The blue background shows just how nice the weather was for the 2009 R.F. Stevenson Memorial Raider Roundup in Chehalis, Wash. That's Keith Varley's Old-Time Stunt DeBolt Stuntwagon in an official flight. Flying Lines photo.

R.F. Stevenson Raider Roundup

Sept. 12-13, 2009, Chehalis Airport, Chehalis, Wash.

The 2009 Raider Roundup at Chehalis-Centralia Airport was a delightful fall stunt and combat competition, with both circles going constantly for the two days. The Northwest Skyraiders sponsored the event, which offered a full stunt schedule and three combat events.

Contest Director Bill Darkow reports that total entries were down to 26 individuals from 31 the previous year. This was partly because only two showed up to fly Navy Carrier and decided not to set up the deck for such a small entry. Those who did attend had a great time and saw some excellent stunt flights and combat matches.

One highlight was the good turnout for Old-Time Stunt, with eight names on the board. This event has been down in entries in recent years.

Jeff Rein won the "Crock Pot Award," a cash prize, for the person scoring best in the most event categories.

"The highlight of the meet -- to me -- was that we had three entrants in PA Beginner who made all their flights and kept their models whole," Darkow commented.

Here are the results. Northwest standings points in parentheses.

OLD-TIME STUNT (8 entries)
Mike Haverly, Auburn, Wash., 296.45 (8)
2. Keith Varley, Vancouver, B.C., 288 (7)
3. Dane Covey, Tacoma, Wash., 278.375 (6)
4. Floyd Carter, Eugene, Ore., 275.75 (5)
5. Jeff Rein, Covington, Wash., 270.625
6. Bob Emmett, Sequim, Wash., 263
7. Pete Peterson, Tacoma, Wash., 231.3
8. Bob Parker, Orting, Wash., 229.5

CLASSIC STUNT (6 entries)
Bruce Hunt, Salem, Ore., 478 (6)
2. Pete Peterson, 466.5 (5)
3. Mike Haverly, 454 (4)
4. John Thompson, Eugene, Ore., 436.5 (3)
5. Dan Rutherford, Bothell, Wash., 435
6. Dane Covey, 433

Photo: Bob Emmett's Barnstormer for Old-Time Stunt. Flying Lines Photo.

PROFILE STUNT (5 entries)
Dan Rutherford, 437 (5)
2. John Thompson, 431 (4)
3. Keith Varley, 427.5 (3)
4. Dave Covey, 422.5 (2)
5. Steve Helmick, Renton, Wash., 419.5

John Witt, Edmonds, Wash. 208.5 (3)
2. Jack Mullinix, Lynnwood, Wash., 110.5 (2)
3. Doug Oertli, Centralia, Wash., 102 (1)

Steve Helmick, 462.5 (4)
2. Pete Ferguson, Auburn, Wash., 449.5 (3)
3. Dane Covey, 445 (2)
4. Richard Entwhistle, Scappoose, Ore., 436 (1)

Jeff Rein, 445 (3)
2. Keith Varley, 414 (2)
3. Rick Cochrun, Marysville, Wash., 396 (1)

Paul Walker, Kent, Wash., 547.5 (10.5)
2. Howard Rush, Bellevue, Wash., 518 (9)
3. Bruce Hunt, 498 (7.5)
4. Mike Haverly, 475 (6)
5. Dan Rutherford, 470.5
6. Alan Resinger, Delta, B.C., 466
7. John Thompson, 419

Photo: Bob Smith's Yuvenko 1/2-A Combat plane flew pretty well after a collision knocked away most of the outboard wing covering! It continued for the rest of the match. Flying Lines photo.

1/2-A COMBAT (5 entries)
Dick Salter, Tenino, Wash. (5)
2. Robert Smith, Roy, Wash. (4)
3. Don McKay, Redmond, Wash. (3)
4. Buzz Wilson, Belfair, Wash., (2)
5. Jeff Rein

80 MPH COMBAT (4 entries)
Robert Smith (4)
2. Jeff Rein (3)
3. Don McKay (2)
4. Buzz Wilson (1)

Jeff Rein (6)
2. Robert Smith (5)
3. Buzz Wilson (4)
4. Don McKay (3)
5. Mike Hazel, Salem, Ore.
6. John Thompson

Raider Roundup photo gallery

Contestants get ready for a 1/2-A Combat match. At left, Bob Smith prepares to start while Dick Salter holds. At right, Don McKay prepares to start as Jeff Rein holds and official Buzz Wilson looks on. Flying Lines photo.

Dan Rutherford (seated) discusses stunt with Dave Gardner, while surrounded by his planes (from left) Wimpact, Flag Streak and Impact. Fying Lines photo.

Lineup of planes in the pits during Saturday's Old-Time Stunt flying (a couple of profiles mixed in). Flying Lines photo.

Combat action: At left, Dick Salter (left) and Don McKay. At right, Buzz Wilson (left) and Jeff Rein. Flying Lines photos.

Lineup of planes in the Precision Aerobatics pits on Sunday. Flying Lines photo.

Pete Peterson's Jamison Special, fabulously finished Old-time Stunt plane. Flying Lines photo.

Results of this contest are counted in the Northwest Competition Standings

This page was upated Sept. 17, 2009

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