Erendira Wallenda hangs from a ring after speaking to the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday Sept. 08, 2015, during a press conference to announce that she will perform at the Bank of America 500 on Saturday, Oct. 10, suspended over the infield on an aerial ring hanging by a cable under a helicopter high above the infield. The 10-minute show, which Erendira will perform without any safety equipment to tether her to the ring or the helicopter, will feature artistic stunts and tricks, building to a dramatic finale as she hangs from the ring by only her toes. Erindira Wallenda is an eighth generation acrobat who has performed with her family since she was 5 years old, her husband is Nik Wallenda.
Erendira Wallenda hangs from a ring after speaking to the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday Sept. 08, 2015, during a press conference to announce that she will perform at the Bank of America 500 on Saturday, Oct. 10, suspended over the infield on an aerial ring hanging by a cable under a helicopter high above the infield. The 10-minute show, which Erendira will perform without any safety equipment to tether her to the ring or the helicopter, will feature artistic stunts and tricks, building to a dramatic finale as she hangs from the ring by only her toes. Erindira Wallenda is an eighth generation acrobat who has performed with her family since she was 5 years old, her husband is Nik Wallenda. Robert Lahser rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
Erendira Wallenda hangs from a ring after speaking to the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday Sept. 08, 2015, during a press conference to announce that she will perform at the Bank of America 500 on Saturday, Oct. 10, suspended over the infield on an aerial ring hanging by a cable under a helicopter high above the infield. The 10-minute show, which Erendira will perform without any safety equipment to tether her to the ring or the helicopter, will feature artistic stunts and tricks, building to a dramatic finale as she hangs from the ring by only her toes. Erindira Wallenda is an eighth generation acrobat who has performed with her family since she was 5 years old, her husband is Nik Wallenda. Robert Lahser rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

High-wire act to perform at Bank of America 500

September 08, 2015 08:03 PM