Get to TMS in 9 Minutes Flat

Fastest way to Texas Motor Speedway is by air

By Kim Fischer
|  Friday, Apr 8, 2011  |  Updated 6:52 PM CDT
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You can skip the traffic to Texas Motor Speedway if you go by helicopter.

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Want to beat the traffic to Texas Motor Speedway?

Forget getting an early start; a charter helicopter can get you there in less than 10 minutes.

Epic Helicopters takes off from Fort Worth's Meacham International Airport, flies past all the traffic on Interstate 35 and State Highway 114 and puts you right in the middle of the speedway.

"It's something that we can do to get to TMS in 9 minutes," said Brian Dunaway, president of Epic Helicopters.

The chopper comes back to pick you up when the event is over. A roundtrip ticket is $350.

Dunaway said only 10 choppers are able to fly into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, two of which belong to Epic.

He said Friday that spots were still available on shuttles to TMS this weekend for individuals or groups of three or fewer. Epic is also offering free tickets to the race with the purchase of a flight, but tickets are limited.

Epic Helicopters offers helicopter tours, charters and flight instruction in Dallas/Fort Worth.

For more information, call 817-625-1800.

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