Keith Tanaka's 1953 Corvette hardbody. Total weight of car is 150 grams.
Chassis is basically a modified Warmack kit. 4.250" wheelbase.
Front end, middle section and side pans are all .032" brass. Piano wire chassis rails are .078" with .055" inner "U" brace.
Front axle is .125", rear axle is .093"
I used a 1/8" front axle in order to use front wheel/tires which have less "wobble" than the regular 3/32" front tires.
Side pans utillize "L" shaped brass strip to provide a more secure body mounting surface.
8/48 gearing (6 to 1). Most racers use 5 to 1 gear ratio for the BPR flat track.
Paul Sterrett's '64 Cobra Daytona Coupe. Although the real car was small with a wheelbase of 90" (3.75"), Paul has proved that a 1/24 scale car does not have to be wide and longer in order to be fast.
Paul's Cobra Daytona is very fast and handles very well.
Bryan Warmack's '53 Corvette. Total car weight = 153 grams.
Another typical Warmack chassis with lead weight added makes for a winning combination.
Bryan won the D3 Hardbody Nats "3 C's" race with his new '53 Corvette while setting a lap total record for hardbodies of 243 laps.
10/43 gear ratio. Bryan likes to use a higher (numerical) gear ratio than most racers.
Bruce Frye's '63 Corvette
Paul Sterrett's '40 Ford Coupe Jalopy
Bryan Warmack's '36 Ford Coupe Jalopy
Bruce "Wayne" Frye's Jalopy
Paul Sterrett's Talladega Nights Modified 36D NASCAR. This hardbody class only races on the BPR King track and does "not" race monthly. The 36D motor has a rewound, balanced armature.
Typical inline 36D chassis.
A similar racing class uses the same chassis/body, but utilizes a stock 36D motor rather than a rewound 36D. This class races each month on the BPR Flat track.
Another new car by Bruce Frye. This time, Bruce decided to build a Trans Am. It's based on the Jerry Titus Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
His attention to detail is evident on all the cars he builds.
Bruce is also an excellent chassis builder. Excellent Trans Am car Bruce!
Newest hardbody racing class is for '46-'56 inline Falcon motor (Falcon II or Slick 7 Mini-Brute) cars. This new class competes against the existing stock 36D Nascars. This photo shows Keith Tanaka's 1950 Olds stock car which was raced by Buck Baker in 1950, 1951.
Keith's new car was built heavy, 225 grams to compare to a typical stock 36D NASCAR. The performance of this new Falcon powered inline class should be similar to that of a typical stock 36D NASCAR.
Gear ratio is 8/35. The heavy weight of this chassis requires a much lower gear ratio. Motor runs cooler with a lower gear ratio than normal.
Chassis is .063" brass thruout, .078" piano wire main rails and motor box.
Rear tires on final race version was narrowed to .500" wide (.700" wide tires shown in photos).