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USA to Host Air Race 1 World Cup Final Next Month

By Business Wire News   


The Air Race 1 World Cup will arrive in Reno, Nevada from 16-20 September 2015 where the final race of the new international motorsport series will determine the first World Cup winner in the air racing.

The first two races in the 2015 season have been held in Monastir, Tunisia and Lleida, Spain, where many dramatic stories developed in the closely-fought contest by some of the best race pilots in the world. The final race in the Air Race 1 World Cup will take place at the home of American air racing, the famous Reno Air Races, where the International Formula One Air Racing Association (IF1) will run and sanction the race as it has done for its national championship formula one races for over 50 consecutive years.

After the first two races, Swedish pilot Thom Richard with team Hot Stuff is leading the series standings. Jay Jones and Mike Mundell are close behind and will be chasing Richard in Reno with a pack of other pilots still within reach.

The races in Reno are expected to attract up to 200,000 spectators across the five day event. During the Reno Air Races the US National Champion will also be crowned in the formula one class and five other classes of air race.

In addition to prize money, the competing pilots will be eligible for awards from the series sponsors, including a newly designed race propeller by Catto Propellers, a luxury aviation timepiece from the Official Timekeeper Revue Thommen Swiss Watches, a pair of aviator sunglasses from the Official Eyewear Partner Bigatmo, and high-performance engineering support from the Official Engine Performance Partner Nicholson McLaren.

Jeff Zaltman, CEO of Air Race 1, said: “2015 has already been a momentous year with some of the best racing we’ve seen. All eyes are now on Reno as we approach the final race of the year. We are working in close partnership with the International Formula One Air Racing Association, The Reno Air Race Association and our European association partners to promote air racing around the world and develop the first international series of real air racing competitions.”


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