Tavares Florida - AMA Charter # 1721

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LARKS Tavares Invitational Pylon Race:

Our third annual pylon race!

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 2024

Event Results

Event Details

A three day event, with registration, practice, and inspections on Friday, 424 (Glow and Electric) Quickie, 426 Super Sport Quickie and EF1 Electric Powered - all on Short Course on Saturday,and 422 Quarter 40 Long Course on Sunday.
Lauch from our geo-textile launch pad, and land on 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, 424, 426, and Provisional E424 and EF1: NMPRA links to Rulebook and Provisional 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 424/426 course. 424 Glow and Electric will fly in combined matrix.
Fees per class: $45 for 422; $40 for 426; $30 for 424; and $20 for EF1. Entry fee payable to LARKS
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

Comfort Inn & Suites Tavares North
1380 E Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL, 32778 (8 miles away)
Phone: (352) 253-2378

RV Accomodations:

Fishermans Cove RV Resort
3950 N Eichelberger Rd, Tavares, FL 32778 (5 miles away)
Phone: (352) 343-1233

Southern Palms RV Resort
1 Avocado Lane, Eustis, FL 32726 (11 miles away)
Phone: (352) 357-8882


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