July 30, 2008 – Pilot John Sharp makes 4 passes in his attempt to break C1-b 3 kilometer speed record.
2009 was the most successful year of many successful years of racing for the Team. The Team closed out its pylon racing career with an impressive “Record a Day, and 2 on Sunday” performance that electrified Reno and Aviation world.
The Team and the “Pink Rocket” Thundefbolt powered Nemesis NXT set a new record each time it flew on the course.
9/15/2009 Nemesis set a new Qualifying record blistering the course at 412.051 MPH
This record was faster than the Unlimited racers: Rare Bear, Argonaught,, Miss America, Sawbones, Merlin’s Magic, Bad Attitude, Lady Jo, Speedball Alice, Sparky, Polar Bear, Sneak Attack, American Beauty Parrothead, Race 24, Air Biscuit, and Galloping Ghost- 3 Sea Furies, 8 Mustangs, 2 P-40s, a Bearcat, a Corsair, a T28 and a Wildcat placing the Nemesis NXT # 10 on the unlimited speed chart and the 18th fastest qualifying aircraft on the field including the Jets!