October 3, 2016

Air Race Will Return To Indianapolis In 2017

Nigel Lamb flies above the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the final round of the Red Bull Air Race on Oct. 2.  - Doug Jaggers/WFYI

Nigel Lamb flies above the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the final round of the Red Bull Air Race on Oct. 2.

Doug Jaggers/WFYI

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Red Bull Air Race will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2017.

The international series made its debut in Indianapolis this weekend, with more than 62,000 spectators turning out to watch racing above the world famous race track. And on Monday, IMS released a statement saying the planes will return next year, though a date is still to be determined.

Mathias Dolderer, of Germany, won the innagural race Sunday afternoon and in doing so became the first pilot ever to clinch the Red Bull Air Race World Championship before the final race of the season. England's Nigel Lamb, who will retire at the end of this season, finsished second. Canadian Pete McLeod finished third.

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