Red Bull Air Race takes to the sky at IMS for Sunday competition

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) - The Racing Capital of the World is hosting some high-flying competition on Sunday. The Red Bull Air Race pilots will be doing the obstacle course at the track and fans can come out to see them in person.

The pilots race at about 230 mph, which is about how fast some IndyCar drivers usually turn laps on the IMS oval. The main difference is the pilots will be doing a slalom in the sky while trying to pass through 80-foot pylons at just the right altitude.

Last year, the winner of the Red Bull Air Race at IMS was Yoshi Muroya, who is from Japan. He completed that feat just a few months after his fellow countryman, Takuma Sato, won the Indianapolis 500. Sato was at the track to cheer on Muroya and watch him get first place.

Gates open on Sunday at 10 a.m. Children 15 and under get in free with a paying adult. To find out more about the event, click here.