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Gentlemen, Start Your Props! Drone Racing on the Horizon

A new technology-based sport has emerged and it has caught the attention of drone enthusiasts.  Drone racing combines high speeds, deft maneuvering and potential for dramatic crashes similar to the experience of NASCAR racing (without the potential for serious injury) with the flashy technology of a video game. 

As professional sports leagues go, the Drone Racing League is very much in its infancy. The league just announced that its first official season that would commence this year. 

This article examines the growing Drone Racing League, which is set to capitalize on the increasing interest in drone racing to create a framework for drone pilots to compete that is modeled after traditional sports leagues.