With 75,000 spectators on hand to watch the final day of competition for the Red Bull Air Race, pilot Paul Bonhomme of Britain won the first-ever race in New York. Nigel Lamb, also of Britian, took second place while American Kirby Chambliss placed third. The goal of the pilots was to fly through a twisting 5.5 km course over the Hudson River and not hit the inflatable pylons in the fastest time possible. Bonhomme had the fastest time, with a 1:10.01.
Here are some photographs that Katie Sokoler took of yesterday's action and videos with highlights of the day's races and the final four are after the jump: