Off to the Drone Races 

drone_shutterstock_WEBThe Western Hotel recently served as the inaugural racetrack for the Xtreme Drone Circuit, a Downtown Project event that pitted drone pilots against each other for cash prizes. For six hours, the unmanned aircrafts buzzed through a course in the hotel. According to Mark Rowland, head of Downtown Ventures, it will be the first of many races.

Number of pilots.


Distance traveled per race.

2,600 feet

Fastest recorded speed.

57 mph

Fastest recorded lap.

19.7 seconds

Number of drones that did not survive.


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