BPR Flat track
SoCal D3 Coupes line up for the first race of the day on the BPR Flat track
Coupe racers (all shook up!), L-R, Keith Tanaka, Mike Steube, Paul Sterrett, Dennis Hill, Pete Zimmerman, Bob Crane, Dale Yamashita, Barney Poynor.
SoCal D3 Coupe race results. Congrats to Dale Yamashita on his win with Paul Sterrett 2nd and Mike Steube 3rd
SoCal D3 Coupe podium: L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Dale Yamashita 1st, Mike Steube 3rd
Coupe podium: L-R, Paul Sterrett, Dale Yamashita, Mike Steube.
Coupe podium cars: L-R, Paul Sterrett, Dale Yamashita, Mike Steube
Paul Sterrett's 2nd place car.
Dale Yamashita's winning Coupe car.
Dale built this great handling "inline" chassis.
Mike Steube's 3rd place car.
Mike resurrected this old anglewinder chassis for today's race. Notice the bent right pan hinge which hampered handling towards the end of the race.
The bottom view clearly shows the bent front right hinge. The damage occurred late in the race.
Cars are ready for the start of the Retro Pro "Big Dog" race.
Retro Pro "Big Dog" racers, L-R, Kyle Matthes, Bob Crane, Paul Sterrett, Dennis Hill, Mike Boemker.
SoCal D3 Retro Pro Big Dog race results. Congrats to Bob Crane on his win with Kyle 2nd and Paul 3rd. Paul's best time of 3.638 was a "rider" lap.
SoCal D3 Retro Pro "Big Dog" podium: L-R, Kyle Matthes 2nd, Bob Crane 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd
Big Dog podium cars: L-R, Kyle Matthes, Bob Crane, Paul Sterrett
Kyle Matthes' 2nd place car.
Doug Matthes built Kyle's car using the JK kit.
Bob Crane's winning Retro Pro Big Dog car.
Bob drove this car built by Dennis "Foamy" Hill
Barney Poynor provided the horsepower by preparing this Big Dog motor.
Those are big chunks of lead weight in the corners!
Paul Sterrett's 3rd place car.
This views shows the wheelbase of the podium cars. Kyle and Bob's cars have a 4" wheelbase, while Paul's is 3 5/8"
It's time for the Retro Pro "X-12" arm race.
Retro Pro "X-12" racers, L-R, Barney Poynor, Keith Tanaka, Doug Matthes, Dale Yamashita, Tore Anderson
SoCal D3 Retro Pro "X-12" race results. Congrats to Tore Anderson on his win with Keith 2nd and Dale 3rd.
SoCal D3 Retro Pro "X-12" podium, L-R, Keith Tanaka 2nd, Tore Anderson 1st, Dale Yamashita 3rd
Retro Pro "X-12" podium: L-R, Keith Tanaka, Tore Anderson, Dale Yamashita
Keith Tanaka's 2nd place car
This chassis was built by Tore Anderson using the Warmack kit as the starting point.
Tore also provided the X-12 motor for this car. Thank you Tore!
The added lead by Keith was done for the Kingleman track.
The car handled very well and Keith decided not to mess with the lead!
Tore Anderson's winning Retro Pro "X-12" car
Tore used the Warmack kit as a starting point to build his "Anglewinder" version.
Tore's car handled great as he cruised to an easy victory today.
Just a small amount of lead up front was needed to produce another great handling chassis by Tore.
Dale Yamashita's 3rd place car (Bryan Warmack car).
Dale drove this car built by Bryan Warmack.
Unlike some anglewinders, this chassis uses a motor bracket.