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The National Miniature Pylon Racing Association is the Special Interest Group for the Academy of Model Aeronautics. The NMPRA is an organization of Pylon Racers whose mission is to promote, organize and standardize the hobby. This website is the home of the NMPRA but our members are spread across the Globe. Take a look around and get involved with the most exciting form of Radio Control.

As of Monday, March 2, 2015

DateEvent Name
3/21Southern 500
3/21Denis Lyon Memorial
4/11George Finch Memorial
4/25Woodland Q40, Q500 & EF1
5/02Heartland Speed Freakz Spring Race
5/16Whittier Spring Madness Q40
5/16CAPS Indy Shootout
5/30PGRC Of Bowie, MD Q40 & Q500 Race
6/06GCRCC Moon Shot
8/22CAPS Fall Classic
9/12Fred Burgdorf Memorial
10/24West Coast Championship
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The NMPRA website and discussion forum have been updated and moved to a new host. Thank you for your patience during this transition. Please let us know if you encounter any difficulties.

A new link has been posted on the FAI page to an article written by Tim Lampe on his experience at the 2015 F5D World Championships. Check it out here:

Tim's Article

A new link has been posted on the Competition Regulations page for the Academy of Model Aeronautics procedure for applying for a National Record for RC Pylon Racing. This procedure must be followed for a record to be recognized. You can find it on the Competition Regulations page here:

Competition Regulations

The NMPRA Hall Of Fame page has been updated to include 2014 inductees Bob Brogdon & Terry Prather. Check it out here:

NMPRA Hall Of Fame

The NMPRA Bylaws have been updated by the NMPRA officers. You can review the updated bylaws here:

NMPRA Bylaws

The NMPRA National Points page has been updated to include all the Formula I Champions since the first year it was awarded in 1968. You can check out the Formula I Champions list here:

NMPRA Champions

Make sure to be at the 2015 AMA NATS in Muncie, IN for pylon July 10 - 16. Click on the NATS logo for more information.

424 Q500 will be held again in 2015, Club 40 will also be held, make sure to sign up early.


The FAI page has been updated with information on the 2014 F5D Team. Please support the F5D team by making a donation. Check it out here:
2014 F5D Team

February 2015 NMPRA Newsletter
Running a Race Primer
PAUL HERMAN'S Race Software