August Play-by-Play

      by Duane Barrett, Contest Coordinator

Overview
Competition Saturday in August was warm with wind out of the north. Only three of the nine T-28 racers showed for racing. If you missed out on the August racing be sure to show up in September as there are only two competition days left in this year. With ony three racers we contemplated not racing, but in the end decided to race.

Reno had only two pilot show up, but only one was going to fly. Neil was up again from Portland, but he only flew in T-28 today. For the most part a pretty decently warm day with only a medium wind out of the north. A big thanks to those who helped on the pylons (Ron and Elliot) and to Floyd covering as CD in T-28 so I could race also. A big well done to our mystery chef of the day, Charlie deserted us and we thought we would have eat raw meat. Good job mystery chef!!

Weather
The weather was slightly overcast early , but cleared quickly and warmed right up. There a was medium wind out of the north with some gusts, but at least it was a northbound takeoff. By about 11:00 it was in the seventies and now the wind blowing pretty good, but T-28 racing was over.

T-28 Class
Three T-28 pilots began the race day in the T-28 class of racing that day. Terry was absent without leave, although Brian said he was at some kind of retirement party or something. Then I heard there was something fishy going on with Rick, and we already knew KC was house siding. Jeff and Chuck both have yet to show this year. Oops sorry, Jeff made one race. Good thing Neil was up from Portland and willing to compete. Although he tried to do "Rock, paper, scissors" for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, something about it being too windy. Brian doesn't race anymore but, he was there to support us. Northbound take offs and immediate racing action here we go!

Heat 1: Section 1, Neil had a false start and waited then for Rob and Duane to get airborne and then he went. Rob's plane seemed like it was quite a bit faster than normal today and he was charging Duane pretty hard. Neil was a little off after the false start and was lagging behind some. Coming down to the finish it was going to be Duane, followed very closely by Rob and then Neil in third.
Section 2, No Section 2 today.

Heat 2: Section 1, The three pilots lined up and again and at pylon one Rob was out front with Neil in second and Duane trying to catch up even though he had pole position at the start. Duane settled in and started turning the pylons closer than Rob and pulled a bit on Rob in the turns only to lose it on the straits, as Rob's plane was faster today. Neil was right in there close for most of the heat also. Duane managed to out turn Rob just enough to hang in there for first with Rob taking third. Somehow Neil ended up beating Rob out of second place, didn't get to see how that happened. I was told later that Rob decided to do an altitude check somewhere during the heat letting Neil pass him up.
Section 2, No Section 2 today.

Heat 3: Section 1, The three flyers lined up for the final heat of T-28 racing. The take off was un-eventful, but at pylon one everybody was very close with Rob crowding out Duane again into the lead. Duane had to resort to very tight course flying to beat Rob out of first place again and at the finish there was but a second or two between them. Duane was first, Rob second and Neil third.
Section 2, No Section 2 today.

T-28 Wrap Up: Without Terry and Rick present today it was a different race game. There was some real racing action between the three pilots that flew today though. After today's racing Duane is now in first, Rick second and Terry third overall. This won't last long with Rick and Terry back racing next month. That wraps up this edition of T-28 racing folks. Only two more races left this year.

Reno Class
Reno class had only one pilot show up to fly today so there was no Reno races.

Heat One: No Racing

Heat Two: No Racing

Heat Three: No Racing

Reno Wrap Up: Nothing to tell, there was no Reno racing today.

T-28 T-28 August Scores




Place Heat
1a 
Heat
1b 
Place Heat
2a 
Heat
2b 
1st
2nd
3rd
Duane
Rob
Neil
1st
2nd
3rd
Duane
Neil
Rob
Place Heat
3a
Heat
3b
Pilot(s) H1 H2 H3
points
Total
points
1st
2nd
3rd
Duane
Rob
Neil
Duane
Rob
Neil
25  25  25
18  15  18
15  18  15
75
51
48

T-28 T-28 Standings


 As of August 3rd
Place Pilot(s) Points Place Pilot(s) Points
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
Duane
Rick
Terry
Neil
Rob
KC
Jeff
219
180
150
144
130
25
24
  8th
9th
10th



Reno Reno August Scores




Place Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Pilot(s) H1 H2 H3
points
Total
points
1st
2nd
3rd

Reno Reno Standings


 As of Agust 3rd

Place Pilot(s) Points
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Rick
Terry
Greg
Neil
179
111
66
  0


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