Rare Bear History

Qualifying
Event/LocationMPHPOSResult
2011Races Cancelled
2010Reno, NVN/A2ndGold Race cancelled due to high winds.
2009Reno, NV402.67811thFinished 2nd with STOCK ENGINE!
2008Reno, NV468.8934thDNF Engine Failed Final Race
2007Reno, NV452.7772ndFinished 1st Go BEAR!
2006Reno, NV455.7742ndEngine failed at end of qualification run - did not race.
2005Reno, NV470.7651stFinished 1st
2004Reno, NV490.0332ndFirst Place
2003Reno, NV495.0391stThe Bear is Back! Second Place Finish!
2002Reno, NVEngine Not Completed - Did Not Race
2001Races Cancelled - Remember September 11, 2001 - God Bless America!
2000MIA - Last seen chasing a Mitsubishi Zero in the South Pacific.
1999Reno, NV468.7803rdEngine problems, did not start Sunday Gold Race.
1998Reno, NVDid not race
1997Reno, NV461.5082ndFinished 3rd (423.809 mph)
1996Reno, NV491.2661stNew qualifying record (current record)
1995Reno, NV489.8021stNew qualifying record
Phoenix, AZ.470.4271stFinished 1st (443.372 mph)
1994Reno, NV.471.3251stFinished 1st -Super Gold Shootout- (424.407 mph)
Phoenix, AZ.379.6749thFinished 1st (434.158 mph)
1993Reno, NVDid not race
1992Reno, NV482.8921stNew Qualifying Record - DNF Gold Race (engine damage)
1991Reno, NV475.8991stNew Gold Championship record (481.6 mph)
1990Reno, NV468.3692ndNew Gold Championship record (468.620 mph)
1989Reno, NV467.3781stFinished 1st (450.910 mph)
Las Vegas, NMNew world speed record (528.3 mph)
1988Reno, NV474.6221stNew Gold Championship record (456.821 mph)
Hamilton, CA411.0951stFinished first (412.492 mph)
1987Reno, NV452.4903rdDNF Gold Race (ignition problems)
1986Reno, NV402.1719thFinished 5th (407.565 mph)
1985Bakersfield, California Unlimited Air Races429.4853rdFinished 2nd (408.723 mph)
Reno, NV430.4327th1st Place, Silver Heat Race withdrew (engine problems)
1984Did not race
1983Reno, NV432.0475thDNF Gold Race (engine problems)
1982Did not race
1981Reno, NV416.0376th1st Place Heat Race withdrew (engine problems)
1980Reno, NV402.7534thwithdrew (hydraulic leak)
1976-79Lyle Shelton managed and produced the California National Air Races at Mojave
1975Reno, NV423.5292ndFinished 1st (429.916 mph)
Mojave, CA406.9702ndFinished 2nd (421.69 mph)
1974Reno, NV432.2521stFinished 1st (431+ mph) (bumpted to 5th: technicality)
Mojave, CA413.7371stFinished 2nd (381.719 mph)
1973Reno, NV426.6021stFinished 1st (428.155 mph) (new closed course record)
Mojave, CA341.6667thFinished 1st (396.614 mph)
Miami FL Great Miami Air Race (Roscoe Turner Classic)360.7955thFinished 1st (373.320 mph)
1972Reno, NV402.7403rdFinished 2nd (404.703 mph)
Broke long-standing world Time-to-Climb record: 3000 meters (91.9 seconds)
San Diego, CA1000 mile race - finished 4th; 88 of 100 laps
Reno, NV418.0092ndFinished 2nd (413.066 mph)
Cape May, NJ361.931stFinished 1st (360.15 mph)
1970Reno, NV373.4605thDNF Gold Race (engine failure)
1969Reno, NV357.066thFinished 5th (356.366 mph)