The Sport Air Racing League has concluded its third year of cross country air racing, with three champions.
The intent of the league, which is open to all pilots and all aircraft, intent of the League is to offer a friendly, fun, non-professional racing environment for builders and owners to test and improve aircraft modifications, according to organizers.
2009 national champions are:
- SARL Gold : Jim Porter of Taylor, Texas, flying a Cirrus SR-20
- SARL Silver : Stu Morse of Port Orange, Florida, flying a Grumman AA5B
- SARL Bronze: Dave Adams of Villa Ridge, Missouri, flying a LongEZ
Championship positions are the result of point awards throughout the race season. The 2009 results underlines the fact that you don’t have to fly the fastest aircraft around to be a champion, organizers note.
The league’s 2010 schedule (which is subject to change) includes:
- April 3: Taylor 100 Air Race, Taylor, Texas (T74);
- April 24: Texoma 100 Air Race, Sherman, Texas (GYI);
- May 1: BCAF & Air Race, Abilene, Texas (Dyess AFB);
- June 5: West Texas 100 Air Race, Plainview, Texas (PVW);
- July 10: Delaware 150, Toughkenamon, Pa. (N57);
- Aug. 7: Ozarks Air Race, Eureka Springs, Ark. (4M1);
- Aug. 28: The Great Canadian Air Rally, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada (CYQS);
- Sept. 25: Pagosa Springs 100 Air Race, Pagosa Springs, Colo. (PSO);
- Oct. 2: Grace Flight Air Race, Sherman, Texas (GYI);
- Oct. 16: Memphis 100 Air Race, Memphis (M01);
- Oct. 30: TVARIII and Pumpkin Dash, Courtland, Ala. (9A4);
- Nov. 20: Rocket 100 Air Race, Taylor, Texas (T74).
For more information: SportAirRace.org.