NEW ALBANY — Calling all drone racers and enthusiasts.
The city of New Albany has partnered with AT Drone Racing to host the New Albany Cup on April 29-30, on the New Albany riverfront.
"This event will be a great educational and learning opportunity for residents to see firsthand and get their hands on new and upcoming technology," New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan said in a news release.
The New Albany Cup is a two-day drone event, featuring a MultiGP drone racing event on Saturday and a team racing event on Sunday. The New Albany Cup is part of the larger FPV Race League season, totaling five events throughout the Kentuckiana area. For more information about the FPV Race League, visit their website here: https://www.fpvraceleague.com/
Saturday, April 29 (MultiGP Event)
11 a.m. - noon: Practice runs for racers.
Racers will have time to adjust for any video issues, test out the course, and free fly. Spectators are encouraged to visit the tent line to learn more about drones from the experts. There will be audience giveaways and raffles ongoing.
Noon - 4 p.m.: Qualifier Racing
Heats will begin to determine placement for the main event, a 16-person head-to-head race. Between each heat, there will be a 25 minute break for free flight, aerial photos, drone tricks, etc.
4-6 p.m.: The Main Event
The final 16 will meet for head-to-head racing. Two quads at a time will go head to head, with the first racer to four laps advancing to the next round until a winner is determined.
Sunday, April 30 (Team Event)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Practice runs for racers.
Racers will have time to adjust for any video issues, test out the course, and free fly. Spectators are encouraged to visit the tent line to learn more about drones from the experts! There will be audience giveaways and raffles ongoing.
1 - 4 p.m.: Team Racing
Teams of pilots will compete to claim the prize of fastest team.
Come join us for an epic weekend of high-speed drone racing on the riverfront. Protective netting will be set up to ensure the safety of all spectators. Feel free to bring a cooler and snacks (no alcohol permitted) down to the event. You are also free to bring your own drone for the free-fly portions of the event and show off your skills. There will be raffles and giveaways throughout the event, including numerous drone giveaways.