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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – IndyCar, NASCAR, and various other vehicles have been racing at Texas Motor Speedway since 1996, when the speedway opened in North Texas.

But an entirely new motorsport is heading to Fort Worth.

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship, advertised as the “world’s fastest motorsport”, will dominate the skies of Texas Motor Speedway next September.

Texas Motor Speedway, which will host a race on on September 6-7, is one of only two U.S. sites chosen for the series — along with the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“We like doing things no one expects. I think the thing that will be so appealing to motorsports fans and gearheads is that this is a real competition,” said Eddie Gossage, President, Texas Motor Speedway. “Red Bull Air Race is truly a head-to-head, nose-to-nose competition on the clock, where these pilots are running through the Air Gates to see who can turn in the best time.”

The air race will feature a 12-pilot field “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.”

The circuit, which was created in 2003, has been on a three-year break to improve safety and reorganize.

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