A New Racing Class at Reno?

Reno PRS 2018 SubSonex Photo: Curtis Noble

Anyone that has an interest in air racing knows that the National Championship Air Races held in Reno, Nevada each September bring racing in a number of different aircraft classes. The biplanes, Formula 1, and Sport classes all feature homebuilts. The T-6, Unlimiteds, and Jet classes bring the noise and speed of the warbirds. But these classes aren't static, and over the years, new groups have appeared. It might take awhile for them to take hold, but where there are airplane drivers arguing over the speed of their particular machine, there is the possibility of a race! Continue reading "A New Racing Class at Reno?"

Formula 1 Racers to Round the Pylons at Ely (NV), 13-16 June

Photo courtesy of Ely Air Races.

If once a year at Reno doesn't give you enough of an air racing fix, join the Formula 1 Class at Ely, Nevada for four days of racing this June!

More than 15 racers are scheduled to attend the four days of pylon racing in the eastern Nevada town, and the venue promises to provide spectators a good view of the closed course spectacle, with the home stretch right up the edge of runway 36. The events starts with qualifying on Wednesday, June 13, and continues with heat racing each day through Saturday. In between races, the organizers promise ballon rides, smoke jumper demonstrations, and displays of Sport Class and T-6 race planes. Continue reading "Formula 1 Racers to Round the Pylons at Ely (NV), 13-16 June"

Californian Tim Cone Crowned Air Race 1 World Champion

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California's Tim Cone has been crowned Air Race 1 World Champion after winning the fastest international motorsport on the planet.

Virginia-native Cone, who now lives in Fresno, won the Air Race 1 World Cup Presented by Chang at U-Tapao International Naval Airbase today in Thailand.

The 52-year-old dominated the final in his Grove-Winged Cassutt racer #99 'What Airplane Honey' to win the World Cup in style. Continue reading "Californian Tim Cone Crowned Air Race 1 World Champion"

Sport Class Mid-Air

Mark Ter Keurs propeller will take more than filing after this morning's close call.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 Reno, NV--The great news is no one was hurt, but there was a rare coming-together during the Sport Medallion final this morning at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Continue reading "Sport Class Mid-Air"