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TSTRS Public Relations
Contact: Gina Schild-Knowles
Tel: 713-907-0906

Flyovers now a part of NASCAR Houston's Race Day Program
Race fans who love Vintage airplanes will be big winners in 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (May 22, 2020) — Calling all gearheads! It's no secret that most of us who love the all-out assault on the senses provided by short track auto racing (sights, sounds and smells) also love anything with an engine. That's right, we're 'gearheads' – and we make no attempt to hide it. 

One popular category of interest among race fans and gearheads is vintage airplanes, and fans in the greater Houston area will get to see lots of them this year. As they did on Sat., May 9, members of the Commemorative Air Force - Houston Wing will do Flyovers over Houston Motorsports Park. 

“We know race fans love anything with an engine, and these vintage planes are absolutely beautiful,” Texas Short Track Racing Series/NASCAR Houston General Manager Gina Schild-Knowles said. “We will be working with the CAF – Houston Wing this year to arrange the Flyovers and we will make some appearances at their events, as well. The crossover between groups should be sizable.” 

Schild-Knowles says in addition to entertaining her race fans, there's a lot more to this picture. That “Flight To the Finish” flyover on Saturday, May 9, created a buzz in Houston and ignited a plan for more. 

“One of our goals with this program is to promote the gearhead mentality and cultivate interest in our sport among today's youth. The guys who own and fly these vintage planes are just like our racers and fans; passionate about what they do, and wanting to attract younger fans for the future.” 

Sam Bulger is the Special Events Coordinator for the Commemorative Air Force - Houston Wing. He works with CAF members who own vintage aircraft to cultivate interest in flying history. 

“We're always looking to generate interest in vintage planes and flying history among younger adults,” Bulger said. “Our enthusiast group is aging, as it is with stock car racing. So our members love to get out there and interact with the public. They love to teach folks about these beautiful old planes.” 

Bulger says the possibilities of this joint venture are endless when it comes to drawing fans. 

“We're hoping the flyovers can catch the eyes of race fans both young and old,” he added. “We'd like them to take an interest in our group, and many of our people also love auto racing. I know how hard Gina is working to promote her Texas Short Track Racing Series, and this deal can help her out while fueling interest in what we do, as well. I think it's a win-win for both parties.” 

About Texas Short Track Racing Series/NASCAR Houston

The Texas Short Track Racing Series is an asphalt oval racing series based in Houston, Texas, competing at Houston Motorsports Park. Texas Asphalt Racing Promotions, LLC, manages advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the series. To learn more, follow the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nascarhouston. Fans who love NASCAR and short tracks should also bookmark www.NASCARHouston.com to stay abreast of the latest news as it happens. 

About Houston Motorsports Park 

Houston Motorsports Park is an auto racing complex that includes a 3/8 mile NASCAR-sanctioned paved oval and an NHRA-sanctioned 1/8 mile drag strip. For more information, please go to www.houstonmotorsportspark.com

About the Commemorative Air Force

The Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is an organization that educates, inspires, and honors America's World War II past through the use of vintage trainer aircraft and a museum full of artifacts. 

These airplanes and artifacts tell the story of war 'From the Home Front' as America prepared for battle. The Houston Wing also conducts STEM activities to educate the current generation about the progress of aviation technology. Follow them on Faceboook at CAF-Houstonwing or visit their Website at www.houstonwing.org

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