Pilot. Civilian, Military (retired)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Aircraft name and race:
Last Lap Player Race 15
Type of Aircraft:
Cassutt Racer IIIM Sport with 17 foot
Year first started racing:
First or favorite Favorite racing
When I was a kid, and airplane crazy, my folks
gave me a Cox gas engine (.049 cubic inch) control line flying model of Miss America, the P-51
race champion. I've been a fan ever since (even though I was terrified of slicing a finger off with
that little screamer of an engine).
This year marks my first pylon racing experience, but... I have been fast and low a few times
over the past 40 plus years...
Future racing goals:
I want to race everything I can, as fast and clean as possible. I've met some amazing people
and seen some really hot metal already. Hope to get to know and see more!... Other Notables
Reno Heat 3B winner 2011 Last Lap Player was damaged in 2013 when its hangar roof in Ohio had
an issue on a windy day. Creighton King bought the plane back from Mike Mundell, took it to his
home in Utah and did an awesome job of inspecting, recovering and refinishing it- including a
really sweet new cowling.
It won the Formula One class this year in the Airventure Cup, suffering a canopy failure just after
race end, less than a hundred miles from Oshkosh. Pilot /Owner Creighton King did a great job of
bringing the plane down safely in extremely challenging conditions. With a new canopy, she's ready
to race again.
Just featured in a full writeup in Kit-planes magazine August 2014 issue. 17 foot |(larger than