LeMans Coupe, King Track
January 20, 2008
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > LeMans Coupe, King Track
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D3 LeMans Coupe field


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12 Car Round Robin Main. Some racers stayed home today (watching the NFL playoff games - Giants and Patriots won).


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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


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Tore Anderson ready to turn marshall the 12 car round robin Main


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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!


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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.


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LeMans Coupe race podium cars, L-R, John Cukras, John Tore Anderson, Paul Sterrett


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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.


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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.


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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.


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I didn't weigh John's car, but its probably around 105-107 grams.


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John uses "copper" motor clips with this Falcon 7 motor.


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Gearing is 9/26. GT-1 bevel pinion and 26T Parma crown gear.


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Tore Anderson's winning car (Bryan Warmack kit car - minor modifications)


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This Warmack kit car chassis was modifiedly slightly to fine tune the handling characteristics.


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The floppy pans have been lightened by removing the center section.


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A small piano wire on the front of side pans provides some tension/flex control of the pans.


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The rear portion is basically stock except for the ball bearings used for the rear axle.


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Gearing is again 9/26.


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Paul Sterrett's 3rd place car


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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.


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The front "pincher" protects the chassis from wall blasts.


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A closer look at the front end on Paul's car.


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A closer look at the wider motor bracket and 64 pitch gears.


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Notice the vertical tubing on the rear portion of the motor bracket. Do you know what they are used for? Hmmmmm