AT-6s round the first pylon after leaving the chute at the start of a race. The qualifing times determines the heat races and the heat races determines if the plane and pilot will race in the Bronze, Silver, or Gold race.
Two L-39s roar past the home pylon. The speed as they pass around the home pylon means that the maintain a bank and never get to level out.
Sometimes, as seen here, only a few spans of an aircraft separate two planes even when going 400+ mph.
"Old Yeller", a stock P-51D once owned by R.A. "Bob" Hoover, lands after a heat race. Being a stock Mustang this P-51 will land in the Silver or Bronze race depending on how well the pilot flies the aircraft.