The first one-hour episode featuring last year’s 53rd National Championship Air Races will air Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m. Pacific time on NBC Sports Network. A short preview clip can be viewed below. [Read more…]
Tickets for the 54th National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, set for Sept. 13-17, 2017, are on sale at AirRace.org.
General admission tickets, pit passes, Chairman’s tent and awards banquet tickets can now be purchased online.
Reserved seating will be available for purchase online in early March 2017.
As if on cue from an invisible orchestra conductor, everyone stands. Thousands of men, women, and children. As one, they turn their heads to the southeast, faces to the sky.
No, it isn’t for the national anthem. It’s for the start of the Unlimited Gold Race at the National Championship Air Races at Reno, Nevada.
A scratchy radio transmission is patched through the public address system: “Gentlemen, you have a race.” [Read more…]
The sun has just risen over the rim of the desert. The moon hangs over the dry, treeless mountains. It’s chilly. I hunker down in my windbreaker. It’s deathly quiet, except for the occasional far away rumble of an aircraft engine, wafting over the desert like distant thunder.
The soil is chalky white, populated only by low scrubs, chamisa, sage, and a few hearty clumps of grass. I’m at inner pylon 2, perhaps the loneliest spot on the planet, but a front row seat for the action to come. [Read more…]