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  1. #11
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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    RARA has just announced that a new class of racers will be added to the 2021 Races. A Piper Cub cross country race will be added. It will be a one lap cross country race around the unlimited course. The race will start Sept 13th with the racers crossing the finish line hopefully on the 15th to kick off the opening ceremonies.
    The new class is expected to attract Cubs from all over, with the most distant racer travelling all the way from Elko NV. In an interview with the pilot, he said, he's planning on leaving sometime in June to arrive at Stead early in the week for qualifying.
    Stayed tuned for additional info on this new and exciting class.
    Early arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    Too bad for the Viper boys. They are ready to rock. Seriously.
    Funny, this thread is all silly. I was serious. New motor. Fits into the regs but is just as fast.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    Funny, this thread is all silly. I was serious. New motor. Fits into the regs but is just as fast.
    I knew you were!

    Exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Boss View Post
    We have notified Timing and Scoring that this class will be timed using a highly sophisticated and ultra-sensitive 24" Sun Dial. The Sun Dial will be positioned immediately in front of the Box Seats and will also be monitored by a Sony Handycam.

    The Handycam CCTV feed will be streamed live via two cans and a string and can be viewed on any Sony Beta machine or for purchase after Race Week on Laser Disc. Pilots will be furnished with food and beverages as well as Adult Depends for use during the race. Volunteers are being sought to work as additional ground crew in cleaning the aircraft upon their return to the pits. No experience required.
    Years ago at an automobile slalom event at the Santa Ynez Airport, a beautifully dressed couple in a pre war Rolls were in line to run. When they got to the front, she got out of the car with a sun dial and handed it to timing/scoring, advising them to use it. They proceeded to gently cruise around the course. Fan favorite.

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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    In t5he 70's we used to g tot Sacramento Raceway for the Wednesday and Saturday open drags. A couple of us used to run for bragging rights and to test our fixes for the Friday night, ahem, street drags.
    There was an older dude that raced a bone stock VW van. He and what looked like his granddaughter would helmet up and go down the track at around 60 MPH by the quarter. He always got a standing ovation!

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    Found this today. It's made for an exhibit at the Air and Space Smithsonian.
    https://pioneersofflight.si.edu/cont...acing-activity
    "young" Thomas

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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    Flash back to 1964.

    Interesting history lesson.

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    Debbie Reynolds will be at the Riverside and $1.65 prime rib dinner Wednesday night at the Horseshoe Club.

    All I need a buck for 4 .25 cent beers at the Cal Neva and 10 bucks for Joe's place.



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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    Jet Fly-by this Saturday 9/19.

    https://airrace.org/news/media/

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    Saturdays Jet class fly-by cancelled.

    https://www.kolotv.com/2020/09/17/sa...yby-postponed/

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