National Championship Air Races

RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION SECURES LICENSE FOR 2018-2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES

National Championship Air Races

RENO, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced today that the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) has approved a new two-year licensing agreement extending through 2019. “We are pleased to come to an agreement with the RTAA,” remarks RARA COO, Tony Logoteta. “The National Championship Air Races is the only event of its kind in the world, and 2018 marks the 55th year of this spectacu ...[Read More]

Episode 2/3 of 2017 STIHL National Championship Air Races “YOU HAVE A RACE!” to air on NBC Sports Network SUNDAY, APRIL 8

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to announce the second of three one-hour episodes of the 2017 National Championship Air Races will air on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The second show titled “You Have a Race!” will air on Sunday, April 8 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT on NBC Sports Network. The fastest mot ...[Read More]

STIHL INC. CONFIRMS TWO-YEAR SPONSORSHIP OF RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION AS TITLE SPONSOR OF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES

National Championship Air Races

Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce STIHL Inc. has extended its sponsorship contract as Title Sponsor for the 2018 and 2019 National Championship Air Races as well as the airing of the NBC Sports episodes of the races in 2019 and 2020. The 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races are scheduled Sept. 12-16, 2018 at the Reno-Stead Airport. “Organizing and putting ...[Read More]

“Start Your Engines!” Episode 1 of 2017 National Championship Air Races to air on NBC Sports on Saturday, March 31

National Championship Air Races

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to announce the first of three one-hour episodes of the 2017 National Championship Air Races airing on NBC Sports Network on March 31, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. “We are excited to partner with STIHL and NBC Sports to air the 2017 National Championship Air Races on television,” said Fred Telling, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of the Reno Air Racing A ...[Read More]

Showtimes Announced For Three NBC Sports One-Hour Episodes of the 2017 STIHL National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to announce the dates and times for three, one-hour shows of the 2017 National Championship Air Races airing on NBC Sports Network on March 31, April 8, and April 21, 2018 “We are excited to partner with STIHL and NBC Sports to air the 2017 Nation Championship Air Races on television,” said Fred Telling, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Reno Ai ...[Read More]

Reserved Tickets Now On Sale for 2018 National Championship Air Races

STIHL 55th Annual National Championship Air Races Announces Reserved Tickets Now On Sale Reserved tickets for the STIHL 55th annual National Championship Air Races are now on sale. The event is scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at the Reno-Stead Airport and tickets can be purchased at www.airrace.org in the following options/categories: Reserved Tickets General Admission Pit Passes Chairman’s Tent T ...[Read More]

RARA Announces Fred Telling as CEO

RARA Announces Fred Telling as CEO

RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FRED TELLING AS CEO  The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce that Fred Telling, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RARA, has also been named CEO of the organization, effective immediately. Joey Scolari, a member of the RARA Board of Directors who had stepped into the role of Interim CEO when former CEO Mike Crowell left the organizatio ...[Read More]

Reno Air Racing Association Announces Aerobatics Performers for 55th Annual STIHL National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Reno Air Racing Association Announces Aerobatics Performers for 55th Annual STIHL National Championship Air Races The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to release the initial list of performers for the 2018 STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12 – 16, 2018 at the Reno-Stead Airport. The Patriots Jet Team will headline this year’s performers. The Screamin’ Sasquat ...[Read More]

National Championship Air Races Projects Profit, Success for 2015 Event

– Blue Angels Set to Return for 2016 Event –

National Championship Air Races

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

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]