D1 Wing Races
February 6, 2010
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > D1 Wing Races
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A new SoCal USRA Division 1 racing class begins today: $100 Spray Glue


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This new D1 racing class uses complete racing cars costing $100 (ready to run).


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The body, tires and chassis are spec. The motor is a Falcon 7. Total cost of this car is $100.


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Rick Salvino weighs each entry: total weight must meet the minimum of 70 grams. Gil Gundersen prepares his car for the weigh in.


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7 of the 8 entries for today's inaugural $100 wing car race.


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The spec chassis for this new racing class is a "Beuf Express".


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The inaugural $100 Car field is ready to go!


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This view shows the Falcon 7 motor used for this new low cost wing car class.


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$100 Car racers, L-R, Rick Salvino, Keith Tanaka, Adam Kirchhoffer, Brendan Aguirre, Mike Graversen, Jim Gonsalves, Gil Gundersen, Randy Thompson.


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100 Dollar Car race results: Congrats to Adam Kirchhoffer on his win with Mike Graversen 2nd and Jim Gonsalves 3rd (Rick Salvino, Brendan Aguirre and Gil Gundersen DQ'd: their cars did not meet the minimum weight requirement at the end of the race


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$100 Car podium: L-R, Mike Graversen 2nd, Adam Kirchhoffer 1st, Jim Gonsalves 3rd


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Tech inspection for the G-7 "lite" race is in progress.


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Clockwise on the left is Brendan Aguirre, Mike Aguirre, Rick Salvino, Marco Salvino and Randy Thompson


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Here's Randy Thompson's entry for another new racing class: G-7 Lite


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This new D1 racing class allows two motors to be used during the race. 8 mags maximum. .450" maximum motor height.


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G-7 Lite Concours judging in progress


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G-7 Lite Concours podium: L-R, Adam Kirchhoffer 2nd (Barry Obler body), Mike Graversen 1st (Barry Obler body), John Wakamatsu 3rd (Gil Rivera body)


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Mike Graversen's winning G-7 Lite Concours entry. Body painted by Barry Obler.


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G-7 LIte cars are ready to go.


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G-7 Lite racers, L-R, Gil Gundersen, Adam Kirchhoffer, John Wakamatsu, Randy Thompson, Mike Graversen, Brendan Aguirre, Marco Salvino, Rick Salvino


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The race is about to start.


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Mike "Who?" Aguirre is our race director for the G-7 Lite race.


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And away they go!


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G-7 Lite race results: Congrats to Randy Thompson on his win with Adam Kirchhoffer edging out Gil Gundersen for 2nd.


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G-7 Lite podium: L-R, Gil Gundersen 3rd, Randy Thompson 1st, Adam Kirchhoffer 2nd


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The OMO race is next.


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8 entries for today's OMO race.


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Left: Marco Salvino (body by Barry Obler), Right: John Wakamatsu (body by Gil Rivera)


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Left: Marco Salvino, Right: John Wakamatsu


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Left: Adam Kirchhoffer (body by Barry Obler), Right: Brendan Aguirre (body by Mike Aguirre)


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Left: Adam Kirchhoffer, Right: Brendan Aguirre


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Left: Randy Thompson, Right: Evan McKee


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Left: Randy Thompson, Right: Evan McKee


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Left: Mike Graversen (body by Barry Obler), Right: Gil Gundersen


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Left: Mike Graversen, Right: Gil Gundersen


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Mike Graversen's winning OMO Concours entry


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Mike's car was painted by Barry Obler


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OMO cars are ready to go.


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OMO racers, L-R, John Wakamatsu, Gil Gundersen, Marco Salvino, Mike Graversen, Randy Thompson, Brendan Aguirre, Adam Kirchhoffer, Evan Mckee


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Forrest Watchers was our OMO and Pro G-7 race director today.


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OMO podium: L-R, Evan McKee 2nd, Gil Gundersen 1st, John Wakamatsu 3rd


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OMO race results: Congrats to Gil Gundersen on his win with Evan McKee 2nd and John Wakamatsu 3rd


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The Pro G-7 race is ready to start.


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Pro G-7 racers, L-R, Adam Kirchhoffer, Mike Graversen, Randy Thompson, John Wakamatsu, Rick Salvino, Gil Gundersen


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Going into the last heat of the Pro G-7 race, Adam Kirchhoffer has a comfortable lead, but look at the battle for 2nd.


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Pro G-7 race results: Congrats to Adam Kirchhoffer on his win with Rick Salvino 2nd and Gil Gundersen edging out Mike Graversen for 3rd.


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Pro G-7 podium: L-R, Rick Salvino 2nd, Adam Kirchhoffer 1st, Gil Gundersen 3rd


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Wow, Rick is cleaning the track! Adam looks like he doesn't believe it.


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Rick and Randy Thompson perform their post race duties.


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Pro G-7 racers clean the track after the last race of the day at BPR. That's Paul Sterrett on the right helping out (as well as performing "glueing" for many of the racers), thanks Paul.