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‘Madness’ heading for Thailand after air races

Staff Reports

Formula 1 air racer "Madness" is going to Thailand for a November air race.

Formula One air racer "Madness" based out of Minden-Tahoe Airport is scheduled to participate in the first Asian Pacific pylon air race Nov. 19-20.

The racer, owned by Steve Temple and crew chief Chris Dickerson, competed in the National Championship Air Races, placing sixth in the Sept. 18 Gold races.

Dickerson said after the race that Madness would be crated up and shipped to Thailand as part of the Air Race 1 World Cup where aircraft will be competing with eight other aircraft at speeds of up to 280 mph through eight laps.

The Sports Authority of Thailand will host the race at the U-Tapao Naval Air Base. Accprdomg to Air Race 1.

The event will be a test to promote the sport in Thailand in anticipation of a full Air Race 1 World Cup event in 2017.