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Welcome to Racing Jets Incorporated

Racing Jets Incorporated (RJI) was created to manage the various functions and relationships required to ensure the successful participation of the jet racing community at the Reno National Air Races and other venues. RJI represents the participants in the Jet Class and is dedicated to the furtherance of the interests of the Reno National Air Races, the Jet Class and jet racing as a whole, and wherever possible the individual participants of the Class.

To that end, RJI has been accepted by Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the governing organization for the Jet Class for the Reno National Air Races.

RJI has developed a regulated racing format for jet aircraft operators to demonstrate the capabilities of these aircraft and showcase their upgrades, while marketing their products as “The World’s Fastest Motor Sport”

We at Racing Jets Incorporated pride ourselves in sharing these wonderful aircraft with fans of the fastest Motorsport in many ways.  For those Facebook users, you can find a link to our page here or the Facebook icon located next to this text.  Below you will find links to a few of our most recent news items, as well as any updates to our photo and video galleries below.

2017 Teaser Video

Reno Air Races on NBC Sports

NBC Sports Network created a program that takes viewers behind the scenes and into the cockpits of the 2016 STIHL National Championship Air Races.  View each of the three episodes in their entirety below.

Recent News

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December 2017 Update

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To: RJI Members Date: December 19, 2017 From: Jeff Turney Re: December 2017 Update Happy Holidays Jet Racers.... Just before you settle in for the Holidays with Family and Friends, a quick update for the upcoming 2018 Racing Season: - Annual RARA Class President's Meeting:  Scheduled for February 22-23, during which a workshop will be conducted in conjunction with FAA, RARA, and Class Technical Representatives to help develop a more "standardized" technical inspection program. Steve Picatti and Minh Venator will be representing the Jet Class. - Pylon Racing Seminar (PRS): An "abbreviated" PRS will take place on June 7-10 due…

Sophomore Year Racing 2017

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By: Nathan Harnagel It is commonly held that the second year in a university education program can result in a slump in performance, particularly if the first year was relatively spectacular.  My experience racing jets during my first year in 2016 surprised everyone including my own team.  It would be tough to top that in a second year effort.  None-the-less, our racing team came together in a remarkable way and held on to the objective level of performance set last year. In all racing, but particularly air racing, the results are not necessarily predetermined before the contest happens.  In addition…

Wrap-Up 2017 National Championship Air Races

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To: RJI Members Date: September 26, 2017 From: Jeff Turney Re: Wrap-up of the 2017 National Championship Air Races Dear members- Racing Jets Inc., wraps up our successful 2017 racing season with sincere thanks for the generous support of our Sponsors: Epic Aircraft Grand Sierra Resort Embraer Executive Aircraft Avloft Technologies Ladd-Gardner Aviation Insurance My Go Flight Warriors TapHouse TacAir Kleenmaster Products North American Embroidery Oregon Aero Bruce’s Custom Covers Tom Harter It was a week of exciting, fast paced 500+ MPH racing, outstanding competition, and unparalleled camaraderie displayed among all of our race teams and crews. Racing Results: Jet…

National Championship Air Races 2017

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To:  RJI Members Date:  September 4, 2017 From:  Rick Vandam Re:  National Championship Air Races 2017 Members We are in our last week for preparation for this year National Championship Air Races. Just to be sure that you might have all your arrival information and be ready to go when you arrive, I wanted to resend all the arrival information and to have it posted online for reference. So attached to this letter is the RARA arrival letter, the Jet Class arrival letter and a copy of the preliminary schedule for the qualification periods and show schedule. A temporary tower…

Recent Galleries

2017 Teaser Video

October 7, 2017

2017 Awards Ceremony

October 7, 2017

Photos by Kenn Smith

March 16, 2017

Photos of Vicky Benzing

March 9, 2017

Photos by Bradley Haskin

March 9, 2017

Photos by Michael Parsons

March 8, 2017