The loudest, closest racing at Reno. Hey, these guys are getting fast! Nick Macy set a new qualifying record at Reno at 251.792 mph! Dennis Buehn set a record at 249.277! This is the old drafty, clunky North American AT-6 WWII advanced trainer. If you a having a conversation as the T-6s are in the air - forget it! They are loud. Their propeller tips break the speed of sound and produce a noise that is recognizable for any airshow and airrace fan.
The use a air start, but do not come down the chute around Pevine. The come down home stretch and take turn 1 onto the course. It's loud. It's close. It's exciting to watch. This year's gold race was a classic dual. Nick Macy was leading the entire race until the last turn, as Chris Rushing passed him on the outside just before the finish - by .089 seconds! Another year of great racing by the T-6 Class.
Gold Results: 1 - #14 Chris Rushing, Baron's Revenge - 231 mph 2 - #6 Nick Macy, Six Cat - 231 3 - #43 Dennis Buehn, Midnight Miss III - 230 4 - #90 Greg McNeely, Undecided - 222 5 - #88 John Lohmar, Radial Velocity - 221, cut pylon 4 lap 1 6 - #5 Joey Sanders, Big Red - 218