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-I have had the privilege to attend many
large races over the years and the 2012 K&N Spring Fling ranks as
the best race I have ever been to. By no means have the other races
not been good, but this was spectacular and should be a tier that
other track operators and promoters should try to achieve.
The hard work, organization, consistency
and energy that Peter and Kyle have built into this race had to
exceed anyone's expectations that attended.
I explained it to someone today that I felt it had the energy and
racing of a top tier Big Bucks Bracket Race and the organization and
excitement of a NHRA National event.
Great representation by sponsors,
great exposure for the companies who were involved, continuous
racing action and more tough competition then anyone could ask for.
459 Cars! Wow!! You could say "great
weather forcast" or "great facility and staff", or possibly "great
location and timing" and I would have to agree. But I think that
those who have attended over the past 2 years knew what they could
expect again and brought a few buddies this year and didn't think
twice about how far they traveled or what the weather was going to
I have only heard great things about
the Live Broadcast presented by JEGS that Mark Walter produced and
I'm sure it will only create a longer 1st round next year! Thanks to
both, racers friends and family felt like they were right there each
Thanks fellas for a great event!
-I arrived Wed at
12:30. And I was met at the gate by Kyle. He was
thanking everyone for coming and introducing
himself to everyone.
This weekend was run so WELL it is unbelievable.
The Bristol crew did a fantastic job; the
announcers were out of this world also. Peter
was all over the place making sure everything
was running smooth; I just don’t have the words
to explain how wonderful a weekend it was.
Scott Lemon came by my trailer and introduced
himself to me and thanked me for posting on DRR.
What a heck of a nice guy. And was nice talking
to him and getting to know him.
I met a lot of guys that post on here so now I
can put a face to a Sig. Corky (Evan Kirk) has
the right pic in his Sig. Was nice meeting you
Evan, really enjoyed it, just wish you could
have brought Pink and Lanning with you. Guess
they were SCARRED LOL.
Again I would like to thank all the sponsors,
PETER and KYLE, the crew at Bristol and all the
racers for the best racing this country has seen
And they said “BRACKET RACING WAS DEAD” NOT!!!!
If you didn’t show up for the “Spring Fling
2012” you missed the best racing weekend of the
PS >< Peter, I think you need to take a Driving
class from Kyle LOL
Thanks Guys, Brian Mollison
-wow where do i
start! 1st-i am very tired! 2nd-what an
event,the best race anywhere in the country.if
you havent attended,you need to (or maybe
not/it's at about capacity now) i would like to
thank in no po-tick-ular order peter, and kyle
for delivering on everything advertised about
this event.putting the racers first,instead of
the promoters.every call made at this event was
the correct one.this is the reason this event
continues to grow year after year.thanks to all
of the staff at bristol for keeping 450 cars
organized (cowboy is the man) thanks to all the
sponsors for donating product to us
racers.please support the sponsors who support
us racers! thanks to jared and michael for some
great announcing.(jared you da man dawg)thanks
to anthony and his staff for working for days to
fix all of us a great meal (it takes alot,ALOT)
of work to feed that many prople at one
time.anthony is about the nicest guy on the
planet,he would give ya the shirt off his back
if you needed it.the party was off the hook, i
turned in a little early that night after not
acting my age until about 4am in the morning. me
and amanda had a great time and met alot of new
friends and cant wait to do it all over again
next year!thanks to sparco for donating the suit
that i won,nitroplate for donating the gift
certificate i won,and pete for the $ i won.
thanks again,chad and amanda. aka. flava flav
-2300 miles and worth every single mile
marker......I dont think its possible to have a
better run race at a nicer facility.....Nuf said
race once again! had a great time, really like
the way the program was ran. tell anthony the
food was incredible! we are planning our
vacation for the 'fling' next year! thank you to
the ENTIRE STAFF!
-I never made
it to Bristol's Spring Fling,but thanks to Kyle
and Pete,and Mark Walters,it was like being
there,the only way I could have enjoyed it more
would have been being there it was
And to Jed and Micheal and the cast of
thousands,I have to say it was some of the most
fun (without being there)I have ever
experienced,the racing was great and the car
count was good,and the live chat and video was
outstanding,just want to say a Big Thank You to
all who put this together..............Thank
When you have to stay in because of illness or
other issues and can't make the races,this is
the greatest ever............................
