[Official] [Contest] MSFS Reno Air Race Series 2 Presented by Tobii

Together with our friends at Tobii Gaming, we are pleased to announce the next phase in our Reno Air Race Series!

On Wednesday, January 25 we hosted an exhibition match featuring some of your favorite Twitch and YouTube content creators from the Microsoft Flight Simulator community. Now, it’s your turn to race for glory, bragging rights, and fabulous prizes!

Event Overview

In the preliminary round, up to forty-nine (49) lucky entrants will be selected at random to compete in seven (7) Unlimited Class races (one race per contestant). The first-place winner of each race will advance to the Grand Final.

In the final round, the seven pilots will complete one race of each of the four classes (Biplane, T-6, Unlimited, and Jet). Contestants will receive points based on their positional finish in each race:

  • 1st Place: 15 points
  • 2nd Place: 12 points
  • 3rd Place: 9 points
  • 4th Place: 6 points
  • 5th Place: 4 points
  • 6th Place: 2 points
  • 7th Place: 0 points

Whichever pilot has the most total points after the four races will be the Grand Champion! In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the fastest total cumulative finish time across all four races combined. If there is still a draw, the tied contestants will compete in a single Unlimited-class race to determine the final standings.

Entrance Requirements

This contest is open to players on PC, Xbox, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. You must have access to Microsoft Flight Simulator and the Reno Air Races expansion to participate. Additionally, Xbox players must have an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to participate in online multiplayer.

All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.


Preliminary Round: Wednesday, March 15 @ 1900 UTC

Grand Finals: Wednesday, March 22 @ 1900 UTC


Both the Preliminary Round and the Grand Finals will be livestreamed at the Official MSFS Twitch Channel. Come watch the fun and excitement and cheer on the competitors in Twitch chat during the races!

How to enter

Click here to register! Forty-nine (49) lucky entrants will be chosen at random to compete in the preliminary round on March 15. You must be available at 1900Z on both March 15 and March 22 to participate.

Additionally, everyone who completes the registration form will receive a 20% off discount code to purchase a Tobii Eye Tracker 5. Enhance your immersion in Microsoft Flight Simulator and over 160 other games with this fantastic peripheral! After completing the sign-up form below, you will be presented with a custom URL that redirects you to Tobii’s online store with the 20% off coupon pre-applied.



Tobii has generously donated hardware prizes for the winners. Additionally, we will be giving away Microsoft Flight Simulator and National Championship Air Races merchandise!

Registration Deadline

All entries must be received by 11:59 pm PT on February 15, 2023.

Terms & Conditions

The full terms & conditions for this contest can be found here.


We have contacted the 49 racers randomly selected for the preliminary round. Please check the email account you used when registering for this event to see if you have been selected (be sure to check your spam folder too in case the email was falsely flagged as spam).


Some of our original selections are unable to race on either March 15 or 22 due to other commitments, so we have randomly drawn names for replacement racers. Check your email to see if you were chosen! :checkered_flag: :small_airplane:

How about some events for the western hemisphere. People are still at work at 2pm est.

Hello everyone,

We’re one day away from the Preliminary Round, and we have exciting news to share! We have three VIP co-hosts joining our panel for the races!

YouTuber Blu Games will be our guest commentator for the preliminary heats, and Twitch streamer (and former professional esports personality) Chewwy94 will be calling the Grand Finals. Greg Gibson from the Reno Air Racing Association will be joining us on both dates!

Come show your support to the competitors and cheer on your favorite racers at Twitch at 1900Z on Wednesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 22. Please see below for a chart showing the start time in various different cities around the world.


We have randomly assigned our racers into four qualifying heats. The winner of each heat plus three wild card spots (fastest three non-winning times) will advance to the Grand Finals on March 22. Good luck to all our racers!

Good luck to all participants ! I will on the stream for sure.

I had the chance to participate and move to the finals on last event, I wish the same thrill to all of you - it’s a great experience.

Cheers !



Wow! Today’s Preliminary Qualifying Heats certainly delivered on the excitement! Viewers saw some very tightly-contested races for the seven available slots for March 22nd’s Grand Finals. If anyone missed it live, you can watch the VOD on Twitch linked below.

Congratulations to our seven finalists, and thank you to all the racers today who put on a great show for the spectators! :small_airplane: :checkered_flag: :partying_face: :tada:


Reminder that the Grand Finals are today at 1900Z! We’re in store for an action-packed and intense series of four races (one per class: T-6, Biplane, Jet, and Unlimited) from our seven qualified finalists. Additionally, our hosting panel today will consist of popular MSFS Twitch streamer @Chewwy94, Greg Gibson from the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), and special VIP guest Fred Telling. Fred is the CEO of RARA and a real race pilot in the T-6 class! We can’t wait to hear his many insights and anecdotes about racing these beautiful planes at Reno!

As always, you can watch the livestream and cheer on your favorite racers at our Twitch channel. See you at the starting line! :small_airplane: :checkered_flag:

The Grand Finals today certainly delivered on the intensity promised by the qualifying heats last week! Congratulations to all our racers for putting on a great show, and well done to our Top 3, each of whom will receive an Eye Tracker 5 compliments of Tobii! :slight_smile:

:1st_place_medal: SopwithWallE with 48 points
:2nd_place_medal: HeavyHemi with 37 points
:3rd_place_medal: Flightlevelzero with 30 points


Great Applause to the pilots, they showed us great action and flying.