D3 F1 practice session, L-R, Oscar Morales, Pete Zimmerman, John Cukras, Dale Yamashita, Roger Uusitalo, Paul Sterrett, Kyle Matthes (Ryan Miller in background), Chris Radisich.
D3 F1 Tech Inspection video clip
D3 F1 - Mike Steube's car on the left (Steube chassis), Ken Bryan's car on the right (Bryan chassis)
Keith Tanaka's car on the left (Tanaka chassis), Jeff Bell's car on the right (Jeff Easterly chassis)
John Wakamatsu's car on the left (John Cukras chassis), Ryan Miller's car on the right (Ryan Miller chassis)
Paul Sterrett's car on the left (Sterrett chassis), Oscar Morales car on the right (John Cukras chassis).
John Cukras' car on the left (Cukras chassis), Pete Zimmerman's car on the right (Cukras chassis)
Terry de los Santos car on the left (Mike Steube chassis), Craig Williamson's car on the right (Williamson chassis).
Mike Chavez' car on the left (Chavez chassis), Jeff Easterly's car on the right (Easterly chassis)
Doug Matthes' car on the left (John Gorski chassis), Chris Yamashita's car on the right (Dale Yamashita chassis)
Yoshi Akiyama's car on the left (Mike Steube chassis), Kyle Matthes' car on the right (John Gorski chassis).
D3 F1 field of 19 cars (Jack Moore's entry not shown)
D3 F1 Concours podium, L-R, Jeff Easterly 2nd (body painted by Jeff Bigelow), Craig Williamson 1st, Terry de los Santos 3rd
John Cukras F1 qualifying run
John Cukras' qualifying run, Jeff Bell turn marshalls in the finger turn.
Jeff Easterly during his F1 qualifying run. Nice to see you racing Jeff!
Jeff "wrong way" Bell becomes the first ever D3 racer to qualify going backwards on the Kingleman. Quick thinking on Jeff's part as his car was inadvertently wired backwards! He went on to set a new TQ and world record for the Kingleman (oops, backwards). Jeff's got a great sense of humor!
D3 F1 qualifying, 19 entries
Cars lined up for D3 F1 "B" Main
D3 F1 "B" Main racers, L-R, Craig Williamson, Jeff Bell, Chris Yamashita (Chris' first ever slotcar race), Pete Zimmerman, Ken Bryan, Yoshi Akiyama, Terry de los Santos, Jeff Easterly. Allen Low, Ryan Miller look on.
D3 F1 "B" Main racers ready to race with new D3 TSR motors.
Allen Low (on right) driving Jack Moore's entry (Jack is standing between Allen and Jeff Bell. Jeff and Ryan Miller focus on their cars in the donut.
Mike "dare2bdul" Boemker poses with ole buddy Jeff Easterly.
D3 F1 "B" Main podium, L-R, Terry de los Santos 2nd (Team Zombie), Jeff "wrong way" Bell 1st (Team Zombie), Ken Bryan (Spokane, WA) 3rd
D3 F1 "B" Main podium cars, L-R, Terry de los Santos 2nd, Jeff Bell 1st, Ken Bryan 3rd
D3 F1 "B" Main race results
D3 F1 "A" Main field at the starting grid
Another view of the "A" Main field. A mixture of Cooper-Maserati, Ferrari and Lotus.
D3 F1 "A" Main racers, L-R, Mike Chavez, Paul Sterrett, Oscar Morales, John Cukras, Kyle Matthes (Father Doug behind Kyle), Keith Tanaka, Mike Steube, John Wakamatsu
D3 F1 "A" Main race results. Notice the top 6 finishers were only 6 hundredths difference in best lap time.
D3 F1 "A" Main podium, L-R, Doug Matthes 2nd, Mike Steube 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd
Paul Sterrett's old reliable F1 chassis. Notice the big chunk of lead added to tame the added horsepower of the new D3 TSR motor.
Paul prefers metal crown gears. You can't ignore what works. Paul's F1 chassis has always performed very well.
Front closeup view of Paul's F1 chassis
The new D3 TSR Motor provides more torque and better brakes. The added horsepower makes F1 racing quite hairy at times, especially on a tight track like the BPR Kingleman.
Rear view of Paul's F1 chassis. JK chem tires on the rear. Sonic crown (drag racing) gear coupled with a GT-1 bevel pinion.
D3 F1 Podium cars, L-R, Doug Matthes, Mike Steube, Paul Sterrett
Doug Matthes drove this modified Gorski F1 chassis.
Doug beefed up the front end somewhat and added lead along both side runners.
Again, the added horsepower of the D3 TSR motor requires added weight to make the car more drivable.
Again, JK Chem tires, Parma crown and GT-1 bevel pinion.
Doug's Gorski chassis with the cutoff BWA motor bracket provides a strong rear end.
Mike Steube's winning chassis. Mike also added weight everywhere to tame the new D3 TSR motor.
Mike said he had to rebuild/modify this F1 chassis 3 times before the final configuration. He actually cutoff the rear portion of the chassis to lengthen the wheelbase!
Some heavy brass plate on the front end and middle body mount section of Mike's latest Kingleman chassis.
D3 Can Am concours podium, L-R, Mike Steube 2nd (body painted by Mike Kravitz), Bryan Warmack 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd
Interesting that 3 of SoCal's top Can Am racers end up on the Concours podium! Nice looking cars guys!
Bryan Warmack's concours winner is yet another great example of his immaculate work.
Besides being one of the racing legends of the 60's, Bryan was also one of the top concours builders in the 60's. Nice to know his skills haven't diminished one bit after all these years! Congrats Bryan on another Concours winner!
