Event Report – Newbridge, April 2023

Unfortunately, we haven’t received a report for this event. I can tell you we all had an enjoyable race weekend back at Rick’s Field in Newbridge. Thanks for having us Rick.

Please check below the results and championship standings. Various people also took some photos, which can be found at the Event Gallery link below. Sorry, I have forgotten who you are, but I appreciate your contributions.

Regarding event reports, I’m looking for volunteers to write reports for future race events. It doesn’t have to be an essay. It can just be a few paragraphs. Just to give readers a feel for the event. That would be great.


Class – FA1

1st Rick Townsend
2nd Brian Steele
3rd Anthony Thurgood

Fastest Time (Red Box): 62.58 Rick Townsend (Not all Pylons Observed).
No. of competitors: 5

Class – F3T

1st Brian Steele
2nd Glenn Matthews
3rd Jim Orenshaw

Fastest Time (Red Box): 65.13 Glenn Davidson (Not all pylons were observed).
No. of competitors: 9

Class – Q500

1st Tom Wetherill
2nd Jim Orenshaw
3rd John Schmidli

Fastest Time (Red Box): 90.15 Tom Wetherill (Not all pylons were observed).
No. of competitors: 10

Season Championship


Brian Steele and Tom Wetherill have moved up a spot each, with Brian in the top position and Tom in 2nd place. Barry Murphy dropped from 1st down to 3rd position.

1st – Brian Steele
2nd – Tom Wetherill
3rd – Barry Murphy


Andrew Davies and Glenn Matthews remain in 1st and 2nd position, respectively. Brian Steele has moved up from 4th position to 3rd, push Jim Orenshaw out of the top 3.

1st – Andrew Davies
2nd – Glenn Matthews
3rd – Brian Steele


John Schmidli and Tom Wetherill remain in 1st and 2nd positions respectively. Jim Orenshaw has moved up into 3rd place

1st – John Schmidli
2nd – Tom Wetherill
3rd – Jim Orenshaw

Next Race – Newbridge

Western Port Model Aircraft Club – Q500 and Sports only May 21, 2023


Report  – N/A
Additional content – John Schmidli
Photos – John Schmidli.

Please note: We are looking for someone to write event reports regularly. Also, it would be wonderful to have someone photograph these events. This is important and valuable to pylon racing in Victoria, Australia and Worldwide, as this site has a vast readership.

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