12 Car Round Robin Main. Some racers stayed home today (watching the NFL playoff games - Giants and Patriots won).
D3 LeMans Coupe racers, L-R, Tim Hould, Philippe de Lespinay, Bob Scott, Paul Sterrett, Pete Zimmerman, John Cukras, Mike Steube, Roger Uusitalo, Kyle Matthes, Doug Matthes
Tore Anderson ready to turn marshall the 12 car round robin Main
There was no qualifying since we ran a 12 car round robin. Here's the race results: Congrats to Tore Anderson on his victory as well as top best race time of 4.328 sec. The 8 fastest race times were less than 12 hundredths difference!
D3 LeMans Coupe Race podium, L-R, John Cukras 2nd, John Tore Anderson 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd John Cukras commented as I took this photo that he remembers over 40 years ago when Tore and himself ended up on the podium together, except Cukras was the winner then.
LeMans Coupe race podium cars, L-R, John Cukras, John Tore Anderson, Paul Sterrett
John Cukras 2nd place car. John built this car for John Wakamatsu (a SCHOR member) and decided to race it since "Waka" wasn't available to race.
John's chassis design is unique, but similar to other top handling cars at BPR. Slight variations here and there to find the best setup for the BPR King track.
John's car handled very well as he finished 2nd. John hasn't been racing a long time with our D3 gang, but he's already made his presence felt in every race he's in.
I didn't weigh John's car, but its probably around 105-107 grams.
John uses "copper" motor clips with this Falcon 7 motor.
Gearing is 9/26. GT-1 bevel pinion and 26T Parma crown gear.
Tore Anderson's winning car (Bryan Warmack kit car - minor modifications)
This Warmack kit car chassis was modifiedly slightly to fine tune the handling characteristics.
The floppy pans have been lightened by removing the center section.
A small piano wire on the front of side pans provides some tension/flex control of the pans.
The rear portion is basically stock except for the ball bearings used for the rear axle.
Paul Sterrett's 3rd place car
Paul's latest chassis is different from most of his other cars. The wider motor bracket along with rearward mounted motor with 64 pitch gears is different from his regular cars.
The front "pincher" protects the chassis from wall blasts.
A closer look at the front end on Paul's car.
A closer look at the wider motor bracket and 64 pitch gears.
Notice the vertical tubing on the rear portion of the motor bracket. Do you know what they are used for? Hmmmmm