Bryan proves you can go fast with the best and still look great doing it.
I hope Bryan's workmanship inspires the rest of us to improve the appearance of our D3 race cars,
Edo - I guess you're right about BP having T-Shirt Brutes!
Here's the chassis photos of the Can Am entries. On the left is Ryan Miller's car (Miller chassis). I believe the car on the right is Kyle Matthes' car (John Kallas chassis)
Mike Steube's car on the left (Steube chassis), Mike Chavez car on the right (Chavez chassis)
Ken Dylke's double motor car (Dylke chassis). It has a pivot point in front of the motors. It runs very fast with the new D3 motors, but also wears out tires quicker! Albert Cruz' car on the right (Cruz chassis)
Anyone know whose cars these are and who built the chassis?
Oscar Morales car on the left (Cukras chassis), Whose car is on the right (and who built the chassis)? Anyone know?
Terry de los Santos drove this Jeff Easterly chassis, John Cukras' car on the right (Cukras chassis)
Jeff Easterly's car on the left (Easterly chassis), Paul Sterrett's car on the right (Sterrett chassis)
Keith Tanaka's car on the left (Steube chassis), Yoshi Akiyama's car on the right (Akiyama chassis)
Doug Matthes car on the left (modified Gorski), Bryan Warmack's car on the right (Warmack chassis)
Pete Zimmerman's car on the left (Zimmerman chassis), John Wakamatsu's car on the right (Cukras chassis)
Chris Radisich's car on the left (Monty Ohren chassis), Monty Ohren's car on the right (Ohren chassis)
Oscar Morales car on the left (Cukras chassis), Lee Hines car on the right (Steube chassis)
D3 Can Am qualifying results
D3 Can Am "C" Main cars on starting grid
D3 Can Am "C" Main racers all set, L-R, Brian Kawamoto, Ken Dylke, Chris Yamashita (Chris' first ever slotcar race), Jeff Bell, Ken Bryan, Albert Cruz, Terry de los Santos, Jeff Easterly
And the green flag starts the racing!
"C" Main racing action in progress
D3 Can Am "C" Main podium, L-R, Jeff Bell 2nd (Team Zombie), Terry de los Santos 1st (Team Zombie), Ken Dylke 3rd (that's a heavy car Ken!).
D3 Can Am "C" Main race results
Close up view of Ken Dylke's twin D3 TSR motor car. It was very fast down the chute, but it did wear out the tires fast! More horsepower and twin motors does put a lot of power to the rubber!
D3 Can Am "B" Main cars ready to jet!
D3 Can Am "B" Main racers, L-R, Ryan Miller, Mike Chavez, Allen Low, Monty Ohren, Pete Zimmerman (in background), Mike Boemker, Dale Yamashita (welcome to D3 racing Dale!), Keith Tanaka
D3 Can Am "B" Main race results
D3 Can Am "B" Main podium, L-R, Dale Yamashita 2nd (great 1st D3 race Dale!), Monty Ohren 1st, Allen Low 3rd
D3 Can Am "A" Main cars can't wait to get going!
D3 Can Am "A" Main racers smile before the fireworks begin, L-R, Yoshi Akiyama, Mike Steube, Paul Sterrett, Monty Ohren, Oscar Morales, Doug Matthes, Adam Kirchhofer, John Cukras, Bryan Warmack and Chris Radisich
The start of the "A" Main begins!
First lap action already has some crashing in the bank! Adam, where did your car go?
Oh, there it is Adam. That's what a horrific wall blast will do to your car with these new motors!
D3 Can Am "A" Main race results
D3 Can Am "A" Main podium, L-R, Bryan Warmack 2nd, Mike Steube 1st, John Cukras 3rd. Hey, those names sound familiar. Did they ever race against each other 40 years ago? I must be dreaming, it can't be, can it?
Bryan Warmack's 2nd place car. Bryan won Concours and was very fast as usual.
Bryan's latest chassis is similar to previous versions, except this one uses a lot of .063" brass pan to make a heavier car for the Kingleman track at BPR.
Typical outstanding design and workmanship are the Warmack trademarks.
Bryan always looking for ways to reduce weight up high uses a 1/16" front axle.
Bryan decided to use square brass tubing to control the rear vertical "flex" movement of the side pans.
Only the rear motor bracket is a more standard design approach.
Some guy in Europe (Edo is that you?) referred to some of us BPR guys as T-Shirt Brutes. Edo come visit us at BPR someday and we'll let you race with us T-Shirt Brutes!
John Cukras 3rd place car. John has quickly closed the gap as he gets his first Can Am main podium. Watch out guys, here comes John the Jet!
John's new Kingleman chassis is another example of a great racer/builder's approach to scratchbuilding great handling Can Am cars.
Another view of John's latest chassis design.
Close up view of front end on John's chassis
John has also decided to use motor clips, although he's using copper rather than brass.
Standard rear motor bracing. Someday we might see the "Cukras" rear axle bracing again.
Mike Steube's winning Can Am "A" main car.
Mike's latest Kingleman chassis is about 125 grams. It's a short wheelbase (3 3/4") chassis which gets thru the turns quickly, but requires a little different driving method thru the turns.
Mike used a lot of brass rod this time. Brass rod gives a different flex than piano wire and can be an advantage sometimes, except for handling wall blasts!
Close up view of Mike's chassis front end. JK front tires.
Rear view of Mike's chassis. No motor clips this time! Is that a C..... rear brace?
No, it's not a Cukras rear brace. JK Chem rear tires.