Fueltopia launches its new grass-roots race series. A cross between drag racing and drifting it's set to challenge driver skill over all out horse-power.
The Fueltopia Barrel Sprint (FBS) is an exciting new concept that's being launched by motoring social network, Fueltopia. The first round of the FBS series will be held at Santa Pod Raceway, on Sunday 21st August 2011 along side it\'s RWYB day.
Just like a traditional RWYB day the event is open to all street legal cars and anyone with a valid UK driving licence. It doesn't matter if you have a 400hp Skyline or a 80hp Ford Fiesta.
The course is very similiar to a traditional drag strip. It has two lanes set out over a distance of 100m rather than a 1/4 mile. Each lane will have three barrels evenly placed along the track. Every driver must navigate a full 360 degrees around the barrel and over the finish line faster than their rival. Rather than relying on big budget and big power, the FBS is all about driver skill.
After a morning of qualifying the fastest 16 will be entered into knock-out rounds, resulting in a final between the two quickest drivers.
The first UK event will be held alongside the extremly popular RWYB at Santa Pod Raceway on Sunday 21st August 2011. The home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships makes it the perfect venue to launch the FBS.
The FBS provides all the action of drag racing with the flair and skills of drifting. It allows RWD to meet FWD and AWD in a head to head showdown. Unlike drift events this series is against the clock.
James Gilbert, Fueltopia and FBS founder, said "The barrel sprint series is an exciting new entry level event. It doesn't matter what you drive your welcome to turn up and get involved. I think we could see some drivers in lower powered cars upset a few of the big boys on the scene."
If you'd like to get involved in the Furltopia Barrel Series you can find all of the details on fueltopia.co.uk or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Fueltopia is a motoring social network website that is open to all petrolheads from around the globe. Established in 2009 it was established to allow car fans to keep a blog about their car and share information with others. In recent years Fueltopia has worked alongside Universal for the Fast & Furious and Fast 5.
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