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Competition tightens in Red Bull Air Race seriesCompetition tightens in Red Bull Air Race series

Competition tightens in Red Bull Air Race series

By AOPA ePublishing staff

British pilot Paul Bonhomme edged out American Mike Mangold at the Red Bull Air Race on May 4 in San Diego. This was Bonhomme’s second win of the 2008 season.

American Kirby Chambliss rounded out the podium in a field of eight pilots who made it past the qualifying round.

More than 120,000 people attended the two-day race weekend, which kicked off San Diego’s Fleet Week. The Red Bull pilots took off from the naval air station on North Island.

The race heads to Detroit on May 31 and June 1. What’s Mangold’s plan? “Go faster,” he says.

Starting in July, fans can watch the races on Sunday evenings on the Fox Sports Network. The San Diego race will air on July 20 and again on September 28.

May 5, 2008

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