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September 01, 2003
NemesisNXT Press Release

So close….

So the big question. Will the Sharp’s NemesisNXT be racing at Reno this year? The answer; "It’s so close…but time has run out. It’s so disappointing for our team and sponsors", comments Jon Sharp, builder and pilot of the NemesisNXT.

Safety and attention to details is first on the list for Team Nemesis. Jon added, "It imperative that when we first roll out NemesisNXT, every small detail has been double checked. Our goal is to go fast, break records and enjoy the ride!"

In one short year, Nemesis Air Racing, Inc. built and delivered 4 NXT kits, plus their own NemesisNXT. Considering the amount of work to design and build a new plane, this is quite an accomplishment for an aviation couple and a few key Team Nemesis members.

The NemesisNXT was designed not only to go fast from point A to point B, but to also race in the Sport Class Air Racing division. The Sport Class Racing rules state "Aircraft eligible for competition within the Sport Class shall be limited to production model kit-built aircraft…. of which 5 or more kits have been produce and delivered to customers by the manufacturer…." With four kits delivered and their own NXT built, the rules have been met.

Even though the Sharp’s NXT won’t race at Reno this year, their dedication and tight deadline hasn’t diminished. They are planning on taking the NemesisNXT to the Nellis Air Show in November. The next stop after that is the Washington DC Dulles Airport in December for the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space new facility, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The Nemesis, the record breaking Formula One racer, has already been placed in the new facility and will be part of the Grand Opening.

Next year will be a busy one for the Sharp’s NemesisNXT with airshows, races, record breaking flights and fly-ins. Who knows, there may be even 4 NXTs at the Reno National Air Races in 2004. Until then…fly fast!

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