2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races in Reno have been cancelled

PUBLISHED: 17:07 26 June 2020 | UPDATED: 15:55 29 June 2020

Reno Air Races (c) Timelapsed, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Reno Air Races (c) Timelapsed, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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The Reno Air Racing Association has announced the cancellation of the 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races originally scheduled for September 16–20

The Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors reiterated their principal concern for the safety and health of all involved and in light of continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and government-imposed restrictions for large scale events has decided to turn all efforts to 2021.

“This decision was not made lightly. It’s difficult to capture the sadness we feel for our September Family who we won’t have the chance to see this year. However, we need to approach this with safety for all involved as our highest priority,” said Fred Telling, CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association.

“We recognize and appreciate the great responsibilities Nevada’s government leaders bear as they weigh health concerns against economic well-being for Nevada as a whole.

“With the June 24th announcement that the state of Nevada will remain under Phase Two guidelines for the foreseeable future we cannot feasibly move forward with planning our event.”

Go to airrace.org for more information

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