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Air Racer articles have been grouped in three main categories:
-- The Pilots
The speed seekers - interviews and related stories which highlight air race pilots and their quest for speed.
-- The Planes
Divided into two sub-categories
--- In Detail
Air racer profiles - racing stats & detailed information on specific racing aircraft in brief.
--- In Focus
Articles on racing aircraft - either individually or as a group.
-- The People
Articles on the air race fans & participants, focusing on the many people that have made the sport of air racing what it is today.
- Features
Two main categories:
-- Multimedia & Video
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Gallery category list available on gallery page. Gallery is separated by racing class.
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Reno Air Races

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

Please Note: This website is not an affiliate of the Reno Air Racing Association and is not involved in ticket sales or scheduling. Please visit the official RARA website - the sole source for current & accurate information on the Reno National Championship Air Races.
 

Contributors

Pylon1 would like to recognize & thank our current contributors:

- Bradley Orr
   Reno Correspondent/Photojournalist
- Gary Williams
   Race Results/Statistics
- Mark Kallio
   Owner/Webmaster

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

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


 
 
 
 

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Site Last Updated: Nov 7th, 2015 - 07:16:10
Photo Gallery : Articles/Events
Reno 52nd Annual NCAR - Sports Class
Nov 7, 2015, 07:11
More of Pylon1's Reno 2015 event coverage with our next photo gallery of the series - the Sports Class of racers - 187 images.
Be sure to check back soon for our last installment of the series... the Unlimited Class!

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Bradley Orr
 
 
Photo Gallery : Articles/Events
Reno 52nd Annual NCAR - Ramp, Pits, & Misc.
Nov 7, 2015, 06:55
More of Pylon1's Reno 2015 event coverage with our next photo gallery of the series - Ramp, Pits, & Misc. - 36 images.

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Bradley Orr
 
 
Photo Gallery : Articles/Events
Reno 52nd Annual NCAR - Jets
Nov 7, 2015, 06:51
More of Pylon1's Reno 2015 event coverage with our next photo gallery of the series - the Jets & Jet Class of racers - 26 images.

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Bradley Orr
 
 
Photo Gallery : Articles/Events
Reno 52nd Annual NCAR - International Formula One Class
Nov 7, 2015, 06:48
More of Pylon1's Reno 2015 event coverage with our next photo gallery of the series - the International Formula One Class of racers - 91 images.

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Bradley Orr
 
 
Photo Gallery : Articles/Events
Reno 52nd Annual NCAR - Biplane Class
Nov 7, 2015, 06:34
More of Pylon1's Reno 2015 event coverage with our next photo gallery of the series - the Biplane Class of racers - 55 images.

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Bradley Orr
 
 
Photo Gallery : Articles/Events
Reno 52nd Annual NCAR - AT6 Class
Oct 24, 2015, 14:37
We begin Pylon1's Reno 2015 event coverage with our first photo gallery of the series - the AT6 Class. We'll be covering the other racing classes in the near future, so check back for our next gallery soon!


I'd like to also take this time to welcome Bradley Orr to the P1 team as our official Reno correspondent and the man responsible for all the photos you'll see at the P1 site this year covering the 2015 event (and future events for the P1 site). Bradley did an awesome job for us and we are very fortunate to be able to bring this photographer his chance in the spotlight - he certainly has an unending passion for the sport and shows some excellent talent behind the lens!

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Bradley Orr
 
 
Features : Wallpaper
Race #5 "Voodoo" Wallpaper - 2002
Feb 22, 2014, 17:55
Large format images of Race #5 Voodoo - Reno 2002 - suitable for your desktop or laptop wallpaper. (10 photos)

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Mark Kallio
 
 
Features : Wallpaper
Race #5 "Voodoo" Wallpaper - 1999 Yolo County
Feb 22, 2014, 17:52
Large format images of Race #5 Voodoo - Yolo County Airport 1995 (special photo shoot) - suitable for your desktop or laptop wallpaper. (8 photos)

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Mark Kallio
 
 
Features : Wallpaper
Race #5 "Voodoo" Wallpaper - 1999 Reno
Feb 22, 2014, 17:48
Large format images of Race #5 Voodoo - Reno 1999 - suitable for your desktop or laptop wallpaper. (9 photos)

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Mark Kallio & Mark Robinson
 
 
Features : Wallpaper
Race #10 "Critical Mass" Wallpaper - 1999 thru 2002
Feb 17, 2014, 10:21
Large format images of Race #10 Critical Mass covering years 1999 thru 2002 - suitable for your desktop or laptop wallpaper. (17 photos)

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Mark Kallio
 
 
Features : Wallpaper
Race #7 "Strega" Wallpaper - 1999 thru 2002
Feb 16, 2014, 16:47
Large format images of Race #7 Strega covering years 1999 thru 2002 - suitable for your desktop or laptop wallpaper. (16 photos)

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Mark Kallio
 
 
Features : Wallpaper
Race #55 "Voodoo Chile" Wallpaper - 1995
Feb 13, 2014, 15:27
Large format images of Race #55 Voodoo Chile - Reno 1995 - suitable for your desktop or laptop wallpaper. (3 photos)

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Mark Kallio
 
 
Features : Wallpaper
Race #15 "Furias" Wallpaper - 2000 thru 2002
Feb 10, 2014, 16:51
Large format images of Race #15 Furias covering years 2000 thru 2002 - suitable for your desktop or laptop wallpaper. (9 photos)

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Mark Kallio
 
 
Photo Gallery : Unlimited Class
#86 Czech Mate - 2002
Oct 15, 2002, 15:05
At Reno 2002, at approximately 11:30AM - most everyone in attendance heard the sound dreaded by any race fan.... a runaway prop. Then looking up, we noticed a white stream of smoke emanating from our favorite Yak...

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Mark Kallio
 
 
Photo Gallery : Unlimited Class
#15 Furias - 2002
Oct 3, 2002, 11:24
Owners Bill Rogers and Dale Stolzer, along with pilot Art Vance, came to Reno 2002 with their racer - #15 Furias - qualifying in 7th position at a speed of 415.808 mph.

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Mark Kallio
 
 
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
 
 
Photo Gallery : Unlimited Class
Race #5 Roto-Finish Special - 1971-1972
May 23, 2002, 18:53
Chuck Hall built this racer starting with a "stocker" in 1967 and ended up with a very attractive and sleek P-51 when he sold her to Gunther Balz in 1971. Gunther had raced his stock F8F but wanted to win Reno once...

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Chuck Aro, Don "Bucky" Dawson, Gerald Liang & Emil Strasser (via Gerald Liang)
 
 
Photo Gallery : Unlimited Class
Race #5 miss RJ - 1968-1970
May 23, 2002, 18:52
This P-51 served in the military until it was sold to a civilian company in 1958. Chuck Hall started racing this very famous Mustang in 1967, first with a stock airframe and by 1970 she was arguably the best looking racer on the ramp.

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Dick Phillips Collection (via Don Dawson) & Emil Strasser (via Gerald Liang)
 
 
Photo Gallery : Unlimited Class
Race #5 Miss Marta II - 1967
May 23, 2002, 18:51
Now named Miss Martha II, Chuck Hall qualified the racer for Reno '97 in 5th position at 373.471mph and raced in the Championship Race where he came in 4th at 363.071mph. Chuck wanted to make his mark in unlimited air racing...

Article By: Pylon1
Photography By: Emil Strasser (via Gerald Liang)
 
 
Air Racers : The Planes : In Focus
A True Early Bird - Race #7 the "Roto-Finish Bearcat"
May 23, 2002, 18:50
According to the construction number, Race #7 the Roto-Finish Bearcat is one of the earliest production Bearcats still existing. The first owner was ED Weiner who bought it in 1959 and registered it as N6624C that same year...

Article By: Gary Williams
Photography By: Gerald Liang & Emil Strasser
 
 

 

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