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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    How strict is this really? I know rules are rules, but are they really going to tell Brent he can't race if he shows up Sunday... That's RARA shooting themselves in the foot. Might look like special treatment to some of the other racers (in all classes) that pushed to make the deadline, but hey technically RARA could've given them grace too, they just didn't ask... If this is more of a FAA thing, then I understand that more.
    It has become a lot more strict over the past several years. They would 100% tell him no if he misses the deadline. The only possible exception would be if the delay is legitimately weather related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    It has become a lot more strict over the past several years. They would 100% tell him no if he misses the deadline. The only possible exception would be if the delay is legitimately weather related.
    Got it.

    To your other question, I would estimate it takes about 6 hours of flying time to get to KRTS at 300mph cruise. 90 minutes split over two gas/food stops, gain back 2 hours from the time change. Leaving Saturday morning would be a stretch even if everything goes as planned. Maybe a Friday evening departure and spend the night somewhere halfway. Hoping it doesn't get to that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Hoping it doesn't get to that point.
    We'll have a better idea later tonight.
    Just got off work, gotta do some house stuff, eat, then I'm off.
    Mark K....

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    I beg of you, team miss America, please be safe.

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    Hi guys.... I'm sitting here at Miss America's hangar and I have a little news to share... some good and bad news. At the current time the race motor has yet to arrive. Crew member Greg Butler informed me that Rick Shanholtzer called at 9am this morning with the good news that the motor was ready. Not wanting to wait one minute longer team member Scotty Butler loaded up the truck, hitched up the trailer and headed down to Texas just before 11am. So currently, the motor is enroute and should arrive anytime now. Actually I had to leave and go home to take care of the cats for the evening and just got back to the hangar. When I left Greg & Johnny were waiting for Scotty to arrive. Now that I'm back, they're gone so I can only assume that Scotty may have had something happen that he needed help with. Regardless, I'll hang here for awhile longer and wait - I'm as curious to find out what's up as any of you guys... maybe even moreso since I took tommorow off so I cover this developing story.

    OK... the good news. Brent called RARA and verified that he has until Sunday, 5pm to make it to Stead.... very doable and has taken a bit of heat off the crew (they read what was posted here and immediately called to verify the rules they were reading were correct... Sunday 5pm and not Saturday noon).

    Alrighty then - I'll post more when I get it and with any luck that will be sooner rather than later.
    Mark K....

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    Well, it's 11:30pm and still waiting. Obviously there's been a delay - the reason unknown at this time. Sticking here awhile longer so I'll report back when I have something. ttys
    Mark K....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon1_Mark View Post
    Well, it's 11:30pm and still waiting. Obviously there's been a delay - the reason unknown at this time. Sticking here awhile longer so I'll report back when I have something. ttys
    Mark - the value you are bringing to me and I am sure so many others -
    THANK YOU!!!
    Yes, Doc, Greg, Scotty and entire team - Safety & God Speed.
    Last edited by mitchcarley; 09-08-2022 at 06:08 AM.

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    Good news! Race motor has arrived and is already in the aircraft as of 7:00am today.

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    I faded last night a little after midnight and came home. These are pictures that Brent sent to me this morning. I plan on heading up to the hangar again later this afternoon. Until then
    Last edited by Pylon1_Mark; 09-08-2022 at 08:56 AM.
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    Interesting development - the crew just informed me that the previous deadline of Sunday at 5pm is now as Race5 said earlier - Saturday at noon. Apparently the person at RARA was mistaken & the rules have indeed changed. Interesting development, any wiggle room just went away and there now is a bigger chance of a no show for Miss A. Hate to have to say it, but them's the facts jack.
    Mark K....

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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon1_Mark View Post
    Interesting development - the crew just informed me that the previous deadline of Sunday at 5pm is now as Race5 said earlier - Saturday at noon. Apparently the person at RARA was mistaken & the rules have indeed changed. Interesting development, any wiggle room just went away and there now is a bigger chance of a no show for Miss A. Hate to have to say it, but them's the facts jack.
    There's still time, if everything goes without issue... Really sucks though.
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