Wingbuster Invitational


SEPTEMBER 11, 2011- MIDDLEBORO, MA - nine contestants were on hand for this one. The weather was sunny and warm with a very light breeze. It was a great day for Formula GX combat.

In round one action  Matt Stas was off to fast start with an 830 point win. Dick Sherman, Neil Simpson and Brian Stas were within range all posting 620 point round one wins. Matt and Dick faced off in round two and an early mid-air hurt their cumulative scores. Next, Brian got past Neil two cuts to one in a very well flown match.  In the next match Jeff Vader earned a one cut win over Paul Kubek , posting his second good score and emerging as a contender, in the process. In round three Brian got past Jeff  in a close match. Next, Neil and Matt flew to a one cut apiece draw that was well flown and action filled buzzer to buzzer. Round three also saw Dick stay in the hunt with a one cut win over Jake Vader. Going into round four it was Brian with a good lead  followed by Neil, Matt, Dick and Jeff closely bunched and still in pursuit of Brian.

Round four would start with a match-up for the “Sportsman Gold”. Jake Vader would face off against Richard Sherman. Jake had more cumulative points going in so Richard needed to win the match. Richard got the first cut but Jake fought back and got one of his own to tie the match and secure the sportsman win in the process. These kids get better and better. It won’t be long before they’re showing all of us the way.

The final three round four matches would determine the contest winner. In the first of these Jeff got a one cut win over Glenn Simpson to take the clubhouse lead. Next Neil and Dick flew to a one cut apiece draw in a very exciting and action filled match. In the final Brian and Matt went at it in a match where each pilot got a cut, however a missed airtime gave Brian the win. The final order of finish was Brian, Neil, Jeff, Dick and Matt.

Thank You to the Wingbuster Model Airplane Club for allowing us to use their fine facility and for inviting us to participate in their annual “Pig Roast”. Great food and during the break we got to check out some great RC machines. As always, thank you to everyone who shared in the judging.

Wingbuster Invitational
Formula GX Combat
9 Contestants (7 from MA) (2 from NH)
18 matches – one mid air

(E) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA 2485pts
(E) Neil Simpson-East Brookfield, MA  2040pts
(E) Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH   1950pts
(E) Dick Sherman, Andover, MA   1850pts
(A) Matt Stas-Kingston, MA         1740pts
(S) Jake Vader-Franklin, NH         1730pts
(E) Glenn Simpson-Worcester, MA      1520pts
(A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA      1510pts
(S) Richard Sherman, Andover MA       1430pts

The top finishers were Brian Stas (1st), Neil Simpson (2nd), Jeff Vader (3rd)
and Jake Vader (1st Sportsman)

Jeff Vader photos