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2005 Reno National Championship Air Races
Reno Stead Airport
September 11, 2005
Air Race Photo Report
Story and photos by: Wayne Sagar

SUNDAY PRACTICE DAY

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Clock Ticks Down For September Fury

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Author's note to self: Next time, remember.. driving all night has its penalties!

While I sit here in my hotel finishing what I started last evening and should have completed then, I'll try to remember the note to myself placed above!

Sunday at Stead was used by many of the racers present to get some time on the course. Of course, "we" were sleeping in at our hotel due to our all nighter driving down the previous day... so our readers will have to be satisfied what what "we" did manage to get on disk for the day.

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But enough about me and onto the action. As mentioned above, today was a day for practice and getting familiar with the course. For some pilots, it was just a renewal of what they have done before. For others, it will be their first time on the course during September. (All pilots must attend training sessions in June and do have time on the course)

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The really big news of the day/week, to date... Mike Brown's much anticipated Gold Unlimited contender is having engine problems and is currently still at its home base. "Making Metal" may be the quote of the week on this airplane! As of Monday morning, the cause of the metal has yet to be found... Late word from AAFO reporter on the field Naomi West is, the deadline is Tuesday at Noon and further... September Fury has thrown in the towel and will not make Reno 2005. Disappointing news for many.. Perhaps a miracle will happen and the crew will find and repair the cause?

Tick Tick Tick!

Story and photos by Wayne Sagar

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