IRVING, TX--(Marketwired - September 15, 2016) - A leading fuel supplier to business, commercial and government aviation, EPIC Fuels is proud to announce its partnership with Red Bull Air Race as the official fuel supplier for the upcoming races in Indianapolis and Las Vegas.
EPIC Fuels will power the race planes with aviation gasoline along with jet fuel for helicopters and rotor-winged aircraft supporting the races. The relationship takes flight October 1 and 2, 2016 at round 7 of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana and continues with the season finale at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, October 15 and 16, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ultimate motorsport series in the sky, the Red Bull Air Race showcases EPIC Fuels capabilities as a trusted leader in aviation fueling. With an outstanding reputation in the industry; especially in terms of its safety record, technical expertise and excellent customer service, EPIC is an ideal partner for the races.
"The Red Bull Air Race and EPIC Fuels are two well-respected names in aviation, and the combination of the two will help fuel even more excitement for fans and aviation enthusiasts alike," said Ryan Mikolasik, Chief Marketing Officer for EPIC Fuels. "We're proud to share our passion for fueling aviation excellence with the world through our support of the Red Bull Air Race in North America and are looking forward to the exciting climax of the World Championship."
"We are very pleased to have EPIC Fuels on board as our official fuel supplier for the final two rounds of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Their commitment to safety, quality and technical expertise is outstanding and they will provide the power for our first-ever touch down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and for the Championship showdown in Las Vegas," said Erich Wolf, General Manager, Red Bull Air Race.
About EPIC Fuels:
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.