Post by Keith Tanaka on Apr 30, 2017 23:46:37 GMT -8
Sunday's D3 Hardbody Porsche Enduro was another fun race. A lot of close racing with teams running fast, then slow, then fast again. As with most enduros, this one I'm sure had some cases of bad luck, good luck or dumb luck. Here's your opportunity to give us your excuse(s) as to why your team did not win the enduro.
I'll start first by stating that Team Rolling Hills was in a good position to win the Team Handicap podium going into the last heat of the race. Our team was only a lap behind the team handicap leader (New Man Crew) starting the final heat. With Gonzo on red and I'm on Orange, I thought for sure I could overcome the one lap deficit. As luck would have it, Gonzo definitely drove way over his head as he set a race best lap time on red with a 6.19 sec. lap. But he also did it for most of the heat as he punched the donut and went bananas on red trying to catch the regular race leader, Team GYSOT (ahead by 3 laps at start of final heat). As luck (or dumb luck) has it, I drove orange much slower than normal as Gonzo was going crazy on red as he ended up helping his team win both the regular and handicap podium driving a terrific final heat on red (he also accomplished a trifecta by also winning Concours!).
Post by Eddie Shorer on May 1, 2017 14:27:41 GMT -8
We were simply robbed by a TSR motor that we were counting on to not only last the entire race (which it did), but also not to slow down during the race. The motor slowed down to about 80% speed when I took over on Red lane, but we still had to go down to Black, and work our way up to Yellow, where we finished. We were sitting in a pretty good position to win, since we were just a few laps out of the lead at that point. But, hey, that's racing! Otherwise, no big issues. Our tires made it the whole race. Everyone drove well. Bob put together a few cars for our team, but we didn't get a chance to try them before Sunday. No complaints, third is good, for a team called Sloth! Eddie
We didn't have any problems with our TSR motor-- ran the whole race really well. Congrats to Gonzo's crew for getting a Falcon to do that!! Our car just wasn't as fast after the 5th heat when I was driving and I got ridered into the wall in turn one!! Broke the chassis and it was a tenth slower from then on through the race!! GREAT CAR built by Vic-- other than that we only had to change one set of tires the whole race!! Lost 8 laps because of the rider!! And I suppose a lot with the car not handling quite as well through the rest of the race!!
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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