"Leeward was in the lead, Steve was second, and the L-39s were way, way in the back; they couldn't keep up. They went around the pylons and on the last lap, Jimmy turned his afterburner on." Maloney laughs, "Steve thought, 'oh, the heck with you' and he pulled out of the race. I'll never forget that."
After that trial, the race excluded jets with swept wings or afterburners.