Wingbuster Invitational



OCTOBER 1, 2006 - MIDDLEBORO, MA –  The forecast and day was wet, however, the serious rain waited until contest end, not that bad a day for a little Formula GX combat. The Wingbuster club field was, as usual, in great shape. Eight New England pilots were in attendance and ready for action.

Round one saw Jeff Vader get off to the best start with a 830 point win, however, Brian Stas, Glenn Simpson and Joe Fustolo were all close with 620 point wins of their own. In round two Glenn got a one cut win over Jeff while Brian earned a three cut to one win over Joe Fustolo in a very exciting match. In Round three Jeff got a two cut win to jump back into contention while Neil Simpson did likewise with a three cut win of his own.  Going into the final round Brian had 1970 points, Jeff had 1755 points, Neil had 1540 points and Glenn had 1440 points. The final two matches would decide it. In the first of these matches Neil earned a two cut win over Glenn. In the final Jeff got an airtime win over Brian when Brian’s control system failed. The final order of finish was Jeff (2275pts), Neil (2165pts), Joe (2145pts),and Brian (1970pts). Shaylene Vader finished with 1625 points, taking home the Sportsman gold in the process.

Thank You to everyone who shared in the judging. Thank You to Rick Clark who cd’ed this contest and did a lot of work behind the scenes to bring it to fruition. Thank You to the Wingbuster Model Airplane Club for the use of their great facility.

Wingbuster Invitational
8 contestants ( 6 from MA  )( 2 from NH )
16 matches ( no mid-airs )

(A) Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH    2275pts
(E) Neil Simpson-E.Brookfield, MA2165pts
(E) Joe Fustolo-Stoughton, MA     2145pts
(A) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA        1970pts
(E) Glenn Simpson-Worcester, MA      1740pts
(A) Rick Clark-Hingham, MA        1740pts
(S) Shaylene Vader-Franklin, NH  1625pts
(A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA      1515pts

The trophy winners are Jeff Vader (1st), Neil Simpson (2nd), Joe Fustolo (3rd),
Brian Stas (4th) and Shaylene Vader (1st sportsman )
photos courtesy of Jeff Vader
Paul Kubek and Jeff Vader
Neil Simpson and Brian Stas
Paul Kubek
Jeff Vader and Brian Stas
Paul Kubek and Joe Fustolo