Oakington F2C Centralised Event - March 12th 2000  

This was the first outing of 2000 for the flyers and turned out to be a fine, albeit rather cool, day with a steady light wind blowing across the runway. We have been extremely lucky with the events at Oakington weather wise over the past few years.

It was clearly a day for many of the teams to try and "get rid of the cobwebs" with a number of folks opting to fly older or second string equipment and just use the day as a way of reminding themselves what it is all about. The event was attended by 10 teams and racing got underway at midday following the 4 heats and a final pattern.

From the start it was the top UK Pairing of Ross/Turner who lead the way with a 3:22.5 in the first round and improving to put in a couple of sub 3:20s in following rounds.

Langworth/Campbell were 2nd fastest on the day putting in a 3:29.2 and third fastest were Fry/Whorton with a 3:31.5.

Fitzgerald Thomason put in a couple of smooth races but were low on airspeed producing a quickest time of 3:36 and Smith/Brown were having great difficulty in getting anything like a constant setting on their Mazniak gear recording a best time of 3:43.9

In the final Fry/Whorton overheated on 20 laps and spent the rest of the race trying to get the temperature right, Ross/Turner had a tip over on landing when their Wheel Jammed, and Langworth/Campbell had to make a couple of compression adjustments. It was Ross/Turner who lead over the line with 7:08.6 followed by Langworth/Campbell on 7:37.1 Fry/Whorton trailing by a couple of minutes.

Not a memorable competition for times recorded but a good days racing and a chance for everyone to get back into it !

Thanks to Dave Rudd for running the event and providing a number of workshop goodies as prizes.

F2C - Team Race Results

Heat 1

Heat 2

Heat 3

Heat 4

Final

1

Ross/Turner

3

22.5

3

19.6

3

17.8

ret

01.0

7

08.6

2

Langworth/Campbell

3

29.2

3

56.5

3

31.0

3

45.1

7

37.1

3

Fry/Whorton

3

55.3

ret

36.0

3

31.5

3

34.8

9

43.4

4

Fitzgerald/Thomason

3

46.8

3

36.0

3

44.1

3

48.0

5

Smith/Brown

ret

87.0

3

55.4

4

01.7

3

43.9

6

Walker/Peart

4

28.5

3

54.4

ret

01.0

4

10.0

7

Green/Yeldham

ret

35.0

ret

35.0

dq

4

03.4

8

Holmes/Robson

4

54.2

ret

01.0

dq

dnf

9

Miles/Banks

ret

01.0

ret

34.0

ret

97.0

ret

72.0

10

Tribe/Bollen

ret

17.0

ret

66.0

ret

01.0

dnf

League Points were awarded as follows :-

Ent

Plc

Fin

Imp

Tot

Ross/Turner

1

6

2

0

9

Langworth/Campbell

1

5

2

0

8

Fry/Whorton

1

4

2

0

7

Fitzgerald/Thomason

1

3

0

0

4

Smith/Brown

1

2

0

0

3

Walker/Peart

1

1

0

0

2

Green/Yeldham

1

0

0

0

1

Holmes/Robson

1

0

0

0

1

Miles/Banks

1

0

0

0

1

Tribe/Bollen

1

0

0

0

1