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    Just found this.... Let me elaborate on the names...

    http://airrace.org/wp-content/upload...S-Pilots-1.pdf

    Michael Brown- Goldfinger
    Brent Hisey- Miss America
    Stephen Barber- CAF SoCal Pilot
    Jason Somes- CAF SoCal Pilot

    Joe & JP Thibodeau- Us Reno fans know the name, right now the family owns P-51D Crusader and Sea Fury Sea Hawk which Nelson had his accident in. Are they bringing Crusader?

    James Dale- Also known as Jim Dale... Lead Pilot for Lewis Air Legends...
    Craig Hutain- Pilot for Tora and plenty of other CAF Texas planes, recently flew the tall-tail P-63F

    Dennis Sanders- Qual Pilot
    Sherman Smoot- Qual Pilot

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Just found this.... Let me elaborate on the names...

    http://airrace.org/wp-content/upload...S-Pilots-1.pdf

    Michael Brown- Goldfinger
    Brent Hisey- Miss America
    Stephen Barber- CAF SoCal Pilot
    Jason Somes- CAF SoCal Pilot

    Joe & JP Thibodeau- Us Reno fans know the name, right now the family owns P-51D Crusader and Sea Fury Sea Hawk which Nelson had his accident in. Are they bringing Crusader?

    James Dale- Also known as Jim Dale... Lead Pilot for Lewis Air Legends...
    Craig Hutain- Pilot for Tora and plenty of other CAF Texas planes, recently flew the tall-tail P-63F

    Dennis Sanders- Qual Pilot
    Sherman Smoot- Qual Pilot

    I believe the Thibodeau's have a new Sea Fury they plan on bringing if everything works out.

    JD is slated to fly PSAM's Cobra.

    CAF is still standing by their decision to not allow any of their aircraft to be raced. They did let Somes and Barber use the airplanes for PRS. Hopefully they can find other rides to bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    I believe the Thibodeau's have a new Sea Fury they plan on bringing if everything works out.

    JD is slated to fly PSAM's Cobra.

    CAF is still standing by their decision to not allow any of their aircraft to be raced. They did let Somes and Barber use the airplanes for PRS. Hopefully they can find other rides to bring.
    Which Fury..?

    Sweet! Thought that Nightingale and Moodie both raced last year to prepare them to bring both planes so that's interesting.

    And that kinda throws off what Hurtain is bringing considering he flies CAF birds, hopefully they can bend some rules...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Which Fury..?
    N63SF....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    N63SF....
    N63SF was rescued from Iraq by Jurist and Tallichet and was established as an ISS 11 until getting the registration N63SF and keeping that registration going forward. The TMK 20 Fury was restored by Sanders and kept under the radar for a pretty long time (even now the registration hasn't been confirmed), but we know it's 63SF.

    It was built for Chuck Greenhill as a dual-control TMK 20 with a 2800 mounted up front and had her first flight a little over a year ago. 63SF was registered to Air Zurich LLC which is the name that Greenhill uses to register most of his warbirds. As of 3 days ago (June 15, 2018) the registration has been switched over to an unnamed owner in Denver, Colorado, with the same address that Joe Thibodeau uses to register his aircraft.

    Just this morning Mr. Seguin posted a video of 63SF running up at the Sanders facility in Ione in bare metal scheme... if all goes to plan we should be seeing her grace the pylons this year! Nice to have 5 Fury's running the pylons again.

    Hoping to learn more soon and get an idea of what paint scheme is going onto her!
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    That is awesome news to see Miss A & Goldfinger on the list! The Full Noise crew are working like mad men and women to get her back this year as well.. last update had her on jacks in the hangar at Omaka looking at ideas for go faster bits
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiracefan View Post
    The Full Noise crew are working like mad men and women to get her back this year as well.. last update had her on jacks in the hangar at Omaka looking at ideas for go faster bits
    Might a suggest finding another option to build the race motor this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Jim View Post
    Might a suggest finding another option to build the race motor this year?
    Oh cmon Brad who’s good at race-prepping Allison’s these days?! But good point... haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Jim View Post
    Might a suggest finding another option to build the race motor this year?
    OUCH. while true.... it is also savage!
    I think the plan is to run the current motor (which is last years stocker)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Oh cmon Brad who’s good at race-prepping Allison’s these days?! But good point... haha
    I'd start with VIntage V12s. I have to agree however. The guy who built that engine last year seems to have gotten a few things not quite right. That said, it sounds like the Full Noise crew are looking at a supercharger mod, and hopefully some stronger valve springs. It sounded like the valves on the stock engine were floating quite a bit. Perhaps the heads off the race engine are in good condition and can be swapped onto the stock case? I also gather that they are looking for ways to run more water for the spray bars. Perhaps some 400 mph duct tape on all the panel seams?

    Even though the winning speed will likely be far lower than it was last year, I have a feeling its going to be harder for FN to make it into the Gold for Sunday. I get the feeling the racing is going to be very competitive amongst the 360-400 mph club.

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