Chad Nowak of Brisbane dominated all 3 events taking first place in the first ever US Drone Racing Championship. The races took place at the California State Fair in Sacramento, California on July 15-17.
Winners of the event received a total of $25,000 in prize money. In all there were 120 racers from multiple countries.
This was one non-stop party with a bit of flying mixed in!
Update: 2016 World Drone Races Will be October 20-22 in Hawaii, with qualifying starting Oct. 16th. See DroneWorlds facebook page for more information.
On a baking hot day at the California State Fair, as the smell of sweat and old Subway sandwiches commingled in the racing paddock, officials crowned the first US national drone-racing champion. That man was Australian.
Chad Nowak of Brisbane, won all three events at the competition. He won the individual time trial, was on the winning team time trial squad, and won the freestyle trick event.
Here’s a video of the Award Ceremony (.a.k.a the “Chad Nowak” ceremony)
CHECK OUT CHAD’S FPV VIDEO FEED OF THE FINAL RACE ON THE NEXT PAGE –>