WINTER BARNBURNER DRONE RACING SERIES #2: THE SIMCOE SHOOTOUT

The First FPV Drone Race in Waterford, Ontario

Following the FPV Fall Classic Drone Race presented by ReadyMadeRC and the Fat Shark Frenzy / Canadian Drone Nationals (The World’s 3rd and 2nd Largest FPV Races To Date, respectively), our team is now excited to announce the 2016 Winter Barnburner Drone Racing Series presented by ReadyMadeRC spanning January through May 2016 at 3 select indoor venues in Ontario, Canada.

  • $1,000 Cash Prize To Open Class Championship Race #6 Winner
  • THUNDERDRONE Enduro Team Format Race at Race #5
  • PropZone at Select Races
  • New “Super Base Stations” for even stronger video than before
  • NEW! SEASON’S PASS to save up to $160!
  • Podium Plaques for Top-3 in Each Class, Every Race
  • Series Trophies for Top-3 in Each Class
  • Tons of Sponsor Prizes to be awarded throughout the Series
  • Theme Races at almost every Event
  • All Indoor Locations with Heated Pits (bring Table/Chair if possible)
  • Food Concessions
  • And much, much more!

Million Dollar Drone Race in Dubai Pre-Qualifier THIS WEEKEND here in Canada!


We have your ticket to the Million Dollar Drone Race in Dubai, come claim it this weekend in Simcoe, Ontario!

The World Drone Prix has announced the qualification process to select the 32 Teams to run at their share of a 1-Million-Dollar Prize, and it’s designed to open up eligibility to the World: Every Pilot/Team is to submit a Video of them flying a World Drone Prix approved course, and they will be judged on the criteria.  Every member of the 32 selected teams will receive airfare, accommodations and VIP at the World Drone Prix this March in Dubai, UAE.

FPV Racing Events wants to give you the best possible “set” to record your video, so we are building the World Drone Prix Track #2, and dedicating Saturday, February 6th as a day to pre-qualify to the Million Dollar World Drone Prix.

Of course we will be putting our twist on it: we will actually recreate the actual race; which means your “bonus footage” component should be off the chain.

You do not need an entire team for the video pre-qualifier, however, we will be creating impromptu teams for the World Drone Prix Race Re-creation (assigned co-pilots for qualifying, selected for the Championship)

THE COURSE WE ARE BUILDING INDOORS IN SIMCOE: 

Full Rules & Regs for World Drone Prix: here

Race #2 – the Winter Barnburner Drone Racing Series presented by ReadyMadeRC THE SIMCOE SHOOTOUT – February 6-7, 2016

Address:
Fletcher’s Horse World
2173 Cockshutt Rd,
Waterford, ON
N0E 1Y0

Map – Click HERE

Official Hotel:
Best Western Little River Inn
203 Queensway W,
Simcoe, ON
N3Y 2M9
(519) 426-2125
Single Bed Rooms or 2 Double Bed Rooms: $99.99
Use discount code “Drone Race” by the Wednesday before the race for these savings!

Classes:

  1. 4″ Props (Micros Class)
  2. 5″ Props / 220mm Minimum Wheelspan (250 Spec Class)
  3. 5″ Props / no restriction (Race Spec)
  4. 3S / no restriction (3S Open)
  5. Open (Run What You Brung)
  6. Beginners (All MultiRotors Welcome)
  7. WORLD DRONE PRIX VIDEO PRE-QUALIFIER (SATURDAY)

Individual Race Format:

  • Day #1 – Minimum of 2 Practice Rounds & 1 Qualifying Round & WDP Re-Enactment Race
  • Day #2 – Minimum of 3 Qualifying Rounds & Championship Races (everyone gets a Final Race!)
  • Rocket-Round Qualifying: Each Racer is seeded based on their Best Qualifier of the 3
  • Practice: 3 minutes on the Clock, Unlimited Laps, Fastest Lap Seeds Qualifier #1, #2 & #3 when available
  • Qualifying: 3 minutes on the Clock, scoring the fastest Five consecutive laps
  • Championship Mains: 5 Lap Races.  Lower Seeds (i.e. D-Main) fly first.  The Top Racer in that Race advances a grouping higher (i.e. the C-Main)

Schedule:

Day 1:

  • 9am Registration Opens
  • 10am Pilot Meeting
  • 10:10am Controlled Practice
  • 12:30pm Qualifier #1
  • 5pm WDP Race Re-enactment

Day 2:

  • 8:30am Last Minute Registration
  • 9am Pilot Meeting
  • 9am Qualifier #1, #2, #3
  • 1pm Championship Mains
  • 4:30pm Podium

Race Fees:

  • $40 – First Class, $30 – Second Class, $20 – Third Class, $10 – Fourth Class (5th, 6th and 7th Class Free)
  • Practice Fees are inclusive of Race Fees
  • $10 – “on the day fee” for cash payments onsite (Entries confirmed via PayPal and Season Pass Holders Exempt)
  • Race Fees are non-refundable after a pilot has completed 1 lap in practice, though special circumstances may apply.

