D3 F1/Can Am races BPR Kingleman
November 8, 2008
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Today's F1 field after tech inspection. Several of our notable regulars were absent today, but the racing as usual on the BPR Kingleman was exciting and very competitive.


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Tim Neja's car on the left (Joe Chevy chassis). Keith Tanaka's car on the right (Tanaka chassis).


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John Wakamatsu's car on the left (John Cukras chassis). Paul Sterrett's car on the right (Sterrett chassis).


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Oscar Morales' car on the left (John Cukras chassis). Gary Donahoe's car on the right (Donahoe chassis).


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Craig Correia's car (Tim Neja chassis).


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Doug Matthes' car on the left (Matthes chassis). Mike Kravitz' car on the right (Kravitz chassis).


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John Cukras' car on the left (Cukras chassis). Mike Steube's car on the right (Steube chassis).


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Mark Wampler's car on the left (Wampler chassis). Dennis Samson's car on the right (Samson chassis).


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F1 Concours podium cars. L-R: Paul Sterrett 2nd, Dennis Samson 1st, Tim Neja 3rd


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Paul Sterrett's 2nd place concours - Lancer Indy Eagle


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Dennis Samson's winning Concours car - Truescale Ferrari


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Tim Neja's 3rd place Concours car - Truescale Ferrari


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SoCal D3 F1 qualifying results. Congrats to Doug Matthes on his TQ of 3.596 seconds with Mike Steube 2nd and Tim Neja 3rd.


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Cars line up for the start of the F1 "B" Main race.


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SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main racers, L-R, Gary Donahoe, Paul Sterrett, Craig Correia, John Wakamatsu, Mark Wampler, Oscar Morales, Keith Tanaka


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SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main race results. Congrats to Paul Sterrett on his win with Craig Correia 2nd and Keith Tanaka 3rd


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SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main podium, L-R, Craig Correia 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd


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Cars line up for the start of the F1 "A" Main race.


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SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main racers, L-R, John Cukras, Dennis Samson, Tim Neja, Doug Matthes, Mike Kravitz, Craig Correia, Mike Steube, Paul Sterrett.


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SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main race results. Congrats to Mike Steube on his win with Doug Matthes 2nd and Tim Neja 3rd. Mike set a new total lap F1 record for the Kingleman track of 366 laps.


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SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main podium, L-R, Doug Matthes 2nd, Mike Steube 1st, Tim Neja 3rd


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F1 "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Doug Matthes 2nd, Mike Steube 1st, Tim Neja 3rd


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F1 "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Doug Matthes, Mike Steube, Tim Neja


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Doug Matthes' 2nd place F1 car. Chassis by Doug Matthes.


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Doug's latest F1 car weighs 123 grams total.


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Parma guide flag, JK front tires


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Rear tires are JK untreated, large hubs.


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GT-1 8T bevel pinion, Parma 30T crown, axle ball bearings.


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Mike Steube's winning F1 car. 124 grams


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MIke uses JK front wheels and his own tires. Screw/nut holds replaceable center weight.


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Parma guide flag, JK front wheels, Mike's own tires.


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JK untreated rear tires, medium hub


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Sonic 7T pinion, Parma 26T crown


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Tim Neja's 3rd place F1 car. Car weighs 115 grams


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Tim's F1 car was built by Joe Chevy.


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Tim uses Sonic front tires.


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JK untreated rear tires, medium hub.


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Sonic 8T bevel pinion, Parma 28T crown


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Can Am cars just completed tech inspection.


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Robert Carlton's car on the left (Mike Steube chassis). Duran Trujillo's car on the right (Trujillo/JK chassis).


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Philippe de Lespinay's car on the left (Bryan Warmack chassis). John Cukras' car on the right (Cukras chassis).


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Oscar Morales' car on the left (Morales chassis). Keith Tanaka's car on the right (Tanaka/Warmack chassis).


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Kyle Matthes' car on the left (Doug Matthes chassis). Doug Matthes' car on the right (Matthes/JK chassis).


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Eddie Shorer's car on the left (Ron Kiyomura/Warmack chassis). John Wakamatsu's car on the right (John Cukras chassis).


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Bryan Warmack's car on the left (Warmack chassis). Craig Corrreia's car on the right (Correia chassis).


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Albert Cruz' car on the left (Mac/Warmack chassis). Paul Sterrett's car on the right (Sterett chassis).


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Tim Neja's car on the left (Chevy/Warmack chassis). Mike Steube's car on the right (Steube chassis).


