model Racing Journal (a biweekly newsletter published by Mike Morrissey and John Cukras) devoted several pages of race coverage of these bimonthly races. Slot car enthusiasts all over the world read these magazines to keep up with the ever changing competitive world of slotcar racing.
Currently, D3 racing is focused on hardbody racing.
Hardbody racing is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
Come join us for D3 Hardbody Racing at Buena Park Raceway.
For D3 Hardbody Racing blog:
For D3 Hardbody Racing info, go to this link:
We welcome new participants!
For D3 forums, race calendar, race reports and more general slotcar info, Go to: Slotblog.net
Check out the Mike Steube Scratchbuilding DVD: Steube DVD
For any oldtimers out there (especially baby boomers who experienced slotracing in the 60s), D3 is tailor made for you!
SoCal D3 reporter: Keith Tanaka
2013 Wing Car World Championships at Buena Park Raceway, May 15-19, 2013.Buena Park, California, USA.
Annual Boola Bash at Buena Park Raceway. Hosted by Team Boola and SoCal USRA. Wing Cars, Flat track racing, drag racing, Hardbody racing
D3 Hardbody racing at Buena Park Raceway
The 3rd Annual Checkpoint Cup from Buena Park Raceway, January 7, 8, 9, 2011
BPR Flat track
Farrout Slotcar Club in association with MS Friends presents a charity slotcar event at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles.July 24, 2010
BPR Flat track 6-12-2010photos by Bryan Warmack and Craig Correia
SoCal USRA Div. 1 wing races at Buena Park Raceway
BPR - March 26, 27, 28, 2010
Div. 1, D3, Drag racing
BPR King track
2nd Annual Checkpoint Cup at Buena Park Raceway
Checkpoint Cup warmup races held on 12-20-2009, 1-2-2010.
Retro Pro & Coupe warmup races not reported.
All of these races were held on the same track for the 2010 Checkpoint Cup.
BPR Kingleman track
First Jail Door F1 race at BPR
BP 500 Div. 1 races
Corvettes, Trans Am, Jalopies, NASCAR, BPR flat track
BPR Flat track 8-29-2009
Chris Gallegos D3 Western States Championship, BPR Aug. 7, 8, 9, 2009
Inaugural Jail House Rock
Monthly BPR Wing races
BPR King (Legends Race), Flat track (Jail Door race)
Annual Div. 1 Western Championships at BPR
SoCal D3 and Buena Park Raceway presents the Inaugural Checkpoint Cup races.
F1 and Can Am races on the Gerding King track.
Retro Pro, NASCAR, Coupe and TSR IROC races on the flat track.
Flat and King tracks
11-22-2008 BPR Kingleman
Oct. 11, 2008
D1 Racing at Buena Park Raceway
Can Am D3 race on the Hillclimb
BPR King Track
July 12, 2008
June 28, 2008 BPR Flat track
June 6-22-2008 BPR flat track
June 14, 2008
Race/Chassis photos of SoCal Div 1 races 6-7-2008
May 24, 2008 BPR Flat track
May 18, 2008 BPR Kingleman Track
SoCal D3, BPR King track
SoCal D3 Retro Pro race on the BPR Kingleman track
D3 Coupe Race - Buena Park Raceway, Kingleman track 10-20-2007
Miscellaneous "Animoto" slotcar video clips
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