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Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see post above). Sept 21, 2020 16:09:19 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: D3 Hardbody races resumes Sun. Sept. 20th. BPR opens at 11 am (instead of 10 am). Face masks required, 4 drivers per heat (every other lane used - 4 lanes per heat). Sept 13, 2020 11:22:09 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Trans Am Enduro rescheduled for April 2021. 2020 Nats cancelled. Regular hardbody races on Sun. Sept. 20th (4 racers at a time, face masks required). Sept 2, 2020 22:24:19 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: BPR will have a celebration of life for Debby Watterson at BPR this Sunday, 3-7 pm. Sept 2, 2020 22:22:48 GMT -8 *
rogeru: That is sad. My condolences to Jim and all of the Watterson family. Aug 27, 2020 14:06:08 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Just heard the sad news, Debby Watterson passed away. My condolences to the Watterson family. RIP in Debby. Aug 27, 2020 12:17:31 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The mid-engine Lotus Europa will be allowed to race in the Foreign Production Sports (hardtop) class. The D3 Hardbody rules have been updated to include this revision (see post above). Jul 11, 2020 13:29:18 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Not sure yet when we can return to our racing. In the meantime, just saw a very interesting interview with Jim Hall talking about his Chaparral car designs (see post above for video clip). Jun 3, 2020 15:51:02 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Just heard the sad news today. Jay Henry passed away. He battled cancer although he didn't want others to know of his health condition in the last year or so. We'll miss his enthusiasm for our hobby. RIP Jay. Apr 16, 2020 16:24:25 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Unable to race slot cars because of the Coronavirus outbreak, here's some interesting interviews with some Legends of our hobby talking about the Golden Era of Slot Car Racing (see above). Apr 3, 2020 10:25:55 GMT -8
Eddie: Greetings to my Hardbody Racing friends. I hope all of you are doing well, and that we'll be racing again sooner rather than later! Apr 1, 2020 10:20:15 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The Trans Am Enduro is postponed. We'll reschedule the enduro when authorities deem its safe to conduct group activities. Mar 27, 2020 19:35:56 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Racer Handicap and Lap Differential charts updated to include races on 3-15-2020 (see above). Mar 20, 2020 19:46:16 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The D3 Hardbody race for March 29th has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation. The Trans Am enduro has NOT been postponed at this time, but any change in schedule will depend on the virus situation in the coming weeks. Mar 17, 2020 12:31:40 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see link above). Mar 16, 2020 18:06:14 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Yesterday's D3 Hardbody races at BPR had a lite turnout of racers probably affected by the Coronavirus. Gonzo raised the bar again by exceeding the GTP total lap record of 266 with 268 laps (nearly 269 laps!). Race report to be posted later today. Mar 16, 2020 10:18:53 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Team HiTech will be in the enduro. We now have 8 teams for the enduro. Feb 28, 2020 11:14:20 GMT -8 *
Keith Tanaka: The enduro has 7 teams participating so far. Waiting for Team Hitech and Slot Car LFR to respond. Feb 22, 2020 21:04:48 GMT -8
Eddie: Team Autorama is in, we just don't know WHO we are. Yet. :-) Feb 16, 2020 9:05:30 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Team signups for the Trans Am Enduro in April have begun (see above). Who's going to race? Jan 31, 2020 16:41:44 GMT -8 *
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