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Old 06-02-2009, 02:13 PM
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Default AMA 424 Race Bloomington, IL June 20 & 21

Pre-registration encouraged


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isconsin & Illinois Pylon Racing Organization>>

NMPRA District 5 Race>>

Saturday June 20 & Sunday June 21, 2 009>>

SIRS Field Bloomington, IL

Registration 9AM>>

Flying Starts at 10AM>>

$20.00 per entry fee per event>>

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3 Pole AMA Long Course>>

Pilot requirement: AMA Membership # Current! >>

AMA 424 TT Pro .40, APC 9X6 (Supplied)
Powermaster 15% Fuel

>Online Pre-registration: http://www.q500424.com/regform.htm >


Web Site: www.sirs-rc.com>>

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Directions to SIRS Field:>>

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Interstate 55&74 west of Bloomington>>

Exit 160 west on Rt 9 - 3 ½ Miles to Covell Rd>>

4 Miles to SIRS field>>

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Contest Director: Mike Wilson>>

Ph: 309-662-7455 >>

Pre-registration please email: mmpjs.wilson@comcast.net >>

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To all of you that may not know it. The Bloomington area clubs have been doing alot of theclub racing andare taking the big plunge into 3 pole AMA sanctionedracing. Afew of the guys went to Muncie andnow are hooked.
Weallhavethe question of "howdo we promote racing?" Here it is !!
This will be thefirst oftwo official AMA 424 sanctionedraces this yearin CentralIllinois. It would be great to see the support and encouragement that wehave all beentalking about.This is a great club and are very enthusiastic about racing.
Lets all show up and help put Bloomington on the map forannual races that we can talk about for years to come.
Racing in Illinois is back!
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Default RE: AMA 424 Race Bloomington, IL June 20 & 21

Here is some hotel information who live outside the area.

http://www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org/...mmodations.php


Super 8-Bloomington
818 IAA Dr., Bloomington, IL
(309) 663-2388 OR 800 800-8000

$59.99 they still have availbility of rooms



We also have primitive camping area and limited electrical hookup. You would need to bring some long extension cords.
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Default RE: AMA 424 Race Bloomington, IL June 20 & 21

The First Annual Bloomington 424 race is just over 1 week away. Italked to Mike Wilson who has told me that he has over 15 pre-registered for June 20th and 21st.
They will be awarding Trophies for 1st thru 3rd place and fast times.
Along with Trophies, he has received some generous gifts from some of our great race retailers, promoters and supporters that he will give out in a drawing at the end of the race. Iwas told that if you show up and race, your name will be put in the box for the drawings.
This is the FIRSTrace that has taken place in Central Illinoisfor several years and we would like to see this become one of the Premier raceevents in the country.
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<<we would like to see this become one of the Premier race events in the country. >>


Sounds like you are working on it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:23 PM
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We have pre-regristration and who is registered available online. Check it out.

http://www.q500424.com/regform.htm


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We have prizes from Jett Engineering (Dub Jett), Darrol Cady, Hobbyland - Bloomington, IL, Hobbico. Thanksto these fine supporters!
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We also, have 1st, 2nd, 3rd place AMAplaques for each dayand fastest time for the weekend.
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"We have prizes from Jett Engineering (Dub Jett), Darrol Cady, Hobbyland - Bloomington, IL, Hobbico. Thanksto these fine sponsors!"

These are NOTjust sponcors,, Iwould have to classify all of them as Supporters and promotors of our great Hobby that we call "Pylon Racing".
Whether it is to donate prizes or sharing Valuable informationand ideas, These are some of the fine people that make racing possible.
Iknow that without the support and help from all of them, pylon racing would not be what it is today.
Thanks
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:35 PM
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We also have some prizes from Bob Smith Industries. Thanks to Bob Smith Industries as well. The Smiths are also good supporters of pylon racing as well as being legendary racers. Please patronize Bob Smith Industries.
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Default RE: AMA 424 Race Bloomington, IL June 20 & 21

It looks like we are going to have a nice weekend with 8 - 10 mph winds.

Here is the list of prizes. TT40 Pro engine, 10 carbon Fiber pushrods 36 ", 4 oz Jett fuel tank, 6 oz Jett fuel tank, Jett fuel pump, racing wheels, CA Glue and bench topper.
Each pilot will get a ticket and a chance to win.

It should be a fun weekend. Come join the fun in Central Illinois!

Directions to the field.

http://www.sirs-rc.com/SIRS/field/



From Indianapolis:
Go West on I74 to Exit #160 (Route 9 or Market Street) in Bloomington/Normal
Go West on Route 9 to Covell Road (Approx. 3.5 miles)
Go South on Covell Road (Approx. 4 miles)
Covell Road ends at the T and field should be in sight.



From St. Louis:
Go North on I55 to Exit #160 (Route 9 or Market Street) in Bloomington/Normal
Go West on Route 9 to Covell Road (Approx. 3.5 miles)
Go South on Covell Road (Approx. 4 miles)
Covell Road ends at the T and field should be in sight.

