New England Championships


SEPTEMBER 4, 2011-WORCESTER, MA -This year’s New England Championships attracted nine pilots for the twenty second annual running of this very successful Formula GX event. The location was Boynton Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. The weather was warm and humid with a cloud cover for good portions of the day..

The best starts  in the first round were 725 point wins by Dick Sherman, Lloyd Seymour and  Neil Simpson.  In round two Lloyd and Dick mid-aired while Neil and  Brian Stas flew to a low scoring draw. Meanwhile Joe Fustolo and Paul Kubek posted very good round two scores to move into contention. At the half way point Paul had the lead followed closely by Neil, Joe, Dick, Brian and Lloyd. In round three Joe got a two cut win over Paul. Next, Neil and Dick flew to a one cut apiece draw while Lloyd and Brian suffered a fly-away that hurt their cumulative scores. It would come down to the last three round four matches. In the first of these Brian got a two cut win over Richard Sherman.  Next, Paul got past Dick on airtime both pilots scoring one cut apiece. In the final Joe and Neil flew to a one cut apiece draw. The final order of finish was Joe, Paul, Neil, Brian and Dick.

The top three flyers plus the sportsman winner received beautiful awards. Every competitor received a T-shirt to commemorate their participation in this annual GX happening. In addition, every pilot also received a raffle prize which included a Cobra stunt ship kit, several gallons of fuel, props and GRW tanks. GRW Model Products, J&J Sales (Jim Carpenter) and  Hog Heaven Hobbies all made serious cash or merchandise contributions. Thank You to all these great sponsors from all of us. A special thank you to Brian Stas who donated  a RTF combat ship to the raffle. Thank You to everyone who shared in the judging of this event.

New England Championships
Formula GX Combat
9 contestants
18 matches - 2  mid-airs - 1 fly-away

(E) Joe Fustolo-Stoughton, MA2160pts
(A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA  2050pts
(E) Neil Simpson-E.Brookfield, MA  1955pts
(E) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA   1755pts
(E) Dick Sherman-Andover, MA       1735pts
(A) Chris Sarnowski-Bedford, MA     1525pts
(E) Lloyd Seymour-Leominster, MA  1435pts
(S) Richard Sherman-Andover, MA   1300pts
(E) Glenn Simpson-Worcester, MA   910pts

The trophy winners were Joe Fustolo (1st), Paul Kubek (2nd), Neil Simpson (3rd)
and Richard Sherman (1st Sportsman)

photos courtesy of Brian Stas