RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The National Championship Air Races might be called something different this year.
Reno Air Racing Association President and CEO Mike Houghton tells News 4 the National Championship Air Races could have a new name this year, but what that name will be is up to Nevada Commission on Tourism.
The state's $600,000 sponsorship sent the National Championship Air Races soaring toward the required $2 million mark needed to pay insurance coverage this year. According to Houghton, they will present a sponsorship package to Nevada Commission on Tourism next week as a thank you. Included in that package is the title. Houghton says the state's website would be used in the name.
Commission on Tourism and Director Claudia Vecchio tells News 4 the commissioners will meet Aug. 15 at 3pm to discuss the sponsorship package and the name change. She says the $600,000 sponsorship from the state was a one time deal at that level.