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The results from the 2020 Central Florida Classic are in! All of the results are available at this download, or simple results are below. The Official results are:

Heavy Touring

PosPilot / Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Warren Grobbelaar
180
187.75215.5403.25
2William Gilstrap
182
189.5304.5494
3Jimmy Gist
180K
284.5313597.5
4Jeff Stanford
182
193.66437630.66
5Sheldon Heatherington
182J
479.08199.58678.66
Notables: The shortest overall takeoff was 187.75 feet by Warren Grobbelaar and the shortest landing was 199.58 by Sheldon Heatherington.

Light Touring

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Jeff Pohl
170B
134.08185.08319.16
2Jughead Counsell
170B
190.91222.41413.32
3Joel Dopson
172
294.75211.16505.91
4Matthew Petersen
172
310.5320.41630.91
Notables: Jeff Pohl & Jughead Counsell were flying the same aircraft, Jeff’s 170B. Jeff had the shortest takeoff in the class at 134.08 and was 4 inches shorter than his qualifying score of 319’6′. The shortest landing was 185.08 feet, also by Jeff Pohl. Joel Dopson had the second shortest landing in the class at 211.16 feet.

Bush

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Austin Clemens
Husky A-1C
149.5117.41266.91
2Gary Ward
PA-18-150
133.66183.16316.82
3Chuck Kinberger
NX Cub
93.41246.5339.91
4Ryan Moran
PA-18-150
225.33246.5471.83
5Sam Barth
Husky A-1C
195.16332.08527.24
6Doug Smith
Husky A-1C
213.91343.41557.32
Notables: Austin Clemens (17 year old, STOL Competition Rookie) won the class with the shortest landing of the class at 117.41 feet using Aviat Husky A-1C. Second Place, Gary Ward, was also a rookie STOL competitor. Chuck Kinberger had the shortest and most consistent takeoffs at 93.41 ft and 94.5 feet.

Experimental

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Jay Stanford
JS Super Cub
68.16152.16220.32
2John Wisdom
AL18 MOAC
125.58158.5284.08
3Jan Eggenfellner
Zenith 750 Super
102.16184.66286.82
4Luke Spoor
AL18 MOAC
152.41183.91336.32
5Amir Bayani
Piper Vagabond Replica
160.66198.58359.24
6Greg Simmons
FX-2
172324.25496.25
Notables: Jan Eggenfellner had remarkably consistent runs with both runs only having a difference of .17 feet (2 inches) total. Jay Stanford’s first time in our competition, with the lowest takeoff distance of 87.5 feet. Jay also had the shortest landing distance at 152.16 feet. This is John Wisdom’s second consecutive 2nd place finish. He also placed 2nd in Lonestar STOL. Amir Bayani was also extremely consistent with landings at 198.58 feet and 197.08 feet.

Light Sport / Light Experimental

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Steve Henry
Highlander
43.1686.66129.82
2Connor Simmons
Cubcrafters CC11-160
96.7591.91188.66
3Cameron Simmons
Cubcrafters CC11-160
95134.16229.16
4Jon Humberd
Zenith 701
88142.58230.58
5Jim Crane
Carbon Cub SS
122.58197.91320.49
6Ted Bloemker
JA30 SuperSTOL
167167.5334.5
Notables: Steve Henry had the shortest takeoff in the class at 43.16 feet. The shortest landing was also Steve Henry at 86.66 feet. Landings were considerably more competitive, with Connor Simmons’ shortest landing at 91.91 feet. Tony Armour’s Takeoff and Landing distance were almost identical at 167 and 167.5 feet. Cameron and Connor Simmons are brothers with different Cubcrafters CC11s, but are remarkably close in the contest. Jon Humberd’s Round 2 landing distance was the max score because he opted not to stop.