Race Report

Nats Albury 2009
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Two very hot but successful days of pylon racing were completed. The Albury club have done well too have their field in such good condition given the climate they are living in. They also have a large shaded area which was most appreciated.
It was great to see Joe Luxford, Chris Watt, and Nathan Nichol who travelled down from Queensland. Overall the numbers were lower than hoped for, we will be expecting a larger turn up for Dalby next year.

Quarter Midget was run first, well done to Ranjit who once again dominated this event. Glenn Matthews managed to scare the living daylights out of our starter, Toni Axon, by hitting the top of the net in front of number three pylon. Needless to say his QM came off second best. Jim Orenshaw was really smoking hot at the start of the day, we were able to extinguish his efforts and he ended up well down the results list. The fastest time for QM was Terry O’Connor with 62.42 seconds.

Next up was Formula 400. Terry O'Connor flew very consistently to win this event, the final scores for the next four places were very close. The fastest time for F400 was Ranjit Phelan with 66.76 seconds, however a midair put him out of contention.

The next day saw the two extremes of pylon racing with Quickies 500 and FA1. As we were short of helpers, all racing was done on the 10-1/2 lap course. Nathan Nichol from Queensland was way ahead of the field and won easily. It was great to see Graeme and James at this event, it would have been good to see a lot more entries.

As always, some fast and furious racing was had in FA1. The fastest time for FA1 was Lee Hocken from Mount Gambia with the time of 63.31, however 200’s kept him of first place.

Thanks go to the local air cadets, Toni Axon for starting for the two days and all the helpers for putting up with the very hot conditions.

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  Results for  FA1 (Times for 10-1/2 laps)              
  Round  1 Round  2 Round  3 Round  4 Round  5 Round  6 Round  7 Round  8 Round  9 Total
  Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C  
Glenn Matthews 69.90   200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 65.85   65.96   64.87   72.24 1 67.45 1 74.77 1 481.0
Tony Howse 81.77 1 70.15   75.19 1 69.00   69.01   200.00 DNF 72.39   77.48 1 69.90   503.1
Lee Hocken 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 2 64.15   65.79   63.60   67.61   71.91 1 63.31   596.4
Andrew Davies 200.00 DNF 74.65   200.00 DNF 83.24   72.60   70.49   72.59   70.43   200.00 2 644.0
Terry O'Connor 88.22 1 200.00 3 76.29 1 70.37   200.00 2 71.22   200.00 2 70.68   69.61   646.4
Ranjit Phelan 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 3 200.00 DNF 65.41   65.44   66.24 1 66.58   64.09   727.8
Gary Davidson 200.00 2 200.00 2 72.51   82.53   76.75 1 69.73   77.79 1 200.00 3 200.00 2 779.3
Nathan Nichols 71.75 1 200.00 DNF 79.56 1 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 1151.3
Col James 200.00 DNF 75.61 1 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 1275.6
Vern Gibson 200.00 DNF 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 1400.0
Peter Hassett 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 1400.0
                                     
                                     
  Results for  Q500 (Times for 10-1/2 laps)                
  Round  1 Round  2 Round  3 Round  4 Round  5 Round  6 Round  7 Round  8 Round  9 Total
  Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C  
Nathan Nichols 107.17 1 101.83   98.51   100.71   99.50   101.15   105.25   108.26   101.26   708.2
Joe Luxford 200.00 2 95.67   200.00 2 104.32   200.00 DNF 114.61 1 114.50   110.28   106.80   846.2
Graeme Beagley 127.22 1 111.95   121.55 1 115.25   109.92   200.00 DNF 143.74   200.00 2 144.25   873.9
James Hurley 153.79 1 145.38 1 200.00 3 133.55 1 120.64   133.96 1 200.00 3 200.00 3 138.50 1 1025.8
                                     
  Results for  F400                          
  Round  1 Round  2 Round  3 Round  4 Round  5 Total                
  Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C                  
Terry O'Connor 74.82 1 200.00 2 67.08   69.08   69.55   280.5                
Tony Howse 71.23   81.01   78.86   200.00 4 75.36   306.5                
Col James 81.46 1 81.69 1 75.27   74.59   78.75   310.1                
Glenn Matthews 76.02   83.03 1 200.00 DNF 78.39   74.01   311.5                
Nathan Nichols 77.50   77.57   85.94 1 79.59   77.63   312.3                
Andrew Davies 74.22   83.81 1 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 83.06   441.1                
Ranjit Phelan 66.76   72.85   200.00 dns 200.00   200.00 dns 539.6                
Peter Hassett 200.00 DNF 200.00 4 200.00 3 200.00 DNF     600.0                
Joe Luxford 200.00 DNF 85.26   200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 685.3                
Jim Orenshaw 200.00 8 200.00 6 200.00 dns 200.00 3 87.65   687.7                
John Wenbourne 200.00 3 96.22 1 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 696.2                
James Hurley 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 141.65   200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 741.7                
Gary Davidson 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 dns 200.00   200.00 dns 800.0                
                                     
  Results for  QM                          
  Round  1 Round  2 Round  3 Round  4 Round  5 Total                
  Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C                  
Ranjit Phelan 200.00 2 62.43   64.87   63.14   73.30 1 263.7                
Andrew Davies 66.99   63.73   71.10 1 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 401.8                
Col James 73.19   66.56   200.00 8 200.00 DNF 68.01   407.8                
Gary Davidson 200.00 DNF 73.56 1 70.97 1 72.13 1 200.00 4 416.7                
Terry O'Connor 200.00 2 64.83   62.42   200.00 4 200.00 DNF 527.3                
Jim Orenshaw 200.00 3 200.00 2 200.00 2 72.72   68.22   540.9                
Glenn Matthews 72.42 1 200.00 DNF 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 672.4