RACEBAND/Craft Preparation:

All of the information you need to get your Craft Raceband Ready is available here: http://fpvracingevents.com/racing-event-rules/ (note: VTX’s and Transponders will be provided, however, it is recommended that every racer use their own 25mW RaceBand compatible Transmitter, mounted in a manner that the dip switches are accessible.  Transponders will be iLaps infrared technology, which will work off an open 5v Channel)

RULES/REGULATIONS:

Individual Race Rules: Here
2016 Series Rules: Here


 



Thanks To Corporate Partners To Date:

Real Virtuality - Top Quality FPV Products UAV antenna Design, testing and manufacturing of antennas for unmanned aircraft.
Scorpion Power System 89 Winges Road, Woodbridge, Ontario new showroom Digital Products Company
  Aerial Drone Imaging and Video Pilots available for your destination, event or situation.  

And our Prize and Supporting Sponsors To Date:

Engineered in Detroit MultiRotor City Autobotix
The R/C Daredevils  Don't be a dumbass, fly responsibly. RC Vision Systems - a new world awaits you

 

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@SmashedDrone @missenghwyoming @TimKidwell we are VERY excited. All partners/vendors that have collaborated our best but never ALL together

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@FPVracingevents @missenghwyoming @TimKidwell Oh snap. I look forward to seeing how this event runs. The cave was awesome.

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@missenghwyoming @TimKidwell I was asked same thing today... Here is my response t.co/TdbRbg81lH

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@TimKidwell @missenghwyoming it will spread like wildfire.

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@missenghwyoming @TimKidwell @espn @Olympics espn is the slot. The industry needs to send the content. We're behind. Espn isn't a magic wand

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@missenghwyoming @TimKidwell it is excitin Venue: t.co/mtjsHXAiOZ stats: t.co/3bPKMfKEFx commentary: t.co/e8dhPjtXyt

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@TimKidwell @missenghwyoming and can't fund our initiatives on industry companies. GetFPV only has so much money to invest.

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@TimKidwell @missenghwyoming eyeballs. Sponsorship comes from television views. We need to get fortune500 companies' target markets

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@TimKidwell @missenghwyoming correct.

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@TimKidwell @missenghwyoming we think waiting for more funding (don't they have enough) and trying to make plunge onto cable. (with canned)

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@TimKidwell @missenghwyoming we all know the path is television. Every sport from rodeo to darts... Out of the small town to the big leagues

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LIVE on #Periscope: kruel and Scully podcast t.co/anHEV3Ac8C

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@missenghwyoming @FPVracingevents But how to capture that audience? Right now, the space is fractured and no one know what's going on.

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@TimKidwell @FPVracingevents @DroneSpace1 Guess we have our next #podcast lining up nicely!

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@missenghwyoming @FPVracingevents I think it's about accessibility. I'm sure people will watch. People watch DotA2 and LoL. Why not this?

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@TimKidwell @FPVracingevents Maybe @espn and their special effects will make things interesting. People watch curling @Olympics #boring

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@missenghwyoming @FPVracingevents @DroneSpace1 Let's set a time and discuss. Let me know who all we should involve.

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@TimKidwell @FPVracingevents so the question is how do we make this exciting? My GTI has a special sound booster in sport mode. Hmmmm

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@TimKidwell @FPVracingevents Would love 2 discuss this & look at not just market but ROI. @DroneSpace1 Is this the next #NASCAR or paintball

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@FPVracingevents @missenghwyoming Where's the monetization? Where's the audience? For FPV to be NASCAR, there must be so much more.

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@FPVracingevents @missenghwyoming OTH, IDRA and DR1 are nigh impossible to watch.

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@FPVracingevents @missenghwyoming When you look at DRL right now, the site is stagnant. No date for Level 2 release. Slick looking vids tho.

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@FPVracingevents @missenghwyoming I'm twisting this particular puzzle every which way. My team and I would love to discuss where it's going.

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@FPVracingevents @missenghwyoming How does FPV go big? How does it go from niche to mainstream? It has to reach more than an online audience

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@missenghwyoming F3expo, XDC2, MegaDroneX, FPV Air Show France... check out our events page at t.co/xh69zdJigg

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