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Old 05-24-2013, 08:42 PM
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Hey Marty,

I dug my Sundowner out of the shed today and will be test flying it tomorrow. Poor thing hasn't flown in at least 4 years. I was surprised it was still in one of my transmitters. If it flies OK I may be flying it at one of your events this year. Probably needs an engine upgrade though.

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Terry,
as far as I know there should be a 3 Sundowners at Rabbit. And the bonus is, if you want you can choose to enter it in the new Sportsman Class. The key will be getting it up to speeds of 140- 150 MPH to hit the 2:00 break out.
Im thinking a YS170 would do the trick!


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Old 05-26-2013, 07:33 AM
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Maybe you guys should think about losing the prop restriction on the Mark/Moki 2.1. I know there was reason for that in the beginning, but now that the YS 1.70 is dominating the field, that prop restriction doesn't really make sense.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:25 AM
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I agree 100%. My vote is and always has been to do that exact change for the Moki.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:05 PM
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This weekend is the first leg of the Giant Scale Pylon Air races in Arizona. The town of Flagstaff, Az is host to the USRA racers. Tech day is thursday with practice as well. Racing starts on Fri around 9:00 AM. Sat is same schedule. A hopeful one round dash on Sunday and then the always spectacular Trophy races as well.
Classes being run are Unlimited, F! Pro, F1 GT, 50cc Warbird, Sportsman and Sundowner. This event promises to start the 2013 season off with a bang as the Unlimiteds have steadily grown lighter and faster than ever. The new Sportsman class is seeing a lot of interest and should be a full class to enjoy. For more info go to the USRA website at www.usrainfo.org.

The next race will be in Oct 25-27 at Rabbit Dry Lake Bed near Victorville, Ca.
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Here are the results after 4 rounds of racing at The 2013 Summer Nationals held at near Flagstaff, Az.

New SPortsman Class - Kent Mclain
F1 GT- Marty Treat
F1 Pro - Richard Verano
Unlimited - Tom Keating

For more info on this race and the season finale to be held at Rabbit Dry Lake Bed near Victorville, Ca on Oct 25, 26, 27 : please visit the usrainfo.org website
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:29 AM
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The new sportsman class is gonna be a great class. So many different types of planes. You guys need to get your stuff ready for this class.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:03 PM
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Well we made it through the Summer Nationals and speeds were incredible. Thanks to Chuck and his crew for the efforts for that race.
I am busy getting ready for the Oct 25-27 race at Rabbit.
A couple ideas I will be implementing for this years race.

There will be a dinner on Sat night at the field catered by the food vendor. Tickets are $10, and purchased at registration time.

If you enter one of the USRA classes (Unl, F1, or SD) and then enter in the Sportsman or Warbird class, that second entry will be half price- $25.

I will also be selecting a random round/heat of the sportsman class as a "Money" heat. This means for this heat only the first plave winner will receive a cash prize as they walk off the line. (Can not break out) The amount will be determined by the entries.

I hope to see old biplanes in this class.

Also I will plan on running the warbird and sundowner classes seperate from the sportsman if the entries are there.

There is a plan to have an announcer giving a play by play report of all classes: " and there goes Marty Flood around Dave Smith for the lead, its the final turn and Marty Flood wins it, oh and this just in, it is a new world record time of 1:12" Something like that any way.
Looking forward to seeing all of you for this season finale.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:30 PM
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Thanks to our sponsors - Horizon Hobby, Desert Aircraft, Futaba, APC, CRT, Waymire Decaling and Ritch's Brew. We have over $5000 worth of prizes and purse money.
We could not do this w/o these great sponsors!
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:07 PM
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I have heard rumors that there are around 5 "experimental class" planes coming for this race. These were the rockets in their day and cant wait to see them.
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I'm interested in coming to watch, can you please post directions?

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bear valley road exit neaver victorville off the 15. Take bear valley exit towards lucerne. Take it all the way to hwy 18 , turn right. Head a few miles and look for the lake bed on left after rabbit springs road - cant miss it it will have a 100 motorhomes on it
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The expected purse for Race of Champions:
Race Purse

Unlimited Gold
1st place - DA150 + $300
2nd place - $400
3rd place - $300
4th place - $200
5th place - $100

Unlimited Silver
1st - 5th plaques

F1 Pro-
1st place DA150
2nd place - $300
3rd Place - $200
4th - plaque
5th - plaque

F1 GT
1st place - $300
2nd place - $200
3rd - plaque
4th - plaque
5th - plaque

Sportsman class
Plaques 1st -5th

Sundowner Class
1st - YS175 FZ
Plaques 1st - 5th

50cc Warbird
1st - YS175 FZ
Plaques 1st- 5th

Experimental Class
Plaques 1st - 5th


Over $6,000.00 in cash, prizes and awards thanks to great sponsors.
A special thanks to DA Aircraft, CRT, APC ,Horizon Hobby, YS Engines and Futaba for all they are doing to make this a premiere event.

We are still seeking other sponsors and may add to the other classes to enrich the incentives as well. If that occurs we will post and notify our fans.

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I'm Pleased to say I will be your annoucer at Victorville this October. .. I can't wait! I'm so excited amd honored to even be asked! All who attend will be in for a great time
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. . . I will be your announcer at Victorville this October. . . All who attend will be in for a great time
My buddy Joe is s-o-o-o humble!

Really . . . You don't have to be shy, Joe.

(Have fun, my friend. It will be a good one.)
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What are the engine restrictions for the new sportman class ? is there a link to the rules & reg's ?

Thx.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:21 PM
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Links are at usrainfo.org under classes
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3 weeks until the season ending championship race!!

Cant wait it is going to be stellar.
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Are you "set to Jet" Marty? I will be there on Saturday to cheer you guys on. Good Luck!

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Old 10-15-2013, 04:36 AM
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Dave,
Yes everything is set , many racers have their eyes set on a new world record, and the championship points race is the tightest I have ever seen in Unlimited and F1 Pro. This will be exciting. Wish you were racing but it will be good to see you any way.
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I'm getting pumped up! I'm so excited for this race! Its truly one of kind...its Race Week act according!
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I have gotten reports that teams have already been out to Rabbit getting final testing and tuning duties completed. The Unlimited class is shaping up to be a "wild ride".
The Sportsman Class is also racking up entries.

Friday will be quite a day to soo who is at the top going into Saturdays rounds. If the top pilots can make it safely through Sundays Trophy races will be spectacular.
Racing scheduled to start each day at 9:00 AM (Fri - Sun).

Weather is scheduled to be near perfect all weekend.
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How many are you expecting in Sportsman Marty?
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Hey Craig,
I bet there will be at least 3 heats if not more of Sportsman. There have only been 1/2 who have preregistered so the numbers wont be accurate at this time. If I'm not mistaken I have you for Unl, F1GT and Sportsman?

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Sounds right! On a plane in the morning, see you soon.
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