The Mtn Dew DR1 Invitational has taken place and the young phenom, Luke Bannister (BanniUK) has emerged victorious. As quadcopter/multi-rotor racing grows in popularity, the scale of events such as the DR1 Invitational continue to rise. This specific event pitted a number of the best pilots against each one another, with the victor winning a $30,000 grand prize.
While some of the event coverage is a bit “rough”, here are the Semifinal and Final races, as well as a post-Final interview with Luke. The sport of multi-rotor racing is still in its infancy and shows to be getting legs under itself, but I feel there is promise for this form of spectator sport. Aside from that, there’s no denying the talent that BanniUK has, while at the controls of these FPV quad racers.