SPEEDWAY, Ind. — There won’t be any more airplane races above the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On Wednesday morning, Red Bull announced they will not continue its Air Race World Championship series beyond the 2019 season.
In addition, they’re shortening the length of this season — leaving the October race in Indianapolis off the schedule.
According to Red Bull, the Air Race “provided sports entertainment of highest quality but did not attract the level of outside interest as many other Red Bull events across the world.”
IMS President Doug Boles released a statement following the abrupt announcement from Red Bull.
“We are disappointed that we will not host another Red Bull Air Race event, and I know many of our fans will be disappointed, as well. We enjoyed watching the pilots navigate the unique course over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway grounds, and we were especially excited to see American pilot Michael Goulian celebrate a well-earned victory last year.”
Boles says fans that already purchased tickets for this year’s event will be refunded.
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