The Red Bull Air Race is heading to Fort Worth this September, and you’ve been challenged to #catchkirby. The cops obviously couldn’t.
Utilizing iconic locations throughout DFW, Red Bull wanted to create a spot that was uniquely Texan and completely awesome. This spot premiered online and played frequently on Big Hoss, the largest screen in the world, at Texas Motors Speedway in the months leading up to the event.
We shot this over two days in Dallas and Fort Worth. It required 3 helicopters, 15 cops, 3 GoPros and countless Red Bulls to complete. Our thanks to Red Bull for letting us be part of such an awesome project, and for their ongoing commitment to creating fantastic content for their fans. Check out RedBullAirRace.com for more info on the event.
About Red Bull Air Race
Red Bull Air Race was started in 2003, with the first U.S. race taking place in Reno in 2004. Since then, the series has held nine races in the U.S., with stops in San Francisco, San Diego, Monument Valley, Detroit and New York. For the first time in the U.S., the series will feature both stops taking place in speedways, a departure from the past when events were held above water or undeveloped land. The new locations – Texas Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway – are a perfect fit for a motorsport featuring high-performance machines and high adrenaline racing.
“I’m excited that there will be two races in the U.S., and I’m a native Texan – from Corpus Christi – so it’s going to be cool racing in my home state, for sure,” said pilot Kirby Chambliss. “We’ll be racing in the motor speedways in the two stops in the United States – Texas and Las Vegas. We did that previously in Germany, and it’s a really cool perspective from a spectator standpoint because you’re actually looking down on the airplanes as they race through the gates.”
Red Bull Air Race has been watched by millions of fans at 50 races, with the competitors racing in high-performance airplanes between 50 and 80 feet above the ground and navigating a challenging obstacle course of Air Gate pylons at speeds of up to 230 mph. Fans will be able to watch the entire eight-race 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.
The 2nd race in Croatia airs on Monday, April 28th at 8:30 p.m. Central Time. The broadcast will also be available on demand at 9:30pm CT on Red Bull TV which is available for free on the web at www.redbull.tv, through its iOS and Android applications, and on Xbox 360, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Smart TVs.