Retro Pro/Coupe, Kingleman track
November 22, 2008
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > Retro Pro/Coupe, Kingleman track
11-22-2008 BPR Kingleman
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D3 Coupes pass tech inspection


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Mill Conroy's car (Warmack loaner) on the left. Tim Neja's car on the right (Neja/Warmack chassis).


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Paul Sterrett's car on the left (Sterrett chassis). Dennis Samson's car on the right (Samson chassis).


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


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SoCal D3 Coupe Concours podium: L-R, Bryan Warmack 2nd (Truescale Mirage Mk2), Paul Sterrett 1st (Truescale Mirage Mk1), Dennis Samson 3rd (Truescale Lola T70 Coupe).


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Bryan Warmack's 2nd place Concours Coupe (Truescale Mirage Mk2 body), note the engine detail.


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Paul Sterrett's winning Concours Coupe (Truescale Mirage Mk1) - note the engine detail.


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D3 Coupe's ready for the start of another "knife fight in a phone booth" race on the BPR Kingleman track!


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SoCal D3 Coupe racers, L-R, Paul Sterrett, Dennis Samson, Bryan Warmack, Tim Neja, Mill Conroy, Keith Tanaka (photog).


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SoCal D3 Coupe race results. Congrats to Bryan Warmack on his win with an "inline" chassis! Paul Sterrett was not far behind in 2nd and Tim Neja in 3rd.


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SoCal D3 Coupe podium, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st, Tim "choke" Neja 3rd. Tim had a 1 lap lead over Bryan and 3 laps on Paul going into the last heat. Although Tim indicates he choked on the black lane, it's typical for anyone to have a bad heat on the difficult, tight black lane on the BPR Kingleman track.


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SoCal D3 Coupe podium cars: L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st, Tim Neja 3rd


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D3 Coupe podium cars: L-R, Paul Sterrett, Bryan Warmack, Tim Neja


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Paul Sterrett's 2nd place D3 Coupe (Truescale Mirage Mk1 body). Total car weight: 112.5 grams


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Earthquake! Just kidding, the photographer can't seem to keep the camera steady.


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Parma guide flag. JK front tires.


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Oops, aftershock! Just kidding.


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TSR D3 motor. JK untreated large hub rear tires.


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GT-1 11T, pinion. ProSlot 34T, 64 pitch Spur gear.


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Sterrett motor bracket.


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Bryan Warmack's winning car. It's an "inline"!!! Truescale Mirage Mk1 body. Total Car weight: 127 grams.


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Bryan's latest chassis has some new features added. Note how the side rails join the front main section of the chassis. A bite bar has been added.


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Basic Warmack kit build with some subtle modifications which improves the handling. TSR D3 motor


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Red Fox guide flag. JK front tires (with superglue finish).


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Note the placement of lead weight and the side damper material.


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JK untreated, small hub rear tires.


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White dots on rear tires identifies type of tire/hub and setscrew location. GT-1 8T bevel pinion, Parma 26T crown gear.


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Tim Neja's 3rd place car. Truescale McLaren coupe body. Total car weight: 125 grams


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Tim built his chassis starting with a Warmack kit and modifying for anglewinder motor setup.


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Red Fox guide flag. Sonic front tires.


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Falcon 7 motor.


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Sonic 11T pinion, Sonic 38T, 64 pitch spur gear.


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JK untreated, medium hub rear tires. Ball bearing rear axle bearings.


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D3 Retro Pro cars line up for the start of another fast, crashfest on the BPR Kingleman track.


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SoCal D3 Retro Pro racers: L-R, Bryan "Brain" Warmack, Dennis "Foamy" Hill, Keith "Ghost Racer" Tanaka, Paul "D3 Benevolent Dictator" Sterrett, John Tore "Da Goat" Anderson, Adam "Raffleman" Kirchhofer, Tim "soon to be Choke" Neja, Dennis "Gascarnut" Samson. Not shown, sitout Mike "dare2bdul" Boemker.


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8 of the 9 Retro Pro cars pass tech inspection. The "Stealth" black car is Bryan Warmack's "Kingleman Spirit". It does have numbers (as required), but are "stealthy" in appearance.


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Keith Tanaka's car on the left (Anderson/Warmack chassis, Pro-Slot Big Dog motor, 106 grams, Professor Motor Controller). Bryan Warmack's car on the right (Warmack chassis, Pro-Slot X-12 motor, 125 grams, Professor Motor controller). Interesting new anglewinder by Bryan. This was Bryan's first Retro Pro race.


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Mike Boemker's car on the left (Foamy? chassis, Pro-Slot Big Dog motor, weight?, Heather controller). Adam Kirchhofer's car on the right (Kirchhofer chassis, Pro-Slot Big Dog motor, 93.5 grams, Heather controller).


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Tim Neja's car on the left (Neja/Warmack chassis, Pro-Slot X-12 motor, 112 grams, Ruddock controller). Dennis Samson's car on the right (Samson chassis, Pro-Slot Big Dog motor, 105.5 grams, Professor Motor controller).


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Paul Sterrett's car on the left (Sterrett chassis, Pro-Slot X-12 motor, car weight?, Heather controller). Dennis "Foamy" Hill's car on the right (Foamy chassis, Pro-Slot Big Dog motor, car weight?, Ruddock controller).


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SoCal D3 Retro Pro race results. Congrats to "Foamy" on his win with Tim Neja 2nd and Paul Sterrett 3rd. Tim, Paul, Bryan and Tore had X-12', while everyone else used Big Dog motors. X-12 arms on the Kingleman give you an advantage in the straightaway, but are more difficult to drive this short, tight track.


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SoCal D3 Retro Pro podium: L-R, Tim Neja 2nd, Dennis "Foamy" Hill 1st, Dennis Samson and Paul Sterrett 3rd (tied, too close to call).


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SoCal D3 Retro Pro podium: L-R, Tim Neja, Foamy, Paul Sterrett, Dennis Samson


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Retro Pro podium cars: L-R, Tim Neja 2nd, Foamy 1st, Paul & Dennis tied for 3rd


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Tim Neja's 2nd place car.


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P1040413


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P1040414


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P1040415


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P1040416


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P1040417


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P1040418


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Dennis "Foamy" Hill's winning Retro Pro car. Electric Dreams Mirage body.


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Car weight? That's 7 oz. lead (for fishing?) on each side pan. It did help his car handle better.


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Note the clear tape on the front end of the chassis to "dampen" the side pan movement.


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Parma guide flag. Sonic front tires.


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Pro-Slot "Big Dog" motor.


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Sonic 7T bevel pinion gear. Sonic 39T, 64 pitch spur gear.


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JK untreated medium hub rear tires. Ball bearing rear axle.


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Paul Sterrett's 3rd place car (tied with Dennis Samson). OS Porsche body.


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P1040429


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P1040430


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P1040431


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P1040432


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P1040433


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P1040434


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P1040435


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Dennis Samson's 3rd place car (tied with Paul Sterrett). MAC Mirage Pro body.


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P1040437


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P1040438


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P1040439


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P1040440


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P1040441


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P1040442


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P1040443