Light Sport Air Races

Kirby Chambliss of the United States of America performs during the training for the second stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Rovinj, Croatia on April 11, 2014.

Look out NASCAR, one of the world’s fastest motor sports wants to steal your fans.

We’re talking about air racing, where powerful, small planes compete on a looped path in the air, reaching speeds between 200-500 mph.

This thrilling sport is just as fast as NASCAR, IndyCars and Formula One. But with the added vertical dimension, the action seriously amps up.

In Hollywood terms, it’s Top Gun-meets-Days of Thunder-meets-Star Wars. It’s not quite the “podracers” that raced in “The Phantom Menace,” but it’s pretty intense.

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