NEIL SIMPSON, BRIAN STAS, JEFF VADER
& MATT STAS ARE TOP FOUR
SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 - HINGHAM, MA – The day was seasonably warm , with a light breeze and sunny skies. A great day for a little Formula GX combat. Eight New England pilots were in attendance and ready for action.
The best match of round one was a buzzer to buzzer barn burner between Neil Simpson and Jeff Vader followed closely, in excitement level, by a war between Brian Stas and Rick Clark. Round two started with a match up between Brian and Neil with Neil getting past Brian in yet another well flown match. In round three Brian and Jeff faced off in a great match that was filled with near misses and also some great flying, Brian getting past Jeff two cuts to one. Going into the final round Neil had 2070 points followed by Brian at 1750 points. They seemed to have a lock on the first two spots with third place back still very much up for grabs. In the final round the scores were all low with Neil and Jeff posting airtime wins to record the highest point totals of the round . Brian, who mid-aired early in his match hung onto second place. The final order of finish was Neil (2590pts), Brian (1850pts), Jeff (1520pts),and Matt Stas (1425pts).
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.
8 contestants ( 7 from MA )( 1 from NH )
15 matches ( 3 mid-airs )
(E) Neil Simpson-E.Brookfield, MA2590pts (A) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA 1850pts (A) Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH 1520pts (A)Matt Stas-Kingston, MA 1425pts (A) Rick Clark-Hingham, MA 1320pts (A) Ken Hargreaves-Worcester, MA 1125pts (E) Joe Fustolo-Stoughton, MA 1120pts (E) Glenn Simpson-Worcester, MA 725pts
The trophy winners were Neil Simpson (1st), Brian Stas (2nd),
Jeff Vader (3rd) and Matt Stas (4th)
photos below courtesy of Jeff Vader