Post by Keith Tanaka on Mar 17, 2014 16:05:04 GMT -8
We had a drivers meeting prior to our monthly NASCAR race yesterday to go over some items for our upcoming Enduro in June.
1. First of all, it was discussed and then decided to change the date of our enduro so it does not conflict with Father's Day. A show of hands for either June 29th or June 22nd was taken. Only June 22nd had "no" issues, so the day of our hardbody enduro will be changed immediately to Sunday June 22nd. This also means that our regular monthly races for June (June 15th) will be held. Although it's Father's Day, hopefully we get enough racers to show on June 15th to have our regular monthly races as well as get ready for the enduro on June 22nd.
2. Another enduro topic was about how teams will be formed. Originally, I thought having a random selection of racers for each team as well as a designated team leader (based on the 8 fastest racers signed up for the enduro) would tend to level the playing field. I did receive a couple of comments at the time that they would prefer to form teams of their choosing. Since we will have two podiums, a regular podium and a racer handicap podium, random team formation is not required. With this in mind, it was decided to allow racers to form their own teams, but each team must have 2 racers each before acquiring a 3rd member. We do have enough racers at this time to form 8 teams of 2, but our goal is to have teams of 3 each (24 racers total). This would provide enough racers, turn marshalls and pit crew to easily handle the 4 hour enduro. Some racers have health concerns and therefore we need to make sure their teams have a minimum of 3 members to allow flexibility as far as how much driving will be needed by team members.
3. Car body selection was also discussed and all bodies were chosen by all 8 teams. Originally, car bodies were to be a random selection but some racers wanted to choose a body of their choice and so I decided to let teams select their own car body. We had no problems in choosing car bodies. All teams were told to be sure they paint their cars in the same "livery" as shown on the model kit box. This will make it easier during tech inspection to verify that each team is using the correct body.
4. Lastly, I brought up a proposal to change the chassis width of the 1980-present NASCAR class from 2 7/8" to 3" wide. This change would be made so that the larger/heavier late model car bodies (roughly 1998 and newer) would not be a significant handicap compared to many of the very thin/lightweight mid 80's NASCARs. The 80's cars for the most part have curved side body panels whereas the newer NASCARs have vertical body side panels. Widening the chassis width will help level the playing field somewhat between the newer NASCARs and the mid-80's NASCARs. I will change the current 1980-Present NASCAR rules to allow chassis width up to 3.00" wide. This change does not affect the rule for front and rear tire width which allows the tires to go as wide as the body as long as the tire is not visible when viewing from above the car body.
Remember, the goal for each enduro team is to have 3 members minimum. Up to 4 team members per team is allowed, but try to fill up all of the teams with 3 members before pursuing a 4th team member.
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Keith Tanaka: D3 Hardbody racers: This coming Saturday, July 31st (1 pm) we can visit the Los Angeles Slotcar Museum. You must let me know ASAP if you want to attend as its only for our group. Don't miss this opportunity to see this awesome museum!
Jul 24, 2021 9:41:20 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see link above).
Jul 19, 2021 17:02:40 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The D3 Hardbody rules have been updated. Main changes allow Retro Eagle MID 606 motor for GTP and Mid-Engine classes. Early NASCAR classes now allow anglewinder or sidewinder in addition to original inline motor configuration.
Jul 17, 2021 14:07:54 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Next D3 Hardbody races, Sunday, July 18th. BPR opens at 10 am, GTP race at noon Sharp! Followed by a quick lunch break and the Mixed race.
Jul 16, 2021 21:49:42 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see link to race report above).
Jun 28, 2021 15:52:21 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Another hardbody race day this Sunday, June 27th at BPR. Also, Jay Henry slot car collection on display and for sale at BPR this Sunday.
Jun 22, 2021 21:59:04 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: A very lite turnout on Sunday June 20th (Father's Day) at BPR. No race was held. Instead we worked on our cars and did a lot of track testing. Next Sunday (June 27th) we'll have a regular race day at BPR.
Jun 20, 2021 22:17:49 GMT -8
Guest: For those interested in seeing the Jay Henry slot car items for sale at Electric Dreams this Sunday, we have added an additional hardbody race day at BPR on Sunday June 27th (in addition to our regular race day June 20th).
Jun 16, 2021 21:26:56 GMT -8
Guest: Announcement: There will be an "additional" hardbody race day, Sunday June 27th at BPR (in addition to our regular race day June 20th). The extra race day allows racers to attend the Electric Dreams reopening this Sunday and still race on the 27th at BPR.
Jun 16, 2021 21:22:47 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Jay Henry's family is selling many of Jay's slot car collection, equipment and related items (see post in "Classified Ads" for info).
Jun 13, 2021 22:24:29 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Announcement: The Mid-America "Retro Eagle 606 motor" will be allowed for the GTP class (only GTP no other classes at this time). This motor is available at BPR.
Jun 1, 2021 16:08:48 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see above for link to race report).
Jun 1, 2021 16:07:06 GMT -8
Luke Grotano: Hi Keith,... the "smugmug" website...?
May 31, 2021 10:06:55 GMT -8
Luke Grotano: Hello and Thanks Guys,...B.P Racing is GREAT.!
May 31, 2021 1:32:28 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Next D3 Hardbody races, Sunday, May 30th. BPR opens at 10 am, GTP race starts at noon sharp followed by Mixed race.
May 26, 2021 16:17:18 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: May's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see link above for race report).
May 18, 2021 21:56:25 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: April's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see link above for race report).
Apr 19, 2021 14:53:58 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see link above for race report).
Mar 23, 2021 15:33:19 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: BPR opens at 10 am this Sunday. First race (GTPs) will start at NOON!!!!!! Second race will be a Mixed race. Wear face masks.
Mar 17, 2021 21:34:02 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: This Sunday's hardbody races will start with a GTP race. We'll try to start the race at NOON. The second race will be a Mixed race.
Mar 16, 2021 13:01:55 GMT -8