FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2018
THE STIHL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES INCLUDED AS A FEATURED EVENT IN THE GRUNT STYLE AIR SHOW MAJORS TOUR BEGINNING IN 2019
–Expanding the Audience of the World’s Fastest Motorsport –
RENO, Nev. [October 23, 2018] – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce that the STIHL National Championship Air Races will be included in the Grunt Style Air Show Majors Tour beginning in 2019. Grunt Style Air Show Majors is the air show industry’s premier tour showcasing a collection of America’s most prestigious air shows and now will also feature air racing on the tour at the Reno National Championship Air Races.
By becoming an official tour stop, the STIHL National Championship Air Races will receive national promotion through a variety of marketing efforts, event visibility and promotion at the other participating air shows along with additional mainstream recognition and benefits through partnering with tour creators, Red Frog Events, and title partner, Grunt Style.
“We are honored to be included in this distinguished group of aviation events and further provide aviation enthusiasts with increased opportunities to observe some of the world’s best pilots in both air racing and aerobatics. We’re excited to join the Grunt Style Air Show Majors Tour beginning in 2019 and expand our audience for the world’s fastest motorsport at the STIHL National Championship Air Races and provide fans with a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Fred Telling, CEO and Chairman of the Reno Air Racing Association.
Created by Red Frog Events in 2018 as the industry’s first unifying brand platform, the mission of Grunt Style Air Show Majors is to celebrate aviation, honor the military and increase mainstream awareness of aviation events in the air show industry. The STIHL National Championship Air Races joins SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, the Bethpage Air Show, the Cleveland National Air Show, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow and Thunder Over Michigan.
“We’re thrilled to add the Reno National Championship Air Races to the Grunt Style Air Show Majors,” says Scott Howard, Chief Revenue Officer at Red Frog Events. “This well-established event is among the best in the air show industry. We’re proud to now have a collection of six of the most prestigious shows in the country as we work to expand their reach nationally and engage new audiences and continue to elevate interest in air shows and aviation events. The goal is for aviation enthusiasts to immediately know that any event that is a part of the Grunt Style Air Show Majors is a best-in-class, must-attend event.”
The six 2019 Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour dates and locations include (in order of occurrence):
- April 2 – 7, 2019: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, Lakeland, Florida
- May 25 – 26, 2019: Bethpage Air Show, Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York
- August 3 – 4, 2019: Thunder Over Michigan, Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan
- August 31 – September 2, 2019: Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, Ohio
- September 11 – 15, 2019: STIHL National Championship Air Races, Reno, Nevada
- October 19 – 20, 2019: CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow, Houston, Texas
To learn more about Grunt Style Air Show Majors, visit airshowmajors.com