Anti-drone technology to be used at NASCAR races in Texas

Anti-drone technology will be used to police the skies at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: Pixabay)

If you're planning on getting some drone footage of a NASCAR race in Texas, you just might have it knocked out of the sky by something that looks like a weapon from a video game.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Rangers will be using technology from a company called DroneShield to protect the skies during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Texas Motor Speedway.

DroneShield makes products for detecting and safely defeating drones that fly into areas they aren't supposed to--in this case, over a NASCAR racetrack packed with fans and speeding cars.

Three off the company's products--DroneSentinel, DroneSentry, and the futuristic-looking DroneGun--will be deployed by law enforcement at Texas Motor Speedway.

DroneShield says their products can find a drone and scramble its signal, triggering the device's built-in safe landing feature.

“2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is a high security profile event, designated code orange by the relevant U.S. federal government agencies," says Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s Managing Director and CEO, in a press release. "We are proud to be able to assist a high-profile event like this."