Other race promoters could learn alot from these
guys.............Jed for President of
Almost forgot,no buybacks all weekend,the way
racing ought to be when you have a good car
-It's amazing how
this race has grown in just 3 years. By far the
best big money race ever. Heard cars were going
down the track about every 35 seconds. Didn't
get my hands on any of the money this year but
did bring home some chrome Dynatech
headers. Thanks Peter,
Kyle, Spring Fling staff, Bristol's staff and the guys
working the lanes all weekend. Had an awesome time
again, can't wait till next year. Good call on the no
byebacks, probably saved me some money. Lol
- With that many cars I dont see how you could have done
anything any better. I got a piece of the money on
thursday. Made it into third round on friday and got to
watch the racing after a first round loss on saturday
and sunday. It was my first time at the event. I well be
back. Great job.
-I would like to say that my family and I had the best
time ever at the spring fling thanks
- My first time and I am planning on the next already.
Best bracket race ever, payout, facility, people, are
-1st timer and had a ball. Couldnt get pass 3rd, not
sure why a 499 wont work. Then i found out 4.98 wasnt no
better.. ..With that be said.
Ok Motor hook me up. GOLF CART BABY!!! Best part was
the new friends i meet and made...Hope to make it next
Peter, Kyle, and the entire Spring Fling
On behalf of
myself, Kevin, and the rest of our Team Dragon Racing Fuel crew
along wwith Dragon Racing Fuels, we want to extend our sincerest
"Thanks" for one outstanding event last weekend at Bristol Dragway!
As you both know, we normally do not
venture outside of our NHRA/IHRA class racing and our decision to do
so in this instance was definitely a good one. From the time
we arrived at the facility to the time we departed, we were made to
feel like we were very welcome and there was a lot of gratitude
being spread around from not only your event staff, but also the
Bristol Dragway staff as well.
I can't think of one single thing
that we did not like about the event, (minus the lack of bringing
home some dough...lol!). It was well thought out, well run five plus
days right down to the quick (and smart) decision to move to eighth
mile competition on Friday.
The announcing was great, dinner was
delicious (Next time I'll stick to speaking on the mic and not
singing into it....eek) and the racing action was of course,
absolutely second to none. You guys truly know what it's all
about and how to take care of your "customers" as you were both
more than accommodating to not only our race team, but also the
representatives on hand for Dragon Racing Fuels, too.
Based on my very first experience
ever at an event of this type, it not only met but exceeded my
We very much look forward to
attending "The Fling" in the years to come and please don't hesitate
to ask, should I be able to help in some way.
Thanks again and see you guys
off I want to say thank you to
everyone involved with this race.
My family owns and operates Richmond
Dragway so I know how much effort a
race like this takes. THANK
YOU....It was the best most
enjoyable race that I have been
too. I think everything was run
great and it was a very professional
atmosphere but extremely friendly.
I wanted to know about the paycheck
that I didn't pick up on Sunday will
that be mailed to me? Once again
thanks for everything can't wait
till next year!
I had a great
time! track is beautiful,the weather
was nice, and the hospitality was
2nd to none! Thank you right back!
p.s. anyone get a pic of Big
Pimp(kyle)with his green suit and "crunk"
Peter, we had a great time & cant
wait for next year ! we will for
sure be back
much to say But WOW what a job you
ALL do. Kyle and Peter you deserve
the success that is a result of your
hard work!Thank you for what you
guys are doin for the sport and
racers! Pretty sure you guys have
got it right!
This is one
event every racer needs to put on
their Bucket List. Hats off
to Kyle and Peter for a great event.
One of our slogans here in Bristol
thanks to JByrd is "Exceed
Expectations" ... Kyle and Peter do
just that.. If you missed this race
in 2011...my advice... DON"T miss
the 2012 Edition.....
2 say thanks to everybody involved
in the Spring Fling at Bristol that
was by far one of the best races I
have ever been involved with!! Pete,
Kyle I couldn't have felt more
welcome than I did!! I appreciate
you putting it on!! I most
definitely recommend coming and
running this race if u haven't
ever!! It was a dream come true 2
win it and for my buddy 2 be beside.
Me in the finals was just awesome!!!
Also wanna say thanks 2 Scott
Duggins at Par race engines couldn't
have done it without his help and
also I strongly recommend attending
Scott Richardson's driving school if
u haven't he is extremely helpful
X2 What KB
said!!! Great race even without me
winning LOL...Congrats to all the
winners as well as every one
involved with the race...Pete, Kyle
and families as well as the entire
staff at Bristol. Also great Job
with the announcing to Jared, you
didnt even need to see the races,
with him announcing you got all the
info as well as a big smile from him
cracking you up. Great Job to all
-Thx goes out 2 Peter, Kyle, and
everyone that was involved with this race. Already
looking forward 2 next year and if you have never been
start planning now because it is def worth it. Congrats
2 my bro KB on winning friday and like he said it was
like a dream for us both 2 make it 2 the finals.
