The Air Race Classic will be flying over Carbon County this year! The Air Race Classic (ARC) is an annual cross country women’s air race that carries on a tradition that began in 1929 with the first Women’s Air Derby and continued with the All-Women Transcontinental Air Race. Will Rogers dubbed the race “The Powder Puff Derby.” The mission of ARC is to educate and encourage women pilots, increase public awareness of general aviation, demonstrate women’s roles in aviation, and preserve and promote the tradition of pioneering women in aviation. This year the race starts in Iowa City and goes northwest. The fourth race leg ends in Rawlins, WY and then the route turns south. At the Terminus of the race each year, a silent auction is held. The funds from this effort help assure the future of the Air Race Classic. Interested in donating to the silet auction or looking for more information? Air Race Classic (ARC) information can be found at www.airraceclassic.org .