SoCal USRA Western States
March 26-28, 2010
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > SoCal USRA Western States
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It's Friday morning March 26, 2010. That's Beuf Pedersen talking with Tim Hould during GT-12 tech inspection. Mike "Who?"Aguirre busy talking with a fellow racer.


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Buena Park Raceway was already getting crowded with Wing racers even on Friday morning.


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The webcam on the yellow stick, Video camcorder and laptop are setup for the GT-12 webcast.


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On Friday I used the HP PC laptop to do the uStream webcast. For those who are interested in webcasting, I wanted to use Adobe FME to improve the video.


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Another webcam to provide a view of the race monitor. For Saturday/Sunday, I went back to using my Mac Pro laptop using uStream. It was easier to switch from one webcam to another.


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Back to the GT-12 tech inspection. 12 entries for today's GT-12 race on the BPR Flat track.


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GT-12 Concours judging has just been completed.


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And the winner is Beuf's entry.


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Another Concours winner by Gil Rivera


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Congrats to Gil and Beuf.


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Beuf starts off the Western States by winning the GT-12 Concours (body painted by Gil Rivera)


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GT-12 qualifying results: Congrats to Beuf on his TQ of 3.409 seconds with James Grinstead 2nd and Jonathan Forsyth 3rd


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GT-12 TQ was Beuf with a time of 3.409


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GT-12 round robin in progress. L-R, Tim Hould, Mike Aguirre, Rich Curnutte, Adam Shaw, Jonathan Forsyth, Wayne Shaw, Adam Kirchhoffer, Chris Chakires


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Jason Holmes (green lane, 3rd from right) and James Grinstead (red lane) join in the GT-12 round robin


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Beuf now joins in the round robin.


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Mike Kravitz (3rd from right) is now on the green lane while Jason Holmes on black and James Grinstead on purple try to put on as many laps as possible on the shorter inside lanes.


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L-R, Mike Kravitz on black lane, Adam Kirchhoffer, Beuf Pedersen, Jonathan Forsyth, Rich Curnutte, Jason Holmes. Robert Park is the race director.


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GT-12 race results: Congrats to Beuf on his win with Mike Aguirre 2nd and Chris Chakires 3rd


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GT-12 podium: L-R, Mike Aguirre 2nd, Beuf Pedersen 1st, Chris Chakires 3rd


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Beuf's winning GT-12 car. Body painted by Gil Rivera


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1/24 Eurosport qualifying results: Congrats to Chris Chakires with a TQ of 2.873, Beuf was 2nd and James Grinstead 3rd


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Eurosport 9 car round robin


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Eurosport racers, L-R, Rich Curnutte, Mike Aguirre, Adam Shaw, Jonathan Forsyth, Beuf Pedersen, Jason Holmes, James Grinstead, Wayne Shaw, Chris Chakires


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L-R, Wayne Shaw, Jonathan Forsyth, Chris Chakires, Mike Aguirre, James Grinstead, Beuf. Race director is Bill Vanderziel


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1/24 Eurosport race results: Congrats to James Grinstead on his win with Adam Shaw 2nd and Beuf 3rd


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Eurosport podium: L-R, Adam Shaw 2nd, James Grinstead 1st, Beuf Pedersen 3rd


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James Grinstead's winning Eurosport car.


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Rick Salvino explains the next race, the $100 wing car race.


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$100 Spray Glue racers, L-R, Henry Trujillo, Mike Kravitz, Mike Boemker, Sheila Potter, Paul Smith, Eddie Shorer, Jimmy "Bling" Gonsalves, Arnie Wilkison, Adam Kirchhoffer, Albert Cruz, Robert Carlton, Keith Tanaka, Steve Forsyth jr., Steve Forsyth Sr., Robert Park, Jim Grinstead, missing from photo is JB


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$100 Car Class Concours winner goes to Paul Smith


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Paul Smith wins the $100 Car Concours. It's ironic that Paul bought this used body over the counter. Now that's a low cost Concours winner!


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L-R, Sheila Potter, Arnie Wilkison, Mike Boemker, Steve Forsyth Jr, Mike Kravitz, Steve Forsyth Sr, Jimmy Gonsalves, Henry Trujillo


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L-R, Steve and Steve, Arnie, Henry, Sheila, Robert Carlton, Mike, Adam Kirchhoffer


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L-R, Albert Cruz, Eddie Shorer, Jim Grinstead, Jim Gonsalves, Paul Smith, Mike Kravitz, Robert Park, Mike Boemker


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$100 Car race results: Congrats to Steve Forsyth Jr. on his win with Keith Tanaka 2nd and Robert Park 3rd


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$100 Car podium: L-R, Keith Tanaka 2nd, Steve Forsyth Jr. 1st, Robert Park 3rd


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Typical pit talk session, L-R, Mike "Who?" Aguirre, James Grinstead, Jim Grinstead, Marco Salvino, Robert Park


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Paul Sterrett (left) talking to fellow wing car "gluer" Barry Obler. Glue talk?


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L-R, John Wakamatsu, Bob Dunn, Mike Delgadillo preparing their cars for the G-7 race.


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This pit area is too clean and organized for a typical wing racer.


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It's Al Chuck's pit space. Al apologized for his pit space being messy. Gee Al, if that's messy, I don't even want to know what our pit spaces are!


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Bill Skinner talks with Lenore Gallegos while Adam Kirchhoffer observes.


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Lenore's track helper on weekdays (wed. thru fri.) is John Sinz. If you call or go to BPR during the week, John is usually the one who answers the phone and handles the parts counter.


