With the stage set for the K&N Spring Fling Million scheduled for April 12-16 next year in Las Vegas, the next big event on the Spring Fling brand of races will be held at the famed Bristol Dragway in Tennessee, with the date now set in stone of May 17-21, 2016.
It might be hard to believe anything can be bigger than a million dollars in Vegas, but for racers on the east coast, the K&N Spring Fling 5-Day presented by Sparco in Bristol has been a must-attend event for the past six years and 2016 will be no different. Each year, hundreds descend on the Thunder Valley drag strip in Bristol partly for the money and prizes awarded, but mostly for the party-type atmosphere associated with each Spring Fling brand event.
Televised each year nationally on MavTV, the Bristol race gives the backbone of the sport, the bracket racers, the national stage to showcase their talents. With five days of racing for big bucks, the ‘Fling’s $20,000 Challenge, two high-dollar Shootouts along with round prizes totally over $50,000, the Spring Fling 5-Day might seem like just another race, but it’s far from that. This past year, over $300,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to a great number of racers, but it’s not all about the money. The K&N Spring Fling 5-Day presented by Sparco is more of a party where a drag race breaks out.
“The Spring Fling 5-Day was our first attempt at race promoting back in 2010,” says co-promoter Kyle Seipel along with Peter Biondo, “and it’s been very well received by a lot of racers, all of whom have become more than just customers to us, they are all our friends. Even though we have expanded the series to Las Vegas for the past four years, Bristol will always hold a special place in our hearts. We look forward each year to Bristol because it reminds us of our roots.
“We’re also proud of the fact that it was the race where we instituted racing at the 1,000-foot distance,” Seipel added. “It was our compromise to satisfy both the quarter- and eighth-mile racers and it has spread to a lot of other bracket racing events as well.”
“Mark your calendars now. We can’t wait to see each and every one of our friends in Bristol next May 17-21 when the fun will really start,” says Biondo. “
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