BPR Flat track
The first Jaildoor warmup race on the BPR Flat track, Sat. March 28, 2009
So far it's been Lotus 40's and Lola T-70's (Truescale bodies). Where's the Chaparral 2C and McLaren Mk 2's?
The appearance of these Jaildoor cars is far better than the typical D3 cars for the other classes.
It sure seems this return to the Rod & Custom 1966 era has a lot going for it.
Hopefully, we'll see a Chaparral 2C and McLaren Mk2 soon.
Jaildoor racers, L-R, Mike Boemker, Jeff Easterly, Dennis Samson, Barney Poynor, Mike Steube, Philippe de Lespinay, Paul Sterrett, Keith Tanaka
Jaildoor Race results: Congrats to Mike Steube on his win with Paul Sterrett 2nd and Keith Tanaka edging out Barney Poynor for 3rd.
Saturday's Jaildoor podium: L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Mike Steube 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd
Jaildoor podium cars: L-R, Paul Sterrett, Mike Steube, Keith Tanaka
L-R, Paul Sterrett chassis, Mike Steube chassis, Keith Tanaka chassis.
Paul Sterrett's 2nd place car. Total car weight: 99.7 grams. Truescale Lotus 40 body.
Paul's car was the only 3 rail jaildoor in the race. It was the lightest car, but handled very well.
Parma guide flag. Sonic front tires.
Mike Steube's winning Jaildoor car. Total car weight: 116 grams. Truescale Lola T70 body.
Another typical Sano Steube jaildoor chassis.
This 5 rail design handles extremely well on the BPR Flat track and Kingleman track.
Parma guide flag. Russkit front tires.
Gear ratio is 9/30 (GT-1 bevel pinion, Parma crown gear).
Keith Tanaka's 3rd place car. Total car weight: 108 grams. More photos of Keith's car can be seen on Sunday's podium cars.
Sunday's field for yet another Jaildoor race. Seems some D3 racers can't get enough Jaildoor racing!
Sunday's field had many nice looking Jaildoor cars. Here's the Concours winner by Bryan Warmack.
Bryan's been waiting a long time to build a Jim Clark Lotus 40 Jaildoor car. Beautiful car Bryan!
Sunday's Jaildoor racers, L-R, Bryan Warmack, Oscar Morales, Phil Nyland, Jeff Easterly, Mike Steube, Paul Sterrett, Mill Conroy, Nesta Szabo, Barney Poynor and Keith Tanaka
Sunday's Jaildoor race results: Congrats to Bryan Warmack on his win with Phil Nyland 2nd and Keith Tanaka edging out Paul Sterrett for 3rd. The top 6 finishers were a tightly bunched group at the end. Jaildoor racing is a lot of fun!!!!!
Sunday's Jaildoor podium: L-R, Phil Nyland 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd
Jaildoor podium cars: L-R, Phil Nyland, Bryan Warmack, Keith Tanaka - NOTE the driver in Phil's car - can't race without smoking a cigarette!
Podium cars: L-R, Phil Nyland, Bryan Warmack, Keith Tanaka
Phil Nylands' cigarette smoking 2nd place car. Chassis by John Tore Anderson. Total car weight 108 grams.
Typical Anderson impeccable craftsmanship.
Are those Tiny's rear tires or maybe VC's?
Hey Tore, where did you get those brass weights? He probably made them since I remember the 60's weights had a hole in the center.
TSRF home racing motor. This is a very mild wind motor and will last many, many races! No, that's not a period correct crown gear.
Would you believe it's a pink Parma gear dyed black by none other than Tore Anderson! Wow, some racers really do miss the old days! By the way, gear ratio is 9/30.
Bryan Warmack's winning Jaildoor car. Total car weight 120 grams. Truescale Lotus 40 body.
Another Sano chassis by Bryan Warmack. This is one of the heavier entries in today's race.
Beautiful 5 rail jaildoor chassis!
Bryan even has a period correct way of attaching the guide flag! Typical Warmack chassis, "attention to detail".
Although Bryan used "Orange" rear tires, he also painted the outside black.
Gear ratio is 9/30. Another "Tore" black Parma crown.
Keith Tanaka's 3rd place car. Total car weight: 108 grams.
This is Keith's first jaildoor chassis since 1966.
Period "incorrect" Red Fox guide and "purple" guide flag nut. Mike Swiss front tires.
This TSRF motor was last raced in a TSRF Hardbody NASCAR.
Rear tires from Mike Swiss were narrowed to provide drift thru the turns.
Gear ratio is 9/30 (GT-1 bevel pinion, Parma crown gear). Well that's it for this weekend. There will be another jail door race this coming Sunday. Is Jail Door building/racing an addiction? Maybe!