Back by popular demand, we will have a great arrival reception on Friday evening at the world famous Big Muddy Brewery along with some great barbecue from World Champion Pat's Barbecue.
We welcome newbie racers as well as our experienced buddies. Newbie racers should know that in cross country air racing, the fastest aircraft go first and the slowest depart last. The intent is to minimize passing on the course, making for a much safer race than Reno style pylon racing. There will be an extensive and mandatory pilot's briefing at 9:30, race day. Make sure you are fueled up and 100% ready to go before the briefing.
Here is the likely 132 sm course, with lots of turns! We will also have a short course for slower aircraft. Check the links on the right for registration. Sign up today!
Start at KMDH.
Turn 1: South end of Pinckneyville Airport runway- PJY
Turn 2: South end of Sparta Airport runway - SAR
Turn 3: East end of Chester Bridge - N37°54.303' W89°50.060'
Turn 4: East end of Grand Tower Suspension Bridge - N37°38.522' W89°30.811'
Turn 5: Hwy 3 crosses Big Muddy River - N37°33.653' W89°28.275'
Turn 6: Cape Bridge Levee, N37°17.739' W89°30.371'
Turn 7: Jonesboro Town Square N37°27.086' W89°16.095'
Turn 8: Yellow Water Tower, Makanda, IL - N37°36.848' W89°13.972'
Finish Line: Rwy 36L at KMDH
Here is the sectional view.