F1/Can Am, Flat track
June 13, 2009
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > F1/Can Am, Flat track
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Today's F1 field (13 total) have passed tech inspection and are ready for qualifying.


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These decals (self stick) were donated by Mike Swiss for the Inaugural Jail Door race. I forgot to give them to racers. They will be given to the top 24 qualifiers of the Jail Door race. Thanks Mike.


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Duran Trujillo's car on the left (BPR Ferrari body), Mike Steube's car on the right (BPR Cooper/Maserati body).


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Duran Trujillo's car on the left (JK/Trujillo chassis). Mike Steube's car on the right (Steube chassis).


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Paul Sterrett's car on the left (Truescale Ferrari body) . Keith Tanaka's car on the right (Truescale Lotus 49 body).


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Paul Sterrett's car on the left (Sterrett chassis). Keith Tanaka's car on the right (JK/Tanaka chassis).


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Mill "Chico Esquela SNL" Conroy's F1 on the left (BPR Cooper Maserati body). Pete Zimmerman's car on the right (Truescale Ferrari body).


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Chico Esquela Conroy's car on the left (Mike Steube chassis). Pete Zimmerman's car on the right (John Cukras chassis).


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Gary Donahoe's car on the left (Truescale Cooper Maserati body). Oscar Morales' car on the right (Truescale Ferrari body).


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Gary Donahoe's car on the left (Steube/PdL chassis). Oscar Morales' car on the right (Dennis Samson chassis).


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John Cukras' car on the left (Truescale Lotus 49 body). Jim Fowler's car on the right (Truescale Lotus 49 body).


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John Cukras' car on the left (John Cukras chassis). Jim Fowler's car on the right (Jim Fowler chassis).


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Doug Matthes' car on the left (BPR Cooper Maserati body). Dale Yamashita's car on the right (Truescale Ferrari body).


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


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John Wakamatsu's car (Truescale Ferrari body).


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John drove this John Cukras F1 car.


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SoCal D3 F1 qualifying results: Congrats to Doug Matthes on his TQ of 4.647 sec. with Dale Yamashita 2nd and Mike Steube 3rd.


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Today's first race is the F1 "B" Main


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SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main racers, L-R, John Wakamatsu, Gary Donahoe, Keith Tanaka, Oscar Morales, Mill Conroy, Pete Zimmerman


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F1 "B" Main race results: Congrats to Mill Conroy on his win with Gary Donahoe 2nd and Oscar Morales 3rd.


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SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main podium: L-R, Gary Donahoe 2nd, Mill Conroy 1st, Oscar Morales 3rd


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It's time for the F1 "A" Main race


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SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main racers, L-R, Duran Trujillo, John Cukras, Dale Yamashita, Paul Sterrett, Barney Poynor (race director), Doug Matthes, Mill Conroy, Mike Steube, Jim Fowler


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SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main podium: L-R, Dale Yamashita 2nd, Doug Matthes 1st, Jim Fowler 3rd


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SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main race results: Congrats to Doug Matthes on his win with Dale Yamashita and Jim Fowler not far behind in 2nd and 3rd.


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F1 "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Dale Yamashita, Doug Matthes, Jim Fowler


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Dale Yamashita's 2nd place F1 car. Total car weight: 127 grams. Truescale Ferrari body.


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Typical Yamashita excellent design/build.


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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 bushing.


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Doug Matthes' winning F1 car. Total car weight: 125 grams. BPR Cooper Maserati body.


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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 large hub rear tires.


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


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Jim Fowler's 3rd place F1 car. Total car weight: 122 grams. Truescale Lotus 49 body.


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A typical well designed/built car by Jim Fowler.


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Jim uses a Ruddock 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 med. hub rear tires.


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9/30 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion. Parma crown gear. Ball bearing rear axle bushings.


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20 Can Am cars pass tech inspection.


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John Wakamatsu's car on the left (Truescale Ferrari 312 body). John Cukras' car on the right (Truescale Lola T-160 body)


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John Wakamatsu's car on the left (John Cukras chassis, 127 grams). John Cukras' car on the right (John Cukras chassis, 127 grams).


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John Sinz' car on the left (Truescale Ferrari 612 body). Duran Trujillo's car on the right (OS Lola body).


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John Sinz' car on the left (John Sinz chassis, 115 grams). Duran Trujillo's car on the right (JK/Trujillo chassis, 112 grams).


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Paul Sterrett's car on the left (Truescale Ferrari body). Keith Tanaka's car on the right (Electric Dreams Ti-22 body).


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Paul Sterrett's car on the left (Sterrett chassis, 120 grams). Keith Tanaka's car on the right (Warmack/Tanaka chassis, 117 grams).


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Craig Correia's car on the left (Truescale Ti-22 body). Dennis Samson's car on the right (Champion Ferrari 612 body).


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Craig Correia's car on the left (Craig Correia chassis, 132 grams). Dennis Samson's car on the right (Samson chassis, 120 grams)


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Bryan Warmack's car on the left (Josh Crutchfield proxy car, Truescale Ti-22 long body). Phil Nyland's car on the right (Truescale Lola T-160 body).


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Bryan Warmack's car (Josh Crutchfield proxy car, 122 grams). Phil Nyland's car on the right (Bryan Warmack chassis, 124 grams).


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Oscar Morales' car on the left (OS Lola T-160 body). Mike Steube's car on the right (Truescale Ti-22 long body).


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Oscar Morales' car on the left (Mike Steube chassis, 107 grams). Mike Steube's car on the right (Steube chassis, 117 grams).


