RENO, Nev. (March 29, 2021) – Tickets for the 2021 STIHL National Championship Air Races will be available beginning Wednesday, April 7. Following a year delay the world’s fastest motorsport returns to the Reno skies for the 57th time September 15-19, 2021.
“When we made the decision to cancel the 2020 races our team was disappointed but not deterred. We were determined to find a safe way to bring air racing back to Reno and have spent the last several months planning for 2021 and beyond,” said Fred Telling, CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA.) “We are ready to safely and responsibly host another race week in Reno and celebrate the legacy that has kept us inspired and motivated during this year of challenges.”
The world-renowned event, sidelined last year by the global pandemic, will open ticket sales to the general public April 7. Fans can expect a new, more seamless online ticketing platform and updated refund policies.
“Last year forced us to step back and evaluate many aspects of our event including the ticket refund policy,” said Tony Logoteta, COO of RARA. “Ticket sales will be essential to helping us make this year’s event a success and to ease concerns about another cancelation or postponement we will be offering full refunds for any ticket purchased by May 31 in the event of a cancellation.”
Planning for the September 2021 event is currently underway. The Reno Air Racing Association will be following all local health and safety guidelines, more details about onsite policies and updates will be announced in the coming months.
As a non-profit, RARA relies on donations in addition to ticket sales, sponsorships and other direct income from the annual event and is asking for the community’s continued support.
“We can’t thank our community enough for rallying to help us raise enough money to move forward with this year’s event,” said Logoteta. “Their generosity enabled us to start planning for 2021 but we have a way to go to be on solid footing for the future. This year’s early ticket sales, donations, sponsorships and other upcoming fundraisers are more important than ever to help preserve the legacy of the event.”
All donations are tax-deductible and can be made online at AirRace.org or by check and mailed to 14501 Mt. Anderson St. Reno, NV 89506.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-514-3849 ahead of the event.
About the National Championship Air Races
The National Championship Air Races are held every September just north of Reno by the Reno Air Racing Association, a 501(c)(3). The event has become an institution for Northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world with seven racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. Independent economic impact studies show that the event generates as much as $100 million annually for the local economy. For more information on the National Championship Air Races, visit AirRace.org.