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    Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    Anyone interested in pylon racing in Texas needs to mark their calendar and plan on attending the first annual TPRA (Texas Pylon Racing Association) meeting in Waco TX on January 14th, 2012.



    We plan on discussing all forms of pylon racing from EF-1 electric, Club 40, and up to Q500 424,426,& 428.



    We will be discussing the possibility of promoting the NMPRA program or adopting our own TPRA organization and which would better fit our needs to promote pylon racing in Texas.



    This will be an open discussion with opening remarks by people in the know such as Dub Jett, Fred French, Randy Rich, and others.



    After the key note speakers remarks the floor will be open for anyone to speak.



    We will try to follow a parliamentary type of meeting, letting everyone have their say.



    After that we will put it to a vote as to which way we want to go.





    We will set a race schedule up for 2012 and hope to have more pylon racing in TX this year.





    Contact Jim McGuinn for place and time. I need to know how many to expect so that I can secure a meeting place large enough. It will likely be a restaurant that is easily accessible from I 35.



    I am planning on starting around 10 or 11 AM have the opening remarks and then break for lunch, then continue with the meeting.



    If the weather is good I would like to see Dub Jett and Randy Rich put on a demonstration 426 flight at our field.


    Please respond early so I can get a count of how many will be attending.



    Any feed back is welcome.



    This will be a dutch treat, but it will be a moderate price restaurant.

    I would like to see all of the CD's that plan on holding races in TX this year attend.

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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    Don't forget this Saturday Jan. 14th WACO TX Pylon racing meeting.

    11:00 AM El Chico's WACO TX

    2111 S. Valley Mills Dr. I-35 & Valley mills on the circle Take the Valley Mills exit next to Texas Roadhouse.

    Hear comments from the 2011 AMA overall National Champion Dub Jett! (Jett Engineering)

    Racer and race supporter Randy Rich (Richie's Brew)

    Bob Petrinec member of the RCPRO rule committee.

    Fred French Long time racer and giant scale engine builder.

    Jerry Small Nats racer and EF-1 supporter.

    We will be discussing the up coming 2012 season.

    What we can do to promote more racing in Texas.

    Forming the Texas pylon racing origination or association (TPRO or TPRA)

    Supporting the NMPRA

    Local rules and standards.


    Jim McGuiunn
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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012


    ORIGINAL: THRL-SKER

    Don't forget this Saturday Jan. 14th WACO TX Pylon racing meeting.

    (clip) Jerry Small Nats racer and Q25 supporter. (clip)
    Not to be "picky" but Jerry Small is definitely NOT a Q-25 supporter, except that it IS racing and Jerry supports racing in general. Jerry is an exceptional artist, with an eye for style and form and doesn't particularly like "ugly boxes". Jerry's thing is promoting EF-1 since he and Dan Kane are the primary developers of the class. There WILL be some North Texas Q-25 guys attending however. Personally, I think that Q-25 is a MUCH better entry level class to 424/426 than C-40, but of course I love my C-40 plane too, it's my favorite all-around sport plane (and I can RACE it!).
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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    Thanks Gary I have edited the post.

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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    Jim....Got a date set yet for EF1 race in your area? We have a couple of guys down in the Beaumont area that are flying legal EF1's and would like to check out racing. Would you mind if others post other Texas races in your thread?
    Richard

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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    We have 7 races scheduled in the DFW area that will include BOTH Q-25 and EF-1. Check out the schedule at: http://www.ntxpylonracing.org/race_schedule.html
    Gary James
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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    Thanks Gary......I'll get the word out in my area.
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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    Richard, there will be a club 40 & EF-1 race here in Waco Saturday May 12. This will be be an all day race. With registration open 8:00 to 9:00. We will be expecting 30 to 35 racers.

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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    Jim.....Many thanks for the information. I will spread the word in my area. Anyone....Any other Texas area races out there? Houston area?
    Richard

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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012


    ORIGINAL: THRL-SKER

    Richard, there will be a club 40 & EF-1 race here in Waco Saturday May 12. This will be be an all day race. With registration open 8:00 to 9:00. We will be expecting 30 to 35 racers.

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    No 424 or 426 in Texas??

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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    There isn't any 424 or 426 racing anywhere in Texas near me.

    I drive to Kansas and Missouri to race.

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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    Well, some people forget that New Mexico is separate form Texas, so You can pretend the Albuquerque race is in Texas. EF1, 424, 426, August 4-5.

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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    ORIGINAL: PylonDave

    No 424 or 426 in Texas??
    Not at this time, but we are hopeful. There are no fields/clubs with active racers in the DFW area that have enough room for the bigger safety setbacks. The NEW T-bird field MIGHT be big enough, and we are going to check it out. Quickie and faster racing has apparently died out in the Houston area due to lack of participation and the understandable reluctance of CD's to put on races and then have nobody show up. Scobee field IS big enough according to a well-known racer there. I will be the CD for the first T-bird Q-25/EF-1 race at T-bird field on May 27th and am VERY concerned about trying to find the necessary pylon judges and administrative help.
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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012

    We are working on it. GEORGETOWN is supposed to have a two pole 424 and we are looking at setting up a 3 pole short course in Waco


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    RE: Pylon racing in Texas 2012


    ORIGINAL: THRL-SKER

    We are working on it. GEORGETOWN is supposed to have a two pole 424 and we are looking at setting up a 3 pole short course in Waco


    Yes, I've heard that Fast Freddy French might have enough room at his place to set up a 3-pole course. Let's hope it works out.
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