The fifth round of the Red Bull Air Race might have only just wrapped up, but the racing is stepping up a gear and taking it to the next level with the next stop in Texas, USA on the upcoming weekend.
DALLAS - FT. WORTH (USA) - Texas, known affectionately as the 'Lone Star' state, is the second largest in the USA. The enormous geographic area includes the Dallas-Fort Worth counties, which transformed themselves from a sleepy cattle rearing territory, to a bustling metropolis representing the economic and cultural hub of North Texas. Comfortable entertaining sports fans across the US, the Texas stop of the Red Bull Air Race is sure to attract a large amount of interest and greatly benefit from the rich sporting pedigree the area boasts.
Chambliss, a native of Texas who now lives in Arizona, was the winner of the 2004 and 2006 Red Bull Air Race World Championships, and he’s always one to watch; so finishing the first three races of the season outside the Final Four was particularly galling. After trying numerous aircraft adjustments, Team
“My expectations as always are to win,” Chambliss says with determination. “I’m going to try to do my best out here.
Goulian, the 45-year-old from Maynard, Massachusetts, who grew up in an aviation family, knows what it takes to win. He’s one of an elite minority in the world’s fastest motorsport series to have stood on the top step of a podium, in Budapest in 2009. During the five years since, a lot has changed, including strategies, competition rules and even certain standardization requirements for the airplanes themselves. “This is now more than ever a team sport,” Goulian says. “From preparation to simulation and data – it’s not just pitching up with an airplane. It’s a team effort for sure.”