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RED BULL AIR RACE RETURNS TO TMS

World’s Fastest Motorsport Hits Texas Motor Speedway for the Second Consecutive Year on Sept. 26”27 for the First US Stop in World Championship

FORT WORTH, Texas (SEPT. 22, 2015) – The Red Bull Air Race World Championship heads to the United States for the penultimate stop in the 2015 schedule on September 26-27. The seventh round of the eight-stop world championship will once again be held at Texas Motor Speedway after more than 50,000 race fans witnessed the Series’ elite pilots compete at the venue last year.

>The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features 14 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 10Gs. Pylons will line the 1.5 mile track inside Texas Motor Speedway, which last year made history by becoming the first motor speedway on American soil to host an Air Race of any kind, and saw French pilot Nicolas Ivanoff take home the win.

The 2015 race will also see the return of Kirby Chambliss, the two-time Red Bull Air Race World Champion pilot and native Texan born in Corpus Christi, who is currently flying high after his first podium finish of the season in Spielberg, Austria. The former champ will be looking to build on his momentum and the take the win in his home state.

Kirby reflected on what a victory would mean to him. “I love to win everywhere; no matter where we are, I want to win. Two weeks ago in Austria we had a great finish,” said Chambliss who acknowledges how many components go into winning a race, “We are working on a few improvements to the airplane and I plan to go out there and fly aggressively and push hard to get on the podium here at Texas Motor Speedway. I’m a Texan, it would be really good to win at home.”

One of the top challengers to Chambliss will be Australian Matt Hall who was victorious in Spielberg, securing his first win in his Red Bull Air Race career. The Aussie has finished in the Final 4 in four other races this year. Other previous stops this year included the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Croatia, Hungary, and the United Kingdom. After the Fort Worth stop remains only the finale in Las Vegas on Oct. 17-18, where a champion will be decided.

As the second to last event on the calendar there are going to be major implications to the final standings at Texas Motor Speedway. British powerhouse and three-time Champion Paul Bonhomme is only a mere 5 points ahead of Matt Hall in the yearly standings, so these final races are crucial to determining this year’s top pilot.

Tickets, available as low as $29 for a full day of exhilarating high speed low aerial racing, are on sale now on www.redbullairrace.com and in person at the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office (817-215-8500). Fans can also catch the full-length broadcast of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship from Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. EST on FOX Sports 1. Red Bull Air Race 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.

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The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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