FORT WORTH, Texas – Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff won the Red Bull Air Race held over the weekend of Sept. 6-7 at Texas Motor Speedway with a time of 54.118 seconds. Britain’s Nigel Lamb took second in 54.253 and Canada’s Pete McLeod finished third in 54.666.
On one hand, American pilot Mike Goulian saw some encouraging progress at the third stop of the Red Bull Air Race in Malaysia — but not nearly the kind of progress he’s looking for. For three races in a row, the award-winning pilot has finished in 12th place. At the next stop, in Poland, expect an aggressive new strategy from the man from Massachusetts.
Tickets for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship season are now on sale, as the races return after a three-year break.
The 2014 schedule includes two U.S. based races, in Dallas/Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 6-7, and in Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 11-12.
As the propeller partner, Hartzell will provide its three-blade structural composite propeller known as “The Claw,” carbon fiber composite spinners and lightweight governors to each race team.
Lycoming Engines has been selected to power the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which is set to return in February 2014.
Each Red Bull Air Race airplane will be powered by a Lycoming Thunderbolt engine, standardized to Red Bull Air Race’s specifications for all 12 pilots participating in the races.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies beginning in February 2014, with a seven-race World Championship staged in six countries on three continents.
Two of the races will take place in the U.S.: In the Dallas/Fort Worth area at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 6-7 and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 11-12.