Post by Keith Tanaka on Apr 15, 2019 17:24:10 GMT -8
This year's D3 Hardbody Enduro at Buena Park Raceway was expected to be a fast race as the new racing class, "Short Track NASCARs" have proven to be almost as fast as GTPs.
8 teams battled for the podium spots in this 6th annual race. No motor or tire problems, some cars with major body damage (Hi Tech, Rolling Hills), repeated "aluminum" spur gear problems by one team (Whiplash), but overall a relatively good enduro performance by many. A new total lap record for a D3 Hardbody Enduro was set by AUTORAMA with 2508 laps bettering the old record of 2487 laps by Team Clash (Second Chance GTR enduro, Nov'2019). The Autorama team of Marco Carvalho, Eddie Shorer and Jim Wiseman were fast and consistent all race long with no problems to slow them down. Team Clash was second also running a very fast, consistent race. Axiom got the final podium spot in 3rd with a very good race.
Thanks to Debby and Jim Watterson (and Eddie) for their support of D3 Hardbody Racing at Buena Park Raceway. Thanks to our race directors, Jim Lane, Hector Gonzalez, Victor Dubrowsky, Eddie Shorer.
A special thanks to Jeff Bell for providing the pizza for the racers. Also, thanks to Phil Nyland for his race prizes (Toyota flag and NASCAR magnetic race schedule, awarded to whichever team finishes last!!).
Post by Keith Tanaka on May 6, 2019 22:17:01 GMT -8
Here is the racer stat chart for the enduro.
Team Autorama dominated the enduro by setting a new total lap record for a D3 hardbody enduro with 2508 laps (old record 2487 laps, 2nd Chance GTR enduro). Also, Autorama had the most team laps for every lane during the enduro. Eddie Shorer set a new total lap record for an enduro driver with 862 laps. Eddie also had the most laps for every lane during the enduro. Team Autorama and "Fast" Eddie had an incredible enduro performance!
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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