Ely, Nevada, (historic Yelland Field) will host the first new air race event in the western United States in 34 years.

The event will be the highest elevation air races EVER with an altitude of 6,259 feet.

White Pine County is excited to announce their agreement with the Formula One Pylon Air Racing, Inc. to be the potential, planned featured event for this inaugural, record-breaking event. F1 aircraft will speed through the sky as families enjoy hot air balloon rides, live entertainment, a car show, as well as military and other aircraft displays and demonstrations.

WHERE: Yelland Field (just north of Ely)

WHEN:   Wednesday, June 13th– Saturday, June 16th

TIME: 9:00am Racing scheduled to begin 5:30am Balloon rides and activities

PRESS INQUIRIES: Meg Rhoades White Pine County Tourism                                           775-289-3720

White Pine County has a rich history in both aviation and racing. It holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest speed on a public highway from the “Silver State Classic Challenge.” It’s also home to “Fears, Tears and Beers,” the oldest mountain bike enduro race in North America.

The Ely area offers great family entertainment opportunities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing and swimming, plus golfing on an 18 hole gold course. You can also visit the Nevada Northern Railway Museum and ride the coal-fired steam engine (which is over 100 years old).

Great Basin National Park offers tours of the Lehman Caves and ample wildlife viewing. At sundown, you can see some of the best star gazing in the world. Learning programs are offered throughout the summer.

Join us in June as we blaze a record-breaking trail across the Nevada sky.

For more information on the area, please visit www.elynevada.net

* Racing pending FAA final approval. The races are hosted by the White Pine County Airport Advisory Board, White Pine County and White Pine County Tourism & Recreation Board*