FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2018
THE STIHL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES INCLUDED AS A FEATURED EVENT IN THE GRUNT STYLE AIR SHOW MAJORS TOUR BEGINNING IN 2019
-Expanding the Audience of the World’s Fastest Motorsport -
By becoming an official tour stop, the STIHL National Championship Air Races will receive national promotion through a variety of marketing efforts, event visibility and promotion at the other participating air shows along with additional mainstream recognition and benefits through partnering with tour creators, Red Frog Events, and title partner, Grunt Style.
“We are honored to be included in this distinguished group of aviation events and further provide aviation enthusiasts with increased opportunities to observe some of the world’s best pilots in both air racing and aerobatics. We’re excited to join the Grunt Style Air Show Majors Tour beginning in 2019 and expand our audience for the world’s fastest motorsport at the STIHL National Championship Air Races and provide fans with a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Fred Telling, CEO and Chairman of the Reno Air Racing Association.
Created by Red Frog Events in 2018 as the industry’s first unifying brand platform, the mission of Grunt Style Air Show Majors is to celebrate aviation, honor the military and increase mainstream awareness of aviation events in the air show industry. The STIHL National Championship Air Races joins SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, the Bethpage Air Show, the Cleveland National Air Show, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow and Thunder Over Michigan.
"We're thrilled to add the Reno National Championship Air Races to the Grunt Style Air Show Majors," says Scott Howard, Chief Revenue Officer at Red Frog Events. "This well-established event is among the best in the air show industry. We're proud to now have a collection of six of the most prestigious shows in the country as we work to expand their reach nationally and engage new audiences and continue to elevate interest in air shows and aviation events. The goal is for aviation enthusiasts to immediately know that any event that is a part of the Grunt Style Air Show Majors is a best-in-class, must-attend event.”
The six 2019 Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour dates and locations include (in order of occurrence):
For more information about the Reno Air Racing Association or the STIHL National Championship Air Races visit airrace.org.
###About the Reno Air Racing Association:
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the National Championship Air Races every September just north of Reno. The Reno Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Independent economic impact studies have shown that our event generates as much as $91.7 million annually for our local economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. For more information on the National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.airrace.org.
About Grunt Style Air Show Majors: Grunt Style Air Show Majors is a tour uniting the most prestigious air shows in the country: SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Thunder Over Michigan, Cleveland National Air Show, Reno National Championship Air Show, and the CAF Wings over Houston Airshow. The mission of Grunt Style Air Show Majors is to celebrate aviation, honor the military, and advance the air show industry through increased mainstream awareness. Grunt Style Air Show Majors was created by Red Frog Events. To learn more, visit AirShowMajors.com.
About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company and a pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and Chicago Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes' "Most Promising Companies in America", has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s "Fastest Growing Companies" list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune's "Top Workplaces" from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's "Corporate Partner of the Year". To date, Red Frog has raised over $14.5 million of a $25 million-dollar fundraising commitment to St. Jude and in 2016, announced a one percent profit donation to the organization. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.