Fresno pilot Tim Cone wins Air Race 1 World Cup

Fresno pilot Tim Cone, after winning Air Race 1's World Cup in Thailand Sunday. (Photo: Lloyd Horgan)

THAILAND - Fresnan Tim Cone was the fastest pilot in a race that's billed as the fastest international motorsport on the planet - and now Cone is Air Race 1's World Champion.

Racing in the Air Race 1 World Cup in Thailand Sunday, the 52-year-old Cone won in convincing fashion, in a sports that is sometimes called "NASCAR of the sky." Pilots race 8 laps around an oval circuit, going upwards of 250 mph, only about 50 feet off the ground.

Cone is a corporate pilot and formation flight lead in his day job.

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