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Air race ends today

June 10, 1998

FREDERICK, Md. - The finish line for the national Marion Jayne Air Race 1998 will be crossed today at the Frederick home of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

About 45 aircraft from 25 states are competing in the cross-country event, which offers prize money totaling $20,000. Racers departed Monday from Shreveport, La., on an 1,800-mile zigzag course to Frederick with stops in Tulsa, Okla., Memphis, Tenn., Litchfield, Ill., Dayton, Ohio, and North Wilkesboro, N.C.

The majority of racers are expected to arrive at Frederick Municipal Airport between 1 and 2 p.m. today, but some may arrive as early as 9:30 a.m.

The race is named for founder Marion P. Jayne, winner of 26 cross-country speed races, including two round-the-world events, before dying of cancer in 1996.

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