Drones in the Desert 5th annual drone race

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) – This weekend is the 5th annual Drones in the Desert race competition. This year, it is the largest drone race in the state and Colorado Mesa University is hosting it at their track in Grand Junction. It’s part of the MultiGP’s 12 Elevated Races for the 2021 season which are the qualifiers to advance to nationals.

“We usually do it out in the desert, so to be able to do it here at CMU really means a lot,” said Drone CO. owner Chris Teal. “And to have some of the pilots we have here, we have some pro level pilots that travel the world doing this professionally full time. They’ve graced us with their presence here today which is really awesome. It’s cool to see the top dogs come out to a little town like Grand Junction.”

This is day 1 of a 2 day competition. Where drone pilots from around the country come here to compete for a spot to advance to nationals. It’s always held in Grand Junction but this is the first year CMU has hosted.