Jaildoor Warmup Races
March 28-29, 2009
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > Jaildoor Warmup Races
BPR Flat track
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The first Jaildoor warmup race on the BPR Flat track, Sat. March 28, 2009


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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?


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The appearance of these Jaildoor cars is far better than the typical D3 cars for the other classes.


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It sure seems this return to the Rod & Custom 1966 era has a lot going for it.


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Hopefully, we'll see a Chaparral 2C and McLaren Mk2 soon.


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Jaildoor racers, L-R, Mike Boemker, Jeff Easterly, Dennis Samson, Barney Poynor, Mike Steube, Philippe de Lespinay, Paul Sterrett, Keith Tanaka


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Jaildoor Race results: Congrats to Mike Steube on his win with Paul Sterrett 2nd and Keith Tanaka edging out Barney Poynor for 3rd.


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Saturday's Jaildoor podium: L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, Mike Steube 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd


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Jaildoor podium cars: L-R, Paul Sterrett, Mike Steube, Keith Tanaka


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L-R, Paul Sterrett chassis, Mike Steube chassis, Keith Tanaka chassis.


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Paul Sterrett's 2nd place car. Total car weight: 99.7 grams. Truescale Lotus 40 body.


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Paul's car was the only 3 rail jaildoor in the race. It was the lightest car, but handled very well.


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Parma guide flag. Sonic front tires.


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TSRF home racing motor.


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Sonic rear tires.


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9/30 gear ratio.


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Mike Steube's winning Jaildoor car. Total car weight: 116 grams. Truescale Lola T70 body.


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Another typical Sano Steube jaildoor chassis.


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This 5 rail design handles extremely well on the BPR Flat track and Kingleman track.


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Parma guide flag. Russkit front tires.


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TSRF home racing motor.


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Sonic rear tires


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Gear ratio is 9/30 (GT-1 bevel pinion, Parma crown gear).


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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.


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Sunday's field for yet another Jaildoor race. Seems some D3 racers can't get enough Jaildoor racing!


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Sunday's field had many nice looking Jaildoor cars. Here's the Concours winner by Bryan Warmack.


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Bryan's been waiting a long time to build a Jim Clark Lotus 40 Jaildoor car. Beautiful car Bryan!


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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


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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!!!!!


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Sunday's Jaildoor podium: L-R, Phil Nyland 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd


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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!


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Podium cars: L-R, Phil Nyland, Bryan Warmack, Keith Tanaka


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Phil Nylands' cigarette smoking 2nd place car. Chassis by John Tore Anderson. Total car weight 108 grams.


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Typical Anderson impeccable craftsmanship.


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Are those Tiny's rear tires or maybe VC's?


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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.


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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.


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What crown gear is it?


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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.


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Bryan Warmack's winning Jaildoor car. Total car weight 120 grams. Truescale Lotus 40 body.


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Another Sano chassis by Bryan Warmack. This is one of the heavier entries in today's race.


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Beautiful 5 rail jaildoor chassis!


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Bryan even has a period correct way of attaching the guide flag! Typical Warmack chassis, "attention to detail".


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TSRF home racing motor.


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Although Bryan used "Orange" rear tires, he also painted the outside black.


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Gear ratio is 9/30. Another "Tore" black Parma crown.


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Keith Tanaka's 3rd place car. Total car weight: 108 grams.


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This is Keith's first jaildoor chassis since 1966.


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TSRF home racing motor.


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Period "incorrect" Red Fox guide and "purple" guide flag nut. Mike Swiss front tires.


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This TSRF motor was last raced in a TSRF Hardbody NASCAR.


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Rear tires from Mike Swiss were narrowed to provide drift thru the turns.


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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!