Race Fans Treated to Incredible Air Show
Race fans will be treated to the only pre-race air show on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit at the Toyota/Save Mart 350.
The Patriots Jet Demonstration Team, the nation's only civilian aerobatic jet team, will highlight the festivities for a 6th consecutive year with gloss black Aero L-39 Albatros jets and signature red, white and blue smoke trails.
Race fans will witness maneuvers such as the Diamond Loop and Roll, the Opposing Knife Edge Pass and a maneuver usually reserved for propeller aircraft, the Tail Slide. The jets were developed in the Czech Republic for military use and can reach speeds in excess of 500 miles per hour.
The Patriots are owned by Discovery Bay resident Randy Howell, who flew for United Airlines for 25 years and had 10 years of air show and Reno Air Racing experience. For information on the team, visit patriotsjetteam.com.