Promise Fulfilled

Mark Voss, One Moment Racing's thermodynamicist and Andrew Findlay stop hugging long enough for a photo after their first Sport Gold victory.
Mark Voss, One Moment Racing's thermodynamicist and Andrew Findlay stop hugging long enough for a photo after their first Sport Gold victory.

Ever since Andrew Findlay appeared with his splashy graphics and youthful team full of brains and enthusiasm the only real question was when would it all come together for a Sport Gold win.

The answer was today. Continue reading "Promise Fulfilled"

Biplane Gold

Andrew Buehler tells what it was like out there moments after winning Biplane Gold--again.

Surprising absolutely no one, Andrew Buehler started first, immediately began lapping nearly everyone and finished first in today's Biplane Gold race. Flying Phantom, the modified beyond recognition Mong Sport he's co-owned with Tom Aberle since the beginning, Buehler capped a trouble-free Reno year in all-conquering fashion. Certainly Phantom is one of the winningist race planes of all time, and has taken Tom Aberle into the ranks of the most successful pilots in Reno history. Continue reading "Biplane Gold"

Robbed!

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Justin Meaders shows off his Reno grin after walking away with the Formula One Gold this morning. Both the wing and tiny 46-in. prop on his racer were built by Craig Catto. Justin flies via hand controls; one stick for pitch and roll, another stick for yaw.

Anticipation is one thing, but racing is something else. And we were all robbed of a great Formula One Gold race this morning by wonky qualifying and an oil leak. Continue reading "Robbed!"

A Promising New Race Day

Photo: KG Eccles/RARA
Photo: KG Eccles/RARA

It's 45 degrees as the night hints at ceding itself to the sun in Reno, Nevada. In countless hotel rooms, houses, trailers and motorhomes the air racing tribe is up and headed to the airport. It's Sunday. Race day. The day that counts; where winning and loosing decides who's who and the promoters base their performance reviews in the form of checks. Continue reading "A Promising New Race Day"