Red Bull Air Race Finally Returns, Will Zoom Through Two US Cities in 2014
After three years of quiet, the "world's fastest motorsport" is getting back up into the air as the Red Bull Air Race World Championships announces race dates for 2014, beginning as early as February. Of the seven races throughout the year, two will take place on American soil: Dallas in September and Las Vegas in October.
In past Red Bull Air Races (2003-2010), high-performance airplanes zoomed through an obstacle course of pylons while traveling at speeds up to 230 mph only 50-80 feet above water or undeveloped land. Now, after the three years of break to improve safety and organization, the air race will occur at a few speedways, meaning plenty of existing crowd stands and infrastructure for the thousands of spectators to properly view all the heart-pounding maneuvers of the twelve competing pilots (yes, including Kirby Chambliss).
There's no news on when tickets will be available, but rest assured we'll keep you up to date. View the full schedule below, check out all the details on the official website, and...see you in the stands? We'll be the ones pointing a foam finger at the sky.
The 2014 Race Calendar
1. Abu Dhabi, UAE Feb. 28 - March 1
2. Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya, MAS May 17 - 18
3. Gdynia, POL July 26 - 27
4. Ascot, GBR August 16 -17
5. Dallas /Fort Worth, USA September 6 - 7 (Texas Motor Speedway)
6. Las Vegas, USA October 11 - 12 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway)
7. Kunshan, CHN November 1 - 2
[Photo: Red Bull Air Race]