2012 was a great year to watch the Unlimited races at Reno. Not only was the weather perfect, the aircraft and pilots were both in good form with some very close racing. The sound of Rod Lewis' Tigercat rounding the pylons is alone worth the price of admission. He supports three (yes 3, he also has his TF-51 that he did not bring this year) Unlimited Racers, two of which are top contenders and the third wins the coolness factor each year. Along with the Tigercat were several stock P-51s, a Wildcat, Yak, Corsair, Sea Fury and a Centaurus powered Sea Fury. Great line-up!
Brant Seghetti and Dan Vance raced wingtip to wingtip in the Bronze Final.
Unlimited Bronze Final:
Congratulations to Will Whiteside and Team Steadfast! They performed great all week. The bare-metal Centaurus powered Sea Fury raced by Brian Sanders was a real treat to hear. Hopefully she will be seen and heard next year at the 50th Reno Air Race.
Unlimited Silver Final: