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Reno Air Races

This year's event will be held
September 16-20, 2015

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- Bradley Orr
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- Gary Williams
   Race Results/Statistics
- Mark Kallio

... as well as other major contributors to the Pylon1 website.

- Chuck Aro
- Don "Bucky" Dawson
- Curt Graham
- Gerald Liang
- Mike Lucchesi
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- Neal Nurmi


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Air Racers : The Pilots
Conquering the Conquest 1 Bearcat: An Interview with Gunther Balz
May 23, 2002, 18:55
For any Unlimited race pilot in the early years of Reno, the goal was ultimately universal: plain and simple, figure out some way to unseat Darryl Greenamyer and his all conquering Conquest 1 Bearcat. At Reno 1972, flying the renamed Roto-Finish Special, Gunther Balz did just that...
Article By: Michael Lucchesi
Photography By: Chuck Aro, William T. Larkins, Gerald Liang, Mark Kallio, the Dick Phillips Collection, and Emil Strasser
Air Racers : The Pilots
Clay Claybo - A Touch of Class!
May 3, 2001, 15:12
Clay was many things during his air racing career - a good pilot, a good father and husband, and a great competitor with the true spirit of Reno coursing through his veins - but if you had to say one thing above all else, it would be - he had class!
Article By: Chuck Aro
Photography By: Curtis Fowles, Chuck & Shawn Aro
Air Racers : The Pilots
In the Cockpit - Bob Hannah
Sep 6, 2000, 09:50
Today is Friday - September 17th, 1999, here at the Reno Air Races. This will be the first day for the big Gold Heat for the top 5 guys. I'm with Hurricane Bob Hannah, and basically, I want to ask him a few questions...
Article By: Don "Bucky" Dawson
Photography By: Don "Bucky" Dawson & Mark Kallio
Air Racers : The Pilots
The Lady is a Champ! - An Interview with Erin Rheinschild
Aug 13, 2000, 14:00
Currently a pilot for United Airlines, Erin graciously took the time to share with us some insights about what it's like to follow your dreams, handle a catastrophic engine failure, share victory with a loved one, and be the sole member of a VERY exclusive club.
Article By: Michael Lucchesi
Photography By: Don "Bucky" Dawson & Neal Nurmi
Air Racers : The Pilots
Career Stats - Lloyd Hamilton
Jan 14, 2000, 20:19
Lloyd Hamilton Tribute - Career Stats on Baby Gorilla, Furias, and the other aircraft he flew competitively during his racing career.
Article By: Mark Kallio
Photography By: Don "Bucky" Dawson
Air Racers : The Pilots
Lloyd Hamilton Tribute
Jan 14, 2000, 16:16
Some people called him an air racer, others called him a top competitor and one of the best pilots out on the course, and then some just called him a friend - but regardless of what title is used, everyone involved in the sport of Unlimited Class racing is truly saddened by the loss of one of their own - Lloyd Hamilton.
Article By: Mark Kallio
Photography By: Don "Bucky" Dawson & Mark Kallio
Air Racers : The Pilots
In the Cockpit - Skip Holm
Jan 10, 2000, 08:05
Pylon1 interviews pilot Skip Holm on his racing carreer - as well as talks with Dago Red's crew chief Bill Kerchenfaut, team member Danny Stout, & owner Terry Bland about Team Dago Red's new pilot for R2K and their hopes for a successful race week at Reno this year.
Article By: Mark Kallio
Photography By: Don "Bucky" Dawson & Mark Kallio



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