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Great Week of Racing
50th National Championship Air Races

Legendary P-51 Mustang, “Voodoo,” wins the 50th National Championship Air Races
Voodoo owner Bob Button finally reached his goal to have an Unlimited Gold Champion title. Steven Hinton proved once again for the fifth straight year that he means business on and off the course. Once again, winning each heat and finally the gold race with a speed of 482.074. Not far behind him was Matt Jackson flying Strega with a speed of 474.926. Fan favorite in third place was Sherman Smoot flying Czech Mate at 455.770.  It was a great safe week and we want to thank all of our fans for coming out and supporting the event. We hope to see you all back in 2014.                                              

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Our official 50th logo merchandise has been restocked and ready to ship. Great gift ideas for the holidays for all race fans. Check out website for information regarding size, color and pricing.  http://shop.airrace.org/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
The 51st annual National Championship Air Races are the world’s premier air racing event. The races take place next year Sept. 10 -14, 2014. Tickets will go on sale March 1st, 2014 by phone at (775) 972-6663 or online at www.airrace.org. For the latest updates and information find the National Championship Air Races on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RenoAirRacingAssociation or follow on Twitter @RenoAirRaces.

About the National Championship Air Races
Held every September just north of Reno, the National Championship Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. In the past 10 years, the event has attracted more than 200,000 spectators per year and generated more than $80 million a
year for the region’s economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civil flight demonstrations.

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