Thu, Apr 29, 2004
Beats 34 Other Pilots On 95-Mile Course
Among the 35 pilots who raced in this year’s Sun 100 and
Sun 60 Air Races (sponsored during their formative years by ANN
predecessor, US Aviator magazine) at Lakeland, FL, Rob Logan
posted the fastest time, averaging 263.232 kts. Logan, who
flew in from Cleveland (OH) in a Lancair (below) to compete in the
race, completed the 95-miles course in 18 minutes 49 seconds,
beating out six others in the 300+ horsepower class. Keith
Phillips, was second in that class, flying a Swearingen SX-300 and
Michael Smith took third in another SX-300.
Richard Keyt easily won the 180 HP class in his Polen Special,
covering the course in 227.557 knots. Larry Henney was second
with his Lancair and Steve Hammer took third in a Glasair.
In the 160 HP category, Bill Harrison was first in a Lancair,
averaging 198.258 knots, while Lorn Olson came in second in another
Lancair and Tracy Crook placed third in his RV4. The 180 hp
RV owners had a class of their own, with six entries. Richard
Jankowski was first in his RV6, achieving 204.254 knots, with John
Huff in second (RV8) and Ricardo Salins was third (RV-6).
Tom Evernham was the fastest pilot in the Sun 60 Race, flying a
Socata (below) over the 63-mile course at 201.105 knots. In a
class of Siai Marchetti, Robert Gandt had the fastest time (193.409
kts) followed by Ronald Keilin and David Cummock.
Craig Payne won the Sportsman Class in a Nanchang, averaging
169.315 knots, while Art Patstone took second in a Messerschmidt
and Van Wadworth placed third in a Mooney.
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