September 14, 2018

STIHL National Championship Air Races Announces Results from Friday, September 14

Reno, Nev.– The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announces the results of Friday’s race heats held at Reno-Stead Airport on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Today, was Military Day at the STIHL National Championship Air Races where all current and former Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard received free admission to the Reserved Seating area and their accompanied family members received a $10 discount for Reserved Seating tickets and RARA staff passed out National Championship Air Racing hats to veterans who attended today.

RARA’s Military Day kicked off with Welcoming Ceremonies featuring Everett Musselman singing the National Anthem and the Colors were presented by Nevada Air Guard. General Jeannie M. Leavitt of the United States Air Force (USAF) performed a swearing in ceremony for cadets where they took an oath for enlistment in the USAF.

The day was filled with racing in all six classes of aircraft along with performances from the Patriots Jet Team, Gene McNeely T-6 80th Anniversary Demo, the race of the Smoke N’ Thunder Jet Truck and the John Klatt Airshows’ Extra 300, John Klatt’s Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco, Commemorative Air Force Demo, USAF F-16 Demonstration and P51 Heritage Flight, NVANG C-130 Tactical Air Drop with two C-130’s, HondaJet Flight Demo, and the STIHL Lumberjack Show. Hundreds of students explored the STEM Education Zone and learned about 3D printing, drone and robotics. The pits will filled with fans talking with the pilots and getting a closer look at the aircraft. The National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) was on display on the East end of the ramp were people could walk through this outdoor museum of historical aircraft.

The results from today’s race are as follows:

Unlimited Class Results:

Jet Class Results:

Sport Class Results:

T6 Class Results:

Formula One Results:

Biplane Class Results:

Tickets are on sale for the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races, September 12-16, 2018 at Reno Stead Airport. For more information or to volunteer visit


About the Reno Air Racing Association:

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the STIHL National Championship Air Races every September just north of Reno. The Reno Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Independent economic impact studies have shown that our event generates as much as $91.7 million annually for our local economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. For more information on the STIHL National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit