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[*] posted on 5-17-2018 at 02:50 PM
Fastest Motor Sport Racing


Reno Air Racing. For anyone interested in real speed (500mph area) at low level, the fastest Motor Sport Racing In the world will air Sunday May 20, 2018 on the NBC Sports network at 11am edt. This is the final Championship of 2017.

Picture of highly modified P51 owned by Bakersfield Farmer that has won the Reno race several times and held the piston prop record of over 500mph.

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[*] posted on 5-17-2018 at 09:30 PM


Its not how fast you farm well
Its how well you farm fast
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[*] posted on 5-18-2018 at 08:33 AM


This really is the greatest show on earth. I spent 30 delightful years going to the RNAR (Reno National Air Race). If you like speed, big engines....like a Rolls-Royce Merliin...this is the place for you. You should get a pit pass that puts you in among the pilots and mechanics as they get ready to race at 500 MPH for the Unlimited birds but slower for the others.....still great fun.

Then there are The Blue Angels (or the Thunderbirds in an off year...go NAVY), groupies, half nekid hot chicks, good food, and noise.

Bring money and wear a hat. Your wife and/or feminine Boss can sit in the stands while you travel around looking for astronaughts, famous pilots, some non current movie stars like Eastwood.....Snoop Dawg won't be there.

We liked it so much we even had a "ski house" up at Truckee for post race booze and bbq with old pilots...:-)!!

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[*] posted on 5-18-2018 at 10:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bonanza bucko  
This really is the greatest show on earth. I spent 30 delightful years going to the RNAR (Reno National Air Race). If you like speed, big engines....like a Rolls-Royce Merliin...this is the place for you. You should get a pit pass that puts you in among the pilots and mechanics as they get ready to race at 500 MPH for the Unlimited birds but slower for the others.....still great fun.

Then there are The Blue Angels (or the Thunderbirds in an off year...go NAVY), groupies, half nekid hot chicks, good food, and noise.
Bring money and wear a hat. Your wife and/or feminine Boss can sit in the stands while you travel around looking for astronaughts, famous pilots, some non current movie stars like Eastwood.....Snoop Dawg won't be there.

We liked it so much we even had a "ski house" up at Truckee for post race booze and bbq with old pilots...:-)!!

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Totally agree BB! You describe the atmosphere very well. I also have been going for years and this race is at the top of my list yearly every September. Have several pilot friends that race there. Nothing like the sound of a 4000hp V 12 Merlin powered P51 screaming by in front of your nose at 50 feet going around 500mph. I have a hanger at Stead so I get 6 free pit passes for the “inconvenience” of the airport being shut down for a week during the races, and it is fun getting a closeup of the airplanes, crews, and pilots, and eye candy running around that is typical of all kinds of racing.

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[*] posted on 5-18-2018 at 02:05 PM


Visiting the Reno Air Show is on my bucket list. I watch the air races on Red Bull TV, worldwide, some amazing pilots flying some amazing machines.



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