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Recap of Xtreme Drone Circuit 2016, Las Vegas

  • Shaun 'Nytfury' Taylor, two-time champion of XDC. Photo Credit: XDC
  • XDC_2 course in Zappos HQ. Photo Credit: XDC
  • Official Xtreme Drone Circuit Day proclamation.
  • MegaBot special guest. Taking on Kuratas in a giant mech battle, later in 2016.
  • XDC_2 course ring of fire to mark the end of a lap. Photo Credit: XDC
  • Shaun 'Nytfury' Taylor, two-time champion of XDC. Photo Credit: XDC
  • XDC_2 course in Zappos HQ. Photo Credit: XDC
  • Official Xtreme Drone Circuit Day proclamation.
  • MegaBot special guest. Taking on Kuratas in a giant mech battle, later in 2016.
  • XDC_2 course ring of fire to mark the end of a lap. Photo Credit: XDC

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.

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BEST FREESTYLE

Jordan SWAB Temkin – Battled Zachry A_NUB Thayer in head to head battle

BEST QUALIFIER

Chris CFISCHER Fischer – Won 4 straight qualifiers only to lose in the semi-finals

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