Donations allow organization to support community Reno, Nev. – As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is a proud supporter of the community. In 2016, RARA gave more than $114,000 to support non-profits who have worked with the organization. “We are incredibly honored to work with organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Veterans Guest House and the Trauma Int ...[Read More]
Looking for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers? Take 15% off all merchandise at the National Championship Air Races webstore through 12-31 with coupon code “RARA2016”! The last day to order merchandise with standard shipping for Christmas delivery is 12-18. Expedited shipping rates will apply to orders placed from 12-19 through 12-22. Shipping for orders placed between 12-23 and 1-2-17 will begin ...[Read More]
Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association today announced that tickets for the 54th National Championship Air Races, taking place September 13 – 17, 2017, are on sale at airrace.org. General admission tickets, pit passes, Chairman’s tent and awards banquet tickets can now be purchased online. Reserved seating will be available for purchase online in early March 2017. “We are coming off a ...[Read More]
Friends and Fans Mourn the Passing of William “Bill” Kerchenfaut By: Scott Germain Air racing, as a sport and a family, lost a pioneer and luminary during the early morning hours of Friday, November 11, 2016. William “Bill” Kerchanfaut passed away in Santa Clara, California, after suffering a stroke several days earlier. His sister and close friends were with him. “Kerch,” as he was known to frien ...[Read More]
The National Championship Air Races were saddened to learn this morning of the passing of R.A. “Bob” Hoover. An accomplished pilot himself with an air show career that spanned nearly 50 years, we were honored to have Bob join us in September at this year’s races. Described as “the best stick and rudder man” who ever lived, Bob entertained in Reno for many years. Bob was a f ...[Read More]
Our President/CEO wrote an op-ed, which was published in the Reno Gazette-Journal. You can read the full article here. Thanks for your continued support of the National Championship Air Races!
Missing the Air Races already? Well, you are in luck. We’ve been working on updating the historical race results pages by adding new information from previous years. If you want to take a look, click here.
Reno, Nev. – The 53rd National Championship Air Races are the world’s premier air racing event. Final results are below: UNLIMITED CLASS Plane: “Voodoo” Pilot: Steven Hinton JET CLASS Plane: “American Spirit” Pilot: Rick Vandam SPORT CLASS Plane: “Race 39” Pilot: Jeff LaVelle T-6 CLASS Plane: “Baron’s Revenge” Pilot: Chris Rushing FORMULA ONE Plane: “Fraed Naught” Pilot: Lowell Slatter BI-PLANE CL ...[Read More]
The National Championship Air Races will hold two free to race attendees concerts this year. The first is on The Nick Lawrence Band on Friday evening and the second is The Juantanamos on Saturday. Both concerts will occur after the final race in the hangar next to the Checkered Flag Club. The hangar is located inside the pit gates and near the concession area. Find the full event planning schedule ...[Read More]
Company was a gold sponsor of the NBC Sports show last year Reno, Nev. – The National Championship Air Races today announced that STIHL has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 2016 and 2017 races. “STIHL partnered with us last year as a gold sponsor of the NBC Sports show and we are thrilled that they have decided to come on board in such a big way as the presenting sponsor of the 53rd and ...[Read More]