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Craig Williamson's car on the left (Williamson/Warmack chassis). Dennis Samson's car on the right (Samson chassis).


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Mark Wampler's car (Wampler chassis).


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John Sinz' car on the left (Sinz chassis). Mike Kravitz' car on the right (Kravitz/Warmack chassis)


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Can Am "Realistic" Concours podium cars, L-R, Dennis Samson 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st, John Sinz 3rd


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Dennis Samson's 2nd place Concours car - Champion Ferrari body


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Bryan Warmack's winning Can Am Concours car - Electric Dreams Lola T-160 body


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Notice the driver's face


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John Sinz 3rd place Concours car - Truescale Ferrari 612 body


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Can Am "Presentation" Concours podium, L-R, Mike Kravitz 2nd, Philippe de Lespinay 1st, Robert Carlton 3rd


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Mike Kravitz' 2nd place Concours car - Truescale Ferrari body


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Philippe de Lespinay's winning Concours car (body by Noose).


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Philppe - where's the "i".


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Robert Carlton's 3rd place Concours car - Electric Dreams MAC Ti-22 body


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This is Robert's 1st D3 Can Am race. Nice going Robert and welcome to D3 racing!


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SoCal D3 Can Am qualifying results. Congrats to Doug Matthes on his TQ of 3.518 seconds with Mike Steube 2nd and Paul Sterrett 3rd. The entire field under 4 seconds including newcomer Robert Carlton.


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Can Am cars line up for the start of the "C" Main.


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SoCal D3 Can Am "C" Main racers, L-R, Robert Carlton, Craig Correia, Albert Cruz, John Sinz, Oscar Morales, John Wakamatsu, Craig Williamson. Eddie Shorer (at left) looks on.


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"C" Main racers wait for the start of the race.


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Video clip of the Can Am "C" Main race.


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As you can see, races on the BPR Kingleman track are fast, tight and challenging!


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Mike Steube turn marshals the "deadman" turn, while Doug Matthes turn marshals the finger turn.


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Paul, no, I did not have to do any editing of this video!


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The view from the donut. The donut transition to the lead on turn is slightly "off camber".


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This short, tight lane spacing track is definitely a "driver's" track!


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SoCal D3 "C" Main podium, L-R, John Wakamatsu 2nd, Craig Correia 1st, Craig Williamson 3rd


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Can Am "C" Main race results. Congrats to Craig Correia on his win with John Wakamatsu edging out Craig Williamson for 2nd. John Sinz was a close 4th.


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Cars are ready for the start of the Can Am "B" Main race.


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SoCal D3 Can Am "B" Main racers, L-R, Craig Correia, Mark Wampler, Eddie Shorer, Mike Kravitz, Philippe de Lespinay, John Cukras, Bryan Warmack (Keith Tanaka - photog).


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SoCal D3 Can Am "B" Main race results. Congrats to Bryan Warmack on his win with Philippe de Lespinay 2nd and Keith Tanaka 3rd.


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SoCal D3 Can Am "B" Main podium, L-R, Philippe de Lespinay 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st (Note the Goats T-Shirt), Keith Tanaka 3rd


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The final race of the day is about to start, the Can Am "A" Main


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SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main racers, L-R, Duran Trujillo, Paul Sterrett, Bryan Warmack, Doug Matthes, Kyle Matthes, Tim Neja, Mike Steube, Dennis Samson.


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SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main race results. Congrats to Duran Trujillo on his win with Paul Sterrett 2nd and Mike Steube 3rd.


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SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main podium, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Duran Trujillo 1st, Mike Steube 3rd


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Can Am "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Paul Sterrett, Duran Trujillo, Mike Steube


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Can Am "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Paul Sterrett, Duran Trujillo, Mike Steube


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Paul Sterrett's 2nd place car. Car weighs 109 grams


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Paul uses a Parma guide flag. JK front tires.


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JK rear tires, untreated, large hubs.


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Sonic pinion and Crown gears, 9/33


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Duran Trujillo's winning car. Car weighs 123 grams


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Duran built this chassis using the JK chassis kit as the starting point.


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JK front tires.


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JK rear tires, untreated, medium hub.


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GT-1 7T bevel pinion, Parma 30T crown gear.


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Mike Steube's 3rd place car. Car weighs 125 grams


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Mike's latest Kingleman chassis is similar to his older chassis except the piano wire has replaced the original brass rod.


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Parma guide flag. JK front wheels, Steube tires.


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JK rear tires, untreated, medium hub.


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GT-1 7T bevel pinion, Parma 26T Crown gear.