The Trojan Phlyers along with team members Neil Anderson and
Rick Raesz, were the force behind the first ever T-28's that
ever raced at the Reno National Championship Air Races
throughout the 1990's. Neil and Rick met with RARA, Reno Air
Racing Association and formed the T-28 Race Class. It was
comprised of a field of six aircraft from T-28's all over the
US. There were two Race Classes, the Gold and Silver. Neil and
Rick started racing the T-28's at the Phoenix Air Races
in the early 90's. This helped set the pace that they needed to
help create the standards of the new Reno race class.
Reno T-28 Air Race Class race was in 1996 with Neil Anderson,
Rick Raesz, John Sledge and Ron McFarland as pilots that
represented the Trojan Phlyers Race Team. Neil and Rick were the
primary race pilots with Ron and John as backup. The T-28 Race
Class flew races from 1996 till 1999 when RARA decided to
replace the T-28 Class with the Sport Class.
Below is footage from the 1998 Reno Air Races
and our magnificent T-28's in action with Neil Anderson and Rick
Raesz at the controls.
Below is footage from the Speed Vision
coverage of Sunday's Gold Race. Our Trojan Phlyers Race Team
brought home the Gold with Rick Raesz at the controls of N28NE
with team member John Sledge taking second place in N28NB.
(click on the image to enlarge)
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