BPR King track
SoCal D3 Coupe field ready to start. Although a small field today, there's a very interesting entry today.
SoCal D3 Coupe racers, L-R, Dale Yamashita, Keith Tanaka, Bryan Warmack, Paul Sterrett
SoCal D3 Coupe race results. Congrats to Bryan Warmack on his victory with Dale Yamashita 2nd and Keith Tanaka 3rd. Paul Sterrett was leading the race easily until his motor slowed in the last heat.
SoCal D3 Coupe podium: L-R, Dale Yamashita 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd
Coupe podium cars: L-R, Dale Yamashita, Bryan Warmack, Keith Tanaka (Sterrett loaner car)
Dale Yamashita's 2nd place car.
This is a brand new King track chassis by Dale Yamashita.
Bryan Warmack's winning car. Wow, it's a dual inline 4 wheel drive car!!!!
Bryan says that although this car is fast in the straights, it doesn't handle quite as well as the best single motor cars. It is still a very fast car!
This is Bryan's 3rd dual motor chassis. Each is a different version using dual motors. The Warmack chassis kit is the basis of this 4 wheel drive car.
Front and rear motor bracket is identical.
This dual motor version by Bryan is fast and handles very good for a 4 wheel drive car.
Dual motors allowed a higher gear ratio (10T vs. 9T pinion, same crown gear size as single motor car).
Rear view showing 10T GT-1 bevel pinion gear.
26T Parma crown gear (front and rear).
Keith Tanaka drove this Paul Sterrett loaner car to 3rd. Paul easily lead the race, but had a motor problem in the last heat.
Paul's chassis has a custom made motor bracket (by Paul) which positions the motor rearward.
64 pitch gears allow the motor mounting closer to the rear axle.
Sonic 64 pitch crown gear. GT-1 bevel pinion gear.
Cars line up for the Retro Pro race (2 sitouts).
SoCal D3 Retro Pro racers, L-R, Tore Anderson, Keith Tanaka, Bob Crane, Dennis Hill, Mike Boemker, Dale Yamashita, Kyle Matthes, Doug Matthes, Bryan Warmack, Paul Sterrett.
SoCal D3 Retro Pro race results. Congrats to Kyle Matthes on his win with Doug Matthes 2nd and Paul Sterrett 3rd. Paul finished first among "Big Dog" powered cars. Kyle and Doug used "X-12" powered cars.
SoCal D3 Retro Pro podium: L-R, Doug Matthes 2nd, Kyle Matthes 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd
Retro Pro podium cars: L-R, Doug Matthes, Kyle Matthes, Paul Sterrett
Doug Matthes' 2nd place car.
Doug's "Allen Low" chassis proved to be fast as ever. Doug's X-12 powered car was very fast.
This is the same Retro Pro chassis (by Allen Low) which Doug has raced ever since Retro Pro started in SoCal.
The Allen Low chassis handles very well on the King track at BPR.
X-12 armature powers Doug's car.
Kyle Matthes' winning car.
Kyle's car is another "Allen Low" chassis. Allen's chassis was built for the initial Retro Pro race over a year ago.
Kyle's car was the fastest in the race by far. It's powered by a Pro Slot motor with X-12 armature.
Paul Sterrett's 3rd place car.
Paul finished first among "Big Dog" powered cars. Most of the cars in today's Retro Pro race were "X-12" powered.
Another new Sterrett chassis. This particular chassis works well on the King and Flat track at BPR.