Sacramento Area Modelers
Warbird Pylon Racing Series
Dates That Registration Opens For Each Race
Turn and Burn Warbird Race --- Open
13th Annual Trashman & YS Classic Warbird Race --- 7/7/19
2019 Warbird Race Schedule
4/6/19 & 4/7/19 Big Kahuna Memorial Warbird Race
6/8/19 & 6/9/19 Turn and Burn Warbird Race
9/7/18 & 9/8/18 14th Annual Trashman & YS Classic Warbird Race
Next Warbird Race
June 8, 2019 & June 9, 2019
Registration, information and list of pilots
The SAM Warbird Races are a Reno style radio control air racing series. The event showcases WWII era fighter planes, many of which are modeled after full scale aircraft that have competed in the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada.
Four to five races are hosted annually, concessions with food are available to spectators and participants, and raffles and prizes are offered to worker volunteers and pilots at the end of each event. Also, many SAM members are willing to tutor and help the novice pilot learn what is needed to participate in the exciting event.
Pilots compete in three classes, Bronze, Silver, and Gold with airplane speeds reaching from 90 to 180 mph. Along with honing their skills for the fast and sometimes fierce pylon racing, the entries also work to perfect the their model building skills to try and achieve that technical edge required to make it to the podium for a first, second, or third place trophy.