HOUSTON--Valmie Resources Inc. (OTCBB: VMRI) announces its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vertitek, is poised to become a frontrunner in drone racing, one of sports’ newest and most exciting fields.
Vertitek recently established a new division, Vertitek Racing, which specializes in fabricating and selling racing frames for the competitive drone racing industry.
As a result of that highly successful venture, Vertitek Racing now has its team of sponsored pilots that will be promoting the Vertitek brand on YouTube, and attending racing events as Vertitek’s branded team. One of the Vertitek team members has now qualified for the upcoming U.S. Drone Nationals, the first-ever such event to be nationally televised live on ESPN, August 5 through 7.
In the meantime, the Vertitek team will be traveling to the Liberty Cup FPV Drone Race in Jersey City, New Jersey, in a bid to qualify another team member for the Nationals. The event will take place on July 30 and 31, where the top freestyle competitor will also qualify for the U.S. Drone Nationals.
“Strategic alliances have played a significant role in Valmie’s growth objectives, with two successful collaborations in the past 16 months,” said Gerald B. Hammack, President and CEO of Valmie Resources. “In February, Valmie secured its 333 Exemption to operate commercially two UAV’s that are manufactured by Vertitek, placing us in a prime position to begin to capture a share of the market in this exploding sector.”
The U.S. Drone Nationals announced its inaugural racing season in January. The league anticipates becoming the Formula One, NASCAR and MotoGP of drone racing and has secured millions of dollars in backing from venture capital firms and celebrities to make that a reality. According to Quartz, a digital global business news publication, first-person view drone videos are racking up millions of views online, indicating that a high level of interest may be growing within the general public.
“Valmie and Vertitek consider it a privilege to be pioneering in this exciting new racing field,” said Hammack. “No longer an underground movement, drone racing has now become an authentic sport.”
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