Post by Keith Tanaka on Oct 15, 2018 13:32:50 GMT -8
The Lap Differential chart has been updated to include the races held Sept. 30, 2018. The 80's-2018 NASCAR class Lap Differential has been updated to "15" (247 laps, was 245 laps, "17" previously). See Post #1 for the latest chart dated 9-30-18.
Post by Keith Tanaka on Oct 29, 2018 16:49:56 GMT -8
The Lap Differential chart has been updated (see Post #1) to include the new total lap records set at the recent 2018 Nats. New records for 3 C's, DTM/GTR/GT3/Super GT, 80's-2018 NASCAR, 40's-50's Stock Cars as well as the GTP lap total being tied at 265.
Post by Keith Tanaka on Feb 22, 2019 23:02:20 GMT -8
The Lap Differential chart has been updated (see Post #1) to include the new total lap record for GTPs (266 laps, 28 sections by Jim Lane). Also, Hector Gonzalez set a new Short Track NASCAR record with 253 laps. Gonzo's 253 laps and Jim Lane's record set in the first race of 251 results in a new Lap Differential of 252 laps.
Post by Keith Tanaka on Mar 26, 2019 14:45:48 GMT -8
The Lap Differential chart has been updated to include the races on March 17, 2019. Note the addition of the "CAN AM and 60's LE MANS" classes. These two new classes will begin using an "approximate" lap differential until enough races are completed to determine a more accurate lap differential. The 60's Le Mans class is for the older, smaller cars such as the Ford GT-40, Ferrari 330P4, etc., which are not competitive with the latest "Mid-Engine" class cars which are much larger in size. The Can Am class is for the original Can Am cars of the 60's, early 70's. These cars are smaller than the typical modern day mid-engine racing car and thus require a different lap differential in order to have a more level playing field.
Post by Keith Tanaka on Mar 26, 2019 19:54:43 GMT -8
Although the D3 Hardbody rules have not added the rules for the Can Am and 60's Le Mans classes, the Porsche 917 series cars will still be assigned to the "Mid-Engine" class. It will not be allowed in the Can Am class since the actual 917 car is very large (82" wide equals 3.41" in 1/24 scale!!!). The original Can Am cars (1966-1973) were much smaller/narrower than present day race cars except for the Porsche 917-30 which raced in 1973 and basically caused the Can Am series to end since it was too advanced/expensive compared to the rest of the field. Too bad, Can Am was a great racing series but Porsche killed it.
Post by Keith Tanaka on May 7, 2019 13:37:43 GMT -8
The Lap Differential chart has been updated (see post #1) to include the Short Track NASCAR Enduro race, Sunday, April 14, 2019. The Short Track NASCAR total laps is now 257 laps (ave. of 259 set during enduro by Eddie Shorer and the second best lap total of 254 laps set March 2019 by Phil Nyland).
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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