Racing in the future could look a lot more like Star Wars than Days of Thunder.
With that in mind, Dover International Speedway has become the first NASCAR race track to try and find a way to capitalize on it.
While there won't be a crystal ball placed in the FanZone at Dover, the track just might actually be presenting fans with a sneak peek into the future of racing during its NASCAR tripleheader June 2-4 when it hosts the International Drone Racing Association.
FITCHBURG – You wouldn’t expect to see this small city included in a list with Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, Munich and London, but Fitchburg made the cut during the Drone Racing League’s selection of where to hold its world championship races this year.
The Drone Racing League chose Fitchburg as the official New England site of one of its six 2017 Allianz World Championship races, which culminate in a winner-take-all world championship event.
Drone racing zooms into the Tri-State
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Tim Creque is the chapter organizer for the Cincinnati Quad Racers. They've been doing formal racing for about one year.
There are up to more than 30 members. Some from Indianapolis, Lexington, and even Columbus.
"You can go up in the air, you can do flips and rolls, you can go through a complex obstacle course at 80 mph... the feeling is just incredible," Creque said
On this episode, we welcome Mr. "IBCRAZY" himself, Alex Greve to the Quad Talk Podacst. Alex talks extensively about FPV antennas and how he continues to push the technology forward in our sport.
Piloting your drone aircraft through an intricate, Star Wars-like obstacle course or ramming an enemy to the ground in a dogfight—sounds slightly like science fiction, doesn’t it? It’s not. In fact, both sports already exist.
Augmented reality has proven useful for first responders and retailers, but the technology has huge potential for gamers and drone pilots as well. Using the DJI software development kit, the team at Edgybees has created the first augmented reality game for DJI's drones, giving pilots the chance to improve their skills in a new, more immersive way.
This is the all new Racer3. Built for speed, agility, and competition with 6” Triblade Props For Agility And Traction and F3 + Spi Mpu6000 + Betaflight for Flight Control.
DR1 Micro Series fly the set of USA Networks show Colony
There's nothing quite like stepping onto a set from one of your favorite TV shows -- so when I walked onto a fully lit spaceship set from the show "Firefly" to check out DR1 Racing's Micro Series, I had to contain my geek glee a little bit.
From the IDRA Facebook Page:
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Dover International Speedway for the launch of the 2017 Drone Racing Series at the track famously known as "The Monster Mile" on June 2-4, in conjunction with their NASCAR tripleheader race weekend. Dover International Speedway will also host the USA race for the Drone Racing Series in 2018 and 2019.
The race will feature 16 professional teams from around the world, competing to earn points toward the World Championship. Teams must have 4 pilots. Open registration will become available at www.idra.co on April 13th at 6pm PT.