James Consalvi powers the P-51 Mustang "Strega" around a pylon during the Unlimited Gold race at the Reno National Championship Air Races on Sept. 17. Consalvi won the race, giving "Strega" 12 wins at the event. Bakersfield's Bill Destefani, who owns the plane, piloted it to seven of those wins.  

BY JIM FRASER For The Californian

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