Jail Door warmup races
April 5, 2009
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > Jail Door warmup races
BPR Flat track
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Jail Door racers went back to 1966 to experience the "FUN" of slotcar racing, L-R, Mike Steube (thumbs up!), Bob Maxwell, Mill Conroy, Nesta Szabo, Craig Correia, Jeff Easterly, Ryan Miller, Mike Brannian, Ray Gonzales, Barney Poynor, Philippe de Lespinay, Phil Nyland, Tim Neja, Mike Kravitz, Paul Sterrett, Keith Tanaka


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Sunday's warmup Jail Door race had 16 entries (with a special car in honor of Chris Gallegos).


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Paul Sterrett prepared this car in Chris' honor.


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Concours podium: L-R, Phil Nyland 2nd, Ryan Miller 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd (Concours judging was done after the races which indicates how little damage these cars incur in this type of racing).


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Ryan Miller's winning Concours Ferrari. Beautiful car Ryan! (Note: this is a modified coupe body).


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Excellent grill work.


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Phil Nylands' 2nd place Concours entry (body painted by Tore Anderson). Hey Tore where did you get the 24th scale cigarette?


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Paul Sterrett's 3rd place Concours entry dedicated to Chris Gallegos. Paul, your suppose to win it for Chris (just kidding! very nice gesture Paul).


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This is the first time ever for Jail Door qualifying. Congrats to Craig Correia for his TQ of 5.578 sec. with Mike Steube 2nd and Phil Nyland 3rd.


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The first Jail Door race of the day, L-R, Ryan Miller, Ray Gonzales, PdL, Nesta Szabo, Bob Maxwell, Jeff Easterly, Mike Kravitz, Barney Poynor, Mike Brannian


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First race podium: L-R, Philippe de Lespinay 2nd, Barney Poynor 1st, Jeff Easterly 3rd


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Jail Door race results: Congrats to Barney Poynor on his win with PdL 2nd and Jeff Easterly 3rd


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Barney Poynor's winning car. This car was built by Ron Kiyomura. It's based on the original Champion frame from the same period ('66-'67).


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Ron used silicon bronze rod for the main rails.


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Interesting to see a heatsink being used with a TSRF home set motor. These motors run relatively cool compared to the TSR D3 motors.


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9/30 gear ratio.


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The 2nd Jail Door race, L-R, Paul Sterrett, Barney Poynor, Mike Steube, Tim Neja, Phil Nyland, Mill Conroy, Craig Correia, Keith Tanaka


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Jail Door podium: L-R, Mike Steube 2nd, Craig Correia 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd


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Final Jail Door race results: Congrats to Craig Correia on his first Jail Door win with Mike Steube 2nd and Keith Tanaka 3rd


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Podium cars: L-R, Mike Steube, Craig Correia, Keith Tanaka


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L-R, Mike Steube, Çraig Correia, Keith Tanaka


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Mike Steube's 2nd place car. Total weight: 103 grams.


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This relatively light weight jail door chassis handles just as well as the heavier cars.


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9/30 gear ratio.


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Craig Correia's winning car. Total car weight: 112 grams?


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This chassis was built by Jeff Easterly. Barney Poynor setup the car.


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9/30 gear ratio


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


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Chassis built by Keith Tanaka.


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9/30 gear ratio.