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Oct 2019 Presidents Report

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    Oct 2019 Presidents Report

    October 25, 2019
    Greetings racers! Hope this email finds everyone well, excited about 2020 and already planning your new race projects.

    The 2019 Race of Champions is now in the books! This year’s race was again at the California City Airport and it was another big success. Thank you especially to all the competitors who attended. Your commitment to racing with the cost of travel and the upkeep of maintaining a competitive race plane takes a lot of time and effort and it is very much appreciated. This year, we had a total of 37 entries, almost 50% more pilots than last year, and with perfect weather and some really great flying, this was one of the best races in a long time!
    A big thank you to Jeff Wheless for being our race promoter and the dedicated volunteers and workers at this year’s Race of Champions. We all had a great time and couldn’t play like we do without their hard work. Thanks also to California City who again provided us with a great race location and to Foxy’s for the delicious food and banquet venue.
    With that being said, we need your help! Racers have expressed the desire to find an additional race location further east so we can have even more fun next year! If you have suggestions or ideas please bring them forward to a USRA board. With your help we can make this happen!!
    We have already had a number of new pilots join USRA; they love what we’re doing and are anxious to race with us next year. It takes a village to grow this sport so don't be afraid to reach out to someone you know and invite them to join us at next year’s race.
    Lastly, we would like to update the forum with 2019 event photos, so if you have some good ones, email them to Tom Easterday and he'll get them up on the web. Looking forward to a great 2020 race season!

    Congratulations to our 2019 ROC class winners!
    We want to thank this year’s Race Sponsor’s; Antelope Valley Ford, Horizon Hobby, Desert Aircraft, APC Propellers, Team Extra Air Racing, Tru-turn, Ritch’s Brew, Aviation Field Services, and Samy’s Camera. The Race of Champions would not be possible without the continued support of these vendors!
    This year we brought back heat money to the ROC. The 1st place winners of the second and Forth heat races received cash awards from Aviation Field Services and Team Extra Air Racing. Recap of award payouts to follow in the near future.

    Unlimited GOLD Limited Gas GOLD Formula One GT GOLD Sportsman GOLD
    1. Tom Keating 1. Marty Flood 1. David Goesch 1. TJ Foster
    2. Bill Vargas 2. Scott Baker 2. Scott Manning 2. Mark Sumich
    3. Doug Killebrew 3. Tim Foster 3. Doug Killebrew 3. Scott Pope
    4. Tom Easterday 4. Mitch Robbins 4. TJ Foster 4. David Goesch
    5. Ryan Wheles 5. Dave Sullivan 5. Bill Malo 5. Andy Piceno

    2019/2020 ELECTIONS
    It’s hard to believe another two years have gone by! It’s time to elect your new officers for 2019/2020 year. A new thread on the web site under the forum tab will be available for you to nominate your candidates for office by November 15, 2019. The positions open are; President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, East Coast Rep., Central Rep., and West Coast Rep.