***NOTICE: Time Change for Episode Three *** Episode Three of the 2017 STIHL National Championship Air Races “Gold Races” to Air at new time on NBC Sports Network Saturday, April 21

National Championship Air Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2018

***NOTICE: TIME CHANGE FOR EPISODE THREE DUE TO NHL HOCKEY PLAYOFFS***

EPISODE THREE OF 2017 STIHL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
AIR RACES
“GOLD RACES” TO AIR AT NEW TIME ON
NBC SPORTS NETWORK SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to announce the final of three one-hour episodes of the 2017 STIHL National Championship Air Races will now air on NBC Sports Network in prime time on Sat., April 21, 2018, at 10:30 p.m. EDT, 7:30 p.m. PDT. The time change is due to the NHL Hockey Playoff game schedule.

The final episode titled “Gold Races” will now air on Saturday, April 21 from 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. EDT / 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT on NBC Sports Network. After a week of heat races, the final Gold Races have been set in six classes of airplanes featuring the best pilots in the world, who will race three different closed course pylon tracks (3-mile, 5-mile, and 8-mile). Six different racing crews will call themselves National Champions at the end of the day in the fastest motorsport in the world.

“We are excited to partner with STIHL and NBC Sports to air these episodes of the 2017 event on television,” said Fred Telling, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of the Reno Air Racing Association. “These shows are only possible because of the continued and generous sponsorship and support from STIHL, Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, the Nevada Commission on Tourism and our other sponsors. Our excitement is building for this third episode and we look forward to tuning in with our fans across the country to relive race week all over again while greatly anticipating this year’s 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018.”

Tickets are on sale for the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at Reno Stead Airport. For more information or to volunteer visit www.airrace.org.

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About the Reno Air Racing Association: The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the National Championship Air Races every September just north of Reno. The Reno Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Independent economic impact studies have shown that our event generates as much as $91.7 million annually for our local economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. For more information on the National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.airrace.org.

 

Media Contact:           The Glenn Group

Mikaila Bird – mbird@theglenngroup.com

775-686-7777

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