High speed air race announced for Texas Motor Speedway

Red Bull Air Race Championship

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High speed air race announced for Texas Motor Speedway

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by DOUG BOEHNER

WFAA

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 6:58 PM

FORT WORTH -- Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday announced the Red Bull Air Race Championship, dormant for the last three years, will be held at the Fort Worth racetrack in early September 2014.

The Red Bull version of what's billed as the "world's fastest motorsport" has been on a three-year break to improve safety and to reorganize.

Pilots will fly high-performance airplanes through an aerial obstacle course consisting of 80-foot high pylons. The racing planes can reach speeds of up to 230 mph.

"We like doing things no one expects," TMS president Eddie Gossage said in a news release. "I think the thing that will be so appealing to motorsports fans and gearheads is that this is a real competition. Red Bull Air Race is truly a head-to-head, nose-to-nose competition on the clock, where these pilots are running through the Air Gates to see who can turn in the best time."

The Red Bull Air Race Championship will be at Texas Motorized, September 6 and 7, 2014. The race will be the fifth stage of a seven-event international schedule.

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