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Wide Array of Red Bull Athletes to Perform During Red Bull Air Race World Championship Oct. 14-15 at IMS

A packed lineup of Red Bull athletes will perform adrenaline-filled demonstrations during the Red Bull Air Race World Championship season finale Oct. 14-15 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, showcasing the jaw-dropping skills of some of the world’s greatest sports competitors.

Demonstrations will include such varied disciplines as motorcycle trials riding (Geoff Aaron), motorcycle street freestyle riding (Aaron Colton), BMX flatland riding (Terry Adams, Scott O’Brien), tricking (Bailey Payne, Adam Devenport) and slacklining (Alex Mason). Keep an eye out soon for an announcement about the aerial-based athletes performing over IMS.

“Everything Red Bull creates features a unique blend of energy and creativity, and this year’s Red Bull Air Race weekend will be no different,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “These are some of the best athletes on the globe in each of their disciplines, and they’re going to be performing for our fans for two straight action-packed days.”

Most of the Red Bull athletes will perform their demonstrations in the IMS Fan Midway located behind the Northwest Vista. Performances will take place during breaks in Red Bull Air Race World Championship action.

The performances by these world-class athletes add even more value to the Red Bull Air Race World Championship weekend at IMS.

Fourteen Master Class and six Challenger Class pilots will race on a course above the IMS oval infield. Planes fly at low altitude while exceeding 200 mph and encountering forces of up to 10 G’s while navigating a low-level slalom track marked by 82-foot-high, air-filled pylons.

World champions in both classes will be crowned at IMS from a field featuring pilots from all over the world, including Americans Kirby Chambliss, Michael Goulian and Kevin Coleman.

A look at the unique athletes demonstrating their extraordinary talent at IMS (listed alphabetically):

Geoff Aaron (Moto Trials): Aaron knows a thing or two about standing tall, which is good because the 6-foot, 4-inch athlete rides a motorcycle so specialized it doesn't have a seat. But standing up on the pegs of his bike – while negotiating seemingly impossible obstacles – is what trials riding is all about. It's also what the 10-time AMA National Trials champion Aaron does best. In addition to his ten AMA National Trials wins, his National wins, New England Trials Champion titles and El Trial de España honours, Aaron has been a member of the American Trials des Nations team 15 times.

Geoff Aaron

Terry Adams (BMX Flatland): Adams began competing in flatland contests at age 16 and since has amassed an impressive number of awards and accolades, including an X Games gold medal and two NORA Cup wins. These days, in between competing and continuing to pioneer his discipline, Adams is widely regarded as the ambassador for flatland.

Terry Adams

Aaron Colton (Motorcycle Street Freestyle): A Red Bull action sports athlete with more than 11 years of professional riding experience, Aaron Colton has gained broad respect throughout all disciplines of motorcycling, competing in Street Freestyle, Pro Road Racing and Pro Flat Track, as well as a handful of WORCS, Supermoto and motocross races around the world. As a versatile athlete, Colton has managed to evolve his career as one of the most recognized Street Freestyle riders in the world.

Aaron Colton

Adam Devenport (Tricking): Devenport, a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, has been tricking and coaching gymnastics for the last eight years, since he was 16. Devenport is close friends with fellow Red Bull athlete Bailey Payne and they have represented Team USA at two international tricking competitions.

Alex Mason (Slacklining): Imagine doing backflips and 360s on a 2-inch-wide strap hovering several feet above the ground, and you’ll get the picture of Alex Mason’s unique skill. He’s one of the best young athletes the rapidly growing sport of slacklining has seen.

Alex Mason

Scott O’Brien (BMX Flatland): O’Brien is the creator of the BMX Flatland World Competition, Flatland Voodoo Jam. He is a world-renowned MC for flatland BMX riders and one of the biggest international advocates for the sport.

Bailey Payne (Tricking): Payne got his start as a tumbler on a competitive, travelling cheerleading team. A couple of years into his stint as a champion cheerleader, he discovered the sport of tricking. You have to see Payne to believe what he’s capable of with just a floor and space to spin and flip, performing incredibly difficult tricks that he taught himself.

Bailey Payne

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