The GEICO 500 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at the Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. To start the race, Team Fastrax™ will execute a perfectly coordinated aerial demonstration, by skydiving in during the National Anthem with their 2,000 sq. ft. American Flag and two red white and blue streamers.
John Hart, owner of Start Skydiving, and member of Team Fastrax™, said, “We are honored to be performing our patriotic American Flag skydive at such a thrilling event. The GEICO 500 is a hugely competitive race, and it’s sure to be an exciting weekend.”
In addition to Team Fastrax’s high-flying entertainment, the speedway website says the action at Talladega will start with the General Tire 200 and continue throughout the whole weekend with the Sparks Energy 300 and finally the GEICO 500. There will be several concerts over the course of the weekend, including Uncle Kracker, Ty Dillon, and two performances by Ricky Gunn.
For more information on the race or for tickets, visit the Talladega Superspeedway website.
This performance of Team Fastrax™ is going to be dedicated to Air Force Senior Airman Jonathan V. Yelner. He died April 29, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. For more information on Senior Airman Jonathan V. Yelner, visit the Military Times website.