Canada's first-ever Red Bull Air Race pilot prepares for take off in sunny San Diego

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    TORONTO, May 8 /CNW/ - All clear for takeoff! San Diego plays host to the
second stop of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
( this weekend (May 9th & 10th). With one race already
under his belt, Canada's own rookie Pete McLeod, the youngest pilot ever to
compete in the championship, will soar at speeds reaching 370 km/hr (230 mph),
pulling up to 12 gs. This Canadian flying maverick will navigate the unique
race track in the sky, negotiating his way through 20-m high inflatable air
gates all to lay some groundwork and blaze the way for his debut in the Red
Bull Air Race stop taking place in Windsor, Ontario this June.
    The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is a spectacular aerobatic
motorsport featuring the world's best race pilots in a competition combining
speed, precision and skill. But that's not all! The Red Bull Air Race World
Championship will be landing in Windsor, Ontario on June 13th and 14th.
    Thinking about coming to Windsor, Ontario for the third stop of the Red
Bull Air Race World Championship? Purchase your tickets at today. To apply for media accreditation please visit and "press" the accreditation link.


    May 10
    2200-2230 ET

    May 11
    0700-0730 ET

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