From Chicago:
Go South on I55 to Exit #160 (Route 9 or Market Street) in Bloomington/Normal
Go West on Route 9 to Covell Road (Approx. 3.5 miles)
Go South on Covell Road (Approx. 4 miles)
Covell Road ends at the T and field should be in sight.

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Default RE: AMA 424 Race Bloomington, IL June 20 & 21

The field is setup ready to go for the weekend. It looks awesome. Some WIPROguys came down today and did some test flying this afternoon with us.
Good times. It is going to be a blast this weekend.
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Default RE: AMA 424 Race Bloomington, IL June 20 & 21

Great day of racing in Central IL today.

Results from Saturday.

1st place - Darwin Larson - 1:39.06
2nd place - Mike Wilson - 1:40.50
3rd place - Bernie Vanderleest - 1:40.00
4th - Rick Vogelsang - 1:40.50
5th - Mick Warning - 1:44.00
6th - Jay Cappis - 1:40.07
7th - TJKlise - 1:39.00
8th - Pete Johnson - 1:50.03
9th - Duane Hollinger - 2:12.02
10th - Bob Hawkes - 2:47.00

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Default RE: AMA 424 Race Bloomington, IL June 20 & 21

Thanks for all our supporters, pilots and course workers. Great weekend of fun.

Day 2

We had some very tough competiton. Some of the best racing in the midwest for 424was today.

Here are the results.

1st Place - Jim Nickodem - 1:37.53
2nd Place - Bernie Vanderleest - 1:36.00 (Fast time for the weekend)
3rd Place - TJKlise 1:36.40
4th Darwin Larson - 1:37.91
5th Pete Johnson - 1:36.22
6th Rick Vogelsang - 1:41.00
7th Ernie Nickodem - 1:42.60
8th Mike Wilson - 1:55.78
9th Jay Cappis - 1:42.57
10th Mick Warning 1:43.53
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Default RE: AMA 424 Race Bloomington, IL June 20 & 21

Great race put on by the SIRS group. The field was in excellent shape, and a geat place to fly. Hospitality was great. The race went smooth and ran very well. Hats off to you guys. Your first race was a very commendable one. The competition was good and a great time had by all. I look forward to returning for the September race. Congrats to Darwin larson and Jim Nicodem for their first place finishes, and to Bernie Vanderleest for fast time.
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Great racing at the SIRS first 424 race, the field was in great shape, the course workers were very good and the prizes and hospitality was second to none!

This event represented the return of pylon racing to central Illinois, the first event in 25 years, and it was a doozie. Every heat was a hard fought event characterized by frequent lead changes, tough competition, amazing 2 & 3 turn passes, and smoking fast times (for 424). If you've been looking for a great venue to rejoin sport pylon or to give it a try for the first time, don't delay as there is another 424 race scheduled for Sept. 20, 21st at the SIRS field.

Come on you guys in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin this is a great site with racing hosted by superb hosts, right in your backyard. Come participate and enjoy great racing with a great bunch of guys - don't miss out on the fun!

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All Ican say is WOW, what a great race venue !!! The Bloomington guys did a wonderful job in preperation of the field. This was a grass field that was mowed down and rolled like a golf course! AMAZING
Day1 was HOTHOTHOTHOTand HUMID. Racing was fantastic with several lead changes in every heat all day long. Ihad my share of "bad engine blues" do to losing half of a piston on and OLDTT40. Igot some parts from a friend and installed a new Piston and liner for day 2.
Day 2 greeted us with rain in the morning that let up around 9:30 and we started racing at 10:00 am sharp. We flew 6 rounds before the rain came back with EVERYheat being so close that you could have thrown a blanket over all 3 planes at any point. BIGFUN.
Thanks to all the course workers for sitting out in miserable heat on both days.
Great racing and great fun on both days. Ilook forward to the second race in Bloomington later this year and hope more of you can show up.
This was the first race ever forthe SIRS club..Iwould have to say..second to none, great job!

BIGthanks to Jett Engineering ( Dub Jett ) ,,, Darrol Cady ,.. Hobbylandin Bloomington ,,, Bob Smith Adhesives and Hobbico for the awesome support and promotion of PYLONRACING and donation of some verycool prizes.
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Default RE: AMA 424 Race Bloomington, IL June 20 & 21

Sounds like you guys had a great contest! [8D]

Wish I could have made it.

What length was the course? Long or short?
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We flew the long course,,and it was a great time..can't wait for the next one!!
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It was the long course - longer for some of us...I would like to say thank you to everyone that came to race, those that sent prizes and a great big thank you to our SIRS club members and family members that helped.Looking back it was really pretty easy to pull off.After the matrix was run the racers took over and away we went.We were running the heats so fast I had a hard time just keeping up with that.Thanks for the kind words and we will see you in Hilbert Wisconsin August 8th and 9th.One more thank you to APC for some great props.
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Itotally spaced on that one...BIGthanks to Fred at APCpropellers. He donated all the props for the race.
Thanks Fred
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Thanks for the Props Fred!

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Here are the Heat Sheets for Day 1 & 2 in Bloomington, IL

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