Tavares Florida - AMA Charter # 1721

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LARKS Tavares Invitational Pylon Race:

Our first annual pylon race was held in January - and we are preparing for the second!

Our first pylon race was held in January 2018! And we're going to do in again in December! Picture a miniature version of the Reno Air Races... with speeds exceeding 190 mph as they race 10 laps around the pylons... classes for aircraft powered by nitromethane/alcohol fuel and electric power.

Event Schedule

Tavares Invitational Pylon Race not yet scheduled for 2019

Event Results

Event Details

A three day event, with registration, practice, and inspections on Friday, 426 Super Sport Quickie Short Course and EF1 Electric Powered Short Course on Saturday,and 422 Quarter 40 Long Course on Sunday.
Fly from our 500 foot geo-textile runway surrounded by open land.

Have questions or need more information about this event, contact us via email at: or call: Scotty Smithwick at 352-989-4169.

Please note: Lake County mandates no open flame or smoking on property. Thank you for your cooperation!


AMA Pylon rulebook events 422, 426, EF1: AMA Pylon Racing Rules
AMA Membership required, Functional Fail-Safe required. Aircraft inspections on Friday.
Round 5 launch order will be determined by coin flip. EF1 will fly on the 426 course.
$35 per class per day entry fee payable to SEMPRA (Southeastern Miniature Pylon Racing Association)
Rich's Brew fuel provided to contestants (and available for purchase).

Registration Information:

Registration Form for the Tavares Invitational Pylon Race is not currently available.

Maps and Directions

LARKS Field, 13251 Frankies Road, Tavares, FL 32778

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Our flying field is located in the Lake County Landfill on Frankies Road in Tavares off CR 561 - .75 miles south of CR 448 or 3.2 miles north of CR 48 in Astatula.

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Lodging Information

No overnight camping permitted at the field...

Hotel Accomodations:

Inn on the Green Florida
700 East Burleigh Boulevard, Tavares, FL 32778 (6 miles away)
Phone: (877) 220-2687 / (352) 343-6373
Special 3 night deal - $70/night - Mention the LARKS Invitational

RV Accomodations:

Southern Palms RV Resort
1 Avocado Lane, Eustis, FL 32726 (11 miles away)
Phone: (352) 357-8882
$43/night - Mention the LARKS Tavares Invitational


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