yea 3cs are probably the fastest and best handling but the nascar class 80 to present offers way more variety of cars,much more colorful and all the decals makes it easy to make realistic and there fast and handle almost as good as 3cs.
Post by johnhartman on Jan 19, 2014 16:22:51 GMT -8
I would like to see the endure race use Nascar type cars. Any normal looking car. I think we should follow the current rules we have for nascar but I would like to see Minimun Weight set at 210 grams at any given time it is checked. Infractions cost 10 laps Too even things out and keep the cars reasonably equal? How many drivers? 4 hours is good. I ran a 24 hour race when I was a Kid at a place called Tom Thumb Raceway out in the San Fernando Valley. (Never again) That was about 1963 Hi Johnson from Dynamic Models backed the race. I can remember guys like Jack Garcia, Jim Van Huss, and many more. Like I said never again a long race like that. I ran a hardbody stock car with a kemtron motor in it. I finished 4th I think and used up 3 motors in the process
Post by Keith Tanaka on Jan 20, 2014 15:32:28 GMT -8
John, after our Sunday races I had a discussion with Hector and Kenny about the enduro. Since this is our first hardbody enduro we want to have enough time to prepare and organize the event. Thus, the scheduled date has been moved to June 15th (our regular monthly race day in June).
We haven't finalized anything yet about the enduro, but here's some things which we did discuss and somewhat agree on at this time:
4 hour enduro with 8 teams. 2-4 team members each. 15 minute heats. All team members must drive and split up the total enduro time as best as possible. The ideal team size would be 3 members. 80's to 2013 NASCARs, but 8 particular NASCAR kit bodies will be chosen (by our unofficial committee) for the enduro. This will help reduce any significant differences in body weight, dimensions, etc. Enduro signups will determine who gets to choose their car body (first to sign up gets to select one of the 8 appointed bodies, 2nd to sign up gets the next choice and so on until all 8 teams have a car body). Each team will have a different body (one of 8 preselected by the committee). Existing NASCAR rules will be used. Body parts (bumpers, hood, fenders, windows, spoilers, etc.) must be attached to the car at all times in order to race. Repairs always done under green light. We'll have two podiums, a regular podium and a team handicap podium. Also, one Concours winner
We will discuss the enduro at length at our next monthly race on Feb. 16th at BPR. The goal is to finalize the rules for the enduro immediately following our Feb. race. Any ideas, suggestions for the enduro will be welcome!
p.s. - the NASCAR class was chosen for our first enduro since we've had the most participation with this racing class. Future enduro(s) would probably use another racing class to be determined later.
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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
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see above for link to report).
Jan 20, 2020 19:04:25 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The D3 Hardbody Racing 2020 calendar arrived recently. For those who ordered one, I'll have the calendars at BPR on Sunday, January 19th (next D3 Hardbody race day).
Jan 8, 2020 11:13:29 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody races had another sub 5 sec. lap by Jim Lane (2nd time for Jim). A lot of fast, close racing again with lots of laughs at our last race for 2019. Race report to be posted later today. Happy New Year everyone!
Dec 30, 2019 12:28:59 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The Sub 5 Second "Club" chart has been posted (see above). Who will be the next D3 Hardbody racer to join this fast lap club?
Dec 27, 2019 15:37:41 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The Racer Handicap chart has been updated to include the races on 12-15-19 (see above).
Dec 27, 2019 14:34:43 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see post above).
Dec 17, 2019 11:11:19 GMT -8