As we roll into our last event—AMA 422, the fastest of our events—we shift gears for the format. Like last year, we will use a single matrix format to determine a National Champion. The single matrix format means that we will have a champion at the conclusion of 10 rounds, rather than the format that was used for 426 (qualifying/finals). However, we will hold a final, or “Super Final,” with the fastest pilots at the end of the event. More to come on that topic.
Q40 is a cross between the old QM15 rules and the old F1 event. The airplanes travel at speeds close to 185 mph and turn on a dime. We have 64 entries, which is an increase from the last couple of years. That is always great to see.