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Reno, NV • September 14 -18, 2016

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National Championship Air Races Projects Profit, Success for 2015 Event

– Blue Angels Set to Return for 2016 Event –

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) has released preliminary results for the 2015 National Championship Air Races and is projecting a profit of over $100,000. Results will be finalized at year-end. The original budget for 2015 called for a $630,000 loss, so the projected profit is very good news for the event. Over 150,000 attended this year’s event with pilots racing in six classe ...[Read More]

Robert “Hoot” Gibson Wins Unlimited Gold Race in “Strega” at 2015 National Championship Air Races

Gibson unseats six-time gold winner Steve Hinton in “Voodoo” who did not finish the race Reno, Nev. – The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races came to a close today with Robert “Hoot” Gibson as the winner of the Unlimited Gold Race with a speed of 488.983mph in “Strega.” Stewart Dawson flying “Rare Bear” was second (471.957) and Dennis Sanders in “Dreadnought” was third (420.361). Steve Hin ...[Read More]

RECORD SPEED IN BIPLANE CLASS SET TODAY AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES

Reno, Nev. – The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races is the world’s premier air racing event, and a new record was set today, Monday, September 14. RECORD BROKEN: Pilot, Tom Aberle, set a new speed record in the Biplane class in Phantom, a Modified Mong Sport, with a speed of 284.454. Tickets for the show are still available by phone at 775-972-6663 or online at www.airrace.org. For more i ...[Read More]

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