Here are some highlights from our Devious Disaster Race. Additional photos can be found on my web site: http://www.mikewelch.com/photogallery/2017/04/cqr_devious_disaster_170423/ [gallery ids="386,387,388,389,390,391,392,393,394,395,396,397,398,399,400,401,402,403,404,405,406,407,408,409,410,411,412,413,414,415,416,417,418,419"]
Cincinnnati Quad Racers own Cameron Fiorini AKA “Relay FPV” placed 9th overall at the Multi GP Rotor Riot International Open in Muncie, IN. Competing under the handle “Relay”, Cameron raced against the top pilots in the world and qualified for the finals on the World Cup track in 49 place out a total of over 200 pilots. Jesse Swinson, AKA “Nomad” qualified 41st.
In the finals, Cameron competed against the top 64 pilots in the world, he held his own. The racing continued late into the night. In the end, Cameron finished in 9th place overall. Quite an accomplishment!
“Qualifying was difficult, the fastest time was 24 flat with the bubble being at 32.5. When this bubble moved up, I was at 33.5. The lines were long to qualify since everyone showed up on Friday and Saturday really. I had one pack to get below the bubble and I managed a 30.9.
On race day, I was the first heat of the day. I was flying against BanniUK, FPVProvo, 32bits, and many other fast pilots. The heats were of 8, and you needed top 4 every time. In that heat I managed 2nd place. Getting into semi-finals was the hardest competition of my life! In that heat I had to get top 4 against BanniUK, WildWilly, Gab707, YoungRok, and some others I can’t quite remember. Off the bat I got hit and pushed into the hurdle gate, putting me in last. I worked my way from 8th to 3rd to make it into semi’s.
Once I was in semi’s it was a very quick ending, my sweaty fingers slipped off the sticks and caused me to crash!”