Knockouts at Knockhill ahead


This weekend the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint is heading north of the border to Knockhill Raceway. Setting up in the paddock adjacent from the awesome British Drift Championship it’s looking like this could be another fun weekend for the racers.

As a championship round there is everything to play for in terms of points, but as ever the FBS is open to all that want to register on the day. Last year it proved popular with locals such as Garage F*ck House and Driftland – both of whom will be returning this year to better their times and bring the local heat.

If you’re at a lose end then why not come and join – track is open on Sunday and all you need is a driving licence, car and helmet to take part

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#notforlosers – Barrel Sprint hits Zandvoort


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.

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FBS supports World Record Attempt

The Fueltopia Barrel Sprint is on hand to warm up the tyres of those who are looking to shred them to break the Guinness World Record for the most amount of cars doing a burnout.

Partners of the Barrel Sprint, Monster Energy, have teamed up with Essex Drifters in a ballsy attempt to beat the current record held by the Australians – a current record of 68 cars. Already the uptake by the UK scene has been a landslide with way over 100 Rear-wheel-drive wagons ready to smoke-out the Northampton skies over the awesome Santa Pod Raceway.

 The Barrel Sprint will be open and free for those who want to have-a-go and get the adrenalin pumping before the big smoke-out! Monster athletes will be on hand to showboat the track in style, while Stephen ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni will be dishing out prizes for those who set quick times throughout the sessions and over-seeing the battle rounds.

Each registered driver will get given three runs to make the grade! Registration is at 09:00, the runs will then take place between 10pm and 12pm and those who make the Top 16 will get to battle after the World Record has been broken – so bring a spare set of wheels.

If you want to get involved then you’ll need to get to Santa Pod on May 16th – To take part in the day then register your attendance Essex Drifters website ( )burnout

Get involved and become part of a World Record

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Hoon in Holland

Come and join the party! Shred tyres and battle at the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint at the legendary Zandvoort Circuit in Holland.

The first of several European events is going-off on May 25th and is just a boat-ride away. If you wan to come over for a weekend of tyre-smoke then this could be the perfect playground. Not only is the Barrel Sprint putting on an epic event, there is also the option of grabbing some skid sessions on the main track. The action will be alongside the infamous Japfest event, so Holland’s finest will also be on display.

It’s with special thanks to our partners, Shining Monkey NL (, that this event has happened! A weekend of drifting and only a 40minute trip into Amsterdam makes it an exciting weekend

Check out the Facebook page for further information


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