Post by Keith Tanaka on Sept 26, 2014 11:18:24 GMT -8
The 4th D3 Hardbody Nats race schedule will be as follows:
Saturday October 18th: BPR opens at 8 am.
Procedure for all races: no qualifying unless 13 or more entries. 12 or fewer entries, lane choice will be a random drawing (first to sign up with be first to draw (random), second to sign up draws next, and so on). Photos to be taken prior to start of each race and podium photos of cars after (main) race concludes.
FIRST RACE: '46-'56 Stock Cars: tech opens at 10 am, closes at 10:30 am. Concours judging begins at 10:30 am (one Concours winner).
SECOND RACE: '57-'79 NASCARs: tech opens 60 min. after conclusion of previous race and closes 30 min. later. Concours judging. Same procedure as first race for qualifying or no qualifying (random lane draw). Note: 1 hour is given after the previous race ('46-'56 race) to allow enough time for a lunch break.
THIRD RACE on Saturday: 80's-Present NASCARs. Tech opens 30 min. after conclusion of previous race and closes 30 min. later. Concours judging. Qualifying with last to sign up qualifies first (reverse order of sign ups).
Sunday, October 19th: BPR opens at 9 am.
FIRST RACE: Trans Am. Tech opens at 11 am, closes at 11:30 am. Concours judging. No qualifying if 12 or fewer entries.
SECOND RACE: Jalopy. Tech opens 60 min. after conclusion of previous race and closes 30 min. later. 1 hour break after previous race to allow enough time for a lunch break.
THIRD RACE on Sunday: 3 C's. Tech opens 30 min. after conclusion of previous race and closes 30 min. later.
Sounds like FUN!!! Looking forward to it!! I'm building some more Nascars--- Inline early ones. Gotta try some new things --- I've got some Hudson Hornet bodies if anyone wants one--$25.00. SEE YOU SOON!!
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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).
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Jun 3, 2020 15:51:02 GMT -8
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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