It's time for another round of "knife fight in a phone booth" races on the infamous BPR Kingleman track. Today's first race has 11 F1 entries ready to duel on the short, narrow, tricky road course.
D3's "benevolent dictator" Paul Sterrett's F1 entry.
Paul is one of the few D3 racers who prefers to use metal 64 pitch crown gears. This setup allows Paul to position the motor as close to the rear axle as possible.
Former AAR Team Manager for the '92-'93 IMSA GT champion, Gary Donahoe's F1 entry.
Gary is relatively new to D3, but his 1/1 racing background shows in his quick development in both chassis building and racing.
Former Team Rolling Hills member Keith Tanaka's entry.
This modified JK F1 chassis kit was relatively easy to build, just required narrowing of the chassis width to D3's max. of 1 3/8".
Slotblog's 68 Caddy, Nesta Szabo's F1 entry.
Beautifully designed/built F1 car by Joe Chevy.
Div. 2 Scale racer Jonathan Forsyth's F1 entry.
Jonathan's car was built by Richie Austin. This is the same car Jonathan drove in the Checkpoint Cup on the King track, so it's very lightweight and will be a handful to drive on the tight Kingleman track.
Dale Yamashita's newest F1 car uses a True Scale Lotus 49 body.
Dale's tried and true F1 chassis. Obviously, the Falcon 8 is only a joke (or is it?).
Dennis Samson's True Scale Matra F1.
Another well designed/built F1 chassis by Dennis.
Pennsylvania's Chris Radisich happened to be in town for some business and was able to race with us today.
A Rick Bennardo R-Geo chassis.
Another tried and true chassis design by Doug.
Newcomer Paul Smith's F1 entry
Welcome to D3 racing Paul.
Bryan Warmack's F1 entry.
Another brilliant Warmack designed/built car.
SoCal D3 F1 qualifying results: Congrats to Jonathan Forsyth on his TQ of 3.536 sec. with Doug Matthes 2nd and Bryan Warmack 3rd
F1 "B" Main race is ready to start.
SoCal D3 F1 "B" Main racers, L-R, Nesta Szabo, Paul Sterrett, Gary Donahoe, Chris Radisich, Paul Smith, Keith Tanaka
F1 "B" Main race results: Congrats to Paul Sterrett on his win with Keith Tanaka 2nd and Chris Radisich 3rd
F1 "B" Main podium: L-R, Keith Tanaka 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Chris Radisich 3rd
Pizza lunch was provided by Slotblog's 68 Caddy, Nesta Szabo. Thanks for the nice pizza lunch Nesta!
It's time for the F1 "A" Main race
F1 "A" Main racers, L-R, Doug Matthes, Dennis Samson, Jonathan Forsyth, Dale Yamashita, Bryan Warmack, Paul Sterrett
SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main race results: Congrats to Jonathan Forsyth on his F1 win with Dale Yamashita edging out Doug Matthes for 2nd.
SoCal D3 F1 "A" Main podium: L-R, Dale Yamashita 2nd, Jonathan Forsyth 1st, Doug Matthes 3rd
F! podium cars, L-R, Dale Yamashita, Jonathan Forsyth, Doug Matthes
L-R, Dale Yamashita, Jonathan Forsyth, Doug Matthes
Dale Yamashita's 2nd place F1 car.
Jonathan forsyth's winning F1 car. Chassis built by Richie Austin.
Doug Matthes' 3rd place F1 car.
Can Am field for today's Kingleman race.
SoCal D3 Can Am qualifying results: Congrats to Duran Trujillo on his TQ of 3.456 seconds with Bryan Warmack 2nd and Jonathan Forsyth 3rd
Can Am "B" Main race is ready to start.
SoCal D3 Can Am "B" Main racers, L-R, Nesta Szabo, Gary Donahoe, Keith Tanaka, Oscar Morales, Paul Sterrett
Can Am "B" Main race results: Congrats to Paul Sterrett on his with with Gary Donahoe 2nd and Oscar Morales 3rd
SoCal D3 Can Am "B" Main podium: L-R, Gary Donahoe 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st, Oscar Morales 3rd
It's time for the main event, the Can Am "A" Main.
SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main racers, L-R, Paul Sterrett, Duran Trujillo, Chris Radisich, Jonathan Forsyth, Dale Yamashita, Dennis Samson, Bryan Warmack
SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main race results: Congrats to Duran Trujillo on his close win over Bryan Warmack with Dale Yamashita 3rd
SoCal D3 Can Am "A" Main podium: L-R, Bryan Warmack 2nd, Duran Trujillo 1st, Dale Yamashita 3rd
Can Am "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Bryan Warmack, Duran Trujillo, Dale Yamashita
L-R, Bryan Warmack, Duran Trujillo, Dale Yamashita
Bryan Warmack's 2nd place Can Am car.
Duran Trujillo's winning Can Am car.
Dale Yamashita's 3rd place Can Am car.