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NEON Night Racing

April 21, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Phone: (315) 792-7100

100 Seymour Rd

Utica, NY 13504

The SUNY Polytechnic Institute University Model Aviation Student Club (UMASC) in cooperation with the CNY Drones Model Aviation Student Club and MultiGP Racing Chapter will present the inaugural NEON Night Race at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Wildcat field on April 21. The free event begins at 7 p.m. with racing beginning shortly after sunset. Spectator admission is free, and donations to both groups are welcomed.

Attendees are asked to observe all campus parking signage and park only in designated spaces in available lots. Links to directions and additional information is available at or by emailing:

The event celebrates the partnership between the Academy of Model Aeronautics student clubs and their commitment to bring STEM-featured events to the campus and local community, according to organizers.

Spectators will be treated to fast-paced outdoor drone racing by racers from throughout New York, organizers said, adding that MultiGP 3s & 4s class drones will fly under the lights and through a darkened neon lit course.

Interested racers must pre-register through the event posting at

Chapter Membership is encouraged to receive notifications. MultiGP Racing governs tiered drone races for 20,000+ members and 1,000+ chapters Worldwide.

CNY Drones hosts the Utica/Rome MultiGP Chapter as a student-attracting component of their STEM mission.  

Local drone program and safety information will be available during races in addition to an interactive Test Flight Zone, Flight Simulator Zone and First Person Viewing Zone.Spectators can watch race rounds, stroll through pit row to mingle with racers and participate in the interactive exhibits.