PASSION PISTONS & POWER
Unlimited Class: Unofficial
lap time turned in by Dago Red of 496mph
John Zyac reported down with engine
problems enroute to Reno, pilot and
aircraft ok... Aircraft repaired
overnight...flew to Reno. John was timing
T-6's this morning and flying his T-6 in
qualifications this afternoon.
Sport Class: "Thunder
Rose" arrives from Winnemucca Nevada
after overnight repairs on oil line
Lee Behel flies David Anders
"Eggstra Special" at an
unofficially timed 329mph.
Sport Class: Dave
Morss' factory Lancair entry scorches
number 1 piston... Continental will
replace all cylinders, airplane will take
the clock tomorrow.
Sport Class: Update
for factory Lancair entry...ADI Injection
pump problems caused detonation in all 6
cylinders. New cylinders, bearings and
pistons on the way..."may" fly
on Weds. In the meantime, Zero-Nine-Lima
( Morss' winning entry for 1998 &
1999) is on its way to Reno.
Unlimited Class: Tiger
Destefani, pilot of Race 7, Strega,
declares a Mayday, due to 'loss of
power'. He soon canceled the Mayday when
he regained power, but then called
another Mayday..due to 'loss of power'
again, while on the course. Fire
department is on their way out to the
plane. The pilot and aircraft landed
safely on Runway 14.
Unlimited Class: Bad
news for fans of Dreadnought. The engine
is making metal.. the silver kind,
indicating a bad bearing. The
"Buick" will sit out the rest
of Reno 2000.
Unlimited Class: Voodoo
and Critical Mass posted leisurely times,
but attrition may put them in top
five.... Both plan on watching the
balance of qualifying, saving the best
for the last lap on Sunday!
T-6 Class: No
happy faces in the "Two of
Hearts" pit... Engine problems may
keep 1997 Gold winner, Mary Dilda, out of
competition this year.
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