The Red Bull Air Race World Championship comes to the United States Sept. 6-7, at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Twelve of the worlds best race pilots are featured in a motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Pilots must navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons 80 feet high at speeds of up to 230 mph while enduring forces of up to 10G. Tickets for the Fort Worth race are available at www.redbullairrace.com.
Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic performs during the qualifying for the third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia on May 17, 2014. Photo Credit: Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool
After the stop in Texas, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship will move on to its second U.S. race in Las Vegas on Oct. 11-12. From there it will finish the season with the final race in Spielberg, Austria, on Oct. 25-26. The 2014 eight-race championship also had races in Abu Dhabi, UAE; Rovinj, Croatia; Putrajaya, Malaysia; Gdynia, Poland; and Ascot, United Kingdom.
Fans can also catch the full-length broadcast of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship from Texas Motor Speedway on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 pm ET on FOX Sports 1. Hosted by Nick Fellows with analysis by former Air Race pilot Mike Mangold, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is part of a stunning Red Bull global sports series on FOX Sports 1 that also includes the Cliff Diving World Series, X-Fighters World Tour, and the Crashed Ice World Championship.
The race at Texas Motor Speedway will be an eagerly awaited homecoming for Americans Kirby Chambliss, the 2006 World Champion and native Texan born in Corpus Christi, as well as Michael Goulian from Massachusetts, who won the Budapest race in 2009. Both have struggled this year and will be hoping for a boost from the Texas crowd. It will be the first U.S. race since the stop in New York in 2010 that Bonhomme won and Chambliss took third place. The high-speed, low-altitude race through air gate pylons set up inside the 1.5-mile track will also be a historic occasion as it is the first time an air race of any kind will be held inside a speedway in the United States. The pilots and their planes will take off and land from the infield of the track, another first in the United States, with the crowd watching all the action from the grandstands.
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