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Reno Air Races Ready For Takeoff, Shooting For Record Attendance

The Reno Air Racing Association is gearing up to celebrate more than 50 years of its annual competition.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports attendance projections for the 53rd National Championship Air Races are tracking 10 percent higher than last year’s event.

150,000 people attended last year, up 8 percent from previous figures.

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Reno Stead Airport hosts the races September 14 th through 18 th.

Nikole Robinson Carroll is KNPR's Morning Edition host. You can hear her every morning from 5am until 10am on News 889. She also produces segments for KNPR's State of Nevada.