SOURCE: Red Bull North America

Red Bull North America

May 24, 2010 16:09 ET

Media Alert: Red Bull Air Race World Championship Lands in New York

New York & New Jersey Welcome the Global Motorsports Competition and Celebrate 100 Years of Aviation in Times Square

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -

WHAT: 100 years ago, the United States hosted its first ever international air racing event in Los Angeles followed by Belmont Park, New York in October 1910. One century later, New York City will host the Red Bull Air Race over the Hudson River on June 19-20. Today's interpretation of the competition format is a lot more dynamic than the comparatively sedate event of the past and much faster... four times faster in fact.
   
  The Red Bull Air Race will be launched in Times Square on May 25 and media are invited to an exclusive first-look opportunity where they will get to experience the history of air racing on a private guided tour with one of 15 Red Bull Air Race pilots and walk through an interactive "channel through time" exhibit where wind resistance, historical photographs, gaming and viewing stations will be on display. The exhibit will be free and open to the public for the remainder of the day.
   
  TICKETS FOR THE RED BULL AIR RACE ON SALE NOW at www.redbullairrace.com
         
WHO: Interviews and brief presentation with dignitaries and race pilots including:
  Evan Korn, Executive Director - Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management
  Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy - City of Jersey City
  Sam Pesin, Friends of Liberty State Park
  Jimmy DiMatteo, Race Director of the Red Bull Air Race
  5 of the 15 world's best race pilots from the USA, Spain, United Kingdom & Canada
         
WHERE: Military Island, Times Square, New York City
         
WHEN: Tuesday, May 25
  7:30 a.m. Hot breakfast and first-look media experience with race pilot "curator"
  9:05 a.m. Address to the Press
  9:25 a.m. Q&A hosted by Jimmy DiMatteo - the aviation expert behind the Red Bull Air Race
  9:35 a.m. Photo Opportunity with pilots and dignitaries & interviews as requested
  9:45 a.m. Channel Through Aviation Interactive Experience Free to the Public to 5 p.m.
         
MEDIA TOOLS: High definition pre-race B-roll for the Red Bull Air Race New York, high resolution images, webclips and audio available for free download at www.redbullairrace.com/press

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