Shaun ‘Nytfury’ Taylor came to Xtreme Drone Circuit 2016 (XDC_2) as the reigning champion of XDC_1.
Even he wasn’t prepared for the LED lit, criss-cross course complete with a ring of fire. “This event is ten-fold harder than the first event,” said Taylor. “There’s not a whole lot of speed. This is who can control their spirit fingers the most and hold it together.”
The main race took place at Zappos headquarters in Las Vegas, NV. The center was converted into the race course, including shipping boxes for the drone starting blocks. Not only is Zappos fully embracing the drone racing sport, but the Mayor of the City of Las Vegas issued a proclamation declaring January 9, 2016 as Xtreme Drone Circuit Day. Looks like Las Vegas is doing its best to rival Dubai as the drone racing capital of the world.
For the Open Championship, Shaun Taylor held it together and took away another XDC win with a 1:30.087 race time. He also came in first for the 4″ of Fury race. Zachry ‘A_Nub’ Thayer took the first in the Go Pro Race. The full list of XDC_2 placements is below, plus links to pilot POVs.
1st – Shaun NYTFURY Taylor – 1:30.087 Race – 28.480 Lap
2nd – Brian BRAINDRAIN Morris – 1:34.770 Race – 29.868 Lap
3rd – Zachry A_NUB Thayer – 1:42.530 Race – 31.842 Lap
4th – Christian PROVO Peterson
4″ of FURY Race
1st – Shaun NYTFURY Taylor
2nd – Brian BRAINDRAIN Morris
3rd – Christian NODEVA Avedon
GO PRO RACE
1st – Zachry A_NUB Thayer
2nd – Kalyn RS2K Doerr
3rd – Shaun NYTFURY Taylor
Jordan SWAB Temkin – Battled Zachry A_NUB Thayer in head to head battle
Chris CFISCHER Fischer – Won 4 straight qualifiers only to lose in the semi-finals