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CHRISTEN Husky (N62WY) - STOL Drag Race --  "The Dog" (N62WY), piloted by Austin Clemens (Benton, KS) versus "Echo' (N314BE), piloted by William "Bo" Ellis (Reno, NV).
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CHRISTEN Husky (N62WY)

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STOL Drag Race -- "The Dog" (N62WY), piloted by Austin Clemens (Benton, KS) versus "Echo' (N314BE), piloted by William "Bo" Ellis (Reno, NV).

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
STOL Drag Racing is the newest racing class event at the NCAR (National Championship Air Races), aka the Reno Air Races. It began in 2019 and was declared an official Racing Class for 2021; thus becoming the first new racing class in 20 years. Along with the Jet Class, Biplane Class, T-6 Class, Formula One Class, Sport Class, and Unlimited Class racing events, the STOL Drag Class exploded into instant popularity. Attendees at the 2021 NCAR saw 25 pilots compete in the drag races.
To briefly describe the race, the course is 2000 feet long and is located right in front of the audience. Two aircraft position side by side exactly as drag racers do on a racing track. When the GO signal is given, they accelerate and must go airborne before they pass a set of cones on the course. They must remain airborne until they pass a second set of cones which are a specific distance down the course. Then they must quickly land, come to a complete stop, then spin around 180 degrees and accelerate again to go airborne before repassing the cones. They stay in the air until they pass the first set of cones again. Then they land. The first one to come to a dead stop wins. As the event progresses, winners compete against each other until a champ is crowned.
It is a fabulous event to see. These pilots are none too gentle on their aircraft as they firewall the throttle to get in the air, then sideslip to slow down, smack the ground, ride the brakes to stop, then whirl around and do it again. I wish they allowed passengers. I'd LOVE to be a pax for just one race. What a rush it must be. But naturally, they want the least amount of weight so passengers are excess baggage. lol
Darryl Sarno
Sweet dual shot Gary! Perfect timing! All 5!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
16-Jun-2024 HUSKSt Louis Downtown ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 05:30PM CDT 08:45PM CDT 3:14
16-Jun-2024 HUSKRickenbacker Intl ()St Louis Downtown () 02:26PM EDT 05:06PM CDT 3:40
13-Jun-2024 HUSKTerre Haute Intl ()Rickenbacker Intl () 11:48AM EDT 01:39PM EDT 1:50
13-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Terre Haute Intl () 05:00AM CDT 09:55AM EDT 3:55
13-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Spirit of St Louis () 05:00AM CDT Diverted
12-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 08:56PM CDT 09:00PM CDT 0:03
12-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 08:38PM CDT 08:50PM CDT 0:12
12-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 08:31PM CDT 08:35PM CDT 0:03
12-Jun-2024 HUSKColonel James Jabara ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 05:29PM CDT 05:34PM CDT 0:04
11-Jun-2024 HUSKColonel James Jabara ()The Peninsula () 02:15PM CDT 04:11PM CDT (?) 1:56
11-Jun-2024 HUSKColonel James Jabara ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 11:07AM CDT 11:12AM CDT 0:04
11-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Colonel James Jabara () 06:44AM CDT 06:48AM CDT 0:04
11-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 06:36AM CDT 06:37AM CDT 0:01
10-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 07:35PM CDT 07:37PM CDT 0:01
10-Jun-2024 HUSKColonel James Jabara ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 03:42PM CDT 03:45PM CDT 0:03
10-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Colonel James Jabara () 08:13AM CDT 08:17AM CDT 0:03
09-Jun-2024 HUSKPilots Point ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 11:39AM CDT 01:12PM CDT 1:32
08-Jun-2024 HUSKCarroll County ()The Peninsula () 08:44PM CDT 08:48PM CDT (?) 0:04
08-Jun-2024 HUSKThe Peninsula ()Carroll County () 07:59PM CDT 08:26PM CDT (?) 0:27
08-Jun-2024 HUSKThe Peninsula ()The Peninsula () 11:54AM CDT 12:11PM CDT (?) 0:17
07-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()The Peninsula () 05:09PM CDT 06:57PM CDT (?) 1:48
07-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 04:44PM CDT 04:49PM CDT 0:04
07-Jun-2024 HUSKColonel James Jabara ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 01:35PM CDT 01:39PM CDT 0:03
07-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Colonel James Jabara () 05:43AM CDT 05:47AM CDT 0:03
06-Jun-2024 HUSKLloyd Stearman Fld ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 07:37PM CDT 08:19PM CDT 0:41
06-Jun-2024 HUSKPearce Fld ()Lloyd Stearman Fld () 06:28PM CDT 07:21PM CDT 0:52
06-Jun-2024 HUSKColonel James Jabara ()Near Parsons, KS 04:42PM CDT Last seen 05:47PM CDT 1:05
06-Jun-2024 HUSKColonel James Jabara ()Colonel James Jabara () 11:24AM CDT 11:46AM CDT 0:22
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