The signal is given and they’re off! Starter Trey Witte and
CD Jim Katz kept the races running smoothly.
Iwas first introduced to Pylon Racing a number of years ago, at a club field where the pilots raced two-pole AT- 6 Texans. The course consisted of two poles, one at either end of the field, and we would race several laps around them flying House of Balsa AT- 6 Texan kits (later ARFs) with Thunder Tiger GP-25 engines.
This was my first taste of racing. I heard stories about high-performance, three-pole Pylon Racing, using airplanes that
could easily fly 200 mph. It sounded exciting, but it also sounded as though it was something that I would only read about in
magazines. When the House of Balsa Texan was discontinued, the Pylon Racing scene seemed to fade away, and that was the only
time that I ever raced.
by Chris Mulcahy
25 Model Aviation MARCH 2014