TMS Media Relations | Aug 29, 2014
World’s Fastest Motorsport Heads to Texas Motor Speedway
Fans Can Catch the Action in Person or during Full-length Broadcast on FOX Sports 1.
FORT WORTH, Texas (USA) – The Red Bull Air Race World Championship moves to the United States with a thrilling stop set for the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on September 6-7. Austria’s Hannes Arch will try to hold onto his crumbling lead ahead of hard-charging Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb after the two Brits flew skillfully at home in Ascot to take first and second places, respectively. The sixth round of the eight-stop world championship will be held at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, one of the largest motorsports facilities in the United States. Tickets are available at www.redbullairrace.com
Fans can also catch the full-length broadcast of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship from Texas Motor Speedway on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 pm ET on FOX Sports 1. Hosted by Nick Fellows with analysis by former Air Race pilot Mike Mangold, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is part of a stunning Red Bull global sports series on FOX Sports 1 that also includes the Cliff Diving World Series, X-Fighters World Tour, and the Crashed Ice World Championship.
The race at “The Great American Speedway” will be an eagerly awaited homecoming for Americans Kirby Chambliss, the 2006 World Champion and native Texan born in Corpus Christi, as well as Michael Goulian from Massachusetts, who won the Budapest race in 2009. Both have struggled this year and will be hoping for a boost from the Texas crowd. It will be the first U.S. race since the stop in New York in 2010 that Bonhomme won and Chambliss took third place. The high-speed, low-altitude race through Air Gate pylons set up inside the 1.5-mile track will also be a historic occasion as it is the first time an Air Race of any kind will be held inside a speedway in the United States. The pilots and their planes will also take off and land from the infield of the track, a first in the United States, with the crowd watching all the action from the grandstands.
Arch, the 2008 champion won two of the first four races this season, faltered at the last race in Ascot, England with a dismal eighth place for 43 points overall while reigning champion Bonhomme bounced back from two subpar performances to win the home race and collect 12 points for 41 points in total, cutting Arch’s lead to just 2 points.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features 12 of the world’s best race pilots in a motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill as pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons 80 feet high at speeds of up to 230 mph while enduring forces of up to 10G.
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