Good Morning, Carson Valley!

Posted By on September 11, 2013


by Joey Crandall,

It is September 11 and in honor of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance, flags will be flying at half-staff throughout the day.

On the weather front, the National Weather Service says we could see some isolated showers and thunderstorms starting after 1 p.m. and lasting through 11 p.m. The chance of precipitation is only listed at 20 percent, so take from it what you will. Daytime high of 86. It’s an almost identical forecast for tomorrow.

Valley resident Chris Dickerson, who is the crew chief for Formula 1 plane Madness No. 87 at this week’s Reno Air Races, has been sending us regular updates on the team’s progress.

After qualifying fastest earlier in the week, the crew had to tear down the engine due to some mechanical issues. They flew some parts to California for re-machining, and started rebuilding the plane last night.

Dickerson sent us a picture of the completed product at 3:30 a.m. today.

Photo courtesy of Chris Dickerson

Photo courtesy of Chris Dickerson

“We are back together and ready to race,” he said. “But first I need a couple hours of sleep.”

Racing begins today at the Stead Airport at noon.

We have a whole batch of sports scores to bring you, along with some photos from our contributing photographers. Also incoming today will be a story on this weekend’s Suicide Prevention Network event set for this weekend.