|Air Racing News
were floating around a month or so ago...
We can now report that that Lyle
Shelton's Rare Bear will go to a new
owner for future racing efforts! Good
news is the new owner wants to race and
wants to win! Pilot and crew information
are not available at this time.
message below was just posted at the
Good News For The
We are pleased to be able to
tell you today that the Rare Bear is
going to a new owner. This is, indeed,
good news for the airplane and the sport
of air racing.
We have been blessed with
the most loyal fans that any race team
could ask for! Those of you who have
supported our racing efforts with your
memberships in the Rare Bear Fan Sponsor
Club over the last few years have made
the success of this race team possible.
As all of you know, preparing an airplane
like the Rare Bear for racing and keeping
it healthy and competitive is a difficult
and very expensive process. The cost of
parts and supplies for the racer have
risen to a level that has simply made it
impossible for us to continue.
Rod Lewis and Lyle Shelton
have finalized an agreement in which Rod
will take ownership of the airplane and
the race team. Rod wants to race and he
wants to win! Rod Lewis and The Rare Bear
Air Race Team will bring the airplane to
the next level of competition. Rod Lewis
will continue to honor the great legacy
Lyle has built throughout these years.
We've said it before,
without your help, we could not have done
it! Our appreciation for the loyal
support of the Fan Sponsors will
continue, though we must dissolve the
official "Fan Sponsor Club" at
this time. The legacy of your support
will always be with the airplane, wear
your Fan Sponsor jackets proudly! You
made it happen!
From all of us on the Rare
Bear Air Race Team, THANK YOU!