Wingbuster Summer Fly Off


JULY 29, 2012– MIDDLEBORO, MA – The Wingbuster Summer Fly Off attracted seven pilots for a day of Formula GX action. The weather was humid with cloud cover and temperatures in the mid seventies. There was an on and off  light drizzle that got a little more persistent towards contest end. The grounds at the Wingbuster control line facility were manicured and very green.

Round one action saw Paul Kubek earn a two cut win over Jake Vader. Next, Neil Simpson got past Joe Fustolo two cuts to one in a five minute action filled round one battle. Paul and Neil faced off in round two with Neil earning a two cuts to one victory. Round two  also saw Brian Stas jump into contention with a two cuts to one win over Joe. Neil and Brian started round three with an early match mid-air that brought them back towards the field. Next Joe got a two cuts to one win over Paul that tightened things further. Going into the final round Neil, Joe and  Paul were in a virtual tie with Brian and Chris Sarnowski in very close pursuit. Brian’s final round match was a fly-away that hurt his chances. Next, Joe flew Jake Vader to a one cut apiece tie, both pilots flying well in an action filled match. The score was enough to give Joe the clubhouse lead. Next, Jeff Vader got a two cut win over Paul hurting Paul’s chances in the process. In the final Neil and Chris faced off. Lots of action early with Neil earning a cut and then, a mid air knocked both pilots out of contention for the contest win.The final order of finish was Joe, Paul, Neil, Brian and Chris. Jake took home the Sportsman “gold”.

Thank You to the Wingbusters for allowing us to use their fine facility.

Wingbuster Summer Fly Off
Formula GX Combat
7 Contestants (5 from MA) (2 from NH)
14 matches - 2 mid airs - 2 fly aways

(E) Joe Fustolo-Stoughton, MA2035pts
(A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA 1825pts
(E) Neil Simpson-E.Brookfield, MA  1750pts
(E) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA   1435pts
(A) Chris Sarnowski-Brookline, MA 1430pts
(S) Jake Vader-Franklin, NH   1310pts
(E) Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH     1225pts

The top finishers were Joe Fustolo(1st), Paul Kubek (2nd), Neil Simpson (3rd)
and Jake Vader (1st Sportsman)

photos from the camera of Jeff Vader