September 13, 2018

STIHL National Championship Air Races Announces Results from Thursday, September 13

Reno, Nev.– The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announces the results of Thursday’s race heats held at Reno-Stead Airport on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Today’s events kicked off with Welcoming Ceremonies featuring Jen Grant singing the National Anthem and was followed by special remarks from CEO, Fred Telling and public recognition for all of the international pilots racing this week.

The day was filled with racing in all six classes of aircraft along with performances from the Smoke N’ Thunder Jet Truck, John Klatt’s Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco, Commemorative Air Force Demo, USAF F-16 Demonstration, HondaJet Flight Demo, and the STIHL Lumberjack Show. Hundreds of students explored the STEM Education Zone and learned about 3D printing, drone and robotics. Fans and students roamed through the pits speaking with pilots and checking out the amazing aircraft up close in the National Avitaion Heritage Invitational display.

Friday, September 14this Military Day where all current and former Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard will receive free admission to the Reserved Seating area with a Military ID or proof of service, if proof of service is not available, there will be a simple questionnaire offered at the box office. Family members of the military community will receive a $10 discount in Reserved Seating tickets when accompanied by a military member.

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