F1/Can Am, King track
July 11, 2009
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > F1/Can Am, King track
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SoCal D3's NASCAR chairman Jeff Easterly shows how he presses on a pinion gear. Jeff likes to clown around but he's definitely one of our finest scratchbuilders and always has a lot of fun racing D3 at BPR.


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Paul Sterrett conducts F1 tech inspection as the typical crowd of racers look on.


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22 entries for today's F1 race on the BPR Gerding King track.


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F1 Concours podium: It's a tie for first place between (left) Bryan Warmack and Dennis Sampson


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Ho hum, just another great looking car by Bryan Warmack.


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Typical Warmack attention to detail


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How can I "not" vote for an Eagle to win Concours?


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Dennis Samson with another of his great looking cars.


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Gary Donahoe's car on the left. Oscar Morales' car on the right. I'll let the viewers read the tech sheets of the remaining entries to determine which car belongs to whom.


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SoCal D3 F1 qualifying results: Congrats to Duran Trujillo on his TQ of 4.185 sec. with Pete Zimmerman 2nd and Doug Matthes 3rd


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It's time for the first race of the day, the F1 "C" Main


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SoCal D3 F1 "C" Main racers, L-R, Jay Henry, Paul Sterrett, Gary Donahoe, Jeff Easterly, Mill Conroy, Jeff Bell, Oscar Morales, Mark Wampler


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


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The F1 "B" Main race is next.


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F1 "B" Main racers, L-R, Mill Conroy, Dennis Samson, Phil Nyland, John Wakamatsu, Mike Steube, Dale Yamashita, Barney Poynor, John Cukras


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SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main podium: L-R, John Cukras 2nd, Mike Steube 1st, Phil Nyland 3rd


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SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main race results: Congrats to Mike Steube on his win with John Cukras 2nd and Phil Nyland 3rd


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It's the F1 "A" Main race.


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SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main racers, L-R, Mike Kravitz, Bryan Warmack, Mike Steube, Keith Tanaka, Duran Trujillo, Pete "let's race" Zimmerman, Doug Matthes, Philippe de Lespinay


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SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main podium: L-R, Keith Tanaka 2nd, Duran Trujillo 1st, Doug Matthes 3rd


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SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main race results: Congrats to Duran Trujillo on his win with Keith Tanaka 2nd and Doug Matthes 3rd


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F1 "A" Main podium cars: L-R, Keith Tanaka, Duran Trujillo, Doug Matthes


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F1 podium cars: L-R, Keith Tanaka, Duran Trujillo, Doug Matthes


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Keith Tanaka's 2nd place F1 car. Keith drove a John Gorski F1 car. Truescale Ferrari body. Total car weight: 100 grams


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This is the same car which John Gorski drove to 2nd in the SoCal D3 July '08 F1 race at BPR


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Hey John, your F1 car was fast and easy to drive. Only problem was Duran was too fast (as usual).


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Red Fox guide flag. JK Front tires.


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TSR D3 motor. Total car weight: 100 grams. Keith uses a Heather controller.


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JK "Big Daddy" extra large hub untreated rear tires.


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9/26 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion, Parma crown. Ball Bearing rear axle bushings.


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Duran Trujillo's winning F1 car. Total car weight: 91 grams. Truescale Ferrari body.


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Duran built this JK F1 chassis kit.


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Duran uses a DiFalco controller (modified by Heather).


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Red fox guide flag. JK front tires.


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TSR D3 motor.


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Kelly treated small hub rear tires.


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9/28 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion. Parma crown gear. Bronze rear axle bushings.


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Doug Matthes' 3rd place F1 car. Total car weight: 98 grams. Lancer Matra body (painted by Jeff Bigelow).


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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 treated large hub rear tires.


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9/27 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion. Parma crown gear. Bronze rear axle bushing.


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Paul Sterrett conducts Can Am tech inspection with a crowd of racers watching closely.


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Can Am "Realistic" Concours podium: L-R, Kyle Kirchhofer (Sterrett car) 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Bryan Warmack 3rd


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Kyle Kirchhofer's first D3 race ever ends up with 2nd place in Concours with a Paul Sterrett car.


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Paul Sterrett wins Concours also!


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Bryan Warmack's all black "stealthmobile" does not photograph well. You have to see it in person to appreciate the effect which Bryan achieves with this mono color scheme.


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Can Am "Presentation" Concours. It's a "Noose" clean sweep! L-R: Dokk's 2nd place entry, Dennis Samson's 1st place entry and Duran Trujillo's 3rd place entry (all were painted by Noose).


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I see that Noose now has Philippe's name correct (or was it misspelled on purpose before?).


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Another Noose Concours winner entered by Dennis Samson


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Duran's 3rd place concours car was also painted by Noose. Congrats Noose on the clean sweep!


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Today's field of 24 Can Am entries are ready for qualifying.


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Dan Ruddock's car on the left, Pete Zimmerman's on the right. I'll leave it up to the viewer to read the tech sheets on the remaining entries to determine whose cars were entered.


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Dale "Yamashita's" car on the right.


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Kyle Kirchhofer's car on the right (Sterrett loaner car).


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SoCal D3 Can Am qualifying results: Congrats to Duran Trujillo on his TQ of 4.111 sec. with Pete Zimmerman 2nd and John Cukras 3rd


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SoCal D3 Can Am "C" Main racers: L-R, Jeff Bell, Jay Henry, John O'Malley, Keith Tanaka, Jeff Easterly, Dale Yamashita, Kyle Kirchhofer, Gary Donahoe, Mark Wampler, Dan Ruddock


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Kyle Kirchhofer gets some race coaching by his dad Adam. Great first D3 race Kyle. Nice coaching Adam!


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John O'Malley (left) is also in his first ever D3 race today. This was John's first race in over 3 decades. Nice race John!


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Dan Ruddock (left) also raced today. Nice to see Dan join in the fun.


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SoCal D3 Can Am "C" Main race results: Congrats to Dale Yamashita on his win with Gary Donahoe 2nd and Keith Tanaka 3rd


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Can Am "C" Main podium: L-R, Gary Donahoe 2nd, Dale Yamashita 1st, Keith Tanaka 3rd


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Cars line up for the start of the Can Am "B" Main race.


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Can Am " B" Main racers, L-R, Oscar Morales, Adam Kirchhofer, Philippe de Lespinay, Henry Trujillo, Phil Nyland, Dale Yamashita, Dennis Samson, John Wakamatsu


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SoCal D3 Can Am "B" Main race results: Congrats to Henry Trujillo on his win with Dale Yamashita 2nd and Phi Nyland 3rd


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Can Am "B" Main podium: L-R, Henry Trujillo 1st, Phil Nyland 3rd, Dale Yamashita 2nd


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It's time for the Can Am "A" Main race!


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SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main racers, L-R, Mill Conroy, Paul Sterrett, Mike Steube, Pete Zimmerman, Duran Trujillo, Henry Trujillo, Bryan Warmack, John Cukras


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SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main race results: Congrats to Bryan Warmack on his record setting (total laps) win with Mike Steube 2nd and Pete Zimmerman 3rd


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SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main podium: L-R, Mike Steube 2nd, Bryan Warmack 1st, Pete Zimmerman 3rd


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Bryan Warmack's winning Can Am car. Total car weight: 102 grams. Truescale Long Ti-22 body.


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This is another great handling car by Bryan Warmack


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Bryan uses a Professor Motor 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 medium hub rear tires.


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10/28 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion. Parma crown gear. Ball bearing rear axle bushing.


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Mike Steube's 2nd place Can Am car. Total car weight: 98 grams. Electric Dreams Ti-22 body.


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This is Mike's latest King car design.


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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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JK large hub untreated rear tires.


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9/26 gear ratio. GT-1 bevel pinion. Parma crown gear. Bronze rear axle bushing.