Saturday, February 16, 2013


Hey Everyone,
Randy Smith here from Team Canada.  I'm going to compose a daily blog of the sites, sounds and action at the Q40 Classic race meet at the Sepulveda Basin in California.  This race is normally held in Phoenix but, as you know, the Speedworld racing facility is closed at this point.  Perhaps next year we will be back in Phoenix, but for now the Valley Flyers at the Apollo Field in Van Nuys, California has agreed to host one of the largest Q40 races in the nation.

Team Canada has nine participants this year.  Me, Roy Andrassy, Doug Houston, Kevin Moorehouse, Lyle Baker, Henry Redekop, Delbert Godon, as well as Alan and Kevin Umbach. My blog is a diary of the daily events during practice and the actual contest.  I give my Canadian perspective but I try to be as unbiased as possible and hit the highlights.

There are nearly 60 participants this year from the USA, Canada, Netherlands, Venezuela, France, UK, and Brazil.  It is great to see so many countries represented. Q40 is becoming a truly international event.  This year we will miss our friends from Mexico and of course their bottle of Tequila complete with Shasta and floating wasps.
The practice line up at last year's race in Phoenix.  This year will look the same.

I will be arriving in LA on Wednesday evening.  First day of practice for me will begin on Thursday, Feb 21.  The contest begins on Saturday. Stay tuned for news beginning Thursday night.


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