Fort Worth to Host Red Bull Air Race
22 Oct, 2013
When the Red Bull Air Race makes its triumphant return to the US after a three-year hiatus, Fort Worth, Texas, will play host. The enormous geographic area includes the Dallas-Fort Worth counties, which transformed themselves from a sleepy cattle rearing territory, to a bustling metropolis representing the economic and cultural hub of North Texas.
The Metroplex area, as it is now more commonly known, is one of just twelve American metropolitan areas that have teams in each of the four major professional sports leagues; NFL, baseball, basketball and the National Hockey League. Comfortable entertaining sports fans across the US, the Texas stop of the Red Bull Air Race is sure to attract a large amount of interest and greatly benefit from the rich sporting pedigree the area boasts.
With a crowd capacity in excess of 190,000, the Texas Motor Speedway is among the largest sports stadiums in America. Known as 'The Great American Speedway' the 1.5-mile quad-oval superspeedway includes 750-foot radius turns and is banked 24 degrees in places. The Motor Speedway has been used as a stop in the IndyCar Series racing, drawing in sports fans looking to catch high-octane action. The circuit has also played host to two races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since it opened in 1997.
According to Wikipedia, “The Red Bull Air Race, is an international series of air races in which competitors have to navigate a challenging obstacle course in the fastest time. Pilots fly individually against the clock and have to complete tight turns through a slalom course consisting of pylons, known as ‘Air Gates.’” Information is available at the website.