Northwest Speed in September

Sept. 9-10, 2006, Bill Riegel Field, Salem, Ore.

By Mike Hazel

Nice weather and a decent entry level made for a pleasant weekend of speed flying. As usual, there were more planes on site that could be reasonably expected to put up in the air.

Fastest time of the meet was by new speed entrant Guy Laine from the Medford area. He had some good looking recycled speed gear. Farthest traveled entrant was Greg Beers from Montana.

Activity on Sunday was marred with a finger in prop accident by Dick Salter, who was taken to hospital by the contest director, thus slowing activity for a couple of hours. Yes, he will be OK.

Special thanks to Craig Bartlett for his help with field setup. And thanks to Ted Gritzmacher, Loren Howard, and Greg Beers for help with field teardown.


Northwest Standings Points in parentheses

1/2-A SPEED (1 entry)
Chuck Schuette, Vancouver, Wash. (1) -- 115.41 mph

A SPEED (1 entry)
no scores

B SPEED (2 entries)
Bill Allen, Lake Stevens, Wash. (2)129.53 mph

D SPEED (2 entries)
no scores

.21 SPORT SPEED (4 entries)
Loren Howard, Ariel, Wash. (4) -- 147.48 mph
2. Mike Hazel, Salem, Ore. (3) -- 145.10
3. Ted Gritzmacher, Battle Ground, Wash. (2) -- 132.44

1/2-A PROTO SPEED (1 entry)
Chuck Schuette (1) -- 90.64 mph

FORMULA 40 SPEED (3 entries)
Ted Gritzmacher (3) 149.25
2. Bill Allen (2) -- 144.69
3. Dick Salter, Tenino, Wash. (1) -- 113.69

AMA JET SPEED (4 entries)
Guy Laine, Central Point, Ore. (4) -- 173.51 mph
2. Mike Hazel (3) -- 149.19

Dick Salter (4) -- 149.19 mph

Photos: Top, Guy Laine of Central Point, Ore., prepares his B Speed plane with the help of Dick Salter (right). Bottom photo, Guy Laine at work in the pits. Mike Hazel photos.

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