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The weather severely limited the turnout at Mesquite this year. Five airplanes flew in on Friday to beat the storm front that was moving in from the northwest, but Saturday brought rain throughout the western part of the US. Those of us who arrived on Friday thought we might be the only attendees, but on Saturday, a few more made it in through the weather.
Sunday brought clearing skies, calm winds and warmer temperatures. In total, only 9 airplanes made it, but five of those made it a true Race event.
Paul Tackabury is optimistic that the weather will clear
Shirl Dickey briefs the racers while Char Spencer gets ready to tally results
The racers taxi out for takeoff under clearing skies
Klaus Savier, Paul Tackabury, Gary Spencer, Jorgen Skovbjerg, & David Orr make it a race
And the winners are......
Gary Spencer at 239.51 mph in the Unlimited class
Klaus Savier at 237.61 mph in the Super-modified class
Paul Takabury at 219.17 mph in the Superstock class
David Orr at 212.59 mph in the Superstock class
Jorgen Skovbjerg at 195.67mph in the Superstock class
And this guy flew in, but