What was hot—and what was not—at the 2009 National Championship Air Races.
- By Linda Shiner
- AirSpaceMag.com, September 28, 2009
Lucky number 7, Strega, carried away the Unlimited Gold trophy and gave race fans the big story of the week, when 22-year-old Steve Hinton Jr. became the youngest pilot in history to win—a record he stole from his dad, who won the event in 1978 at 26. Young Hinton won handily with an average speed of 491 mph around the eight-lap course, with several laps at over 500 mph.