Planes will be racing again above Texas Motor Speedway _ this time to crown a champion.

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will conduct its 2018 season finale at Texas in November, returning to the motorsports venue for the first time since 2015.


 

 TMS president Eddie Gossage said the Red Bull Air Race is probably the most unique event the 21-year-old track has hosted.

The Nov. 17-18 finale in Texas will be the eighth stop this year for the international air racing series that will compete in seven different countries. There three more events before Texas _ next month in Russia before Austria in September and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October.

The lightweight race plans reach speeds of 230 mph as pilots navigate a low-level, slalom track featuring 82-foot-high, air-filled pylons. Those are set up inTexas on the infield of the 1 1/2-mile track where NASCAR will be racing two weeks before the Red Bull Air Race.

There are 14 pilots from 10 countries competing in the Master Class.