Love the 1000' ft racing, great
time had by all of us, looking forward to next year
-I have to say this was one of
the best races Ive went to. Broke every 29 cent part on
2 cars but still had a blast. Big props to Jared on the
speaker. The best I have ever heard. I too was sorry his
voice gave out. Big props to Pete and Kyle for
organizing a great race. The head chef Anthony is the
man ! He worked his tail off all day and the chops were
awesome. This race is already on my calender next year.
Wednesday -After going through
tech I discover I have no alternator belt. No biggie.
Thursday - After getting the W first round I proceed to
slide in my own water in the shutdown area (I forgot to
empty the overflow tank from last weekend). A bent
spoiler, wheelie bars, and flat spots on all four
corners was the damage.
Friday - I suck it up and put shoes on all four corners.
Stage for my first time shot and the car backs out of
the beams. No problem. Make a band adjustment and get
ready for first round. Car backs out of the beams again.
Damn....suck it up and pull the trans out. I was lucky
enough to be parked next to someone that does trans. The
news wasn't good. Basically everything inside the case
was burned or going. Strip my buddies glide for parts
and put her back together. I'm ready to go.
Saturday - I go up to make my time shot. I'm next to be
pulled in the box. Hit the starter button...Zing!!!
Zing!!! F*ck!!! Tow it back to the pits to find broken
teeth on the flywheel. Screw it!!! I'm going home. 10
minutes later my friend and i are up underneath the car
again changing the flywheel. Make it in time for first
round. Run out by .007. Enter the 32 door car shootout.
Everything thing works finally!! Lucky enough to defeat
scotty richardson first round. Second round I run out by
.033 on the brakes. WTF!!!
Today - I woke up with a hangover.
I cant wait to do it again next year!!! Awesome race.
I'd like to thank
Peter,Kyle,Emily,Karen,the Bristol staff for all their
hard work for an incredible program. Anthony
Bertozzi,Rodney and the crew for the feast we all
enjoyed Saturday night. (If you left Saturday night
hungry its your own fault). The food was outstanding!!
To all the sponsors who made it possible every day,
every round, to win something; being there to answer
product questions,supply parts, thank you. From having
Peter walking the lanes to meet and greet making sure
you felt welcome. The best announcers making sure you
knew what was happening round after round awesome. Jeg
Coughlin,his family and crew there racing along with
you. The weather was great, track conditions were great
(even though we had to go to 1/8th one day because of
weepers) if you had a bad time at Bristol and the Sparco/K&N
Spring Fling it wasn't because they did anything
wrong.My hats off to you. See you in 2012
I was at the Spring Fling for
the first time this last weekend,. I wanted to say that
it was the most fun that I have ever had at a race
track. I can't wait to go back next year!
I was also wondering how do I go about getting t-shirts,
since I was to late to get one while I was down there?
wanted to take time to thank
you and Peter for a well run race and I sure hope its
not the last Spring fling for me. the Sat Night Party
was a blast!
Participated in the Spring Fling in Bristol this past
weekend and wanted to let the two of you know how much this
family enjoyed the event. This was our first time at Bristol
and was very pleased with the facility, professionalism and
track prep. Regarding the event itself, it was very well
organized and all our questions were answered without
hesitation. We met and raced with new friends, enjoyed the bbq and entertainment.
We loved racing the 1000'. We are 1/4 mile racers from up North so this
was a new experience for us. We felt that the 1000' racing
was fair for everyone involved. We are looking forward to
attending this event next year and bringing more of our
racing friends from the North.
We also learned a valuable lesson this past weekend, NEVER listen to the
Last, before we left on Sunday we wanted to purchase five of the Spring
Fling t-shirts. If there are still any available could you
please e-mail me and let me know how to go about purchasing
Again, Thank you both for a great event. See you next year.
Gary Leasure Sr., Kim Leasure & Gary Leasure Jr.
Kyle/Peter and Crew: I really enjoyed the Spring
Fling and our Inside Drag Racing program should
be a great reflection of the race weekend.
Thanks for your help and your attention to all
details. Congrats on a highly successful
weekend. I can’t wait to get into the editing
suite. Here’s to a job well done!
All the best,
Producer, Inside Drag Racing
Wow what a
weekend, pretty much anything that can happen at
the track happened to us this weekend but we
still had a great time! We get to hang out with
the Bristol staff a lot... great people. It was
great seeing all of our friends, meeting a lot
of the DRR people and to finally meet you guys
Jared & Kyle! The bbq for Jim was a lot of fun
and you guys were hilarious to watch! LOL
Madilyn had a great time in the ET booth &
couldn't believe how many of you recognized her,
of course she mostly handed out the losing
tickets, well except for John's last ticket on
Sat, she had fun bringing