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The Sport Air Racing League exists to promote open course air racing for experimental, production and vintage military aircraft.
This site is dedicated to pilots who just want to fly fast.
If we happen to be 500 feet off the deck with everything forward and racing against the clock, all the better!
It's been said that "It's a big country - you need a fast airplane", and we agree!
We are folks who will spend enormous amounts of time and outrageous amounts of money to make our aircraft move along at a quicker pace... and how better to flight-test those go-fast mods than to RACE!
Left to right:
Dean Siracusa for John Secord, Production Bronze
William Dubois, Production Silver
Ken Krebaum, Experimental Gold
Jeff Barnes, Experimental Silver
Dave Adams, Experimental Bronze
Mike & Linda Ely, Production Gold
For 2016 we recognized the achievements of Mike Patey, Race 32.
Mike started racing with us in 2010 at the Pagosa Springs Air Race which he
won in the Experimental Unlimited class flying a supercharged Lancair
Over the next 6 years Mike changed powerplants multiple times but always
(save one excursion into a Cirrus SR22 due to, I think, the Lancair being
in the paint shop) stayed with a Lancair Legacy airframe even though, after
flight testing with Mike Smith, Race 35, they determined the SX300 is
actually a cleaner design.
Mike told me that the flexibility provided by the fiberglass construction
of the Lancair aircraft made modifications much easier to accomplish - and
that flexibility is something Mike has exercised many times, and to a
greater and greater degree!
He also said that no one has ever pulled the wings off a Legacy.
Most recently Mike had the audacity to join an engine from a Beech King Air
to that Lancair Legacy airframe, which required such modification to the
Legacy that designer Lance Neibauer would barely recognize it - and then
probably ask for a demo flight!
Yet in all of his experimental work Mike has never lost sight of safety.
His test regiment on these aircraft would do honor to NASA - and maybe
teach them a thing or two.