Post Your Local Pylon Racing Events.
Since the racing season is starting up, and to help get the word out, post your local pylonn racing events in this thread.
Here is the flyer for the next SAMs warbird race in May.
It will probably be hot so if you are just a bystander bring a seat, a shade cover and a cooler with plenty of Ice and drinks.
Good idea for a thread Jake.
The Sacramento Area Modelers do have a nice snack bar during the event.
But we do not discourage folks from bringing their own refreshments and snacks.
The shade canopies or umbrellas are a good idea though as we have to fence off the shaded pit areas during the event for safety.
Also if you are a shutter bug, there is almost always a great photo op during any of the races.
VVRCF RCPRO Warbird race April 19 2008
The Victor Valley RC Flyers are holding an RCPRO Warbird race this Saturday at our field in Apple Valley CA. Open to all AMA members.
Last edited by still4given; May 02, 2008 at 10:22 AM.
Good Idea S4G:
Here are the SAM's results for the April race. Still have not figured out how to print them without needing a magnifying glass to read it .
Here is a write up from the SAMs newsletter by one of the event CD's
BIG KAHUNA CLASSIC
The Big Kahuna Classic once again kicked off the S.A.M. event calendar for 2008. This was the 8th year that John Bigwood and I have combined our efforts to put on a S.A.M. Warbird race, and this year’s was the biggest yet. Forty pilots eagerly entered the race, all hoping to be the best of the best in warbird racing. This year we saw a lot of new comers to the race, all eager to get their planes going fast and turning left. The S.A.M. members showed up and volunteered in force to make such a large event happen, and I would like to thank each and every one for their tireless efforts. As I have said before, without you this race would not happen. In addition, this year we had many sponsors step up to help with the raffle, workers raffle, and pilot prizes. Richard Verano at YS Parts and Service once again has graciously offered a half-off gift certificate for a YS engine to the winner of each bracket at every race. Steve at Airborne Models donated two half-off gift certificates for any World Model kit, and numerous items for our workers raffle. Chet and Terri at RC Country Hobbies generously donated five $20 gift certificates and four gallons of Wildcat fuel to our workers raffle. Kyosho Models also donated two of their war bird kits (a Spitfire and a P-40), one of which was raffled off at the Big Kahuna race, and one will be raffled at nthe Presidents Cup. Ron Lawson and Chance Harris again donated four gift certificates from Downtown Hobbies for our workers raffle. Jim (Skids) Smith, out of his own pocket, donated RC Country gift certificates for the workers raffle. Mac’s Products donated gift certificates for their fine exhaust systems. Steve Overton also donated landing gear tools he manufactures for the raffle kit and for the workers raffle. These generous donations and support of our S.A.M. Warbird series make such a difference to the club volunteers and pilots, and each of us should support these fine companies with all our RC needs. I personally would like to extend a personal thank you to all the sponsors for your continued support of the S.A.M. club events throughout all these years. In addition, we also got a CD from Eric Novikoff with some fine pictures that I will try to get put onto the website.
This year we had nine Bronze racers, nineteen Silver Racers, and twelve Gold racers entered in the Big Kahuna Classic. The morning started off cool, with all racers anticipating some hot racing. The first round started with a few bracket breakouts and the assorted did not start and did not finish, as the pilots settled in for a long day of racing. As the day warmed up, the pace of the racing did also, and by the third round we were starting to see more bracket breakouts. Of course there were a few mid airs and some dumb thumbs by some pilots as the action got furious. The fourth round, the trophy round, ended up deciding the finishing places for all of the brackets, with some great racing in each bracket trophy race. The bracket finishes were as follows:
1ST Tom Richardi, 2nd Kerry Lemos, 3rd Ron Pate
1st Tom Richardi, 2nd Bob Finkbohner, 3rd Ken Knowles
1st Dan Hughes, 2nd Jerry Votaw, 3rd Ron Lawson
John and I would like to thank all the pilots entered this year for making this race the best attended Big Kahuna Classic yet, and hope to see you all next year. We also want to express our gratitude to the S.A.M. volunteer workers who help us at all the events, and of course our sponsors who generously donate their products to the events.
I hope to see you all at the President’s Cup Warbird race on May 18, 2008, and until then turn left and go fast!!!!
The next big Texas Club 40 race is coming up June 7th at the Georgetown club. http://www.gamarc.org/ Hope to see every one there!!!
One week later, June 14th, we have a special "Challenge Race" between the Club 40 Group and the Q-25 group. This race will be at the HOTMAC club in Waco, TX.
Here is the remaining schedule for the South Texas Raider Racers...
South Texas Raider Racers
Club 40 Racing
Racing Skyraiders and LA Racers
June 7th, Georgetown Aero Modelers field
I-35 N. of Georgetown to exit 268. East on FM 972 for 1.33 miles then Right on CR 141. (Just past the fireworks stand) Go .7 mile to 655 CR 141 (top of the hill) Turn right into the driveway, and go .36 miles to the field
2008 Remaining Schedule (All races on Saturday)
July 12th, Hill Country Aero Modelers, South Austin
Aug. 9th, Prop Busters Somerset Field, South San Antonio
Sept. 6th, CLAMS field, Canyon Lake
Sept. 27th, ARCS field, West San Antonio
Nov. 1st, ARCA field, North Austin
Registration 9:00 – 9:45 AM. Pilot meeting at 10:00 Racing begins thereafter.
All AMA Members Welcome
Planes: SkyRaider Mark II ARF and/or LA Racer ARF by World Model Company.
Engine: Novice Class: Recommended: ST GS 40 with 11X4 MA prop or Any small-frame, bushing engine, displacement of
.40 or less cid. (FP clone) LAs, FPs, Tower .40, Magnum GP .40, Thunder Tiger GP .40 etc.
Advanced Class: Recommended – TT .40 Pro. - Acceptable: Any .40 cid “sport” engine, available locally at
retail for under $120.00. No Jetts, no Nelsons, No special Racing Engines!!!!
Both classes: Stock engine, stock carb, stock muffler. Must stand unassisted at idle and must shut off on command.
Propeller: Have one, and maybe some spares. Fuel: SUPPLIED (15%) Fees: $10.00 per pilot, per class.
Rewards: Mostly Bragging Rights. Will recognize Top Points, Fast Time, and Placing in “Features / Mains”
Course: Two-pylon, 400 ft. must fly out over the pylon area
Heats: Advanced Class - 4-plane heats, Novice Class – 3-plane heats. Both classes - Standing start, Ten Lap Heats.
We will run 4 rounds and then fly a “Feature/Main” as determined by fast times or total points.
These events will be in compliance with the AMA Safety Code (or individual field waivers).
To inquire about the races, or allowed modifications to planes, contact: Chuck Waller firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 563-4246
Committee decisions on engine and aircraft eligibility will be final!!!!
Hard hats are required for pilots, helpers & officials! *
Race fuel supplied by Ritch’s Brew!
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