June Play-by-Play

      by Duane Barrett

Overview
The 1st Saturday in June was a an overcast windy day for racing. Overall the racing was blast and went reasonably well, however there was considerable carnage in Reno class. Reno racers have made some aircraft color changes and the judges really appreciated it. For the most part a pretty awesome day with an interesting first in Reno class! By the way a big thank you to our pylon judges and Jeff for his help when I was flying, Thanks Guys you make the race possible.

Weather
The weather was quite overcast and windy for the begining with a gusty wind out of the south. The wind was quite brisk at ~ 4 to 8 with gusts higher at times and in a direction that dictated a southbound take off. That means extra flying before the racing actually starts.

T-28 Class
Eight pilots participated in the T-28 class of racing that day. We started with two Sections of four participants.

Heat 1: Section 1: All four racers got off the ground without incident. Terry got beat out for first place by Rick today. The finish was Rick, Terry, Greg W. and then Jeff.
Section 2: All four made a nice start were racing well. Duane made a cut on lap 2 and dropped to fourth. He was making up time and moved into third and was gaining on 2nd place when on lap five in the south turn he decided the field needed plowing. The rest of the heat finished without a hitch. The finish was Chuck, Rob, and KC.

Heat 2: Section 1: Four racers on the starting blocks again. At the finish line this time it was Terry again in first, followed closely by Rick, then Greg W. and Jeff taking fourth.
Section 2: We had four planes take off again, Duane had moved to his back up plane. Some where on the backstretch of the first lap KC and Chuck collided. KC lost his canopy, but both planes flew out of the collision and finished the heat. At the finish line it was Chuck, then Rob, followed by Duane in third and KC in fourth.

Heat 3: Section 1: Four up and four down un-eventful but just good racing. Terry first again, Rick second, Greg W. third and Jeff in fourth.
Section 2: Four up and just a good clean race. First went to Chuck again (he had a perfect day today), Duane came in second, KC third and Rob finished up last this time.

T-28 Wrap Up: Overall Terry has still a pretty good lead followed by Rick in second and 2 points behind Rick in third is Greg W. Jeff remained in 4th place. Chuck has moved from 8th place to 5th. Duane had a rough day going from 5th place to 6th at the end of racing. He seems to have issues with the first heat of the day. KC also dropped from 6th to 7th overall. Rob moved to 8th and Sean, Tom and Bruce didn't fly.

Reno Class
The Reno class finally has planes looking more different. The pylon judges were much pleased with today's colors as the planes were much easier to tell apart. Thanks guys.

Heat 1: Four planes up and a Reno first as far as I know. Chuck and Rick mid-aired at the south pylon just before completing their first lap and were down. Terry and Greg T. coming around for the second lap mid-aired at the same south pylon and were down. All four planes failed to complete even 2 laps.

Heat 2: Only three planes competed as Chuck didn't have a back up for Reno Class. At the finish line it was Terry, Greg T. and then Rick third.

Reno Wrap Up: Reno had some attrition today as four planes went down in the first heat and Chuck couldn't get a plane ready for the second heat. But overall I think everyone had a fun day of racing.


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T-28 T-28 June Scores




Place Heat
1a 
Heat
1b 
Place Heat
2a 
Heat
2b 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
DNF
Rick
Terry
Greg W.
Jeff
Chuck
Rob
KC

Duane
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Terry
Rick
Greg W.
Jeff
Chuck
Rob
Duane
KC
Place Heat
3a
Heat
3b
Pilot(s) H1 H2  H3
points
Total
points
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Terry
Rick
Greg W.
Jeff
Chuck
Duane
Rob
KC
Terry
Greg W.
Jeff
Rick
Duane
KC
Chuck
Rob
18  25  25
15  15  15
12  12  12
25  18  18
  0  15  18
 15  12  15
 25  25  25
 18  18  15
68
45
36
61
33
42
75
48

T-28 T-28 Standings


 As of June 3rd
PlacePilot(s)Points   PlacePilot(s)Points
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Terry
Rick
Greg W.
Jeff
Chuck
Duane
218
145
143
132
117
116
    7th
  8th
  9th
 10th
11th
KC
Rob
Tom
Sean
Bruce
102  
84  
48  
36  
25  



Reno Reno June Scores




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




Terry
Rick
Greg T.
Chuck
Terry
Greg T.
Rick





Chuck
Terry
Greg T.
Rick
Chuck
 0  25
 0  18
 0  15
 0
25
18
15
  0

Reno Reno Standings


 As of June 3rd

PlacePilot(s)Points
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Terry
Rick
Greg T.
Chuck
Bruce
KC
115
  91
  84
  36
   0
   0