Event Results

1st Annual Bill Thomas Memorial IMAC Challenge

Bartlesville Falcons

Saturday, 09/12/2020 - Sunday, 09/13/2020

1st Annual Bill Thomas Memorial IMAC Challenge

Overall, there were 20 pilots flying in the 1st Annual Bill Thomas Memorial IMAC Challenge contest. In no particular order they were: Allen Delger, Amanda Coke, Brad Ahlfinger, Brian Christensen, Chris Shockley, Cooper Eaton, Dan Powell, James Barfield, Jason Watts, Jonathan Chippeaux, Ken Rogers, Kent Shockley, Larry Kayich, Mark Thurman, Nick Scharping, Rhett Lambert, Rich Whitlow, Rudy Voldrich, Tim Hughes and Vince Bortone. These pilots flew a grand total of 286 judged sequences.

Cooper Eaton won the Basic class. There were 8 pilots in Basic. The winning order was: (1) Cooper Eaton, (2) Ken Rogers, (3) James Barfield, (4) Brian Christensen, (5) Brad Ahlfinger, (6) Jason Watts, (7) Kent Shockley and (8) Amanda Coke. They flew 6 known sequences (3 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 3,622.4 to a high of 4,985.6 (a range of 1,363.2 points).

Chris Shockley won the Sportsman class. There were 3 pilots in Sportsman. The winning order was: (1) Chris Shockley, (2) Jonathan Chippeaux and (3) Larry Kayich. They flew 6 known sequences (3 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 3,712.2 to a high of 5,000 (a range of 1,287.8 points).

Tim Hughes won the Intermediate class. There were 6 pilots in Intermediate. The winning order was: (1) Tim Hughes, (2) Vince Bortone, (3) Rich Whitlow, (4) Mark Thurman, (5) Nick Scharping and (6) Allen Delger. They flew 6 known sequences (3 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 4,367.5 to a high of 4,989.6 (a range of 622.2 points).

Rhett Lambert won the Advanced class. There were 3 pilots in Advanced. The winning order was: (1) Rhett Lambert, (2) Dan Powell and (3) Rudy Voldrich. They flew 6 known sequences (3 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 3,909.6 to a high of 5,000 (a range of 1,090.4 points).

Vince Bortone won the Seniors class. There were 5 pilots in Seniors. The winning order was: (1) Vince Bortone, (2) Mark Thurman, (3) Allen Delger, (4) Larry Kayich and (5) Rudy Voldrich. They flew 6 known sequences (3 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 739.787 to a high of 1,000.000 (a range of 260.213 points).

Rhett Lambert won the Freestyle class. There were 6 pilots in Freestyle. The winning order was: (1) Rhett Lambert, (2) Jonathan Chippeaux, (3) Chris Shockley, (4) Brian Christensen, (5) Nick Scharping and (6) Cooper Eaton. They flew 1 freestyle round. The scores ranged from a low of 707.2 to a high of 1,000 (a range of 292.8 points).

The tightest competition was for 4th place in the Freestyle class, with only 13.5 points difference between Brian Christensen and Nick Scharping.