Pilots jockey for position in the Northwest Sport Race feature at the Salem Summer Tune-Up, from left: Gene Pape, Ken Burdick, Leighton Mangels. A collision occurred shortly after the photo was taken. A control malfunction (suspected to be a turned-over line clip) caused handling problems for Pape, piloting for John Thompson, and the plane eventually collided with Mike Hazel's plane, piloted by Burdick. Damage to both planes was minor but it allowed Mangels to cruise to victory unchallenged. Steve Lindstedt photo.

2019 Salem Summer Tune-Up

June 28-29-30, Bill Riegel Model Airpark, Salem, Ore.

Nice weather and a good turnout of fliers made a success of the first Salem Summer Tune-Up contest. Navy Carrier, Racing and Speed Events were held over three days at the Salem Airport circles.

The first-ever contest for Navy Carrier in Salem used the newly refurbished Eugene Prop Spinners deck, which was built in Eugene in 1968 and last refurbished in 1980. Carrier Event Director spent several months bringing the deck back into top condition after several years of storage.

The contest was organized by Mike Hazel and Craig Bartlett, and functioned with help from the contestants and some other Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers members.


(Northwest competition points shown in parenthesis)

1. Mike Hazel, Mehama, Ore. -- 189.7 (2)
2. Mike Potter, Auburn, Wash. -- attempt (1)

1. Mike Potter -- 203.4 (4)
2. Kris Millard, Puyallup, Wash. -- 197.6 (3)
3. Steve Holt, Renton, Wash. -- 159.2 (2)
4. John Lickley, Redmnd, Ore. -- 88.7 (1)

Leighton Mangels, North Plains, Ore. -- 69 laps (7)
2. John Thompson, Eugene, Ore. -- 18 laps (6)
3. Mike Hazel -- 17 laps (5)
4. Gene Pape, Eugene, Ore. -- 5:51.3 heat (4)
5. Ken Burgar, Wenatchee, Wash. -- 8:10.95 heat
6. Russ Hester, Florence, Ore. -- 69 laps heat
7. Doug Powers, Portland, Ore. -- 29 laps heat

Mike Hazel -- 8:10.96 (2)
2. Leighton Mangels -- 9:46.9 (1)

1/2-A PROTO SPEED (2 entries)
1. Bruce Tunberg, McMinnville, Ore. -- 83.57 mph (2)
2. Ken Burdick, Kamloops, B.C. -- 80.43 (1)

1. Ken Burdick -- 102.46 mph (3)
2. Mike Hazel -- 101.19 (2)
3. Steve Lindstedt, Silverton, Ore. - 92.89 (1)

D SPEED (1 entry)
1. Ken Burdick -- 166.14 mph (1)

1. Chris Sackett, Maple Ridge, B.C. -- 110.69 mph (6)
2. Ken Burdick-- 105.24 (5)
3. Mike Hazel -- 94.20 (4)
4. Doug Powers -- 93.25 (3)
5. John Thompson -- 85.66
6. Steve Lindstedt -- 81.51

Results of this contest are included in Northwest Control-Line Competition Standings.

Northwest CL Speed Championships photo gallery

Doug Powers pits Leighton Mangels' Northwest Sport Race plane. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Leighton Mangels (left) and Mike Hazel pilot a Northwest Sport Race heat. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Gene Pape pits his Northwest Sport Race plane. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Ken Burgar's Yak-9 Northwest Sport Race plane awaits action. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Russ Hester's Northwest Sport Race plane. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Leighton Mangels' Northwest Sport Race plane. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Mike Hazel pits his Northwest Sport Race plane. Steve Lindstedt photo.

John Thompson (left) and Leighton Mangels pilot in the Northwest Super Sport Race feature. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Mike Hazel's Northwest Super Sport plane, a simple design based on a Ringmaster, with onboard battery. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Craig Bartlett shuts off the engine of Mike Hazel's Profile Carrier plane after a successful landing. Steve Lindstedt photo.

John Lickley's MO1 for Northwest Sport 40 Carrier. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Another MO1. Steve Lindstedt photo.

Nice-looking Northwest Sport 40 Carrier plane. Steve Linstedt photo.

Steve Holt's Northwest Sport 40 Carrier plane. Steve Linstedt photo.

A well-traveled Northwest Sport 40 Carrier plane. Steve Linstedt photo.

Ken Burdick in the pylon for an official Speed flight. Steve Linstedt photo.

Two 1/2-A Proto Speed planes. Steve Linstedt photo.

Steve Linstedt's F2D Proto Speed plane. Steve Linstedt photo.

Steve Lindstedt's B Proto Speed plane. Steve Linstedt photo

Ken Burdick's B Proto plane. Steve Linstedt photo.

Don Curry's B Proto. Steve Linstedt photo.

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