First ever drone racing event brings out the kid in competitors

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Today is the last official day for drone racing at "The Phoenix Cup."
 
If you're thinking you've never heard of it, that's because it's brand new this year, but it's also the largest drone racing course in the nation.
 
For husband, father, businessman and student Dustin Pennington, it's not often he gets to feel like a kid again, except when he's here… 
 
"Everybody wants to do something that's really exciting and cool and everybody wants to be in a community where everybody's like-minded, and so that's what we've created here."
 
Even though it's a newer sport, it's catching on like wildfire. 
 
Dustin says part of the fun of drone racing is expressing yourself through your aircraft.
 
"So what's so great about this is the frame itself is - there's so many different types of frames, like everybody has their own style, everyone has their own personality and so that really comes out in the drone," says Pennington.
 
It doesn't take an engineer to see that the first ever Phoenix Cup has been a raging success, drawing attention from all over the U.S. and even a pilot from Hungary. 
 
The race is so popular it's even attracting copy cats, but you know what they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
 
"There's a bunch of people starting to do LED tracks for FPV all over the United States, and they're copying these guys, you know these guys are the visionaries, and always setting the standard."   
 
With the first Phoenix Cup in the books, Dustin says they're already planning year two. 
 
"We're going to outdo ourselves next year,” says Pennington. “This is our flagship event, and so we're looking for sponsors next year to make this event even bigger next year."
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