An update from the Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors and its Chairman

Like you, we have been closely monitoring the developments around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We first want to thank all of the essential workers who have sustained our communities throughout this pandemic and send a huge thank you to the medical professionals who are on the frontlines of this virus every day. We are pleased to see communities slowly coming back to life in as safe a manner as possible while getting people back to work and allowing businesses to reopen. None the less, the extraordinary number of events that have already canceled and businesses that have been closed in an effort to keep citizens safe are unprecedented.

As always, the safety of our fans, pilots, crews, staff and volunteers continues to be our number one priority. As such, we are evaluating the myriad of different factors in order to host a safe event for all concerned. Guidelines for outdoor gatherings from the state of Nevada and CDC, social distancing and PPE requirements, sponsor participation, air travel, hotel availability, and our fans’ comfort in attending all factor into what the 57th STIHL National Championship Air Races will look like. We are hopeful the steps that are being collectively taken now to stop the spread of COVID-19 will allow us to host another world-class event this September, but the challenges cannot be overstated.

To enable everyone to plan appropriately, the Board of Directors will make a decision regarding the 57th STIHL National Championship Air Races by the end of June, even though we know many factors may still be uncertain.

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Thank you for supporting the world’s fastest motorsport!


Fred Telling

CEO & Chairman