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Anthony "Bones" Romero (left) and Randy Thompson get ready for the G-7 race.


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Jim Swofford (left), Forrest Watchers and Jimmy Lee (right) preparing or waiting for the G-7 to start.


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Robert Park at the race directors stand


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Rich Curnutte at his pit space next to Beuf's space.


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Beuf's traveling cases on the right


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G-7 Semi Pro and Pro cars passed tech performed by Anthony Romero. L-R, James Grinstead, Rick Salvino, Forrest Watchers, Marco Salvino, Robert Park and Bones


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4 Semi Pro and 13 Pro G-7's are entered


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G-7 Concours judging in progress


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Here's the finalists for the Semi Pro Concours.


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Kenny Richins wins concours for the Semi Pro G-7.


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Kenny painted this "K3 Slotworks" G-7 body.


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Nice paint job Kenny.


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Pro G-7 Concours finalists


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Beuf's entry wins the Pro G-7 Concours


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Another excellent Concours winning paint job by Gil Rivera


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A nice touch to honor Chris Gallegos


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Bill Skinner's 2nd place Concours car. Bill's car is painted by Bill Taylor


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3rd place Concours goes to Randy Thompson. Barry Obler painted this body for Randy.


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Two qualifying rounds. Robert Park won the Pro G-7 TQ with a time of 1.450 sec.


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Marco Salvino had the TQ for Semi Pro with a time of 1.570 sec.


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Pro TQ Robert Park (left) and Semi Pro TQ Marco Salvino


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The Semi Pro G-7 race is ready to start


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Semi Pro G-7 racers, L-R, Anthony Romero, Marco Salvino, Mike Delgadillo, Kenny Richins


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Forrest Watchers is the Semi Pro G-7 race director. SCM and Liquid Smoke are ready.


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Semi Pro G-7 race results: Congrats to Marco Salvino on his win with Kenny Richins 2nd and Anthony Romero 3rd


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Semi Pro G-7 podium: L-R, Kenny Richins 2nd, Marco Salvino 1st, Anthony Romero 3rd


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Marco Salvino's winning Semi Pro G-7 car.


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Pro G-7 "B" Semi Main is ready to start


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Pro G-7 "B" Semi Main racers, L-R, Adam Kirchhoffer, Bob Dunn, Jim Swofford, Bill Skinner, Beuf Pedersen, Mike Aguirre


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Pro G-7 "B" Semi Main results: Top 4 move up to the main.


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Pro G-7 "A" Semi Main cars


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Pro G-7 "A" Semi Main racers, L-R, Randy Thompson, Al Chuck, John Wakamatsu, James Grinstead, Forrest Watchers, Robert Park, Rick Salvino


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Pro G-7 "A" Semi Main race results: Top 4 move up to the main


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Pro G-7 Main is ready to start


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Pro G-7 Main racers, L-R, Adam Kirchhoffer, James Grinstead, Mike Aguirre, Randy Thompson, Bill Skinner, Rick Salvino, Beuf Pedersen, Forrest Watchers


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Pro G-7 race results: Congrats to Beuf on his win with James Grinstead 2nd and Forrest Watchers 3rd


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Pro G-7 podium: L-R, James Grinstead 2nd Beuf Pedersen 1st, Forrest Watchers 3rd


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Beuf's winning Pro G-7 car.


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That's 5 Western States wins in a row for Beuf


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Mike Aguirre finished 5th while going over 1100 laps for the first time. Brendan congratulates his dad on his best finish so far in Pro G-7.


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G-7 Lite race results: Congrats to Randy Thompson on his win with Adam Kirchhoffer 2nd and Brendan "Zero" Aguirre 3rd


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G-7 LIte podium: L-R, Adam Kirchhoffer 2nd, Randy Thompson 1st, Brendan Aguirre 3rd


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Buddy


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Buddy?


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C12 podium: L-R, Barney Obler (Halo) 2nd, Paul Sterrett 1st (new BPR C-12 lap total record), Keith Tanaka 3rd. Paul and Keith with Blue Moon?


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G-27 cars are ready to start


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G-27 Concours winner


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Rich Curnutte's winning G-27 Concours entry


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This body was painted by K3 Slotworks (Kenny Richins)


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G-27 racers, L-R, Brendan Aguirre, Kenny Richins, Bill Skinner, Jim Swofford, Rich Curnutte


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Rick Salvino is the race director for the G-27 race. Again, Liquid Smoke and SCM are ready for the action.


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G-27 podium: L-R, Kenny Richins 2nd, Rich Curnutte 1st, Bill Skinner 3rd


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Jimmy "Bling" Gonsalves performs OMO Concours.


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OMO Concours winner is Bill Skinner's entry


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Gil Rivera painted this body for Bill.


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Bill Skinner wins the OMO Concours (body painted by Gil Rivera)


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It's time for the final race of this year's Western States, the OMO


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OMO racers, L-R, Josh Bauer, James Grinstead, Evan McKee, Jimmy Lee, Kenny Richins, Mike Graversen, Brendan Aguirre, Bill Skinner, Rich Curnutte, Phil Larcom, Randy Thompson, Jim Swofford, Adam Kirchhoffer


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OMO race results: Congrats to Jim Swofford on his win with Mike Graversen 2nd and Adam Kirchhoffer 3rd


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OMO podium: L-R, Mike Graversen 2nd, Jim Swofford 1st (Team Boola), Adam Kirchhoffer 3rd


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Pro G-7 video clip


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More Pro G-7 video


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Pro G-7 Main video


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More Pro G-7 Main video


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Pro G-7 continued


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G-27 video clip


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More G-27 video


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G-27 continued