First off, here are the combined unofficial results:
|Race 540||Scott Gusakov||Glasair III||Sport||267.22|
|Race 411||Jeff Barnes||RV-6||RV Blue||224.15|
|Race 71||Bob Axsom||RV-6A||RV Blue||219.59|
|Race 47||Jim Wilson||RV-8||RV Gold||219.97|
|Race 12||Alan Caroll||RV-8||RV Blue||216.21|
|Race 98||John Keich||MM1||Sprint||177.02|
|Race 911||Craig Henry||PA-30T Twin Commanche||Twin 3T||176.66|
|Race 33||Alan Hughes||PA-32 Cherokee 6||FAC1FX||161.83|
|Race 47||Eric Whyte||PA-24 Commanche||FAC2RG||178.92|
|Race 52||Carl Ferguson||PA-28-150||FAC6||130.85|
Here are a few pictures of both events
Rewind to this picture. I was asked if they were really mad at each other...
To get this picture, I took about 20 of these in which neither one could stop laughing ; )
It was great to have such fierce competitors with us for the event!
The next weekend kicked off with Bill's presentation about air racing in the 40's. It was like re-living history as he mixed video, pictures and stories to transport us back in time.
One of the more comical stories he told was about what a pilot had to do to qualify to race back then. Each pilot was required (among other things) to demonstrate a 9G pull. Bill was concerned about being able to do so and asked his mentor Steve Wittman how he would be able to withstand that kind of force. Steve said "easy, just pull into the turn and give the G meter a good whack with your knuckles". Bill did so but hit it so hard that it read 12G's and had to reset the meter and do it over ; )
|John Keich's MM1 after battle!|
|No, Bill is not really that short, Mark Hegy is just very tall! Mark and I went to A&P school together back in the day. He is currently building an RV-8 and works with me at Sport Air.|