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RARA Announces Design Contest for 54th National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – Calling all racing fans and artists! The Reno Air Racing Association today launched a design contest for the official poster and t-shirts of the 54th National Championship Air Races. “The Reno Air Racing Association is looking for fresh and new designs that represent the spirit of air racing to place on our collectible posters for the 54th National Championship Air Races,” Mike Crowell President and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association said. “Entries should center on the idea of racing – which is what we are all about. We look forward to seeing the ideas our…

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NBC Sports to Air First Episode of National Championship Air Races in 10 days

Reno, Nev. – The first one-hour episode featuring last year’s 53rd National Championship Air Races will air next Saturday, March 11th at 11am pacific time on NBC Sports Network – exactly 10 days from today. A short preview clip can be viewed here. “Last year we were excited to partner with STIHL and NBC Sports to air one show,” Mike Crowell, President and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association said. “This year, because of continued support and sponsorship from STIHL, the Nevada Commission on Tourism and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, the STIHL National Championship Air Races will…

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Reno Air Racing Association Announces Duane Meyer as new Security Director

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) today announced that Duane Meyer has joined the team as Security Director. “Duane brings a long and dedicated career in public service to our team,” RARA President and CEO Mike Crowell said. “With new and constantly changing requirements for safety and security, we are confident that Duane will help us maintain the high level of security required for our event.” In February 1986, Meyer joined the Washoe County Sheriff’s Hasty Team and from December 1993 through March 5, 2015, he was a member of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office serving as…

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RARA Announces Texas Flying Legends Museum Will Attend and Perform at 2017 National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) today announced that the Texas Flying Legends Museum will race four planes and perform with six planes at the 2017 National Championship Air Races. “The Texas Flying Legends Museum is dedicated to honoring past generations and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow through active displays of WWII warbirds,” Mike Crowell, President and CEO of RARA said. “We are absolutely thrilled and honored that the Texas Flying Legends Museum will be racing four aircraft in our unlimited class and performing as a group with six aircraft.” The Texas Flying Legends Museum will bring…

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Reno Air Racing Association Welcomes Frederick Telling to Board of Directors

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) today announced that Dr. Frederick W. Telling has joined the RARA Board of Directors. Telling has served as president of the T-6 Racing Association since 2008. “On behalf of the Reno Air Racing Association, we are thrilled to welcome Fred Telling to the board,” President/CEO Mike Crowell said. “Fred brings an extensive corporate background and non-profit board experience in governance and development. He has also actively been involved with the air races for over 15 years. We look forward to having his perspective on our team.” Telling is currently the Chairman…

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Reno Air Racing Association Accepts Donations to Further Charitable Outreach

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 Intervention Program,” Reno Air Racing Association President and CEO Mike Crowell said. “We are, however, only able to partner with these great organizations in our community because of the support we receive from generous donors.” Donations…