I was working in my hangar the week that this year’s Pylon Racing Seminar was being conducted at the Reno-Stead Airport. If you are not familiar with the Seminar you can check out this article I wrote on PRS after the session in 2009.
There seemed to be a lot more Sport planes and jets at the Seminar this year. I heard that there were about 120 people registered for the event – including both pilots and ground crew. I didn’t see too many unlimited racers in attendance. There was a Corsair, a couple of Mustangs a Tiger Cat, the Precious Metal racer and Rare Bear.
I had the chance to talk with some friends that I hadn’t seen since Last September. We used to live in Northern California and had the Swift based at the Nut Tree Airport (KVCB) in Vacaville. The owners of the P-51 racing as “Jelly Belly” were a couple of hangers down from us, so we got to know them – as well as some of the local airport regulars who we now see working in various race pits.
Here are some of the photos I took during the week. You can see additional photos on the new site belonging to the Stead Airport Users Association.
A couple of the planes from the jet racing class.
Sport Class planes attending PRS 2011.
A Radial Rocket racer was one of this year’s PRS entrants.
There were several Lancairs and RVs attending the Pylon Racing Seminar this year.