Drones to Race in Conjunction with NASCAR Event

Image courtesy of IDRA

The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA), which hosted the World Drone Prix in Dubai a yr in the past,has introduced a brand new partnership with Dover (Del.) International Speedway. The IDRA will maintain its USA occasion on the observe famously referred to as “The Monster Mile” June 2-Four, 2017, in conjunction with their NASCAR tripleheader race weekend. The occasion might be free and open to the general public to watch in Dover’s FanZone. With the flexibility to show the game to over 100,000 NASCAR followers, the race at Dover has the best capability for rising the neighborhood and legitimizing Drone Racing’s continuous development.

The race will characteristic 16 skilled groups from world wide, competing to earn factors towards the World Championship. The three-year settlement offers IDRA with the chance to showcase the rising sport of drone racing in Dover throughout its spring occasion weekend.

“Dover International Speedway is an incredible opportunity for IDRA,” stated Justin Haggerty, the founder and CEO of IDRA. “Showcasing the sport, during a major NASCAR weekend, to over tens of thousands of motorsports fans is the best opportunity that IDRA could ask for. To IDRA, the drone racing community is the sport’s most valuable asset and it is set to grow after the Dover race.”

“We’re excited to host an IDRA event in Dover,” stated Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway president and CEO. “The Monster Mile provides race fans in the mid-Atlantic with a chance to experience NASCAR in person, and we’re looking forward to introducing those same passionate fans to a different kind of racing during our June 2-4 event.”

The 2017 IDRA Drone Racing Series is an expert collection of six worldwide occasions. The season begins in the United States and concludes with the IDRA Finals in Amsterdam. Contestants compete for the IDRA Drone Racing Series World Championship on the idea of whole factors earned at IDRA worldwide occasions, together with the IDRA Finals.

UAS/Drone racing is a worldwide sport that makes use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Virtual Reality (VR) know-how to enable a brand new breed of innovators to compete on the worldwide stage. There are roughly 100 drone competitions in the U.S. yearly and 200 worldwide competitions, highlighted final yr by IDRA’s World Drone Prix in Dubai that awarded its first $1 million prize to a 15-year-old from the United Kingdom in 2016.

For tickets or extra details about race weekend, name 800‐441‐RACE or go to DoverSpeedway.com. You also can sustain with the Monster Mile right here.

Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative supply for information and evaluation on the drone business: it’s folks, merchandise, developments, and occasions.
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