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Pete Zimmermans' car on the left (Truescale Ti-22 body). Jim Fowler's car on the right (Truescale Kirby Ti-22 body).


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Pete Zimmerman's car on the left (Zimmerman chassis, 122 grams). Jim Fowler's car on the right (Fowler chassis, 116 grams).


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Mill Conroy's car on the left (Truescale Lola T-160 body). Doug Matthes' car on the right (Truescale Lola T-160 body).


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Mill Conroy's car on the left (Bryan Warmack chassis, 1124 grams). Doug Matthes' car on the right (Warmack/Matthes chassis, 127 grams).


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Chris Yamashita's car on the left (Truescale Lola T-160 body). Barney Poynor's car on the right (OS Ti-22 body).


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Chris Yamashita's car on the left (Warmack/Yamashita chassis, 123 grams). Barney Poynor's car on the right (Bob Stork chassis, 106 grams).


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Kyle Matthes' car on the left (Truescale Lola T-160 body). Dale Yamashita's car on the right (Truescale Ti-22 body).


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Kyle Matthes' car on the left (JK/Matthes chassis, 125 grams). Dale Yamashita's car on the right (Warmack/Yamashita chassis, 115 grams).


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Can Am "Realistic" Concours podium: L-R, Paul Sterrett 1st, John Sinz 2nd


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Paul Sterrett's winning "Realistic" Cam Am car (Truescale Ferrari 612 body).


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John Sinz' 2nd place "Realistic" Can Am car (Truescale Ferrari 612 body).


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Can Am "presentation" Concours podium: L-R, Dale Yamashita 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st (Josh Crutchfield car), Dennis Samson 3rd


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Dale Yamashita's 2nd place "Presentation" Concours entry. I'm not sure what kind of driver this is. Truescale Ti-22 body.


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Bryan Warmack's winning "Presentation" Concours entry was built and painted by Josh Crutchfield (Tom Thumb hobbies, Columbus, Ohio). Truescale Ti-22 long body.


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Dennis Samson's 3rd place "Presentation" Concours car. Champion Ferrari 612 body.


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SoCal D3 Can Am qualifying results: Congrats to Phil Nyland on his TQ of 4.461 sec. with Jim Fowler 2nd and Mike Steube 3rd


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The Can Am "C" Main race is ready to start.


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SoCal D3 Can Am "C" Main racers, L-R, John Wakamatsu, Oscar Morales, Keith Tanaka, John Sinz, Barney Poynor, Pete Zimmerman


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Can Am "C" Main race in progress. Doug Matthes at the race director's stand, Dale Yamashita turn marshalls the lead on turn.


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SoCal D3 Can Am "C" Main podium: L-R, Oscar Morales 2nd, John Wakamatsu 1st, John Sinz 3rd


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Can Am "C" Main race results: Congrats to John Wakamatsu on his close win over Oscar Morales with John Sinz edging out Barney Poynor for 3rd.


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Can Am "B" Main race is next up.


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SoCal D3 Can Am "B" Main racers, L-R, Paul Sterrett, Dennis Samson, Chris Yamashita, Kyle Matthes, Doug Matthes, John Wakamatsu, John Cukras, Craig Correia


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Can Am "B" Main race results: Congrats to Doug Matthes on his close win over John Cukras with Paul Sterrett edging out Dennis Samson for 3rd


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SoCal D3 Can Am "B" Main podium: L-R, John Cukras 2nd, Doug Matthes 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd


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The final race of the day, the Can Am "A" Main.


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Can Am "A" Main racers, L-R, Dale Yamashita, Bryan Warmack, Phil Nyland, Mill Conroy, Jim Fowler, Doug Matthes, Mike Steube, Duran Trujillo


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SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main podium: L-R, Jim Fowler 2nd, Mike Steube 1st, Duran Trujillo 3rd


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SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main race results: Congrats to Mike Steube on his close win over Jim Fowler with Duran Trujillo not far behind in 3rd. The top 6 finishers were all within striking distance for most of the race. It was a very close race with very few deslots.


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Can Am "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Jim Fowler, Mike Steube, Duran Trujillo


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Jim Fowler's 2nd place Can Am car. Total car weight: 116 grams. Truescale Kirby Ti-22 body.


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Another beautifully designed/built car by Jim Fowler. Jim traveled all the way from Lake Tahoe to race D3 today.


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Jim uses a Ruddock controller. TSR D3 motor.


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Red Fox guide flag. JK Front tires.


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TSR D3 motor


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JK treated large hub rear tires.


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9/30 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion, Parma crown gear. Ball bearing rear axle bushing.


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Mike Steube's winning Can Am car. Total car weight: 117 grams. Truescale Ti-22 long body.


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Another new Can Am chassis design by Mike Steube.


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Mike uses a Professor Motor controller.


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Parma guide flag. JK front tires.


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Mike designed this Can Am chassis using an F1 design as the basis. No floppy body mounts, just a moving outer side pan/body mount arrangment.


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JK untreated large hub rear tires.


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7/26 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion, Parma crown gear. Bronze rear axle bushing.


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Duran Trujillo's 3rd place Can Am car. Total car weight: 112 grams. OS Lola body.


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Trujillo built this JK chassis using a shorter wheelbase of 3 3/4".


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Duran uses a Ruddock/Heather 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 left rear tire, Kelly treated small hub right rear tire.


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7/28 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion, Parma crown gear. Bronze rear axle bushing.