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    2022 Tech Prairie Drone Race Competition

    2022 Drone Racing Registration Application

    This race is proudly sponsored by Grow Our Own Minority Participation Program. Grow Our Own offers a combination of exposure, education and employment opportunities for high potential minority youth who have an interest in and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Supported by the City of Springfield, Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services Inc. Find out more about Grow Our Own here:

    Registration is OPEN!
    This competition is set to take place on Friday, August 19th at the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair Grounds and will be coordinated and operated by the Drone Racing MultiGP.

    When: August 19th, 2022
    Start Time: 8:00 AM
    End Time: 3:00 PM
    Location: Illinois State Fair Grandstand

    Schedule of Events

    Qualifying Heats
    ​8:30 AM - 12PM
    ​Double Elimination 
    ​12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Fast Facts

    • There is no fee to compete however pilots will be required to pay fair admission fee of $10.
    • Pilots aged 10 and up will be invited to participate.
    • Qualifying rounds will be held in the afternoon.
    • The top pilots in each division will be awarded a cash prize.
    • Please register by signing up on Multi GP on the races listed under this event for the Class you will be flying. You may only run "Pro" OR "Sportsman" class. Signup will be limited at 32

    Registrants will need to be an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) registered member  
    • $15/yr for youth 19 and under, $75/you for adults over 19. This is a typical fee for competing in drone races and covers you in the largest leagues. Membership information can be found at the following link: