Post by Keith Tanaka on Sept 2, 2014 18:21:58 GMT -8
Tim, this year's Nats will have the same 6 races as last year's. The Group C/IMSA GTP's will "not" race in this year's Nats but will be part of next year's Nats. The enduro for next year will be for Group C/IMSA GTPs, probably in June.
The race lineup for the Nats will be:
Sat. Oct. 18th: All 3 of the NASCAR classes. First race on Saturday will be the '46-'56 Stock Cars, followed by the '57-'79 NASCARs and ending with the 80's-Present NASCARs.
Sun Oct. 19th: First race will be Trans Am, followed by Jalopy and ending with the 3 C's.
All 6 races will be on the MTT Flat track.
Start times and more details to follow, stay tuned.
Post by Keith Tanaka on Sept 3, 2014 19:40:45 GMT -8
The 3.100" rule used for the recent 4 hour enduro will be allowed for the Nats. This rule allows the chassis width to be 3.100" rather than 3.000". This rule change was needed to accomodate the body width of the "slab" sided bodies (vertical side panels on newer Nascars) which typically measure 3.06 to 3.1" in width.
For those bodies which are not 3.100" wide, the chassis can be 3.100" wide as long as the side body panels do not go beyond vertical. I will update the 80's-Present NASCAR rules to allow the 3.100" chassis width.
Keith: On day 1 you say we will race all the NASCAR Classes. I know guys race the 1980s to current NASCAR cars and race the 1946 to 56 Stock Cars, but who and what are being raced for the 57 to 79 class? Also, the rules for 57 to 79 appear to be the same inline rules for the 46 to 56 class.
Mike, the '57 to '79 class is the old 36D motor class which was updated to also allow the Falcon and TSR motors. This was done because a lot of racers did not want to go through the difficulty of modifying the 36D to make it race ready, thus increasing the popularity of the class. These cars have much lower and lighter bodies than the '46 to '56 class.
There are probably not any actual NASCAR models but the cars were not very different from the street cars in looks. Almost every full size care in those years was raced. Also there are a lot of decals for the actual cars on EBay, or you can just paint it and throw on some numbers (if you must). I have a Matador and will be building a '59 Chevy, I have built a Tornado Talladega, a '77 Chevy, and a couple of the MOPARS in the past. The choice is almost endless. The cars raced with full bumpers in most cases. Quite a few kits were released with racing decals.
Iv'e got a 1664 GTO that I'm going to race in that class!! There's LOT'S of kits of cars from 57 to 79!!! Just pick one and do a little google search and you'll find tons of paint scheme's etc if you want a scale look! Mine is not scale--but painted with #'s and decals to have a "Nascar" look from the period!! It IS basically the same chassis as the 46-56 class now with the addition of the TSR and Falcon motors for both class's!! But I built a 2nd car ---you COULD just swap bodies on one chassis and race both class's!!
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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
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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
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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