Red Bull Air Race Comes To The U.S.


The Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilots will finish up their season with two stops in the U.S., starting with races in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend, at the Texas Motor Speedway. The air races feature 14 world-class aerobatic pilots competing in a race that combines speed, precision and skill. Pilots fly at speeds up to 200 knots while completing tight turns with forces up to 10 Gs. “At the motor speedway [the audience] is actually elevated and looking down on the airplanes, so it’s a whole different experience,” air-race pilot Kirby Chambliss told AVweb in an interview from Austria. “It’s exciting stuff, and I think everybody who comes out will for sure enjoy it.”

The final stop for this year’s race series will be at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 17 to 18. These two races will decide the final champion for the year, with the top contenders so far Paul Bonhomme of Great Britain and Matt Hall of Australia. As the races head to Texas, the two pilots are only five points apart in the season score. Tickets for both events are available online, with prices starting at $29. The races also will be broadcast on Fox sports channel 1. The Texas races are scheduled to air on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, and the Las Vegas races will be broadcast live, Sunday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. Eastern.