August Play-by-Play

      by Duane Barrett

Overview
The 1st Saturday in August was an overcast slightly windy day for the start of racing. Overall the racing went well and everyone seemed to have fun. For the most part a pretty normal un-eventful day. We flew all of the T-28 racing with no crashes. By the way a big thank you to our pylon judges, Ron M. and Robert W. and to Neal, from Portland, for his help as CD when I was flying, Thanks Guys, without your help we couldn't have had a race day.

Weather
The weather was overcast and breezy when I arrived at the field at 8:15 A.M. The wind was from the south at about 5mph also. Despite the forcast of 89 degrees and sun for the day it remained pretty much overcast throughout the racing and the temperature was moderate. The wind was fairly steady at about 5 mph from the south so we did a south bound take off then doing a south pylon oribit before begining the race.

T-28 Class
Only seven pilots showed to participate in the T-28 class of racing that day. We welcomed Brian back to racing after his recovery from his injuries. We started with two Sections of four and three participants.

Heat 1: Section 1: All four racers got off the ground without incident. Terry got out in front early and held off Rick to take first place. The rest of the finish was Rick, Duane and then Greg W.
Section 2: All three made a nice start and were racing well. Rob held off Bruce and took first, then Bruce, followed by Brian in third.

Heat 2: Section 1: Four racers on the starting blocks again. At the finish line this time it was Terry again in first, Rick in second, followed by Greg W., Duane taking fourth due to a near miss with Greg and sudden skyrocket to avoid collision.
Section 2: We had three planes take off again. Rob and Bruce were sparring again for first place, this time Bruce won out and Rob came home second, leaving third place to Brian.

Heat 3: Section 1: Four planes on the blocks and Rick had a false start meaning he had to do an extra pylon orbit for a penalty. Terry first again, Rick second, even with the penalty, Duane third and Greg W. came in fourth.
Section 2: Three up and just a good clean race this time. First went to Rob, Bruce came in second, Brian third.

T-28 Wrap Up: We were missing KC, Chuck, and Jeff today, Brian showed up and raced his first race this season. Overall Terry increased his lead to 121 points ahead of Rick in second. Duane's fair day kept him in third and even gained a few points on fourth place Greg, W. Rob is now in fifth followed by Chuck (didn't race) in sixth, Jeff stayed in seventh since he didn't fly today. Bruce is now in eighth, with Kc dropping to nineth as he did not fly today either. With Brian's three third places today he is now in eleventh place. It appears that Tom(10) and Sean(12) are not racing any more.

Reno Class
The Reno class had four planes and pilots for the start of racing. The pylon judges had no trouble today assigning colors to the planes for judging. The weather couldn't have been better as the sun had not broken through yet and the wind had almost ceased.

Heat 1: Four planes up and a good clean race. Terry first, Greg T, second, Rick in third but part way through Bruce pulled up and out of the race declaring he was out.

Heat 2: Only three planes as Bruce decided not to compete in this heat. At the finish line it was Terry, Greg T. , and Rick in third.

Reno Wrap Up: Reno went well today with no crashes and I think overall everyone had a fun day of racing. Not sure why Bruce pulled out but I think he was having mechanical isses with his plane.


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T-28 T-28 August Scores




Place Heat
1a 
Heat
1b 
Place Heat
2a 
Heat
2b 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Terry
Rick
Duane
Greg W.
Rob
Bruce
Brian

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Terry
Rick
Greg W.
Duane
Bruce
Rob
Brian
Place Heat
3a
Heat
3b
Pilot(s) H1 H2  H3
points
Total
points
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Terry
Rick
Duane
Greg W.
Rob
Bruce
Brian
Terry
Rick
Duane
Greg W
Rob
Bruce
Brian
 25  25  25
 18  18  18
 15  12  15
 12  15  12
 25  18  25
 18  25  18
 15  15  15
75
54
42
39
68
61
45

T-28 T-28 Standings


 As of August 5th
PlacePilot(s)Points   PlacePilot(s)Points
1st
2nd
3rd
4rd
5th
6th
Terry
Rick
Duane
Greg W.
Rob
Chuck
368
247
223
209
206
165
    7th
  8th
  9th
 10th
 11th
 12th
Jeff
Bruce
KC
Tom
Brian
Sean
 132
 111
 102
  48
  45
  36



Reno Reno August Scores




Place Heat 1 Heat 2 Pilot(s) H1 H2
points
Total
points
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
DNF
DNS
Terry
Greg T
Rick

Bruce
Terry
Greg T
Rick


Bruce
Terry
Greg T
Rick
Bruce
 25  25
 18  18
 15  15
  0     0
50
36
30
  0

Reno Reno Standings


 As of August 5th

PlacePilot(s)Points
1st
2nd
3rd
5th
4th
Terry
Rick
Greg T.
Chuck
Bruce
208
 164
 147
   51
    0