Tight, technical and against the clock, the tyre shredding Fueltopia Barrel Sprint Series is invading Europe this weekend. Better still, it’s giving two class winning drivers the chance to grab qualifying spots in the infamous Gymkhana GRiD European Gauntlet end of season finale.
For those not familiar with the series; Barrel Sprint is an awesome mash-up of drag, drift and gymkhana. Two drivers at a time face off against each other, and race down dedicated lanes, drifting around a series of barrels before crossing the finish line. It’s a straight-up slug fest for the fastest time.
Beat the clock, and you get the win.
Set to touch down at the Dutch Japfest show on Sunday May 25th, and hosted at the legendary Circuit Park Zandvoort, this will be the first time that the grassroots series scars up the European blacktop, and gives drivers from the EU a shot at the Barrels on home turf. That’s not to say the series regulars will be letting the new crowd off the hook though.
A group of hardcore drivers, including 2013 series champion and Gymkhana GRiD hero – Dmitrij Sribnyj – will be making the trip over to set the bar high. Up for grabs is a huge pot of prizes, as well as an all important qualifying ticket into the Gymkhana GRiD European Gauntlet series finale rostered for 01/02 November in Madrid.
If you think you have what it takes, it couldn’t be more simple to get involved. It’s a free and open entry on the day. You heard it right – gratis. Just head down to the Barrel Sprint race control between 9am and 9:30am to sign up. Drivers briefing is at 9.45am, after which open practice starts at 10am.
So what are you waiting for? Check out Barrel Sprint’s official Facebook page here for more information.