Report by Andrew Davies.
The number of Victorians attending the Pitt Town event in NSW doubled by the huge number of 1, bringing the total of Vicís in attendance to 2.
My weekend started with a leisurely drive up the Hume hwy on Saturday, arriving at the field around midday and Ranjit and Tom Wetherill and some of the other locals greeted me.
The field is in magnificent condition and since my last visit to Pitt Town 10 years ago when the club hosted an AMPRA champs the pits have been moved to the north end of the field, making flying conditions even better. So after a couple of practice flights and a fly of Ranjits FAIÖ(WOW !!) it was time to pack up and head off to the local pub and prepare for the comp with some beverages and the usual chit chat. There was some discussion about a tri states competition at Wagga next year and so far there seems to be some interest in the concept. Watch this space for more information.
Sunday dawned and Sydney turned on another beautiful day and I was surprised to see so many people competing, especially in Quickee 500. Racing started about 10.am and the competition ran very smoothly, with 3 classes contested and 6 rounds completed. The officials did a great job and there was just 1 re-run for the whole day. All the results are on the NSW website. www.nswpylon.org
Some of the highlights for me were young John James at 9 years of age competing in F400 and is flying like an old pro (look out dad and everyone else) and the not so young Tom Prosser at ??? years of age still flies like a young pro.
Pylon racing in NSW is alive and well and it would be great to see more guys from Vic and QLD making the trip to some of their comps. Their next comp is at Richmond on 30 Sept/1st Oct.