Pilots from over 30 countries around the world will be competing on four, world-class courses, and six, separate racing events all day, every day.
E.J., Chris, Conrad, Sorell and Kris will be competing in the Team Competition at Drone Worlds. Conrad and Sorrel will be competing at Drone Nationals for a qualifying individual spot at Drone Worlds. Dahlton and Mike will be attending to support the Thrust UAV Race Team and promote our sponsor’s brands.
The race will be covered by the family of ESPN networks.
The 2016 US National Drone Racing Championships on Governors Island, New York City is three days (August 5-7) of exhilarating speed, talent and the stuff legends and good friends are made from. Races, teams, wings and Freestyle competitions will be going on through each day with live coverage on ESPN3.
Qualifying Racers Conrad and Sorrell will be competing in New York City at the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships on Governors Island. Chris, Dahlton and Joe will be attending to promote Thrust UAV Racing and sponsor brands.
The race is a qualifying race for the Drone World Championship in Hawaii later this fall.
ESPN and the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) have announced a partnership to broadcast drone racing live on TV, starting with a three-day event in New York City this August. The sport is being positioned as the niche interest it still is — with the NYC championship streaming live on online channel ESPN3 before being edited down to a one-hour TV broadcast — but ESPN is certainly dreaming big about its future. “Drone racing is currently seeing an unprecedented rise in popularity,” said the network in a press release, “and is poised to become the next behemoth racing sport alongside NASCAR and Formula 1.”
Furadi(Conrad) has competed in 3 International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) races, 2 Drone Racing League (DRL) races and a Drone Nationals qualifier where he took 2nd place. He was also one of 32 pilots invited to Dubai all expenses paid for the World Drone Prix.Furadi is the founder of the Facebook group, “Boise FPV” which he uses to promote drone racing in Boise ID and gathers pilots to hold drone races in the local area. Furadi is well known in the drone industry for being very active on social media and being a source for people seeking information or unbiased data on new equipment that hits the market. Due to his social media presence and speed on the race track Furadi is considered one of the top drone racing pilots in the world.