EAA AirVenture Cup Race Applications Now Available

Sport Class pylon racers also compete in the AirVenture Cup because their aircraft excel at high-speed cross country flying. Here Reno veteran Joe Coraggio starts the 2023 AirVenture Cup Race. (Photo: Jimmy De La Garza)

Applications for the 26th annual EAA AirVenture Cup Race are now available online. The 2024 AirVenture Cup Race begins at 9:00 am CDT on July 21, when more than 70 aircraft are expected to navigate the 400 nautical mile course. The round-robin course begins and ends in Wausau, Wisconsin.

The AirVenture Cup Race is a timed event, with participants competing against the clock. Aircraft and pilots are divided into categories based on their certification, landing gear configuration, and engine size. Each class has first, second and third place awards.

Experimental category aircraft are especially welcome, and the race is a great stage to showcase the innovation possible with custom-built planes.

The AirVenture Cup Race concludes a weekend of aviation activities at Wausau Downtown Airport and the race serves as the unofficial kick off to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

For participants the AirVenture Cup Race provides an opportunity to race in a safe and fun environment while promoting aviation in and over the communities where the races are held. The first race in 1998 started in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with 10 aircraft and has grown to the major aviation event it is today, drawing thousands of spectators.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. For more information and access a race application, visit www.airventurecuprace.com.


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