Race Information

2023 Pilot Final Rankings

Congratulations to our 2023 National and Great Texas Balloon Race Winners!

National Champions


Bruce Wood

Carbondale, CO

Second Place

Johnny Petrehn

Missouri City, Texas

Third Place

Jeremy Rubin

Ankeny, IA

Great Texas Balloon Race Champions


Guy Gauthier

Henderson, TX

Second Place

Bill Baker

Longview, TX

Third Place

Steve Lombardi

Edgewood, TX

Texas State Champion

Johnny Petrehn

Missouri City, Texas

2023 Young Guns Rankings

YG Champion

Ben Leatherman

East Leroy, MI

YG Second Place

Spencer Copas

Sellersburg, IN

YG Third Place

Zackery Maxwell

Albuquerque, NM

Ducks on a Pond Winners

Congratulations to the winner of the 2023 Rudie Bresie Award

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