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Reno Stead Airport
September 8, 2002

Reno Air Race Update
Report by: Wayne Sagar &
Mark S. Daniels
Landing Gear Failure Puts Critical Mass Out for 2002
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Gear Fails - Gold Contender Sidelined

"I thought I'd run off the edge of the taxiway and hit a concrete culvert" said Auburn, California pilot Tom Dwelle today after an incident here at the Reno Stead Airport.

Landing gear faulure after a test flight has taken a promising candidate for the Gold Unlimited Race win out of competion for this year.

click here for Audio Interview With Tom Dwelle

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Other Action Today At Stead

  • Rare Bear crew continue engine shakedowns.

  • Practice runs begin for all race classes.

  • 470+ mph -- September Fury Blisters The Course

  • Rare Bear and Precious Metal Commit to Las Vegas

  • Tiger begins practice/test runs on his last "Reno"

Stay Tuned For More "ON-SITE" reports from American Air Racing's AAFO.COM HQ at The Reno Stead Airport

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