TMS Media Relations | Sep 05, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept.
5, 2014) – American pilots Kirby Chambliss and Michael Goulian, along with
championship leader Hannes Arch of Austria, added an airborne twist to an
iconic motorsports scene Friday as their planes joined three official pace cars
for a ceremonial lap of Texas Motor Speedway, site of this weekend’s Red Bull
Air Race World Championship.
Looking forward to the sixth stop of the Red Bull Air Race World
Championship being held Saturday and Sunday at the world-class motorsports
facility, Corpus Christi native Chambliss, Goulian and Arch flew above the
frontstretch in their Edge 540 race planes as the TMS Chevrolet Camaro SS pace
cars cruised below on the high-banked, 1.5-mile oval.
The 12-pilot field will have a closed training/practice session
today at Texas Motor Speedway followed by two days of competition for the
public beginning Saturday.
Grandstand gates open at 9 a.m. CT Saturday and competition begins
at Noon. The Challenger Class will train and compete in two races while the
elite Master Class will have a training/practice session and qualifying to set
the field for Sunday’s championship racing. Beginning at Noon CT Sunday, the
Masters pilots will have three competitions – Top 12, Super 8 and Final 4 – to
determine the race champion.
The dramatic, high-flying action over the two days will take place
inside and above Texas Motor Speedway as the frontstretch grandstands provide a
perfect view of the course that is set up above the middle of the infield and the
Turn 2 and 3 side of the facility. The plane hangars are situated on pit lane,
directly across from the grandstands.
Race event tickets, which are good for both days of action, begin
as low as $39 for unreserved grandstand seating and $59 for reserved. The Red
Bull Air Race Championship also has luxurious options such as the Race Club
($350) and Sky Lounge ($950). Parking is $10 daily.
To purchase tickets or for additional information, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com
or call the TMS ticket office at (817) 215-8500.
RBAR Photo Credits: Joerg
Mitter, Sebastian Marko