The VMPRA was back at Bazza’s Munro pylon field for the last of the F3D Team trials as well as the usual F400 and Q500 classes.
At the end of the Saturday, the F3D class had completed 8 rounds on the FAI (10 lap) course. The final results for the F3D 2017 WC team was as pictured below: Daniel Arapakis (Junior member), Beau Murphy, Leigh Hocken and Tyler Mees.
After F3D had finished, 4 rounds of F400 were raced before it became too late to continue. Unfortunately weather conditions on the Sunday again prevented any further racing for the weekend meaning that F400 only flew the 4 rounds from Saturday afternoon and there was no Q500 flown at all.
1st Leigh Hocken
2nd Beau Murphy
3rd Tyler Mees
Fastest Time: 55.67 – Glenn Matthews (10 course)
No. of competitors: 13
Class – F400
1st Beau Murphy
2nd Ranjit Phelan
3rd Glenn Matthews
Fastest Time: 62.97 – Beau Murphy (10 course)
No. of competitors: 12
Leigh Hocken has remained in top spot, Beau Murphy has jumped up from 5th to 2nd position and Daniel Arapakis moved up from 4th to 3rd position.
1st – Leigh Hocken
2nd – Beau Murphy
3rd – Daniel Arapakis
Gary Davidson has moved up from 3rd to 1st position displacing Andrew Davies and Jim Orenshaw who are now in 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
1st – Gary Davidson
2nd – Andrew Davies
3rd – Jim Orenshaw
There has been some changes in the committee from those elected back in July at the AGM. James and Gary resigned from the president and treasurer positions. Luckily for the VMPRA, there have been some members step up to take these positions. We also had not elected a secretary at the AGM and I have been doing this work until a replacement was founds. The new (acting) committee are:
- Mick Kellet – President
- Andrew Davies – Treasurer
- Allan Swift – Secretary
As most of you will know we had to cancel the November event due to adverse weather conditions. Therefore, the next event will be again at Munro on December 3-4 which will also be the last event for the calander year. Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us and lets make this a good one.
Event Report – John Schmidli
Photos – Andrew Arapakis
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