If the body is a LEGAL body---the rules DON'T say you have to narrow it. Only that the chassis has to be 3". It also DOES NOT say the body mounts can't reach out to the body! Seems simple. Not saying you're stupid---never inferred it either!! How about Hector's body mounts that reach out THROUGH the bodies?? They may be outside the 3" dimensions!
Post by Keith Tanaka on Jul 1, 2014 13:50:06 GMT -8
The body mounts are part of the chassis and cannot exceed 3.000". I'm "thinking" of revising the '80-Present NASCAR rule for chassis width. Many of the cars we raced in the enduro have bodies which exceed 3.000" in width. Since these cars all have vertical body side panels, it makes sense to have a maximum chassis width which is equal to the body width of these cars. This would provide a relatively stress free mounting of the body to the chassis. Stay tuned, the body width rule "will probably" change soon but it hasn't been decided yet.
Post by bob krigbaum on Jul 2, 2014 0:17:44 GMT -8
Tim, Let me know if you plan a trip to BPR with that thing, I'd like to compare it to my Tamiya 962. I have a lot to learn and seeing what you have done with your chassis and mounting would be interesting.
I haven't done anything unique. It's similar to the late model nascar you saw at the enduro. I ran it today---got it down in the 5.5 range on yellow--so it's not as quick as yours yet I don't think. VERY easy to drive---handles well---might have to try a different motor to see it I can pick up a couple of tenths! The little Corvette is still my fastest hard body-- I got it down to 5.4's on yellow. And the nascar ran consistant 5.6's out on yellow--so it's quite a bit quicker than our enduro cars were--best times for those were 5.7's down on black. Had some fun testing the new cars I've built---the Camaro --Corvette---Porsche--and Nascar! All fun and handle pretty nice. So it's just a little more "tuning" and driving them--think they'll be fine.
BTW---the 1.00" and .875 tires look GREAT and seem to be the correct size to allow the bodies to be mounted as low as possible--but still fit the chassis perfectly!! The wheel wells look nice and full ---I think you'll like that size Keith!! FWIW It's hard to see the all black rear tires---but they "FILL" the wheel well completely!! The other pics are RTR car and driver inside!!!
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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