Eleven F1 entries for the Mother's Day weekend race.
The light turnout was affected by Mother's Day weekend as well as other commitments. The racing was as competitive as ever. Everyone had a very fun day!
SoCal D3 F1 Concours podium: L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Dennis Samson 1st, Dale Yamashita 3rd
Paul Sterrett's 2nd place Concours car
Dennis Samson's winning F1 Concours entry.
Dale Yamashita's 3rd place Concours car
SoCal D3 F1 qualifying results. Congrats to Doug Matthes on his TQ of 3.643 sec. Jim Fowler, John Cukras and Dale Yamashita were all very close for the 2nd best TQ
F1 "B" Main cars line up for the start of today's races on the Kingleman track at Buena Park Raceway.
SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main racers, L-R, Paul Sterrett, Pete Zimmerman, Mike Kravitz, Keith Tanaka, Oscar Morales, John Wakamatsu
SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main race results. Congrats to Paul Sterrett on his win. Mike Kravitz was a close 2nd.
SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main podium, L-R, Mike Kravitz 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd
SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main cars ready to race.
SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main racers, L-R, Dennis Samson, Dale Yamashita, Doug Matthes, Paul Sterrett, Jim Fowler, John Cukras
SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main race results. Congrats to Dale Yamashita on his win.
SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main podium, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Dale Yamashita 1st, Jim Fowler 3rd
F1 "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Paul Sterrett, Dale Yamashita, Jim Fowler
Paul Sterrett's 2nd place car.
This is Paul Sterrett's "old reliable" F1 chassis.
Paul has raced this F1 car since D3 F1 started. Paul's F1 chassis design has withstood the test of time.
Dale Yamashita's winning F1 car.
Dale's latest F1 chassis was the smooothest handling car in the race.
This simple design is very quick on the BPR Kingleman track.
Jim Fowler's 3rd place car.
18 of the 19 Can Am car entries
Concours podium, L-R, Dale Yamashita 2nd, Mill Conroy (Warmack painted body) 1st, Chris Yamashita's 3rd place car (body painted by Dale Yamashita).
Dale's 2nd and 3rd Concours cars are very similar except one is painted purple and the other is blue.
Mill Conroy's winning Concours entry (body painted by Bryan Warmack).
Mil Conroy's car was painted similar to his 1/1 race car.
3rd place Concours entry by Chris Yamashita (body painted by Dale Yamashita).
SoCal D3 Can Am qualifying results. Congrats to Doug Matthes on his TQ of 3.447 sec.
SoCal D3 Can Am "C" Main racers, L-R, Mill Conroy, Chris Yamashita, Eddie Shorer, John Wakamatsu, Brendan Aguirre, Mike Kravitz and Adam Kirchhofer
SoCal D3 Can Am "C" Main podium: L-R, Mike Kravitz 2nd, Adam Kirchhofer 1st, Chris Yamashita 3rd
Can Am "B" Main race ready to go!
SoCal D3 Can Am "B" Main racers, L-R, John Cukras, Dennis Samson, Pete Zimmerman, Kyle Matthes, Adam Kirchhofer, Dale Yamashita, Mike Kravitz and Mark Wampler
Can Am "B" Main race results. Congrats to Dale Yamashita on his win. John Cukras and Dennis Samson were a very close 2nd and 3rd.
Can Am "B" Main podium: L-R, John Cukras 2nd, Dale Yamashita 1st, Dennis Samson 3rd This was a very close/exciting race!
SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main cars lined up and ready to go!
SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main racers, L-R, Dale Yamashita, Paul Sterrett, John Cukras, Doug Matthes, Phil Nyland, Jim Fowler, Bryan Warmack and Keith Tanaka (taking photo).
SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main race results. Congrats to Bryan Warmack on his win. Doug Matthes was a close 2nd. Jim Fowler was 3rd. Notice the "best time" for each racer. This was a very close competitive race for all 8 drivers. (Tanaka's 2.960 was a rider lap). Everyone agreed this was the most evenly matched race (motor wise) we've had in SoCal D3. Great racing guys!
SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main podium, L-R, Doug Matthes 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st, Jim Fowler 3rd Jim's from NorCal. Great racing Jim!
Can Am "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Doug Matthes, Bryan Warmack, Jim Fowler
Doug Matthes' 2nd place car.
This is Doug's latest Can Am chassis.
Bryan Warmack's winning car.
This is Bryan's oldest Can Am chassis. He added more weight to the side pans and front end of this chassis.
I believe this is Bryan's first Can Am chassis which he built over a year ago.
Jim Fowler's 3rd place car.
Jim is from NorCal (Sacramento area).
His latest Can Am chassis is similar yet different from SoCal designs.
Interesting front end wire loop to provide crash protection.