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October 06, 2015 11:30 ET

Red Bull Air Race World Championship Returns to Las Vegas October 17 & 18

Tickets on Sale Now for Finals Taking Place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015) - Great Britain's Paul Bonhomme has a tense lead over Australia's Matt Hall as the finale of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship moves to Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 17 and 18. The series consists of eight stops spanning the globe, with Las Vegas as the deciding location where a champion will be named. The finals on Sunday, Oct. 18 will air live on FS1 at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT.

One of the world's fastest motorsport series puts the best race pilots on the planet to the ultimate test in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. The pilots fly the fastest, most agile and lightweight-racing planes and navigate a low-level aerial track made up of 80-foot-high air-filled pylons at speeds of up to 230 mph while enduring forces of up to 10G. The aim is to finish in the fastest time, incurring as few penalties as possible.

Going into the final race, Bonhomme leads the championship with 67 points after getting 12 for the win in Fort Worth, while Hall is still within striking range at 59 points. The two have dominated the 2015 season, with Bonhomme racking up four wins to Hall's one.

"We have nothing to lose at the final race of the season and we'll fight until the end for victory," says Hall. "Las Vegas is a very special place to race, not only because of the fast and challenging race track, but you can call it a battle in the heat in one of the most famous cities on planet earth. I can't wait to race there again!"

Last year, Red Bull Air Race's stop at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a historic occasion, marking the first time an air race of any kind was held inside a motor speedway in the United States. More than 50,000 race fans witnessed elite pilots attack the speedway's 1.5-mile track with high speed and low altitude aerial racing.

For more information, visit www.redbullairrace.com or in person at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway box office (800-644-4444).

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship airs on FS1 as part of a stunning Red Bull global sports series that also includes the Crashed Ice World Championships, Cliff Diving World Series and X-Fighters World Tour.

THE RED BULL AIR RACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Created in 2003, but officially a World Championship since 2005, the Red Bull Air Race is followed by millions of fans across over 50 races held worldwide. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world's best race pilots in a pure motor-sport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. The pilots use the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes to navigate a predefined, low-level aerial racetrack of air-filled pylons (Air Gates) with the aim of finishing in the fastest time possible, incurring as few penalties as possible.

Red Bull Air Race media content (text, pictures, video) is available free of charge for editorial use through the Red Bull network; hi-res video and still images are captured and made immediately available for editorial use for all media channels including television, film, print, mobile, and digital. The content is centrally located in the Red Bull Content Pool for media partners at www.redbullairracenewsroom.com

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