Reno Tahoe USA and the 50th annual National Championship Air Races will be giving 25 winners 4 tickets to the Reno Air Races.
Each winner will receive:
General admission tickets to the exciting race action on Saturday and Sunday!
4 general admission tickets total (2 GA tickets for Saturday, 2 GA tickets for Sunday)
Contest Ends: September 2, 2013
Disclaimer: Winners will be notified by email and must respond back within 48-hours acknowledging notification. They will then receive instructions on how to access their tickets. If winner does not respond within 48-hours, their prize will be forfeited and another winner selected in their place. Prize does not include parking. VisitRenoTahoe.com and the Reno Air Racing Association are not responsible for undelivered emails or winners that do not respond.
50th annual National Championship Air Races
Experience the action of the “World’s Fastest Motorsport!” The 50th annual event is the only closed course pylon racing event in the world, and is the world’s longest running air race. Six different race plane classes battle just 60 feet from the ground, with the Unlimited and Jet classes reaching speeds over 500 mph!
The races will be historic and thrilling with a star-studded field of competitors and aircraft registered to compete, anticipated to be one of the best racing fields in the history of the event. Headlining the recently unveiled Unlimited & Warbird Racing Class (UWRC) is four-time defending champion Steve Hinton who, in a surprise twist this year, will be helming the fan –favorite P-51 Mustang “Voodoo.” Hinton will be joined by the five other competitors from 2012’s heart pumping Unlimited Gold Class Championship Race, including Stu Dawson flying the famous F8F-2 Bearcat, “Rare Bear,” Dennis Sanders in “Dreadnaught,” former space shuttle astronauts Curt Brown in “Sawbones,” and “Hoot” Gibson in “232” and Brent Hisey in “Miss America.” Additionally, this year’s event will feature the long-awaited return of two wildly popular aircraft, “Czech Mate” and “Ole Yeller.”
Besides the on-your-feet action of the races, spectators have close-up access to racing aircraft, pilots and crews in the “pits.” There’s a world-class air show, military display and demonstrations, aircraft display and great concessions. The world’s first “jet-powered man” will take to the skies! Yves Rossy, known as “Jetman, ” will make only two appearances in the U.S. and the National Championship Air Races is one of his stops! Made of carbon-Kevlar material, the “jetwing” is powered by four jet engines and can reach speeds of 150 mph. Jetman controlls the throttle with one hand and uses his body to steer, pitch and descend.