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Dear Reno Air Racing Fans

National Championship Air Races

 Dear Reno Air Racing Fans: 2015 will be a pivotal year in the history of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA). Although RARA has enjoyed a remarkable fifty plus year span of operations, the truth is that the organization has financial challenges. The tragic events of 2011 only deepened the fiscal concerns. The board of directors, the staff, and the multitude of volunteers that make sure we have ...[Read More]

Reno Air Races Volunteer Fair June 6

National Championship Air Races

Volunteers opportunities at 2015 National Championship Air Races Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), newly appointed as a 501(c)(3), will hold a volunteer fair on Sat. June 6 at Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill at 5995 S. Virginia from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 2015 National Championship Air Races held every Sept. at the Reno Stead Airport. The fair will be in the upper level of Pinocc ...[Read More]

ON SALE

F-22 Raptor and P51 Mustang. Tickets on sale Now

TICKETS ARE ON SALE  NOW!! Purchase through our website www.airrace.org or call our office at 775-972-6663. If you held reserved seats last year, please call the office to reserve the seats you held last year. SHOPPING IN THE STORE IS NOW OPEN ALSO. Purchase shirts, jackets, programs, pins, hats and memorabilia. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you in September.

2015 Rookie School

2015 Rookie School

The dates for the 2015 Pylon Racing Seminar(PRS) will be June 17-20, 2015. The entry application has been posted! Please make sure you contact the class you plan to attend PRS in. For more information, please look at the Rookie School Page.

National Championship Air Races Names Michael Crowell President and CEO

National Championship Air Races Names Michael Crowell President and CEO

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) has tapped former Coca-Cola executive, Micheal (Mike) Crowell, as president and chief executive officer of the National Championship Air Races. Throughout his established career at Coca-Cola, Crowell managed bottling facilities in the United States, Middle East and Asia. Crowell has a strong reputation as a leader in sales and marketing as well a ...[Read More]

Tickets on sale soon!

National Championship Air Races

Renewal forms have gone out in the mail, to renew the seats you held in 2014. If you did not receive your form, please contact the RARA office at 775-972-6663. Tickets will go on sale to the public on March 3, 2015. You can purchase them from the Air Race website at www.airrace.org , you print them out and they are scanned at the gate, or call the RARA office at the number above. We look forward t ...[Read More]

Statement from Reno Air Racing Association and RARA Event Committee Regarding Precious Metal Disqualification

National Championship Air Races

Sept. 29, 2014 – The passion of our air race fans is truly unmatched and is reflected in the conversations that have gone on since the end of the 2014 National Championship Air Races. It’s unfortunate that the quality of racing during this year’s event has been overshadowed, for some, by the controversy surrounding the disqualification of Precious Metal in the Breitling Unlimited Gold Race. ...[Read More]

Statement Regarding 2014 Unlimited Gold Championship Race

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – Sunday, Sept. 14 concluded what was one of the most competitive National Championship Air Races in recent histories. Throughout the week, nearly 120 pilots, across six classes of airplanes, thrilled fans with racing that was intense and extremely close. Unfortunately, the results of Sunday’s thrilling Breitling Unlimited Gold Race have been called into question by some fans and pilots ...[Read More]

Updated Statement from the National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – At approximately 3:30 p.m. today, Sport Class pilot Lee Behel, 64, from San Jose, Calif. was involved in a fatal accident during a qualifying heat of the National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Airport. Behel was flying a GP-5, “Sweet Dreams.” This was single-plane incident and no other pilots or spectators were injured. In addition to being one of the founders of the Sport ...[Read More]

Air Race legends to race head-to-head for first time headlining star-studded racing field

Air Race legends to race head-to-head for first time headlining star-studded racing field

Reno, Nev. – With the kickoff of the National Championship Air Races less than two weeks away, the historic aviation event released its complete list of pilots and planes scheduled to compete for Air Racing gold. The lineup features nearly 120 pilots and planes and is headlined by a highly anticipated rivalry that pits two of the winningest Unlimited pilots in Air Race history head-to-head in the ...[Read More]