Sunday, June 28, 2009

Awards Banquet

The awards banquet this evening was awesome; just like the rest of the ARC 2009. Everyone had a great time and will be remembered by all as a wonderful experience. All the racers, judges, directors, timers, etc. are remarkable people and Kali and I can't thank everyone enough for this unbelievable experience. Kali and I were fortunate to receive an award; fourth place on the fourth leg of the race. That leg was Lufkin, Texas to Russellville, Arkansas. We received $20 and a bronze charm. Out of the collegiate teams we were 5th. Overall we placed 19th out of 32 teams. We were very happy with our results!! Congrats to Indiana State for first place in the collegiate competition and second place overall. Embry-Riddle took collegiate second (Prescott Campus) and third (Daytona Campus) places.

Thanks to all of our followers for your support!! Robin and Niki, both Kali and I can't thank you enough for all of the work you have done to get us here and all of the work you have done throughout the race!!

Kali and I are looking forward to competing in our next Air Race Classic!! We can't believe the week is over!

Collegiate CompetitorsAll of the Racers...Kali and I are on the Bottom Row

Kali and I will now be heading back to Salina tomorrow morning. We cannot wait to share our stories with all of our family and friends back at home!!


  1. Glad to help carry on this awesome tradition
    : o )

    Keep the legacy that you know how AWESOME it is...!

  2. Hey Merritt, Congratulations on your accompishment! Your confidence must be soaring, just like your plane did. Proud of you and all the other flyers!
    Jane Niday

  3. Congratulations on a great race! We are so proud of you.
    Amy, Martin and Sarah Fields

  4. Congratulations, girls. This is BIG. I remember when Merritt had trouble getting six feet of the ground.

    Sam McCormick aka Caitlin's dad