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Old Sep 26, 2011, 09:19 PM
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California Valley 2011 Results

There were a total of ten teams entered in the 2011 California Valley XC race. We had three good days of racing with varied weather conditions ranging from massive thunderstorms on Friday to much cooler and pleasant weather on Sunday. As usual the wind was a major factor.

Rich Spicer flying his MXC along with his teammates Rich Beardsley and Kent Kollins flew consistently well and made good decisions all three days and as result ended up with a solid and well deserved win for the contest. They had two 1st place finishes and a 3rd place finish. Team Warlock consisting of Greg Norsthworthy, Bob McGowan and Mike Palrang also did quite well coming in second place overall flying Greg’s XC Racer #10. Steve Henke, Kathy Stymeist and Bill Curry were close behind in third place flying the fantastic Super Supra. Team Flying Tigers(Dean Gradwell, Ron McElliot and Roger Hebner) came in fourth and probably would have done even better if their airplane had not suffered a catastrophic in flight failure on their final glide just before the finish line on day one.

The complete official final scores are listed in the attached word file below. A few scoring notes:

1. There were a total of 3 penalties assessed for the entire contest. Two penalties for loggers that did not have satellite lock prior to starting and one penalty for a logger that malfunctioned. These penalties did not change the final overall standings.
2. There was an error in the scoring of Team Flying Tigers on day 3. Their start time was incorrectly calculated and as result on day 3 they placed 2nd , not 4th as the preliminary scoring indicated. This error did not affect the final overall standings.The corrected scoring for day 3 is shown on the scoring summary in the attached word file.
3. Day 2 was heavily devalued because no teams finished the prescribed course.
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