Britain's Paul Bonhomme flew the perfect run on 27 September at the Texas stage of the air race world championship to extend his lead at the top of the standings with only one race remaining in the championship.
The double world champion completed a flawless run in 55.285 seconds at the Texas Motor Speedway Nascar track in Fort Worth, Texas to grab 12 points bringing his points tally to 67 ahead of the season finale in Las Vegas next month.
Australia's Matt Hall finished second in the Texas race to grab nine points and lies only eight points behind Bonhomme in the standings with a tally of 59 points, ensuring that the championship go down to the wire.
The championship is now Bonhomme's to lose, and he voiced caution that anything could still happen.
"But no, it was hard work today and I think you have to take each run as it comes, you can't take anything for granted. As we've seen anything can happen, you know, it's just as easy for me to get a not-levelling gate as somebody else, so really hard work but all I'd like to say is thanks to the team, I've got the most superb team and without them, couldn't do it," he said.
Bonhomme, 51, will look to claim his third world title on 18 October to add to his 2009 and 2010 titles.