Wompatuck Invitational



OCTOBER 5, 2008 – MIDDLEBORO, MA – The day was seasonably warm , no wind, overcast with off and on light rain. Less then perfect but still a good day for a little Formula GX combat. Nine New England pilots were in attendance and ready for action.

The best score of round one was posted by Rick Clark earning a two cut win over Joe Fustolo. Rick stayed hot in round two with a one cut win over Chris Sarnowski. Meanwhile Neil Simpson had moved into contention. Rick and he faced off in round three with Neil squeaking out a low scoring win. Going into round four Neil had 1550 points, Rick had 1545 points followed by Paul Kubek, who after a slow start had good wins in round two and three. Paul through three rounds had 1445 points with Brian Stas at 1330 points, Glenn Simpson at 1320 points and Jeff Vader at 1230 points all very much in contention. In the final round Glenn and Rick flew to a one cut apiece draw, Jeff got past Paul two cuts to one and Brian scored a two cut win over Neil. When the dust settled Jeff had finished third with Brian and Rick tied for first. Brian won the fly off and the contest in the process. On this day, Chris Sarnowski got past Jake Vader to take home the sportsman “gold”.

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 and thank you to the Wingbuster Model Airplane who let us use their fine facility when we ran ran into permitting problems at the Hingham site.

Wompatuck  Invitational
9 contestants ( 7 from MA  )(2 from NH )
18 matches ( 2 mid-airs )

(A) Brian Stas-Kingston, MA2055pts  won fly-off
(A) Rick Clark-Hingham, MA2055pts  lost fly-off
(A) Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH  1955pts
(A) Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA     1845pts
(E) Glenn Simpson-Worcester, MA     1830pts
(E) Neil Simpson-E.Brookfield, MA      1650pts
(S) Chris Sarnowski-Brookline, MA      1435pts
(E) Joe Fustolo-Stoughton, MA    1320pts
(S) Jake Vader-Franklin, NH1200pts

The trophy winners were Brian Stas ( 1st ) , Rick Clark ( 2nd ), Jeff Vader ( 3rd )
and Chris Sarnowski ( 1st Sportsman )

photos below courtesy of Jeff Vader