LeMans Coupe, Kingleman track
February 22, 2009
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > LeMans Coupe, Kingleman track
BPR Kingleman track
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Today's LeMans Coupe race is small but mighty. BPR was busy all weekend with USRA Scale races on Saturday and GT-12, Eurosport races on Sunday.


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Paul Sterrett's car on the left (Sterrett chassis). Chris Yamashita's car on the right (Dale Yamashita/Warmack chassis).


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Doug Matthes' car on the left (Matthes/JK chassis). Dale Yamashita's car on the right (Yamashita chassis).


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Philippe de Lespinay's car on the left (Dokk/Warmack chassis). Keith Tanaka's car on the right (Tanaka/Warmack chassis).


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Mike Steube's car (Steube chassis).


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Concours podium: Paul Sterrett's car on the left wins "Realistic" category, while Dale Yamashita's car on the right wins "Presentation" honors.


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Paul's car is a Truescale Lola T-70 coupe


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Dale's car is also a Truescale Lola T70 coupe.


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Coupes are ready for the "knife fight in a phone booth" race!


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These warriors are all set to do battle on the BPR Kingleman track. L-R, Keith Tanaka, Doug Matthes, Dokk, Dale Yamashita, Mike Steube, Paul Sterrett and Chris Yamashita.


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SoCal D3 LeMans Coupe podium: L-R, Doug Matthes 2nd, Mike Steube 1st, Dale Yamashita 3rd


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LeMans Coupe race results: Congrats to Mike Steube on his record setting win with Doug Matthes 2nd and Dale Yamashita 3rd. 502 laps eclipses the old Kingleman record of 382 laps (also held by Mike). It seems everyone went a lot faster today with their "parking lot motors". Just kidding everyone! The race program mistakenly was set at 4 min. heats and 4 minutes between heats. The 4 min. between heats seemed like an eternity! Maybe it will seem faster when we are all in our 70's!


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LeMans Coupe race podium cars: L-R, Doug Matthes, Mike Steube, Dale Yamashita


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Doug Matthes' 2nd place car. Total car weight: 125 grams.


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Doug built this JK chassis with some modifications here and there.


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Doug uses a 3rd Eye controller.


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Parma guide flag. JK front tires.


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TSR D3 motor


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JK untreated medium hub rear tires.


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8:29 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion. Parma crown gear. Ball bearing rear axle.


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Mike Steube's winning car. Total car weight: 129 grams


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Mike raced his "flat" track car today. It ran great on the Kingleman today.


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Mike uses a Ruddock controller.


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Parma guide flag. JK front tires.


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TSR D3 motor.


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Note how MIke uses body mounting pins as "up" stops. JK treated large hub rear tires.


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8:29 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion. Parma crown gear. Brass axle bushings.


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Dale Yamashita's 3rd place car. Total car weight: 127 grams.


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Dale uses a 3rd Eye controller.


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Red Fox guide flag. JK front tires.


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TSR D3 motor.


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JK untreated large hub rear tires.


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8:29 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion. Parma crown gear. Ball Bearing rear axle.