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Published on Sep 15, 2008
Final heat of the Jet races at the Reno International Air Race in Stead Nevada on Sept 14. Former Space Shuttle Commander Curt Brown of Hudson, Wis., dominated the Jet Class, winning both the gold and silver races in his L-29 "Viper". Curt`s average speed was 507.124 mph. Second place was Mike Mangold in his L-29 "Euro Burner" at 499.272MPH, third was Joe Gano in an L-39 "Pip Squeak" at 480.272MPH, forth place was Phil Fogg in another L-39 "Race 8" at 476.131MPH, and fifth was Rick Vandam from Reno in the L-39 "American Spirit" at 449.836MPH. This was some fast moving jet racing action at the Reno/Stead Airport today!