During the races, be sure to follow us on Twitter, @T6RacingAssoc. We’ll have up-to-the-minute info on race progress as well as news on fun after-hours events for members and maybe even some candid photos from the pits. It’s amazing what 140 characters can do!
Jerry Thurman of Skydancer Aviation caught us early this morning:
Today is the first day of qualifying, and everyone wants out on the course. It’s a busy day for both pilots and crews, and we haven’t even really started yet!
The ramp is looking much better! Take a look at the difference between Thursday:
The crews and pilots are hard at work getting everything ready for the beginning of the races. To show our thanks for all the hard work, the Association is hosting a Crew Appreciation dinner tonight in front of the Clubhouse! Everyone will be able to relax for a night before gearing up again for qualification on Sunday.
To help make things even better, our friends at Tempest have agreed to sponsor the T-6 Class again this year, offering participating teams free spark plugs. Thanks Tempest!
The races are nearly upon us! Ten of our sixteen competitors have arrived at Stead Field, and the techs are elbow-deep in their inspections. Practice starts tomorrow, with qualifications set for Monday. Everyone’s putting in long hours and hard work to get ready for the first heat races on Wednesday. It’s going to be a busy weekend!
In the meantime, check out this video of the Association’s own TV star, Gordo Sanders, showing Mike from Airplane Repo how to run the pylons:
See you Wednesday for the start of the 2014 Reno National Championship Air Races!