IRVING, TX--(Marketwired - October 14, 2016) - EPIC Fuels, a leading supplier of aviation fuels, supplies and services to business, commercial and government aviation, will again be the official fuel supplier of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, this time at the air race in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 15 and 16. EPIC is providing aviation gas for the race planes, jet fuel for helicopters filming and performing, and fueling technicians to provide quality assurance and fueling expertise on site during the races.
In the Challenger Class, the top 6 pilots from the previous rounds will compete in the finale. American Kevin Coleman comes in ranked #3, up one spot after the races in Indianapolis on October 1 and 2, and will be competing in the final Challenger Cup. In the Master Class, the current standings have Matthias Dolderer of Germany in first place ranking, followed by Matt Hall and Nigel Lamb. EPIC Fuels will power the race planes with aviation gasoline along with the jet fuel for helicopters and rotor-winged aircraft supporting the races.
The race will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and will be the final round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Broadcasting options will remain the same for the event. Viewers can either tune in to Fox Sports 1 or website www.redbullairrace.com.
EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world. Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military. In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services. The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8,000 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com.
About Red Bull Air Race:
Created in 2003, officially a world championship in 2005, the Red Bull Air Race has held over 70 races and is watched by millions of fans. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world's best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, lightweight racing planes, pilots hit speeds of 370kmh while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. In 2014, the Challenger Cup was introduced, giving new pilots the chance to develop their low-altitude flying skills. Throughout more than a decade of innovation, one thing has remained the same: the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is the ultimate motorsport series in the sky.
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