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Reno Air Races 2006
Reno, Nevada
September 10, 2006
Reno Air Race Report
by: Wayne Sagar

Mike Brown Takes Pole Position

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Monday's first day of qualifications saw mishaps and, perhaps, an early taste of glory?

Mike brown took the clock during the second qualification period and turned in 478.512 MPH during the second qualifying session on Monday.. will that be enough to hold the pole?

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Earlier in the day, Ron Buccarelli had to abort after Lyle Shelton's Rare Bear decided to hiccup, twice as he was attempting to take off. Last report of the evening from the crew was.. "carb".

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Dreadnought slides into an "unofficial" second place at 444.383 MPH. Merlin's Magic puked an engine during her run...

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Bob Button turned in 435.924 MPH in his "Sparrow" engined Voodoo. I spoke with Will Whiteside's crew chief, Chris Farinha and he mentioned something in the range of the 370's for "Steadfast" (we'll have to clarify their exact speed in a later update.

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Robert "Hoot" Gibson set a very nice 426.980 MPH for his time as of today.. The above results may well change, these are speeds that were taken from the results board in the RARA hangar at the end of the day. Errors may be present and they are considered unofficial at this time of writing.

Additional photography provided by Naomi West

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