assume we have to win every race to
win the contest.
AS: What do you think about before you
TF: Right after I won the last heat,
Robert told me I had just won the
Phoenix Classic, but he could tie if he
won his last heat. So my focus turned
right to him and winning his heat.
RH: It’s the same approach as flying.
Flying or calling, it takes the same
attention and focus. With calling, I have
to inform Travis of a lot of things.
AS: What would you like to tell our
TF: I would like to say, come on out
and try Pylon Racing. It is a great way
to meet people. My best friends are all
Pylon racers. It is a great hobby to be
part of, even if you don’t win.
RH: I really enjoyed Dan Kane’s efforts
for the National Miniature Pylon
Racing Association [NMPRA] Hall of
Fame and Lyle’s induction. Overall,
this is a great community and we
need to be more involved. For racing
to keep going, we have to be inviting
to newcomers. Lyle stressed that by
always being helpful to others [and]
supporting contests. We need to make
it more enjoyable for those doing it,
and more inviting to those thinking
about trying it.
Know Your Rules—Helmets
Section 4. 2. 1 of the RC Pylon
Competition Regulations provides
requirements for helmets and
reads: “Every person going onto the
racecourse or between the designated
sideline and the racecourse (see
racecourse diagram), and all officials,
whether on or off the course, shall
properly wear a helmet approved
by OSHA, DOT, ANSI, SNELL,
NOCSAE or other recognized
organization that certifies safety
AMA Competitions Regulations
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