Drag Illustrated Issue 180, January / February 2023 | Page 82




■ The Fling Race Series will enter a multi-year partnership in 2023 with Moser Engineering assuming the title rights of the Spring Fling Million long held at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada .
The franchise ’ s largest event , boasting a minimum guaranteed payout of $ 250,000 with a progressive payout structure climbing to as high as $ 1,000,000 based on car count , will return on April 4-8 , 2023 . For the first time in seven years the high-stakes bracket race will assume new branding as the Moser Engineering Spring Fling Million presented by Optima Batteries .
“ We are excited to enter a new era of the Flings Race Series with Moser Engineering ,” said promoter Peter Biondo . “ For decades Moser has been all-in when it comes to supporting sportsman racers . The coolest part is that you can also catch the Moser family in the staging lanes at big buck bracket races . They know what it takes to build products that win races .”
Moser Engineering has been here across five decades of racing and has been operated by three generations of the Moser family . Moser Engineering continues to offer the quickest turnaround on high-performance aftermarket components from custom alloy axles to complete rear-end assemblies including brakes and suspension parts that continue to be manufactured here in the USA .
“ We have been impressed with the quality of races Peter and his team have put on year after year ,” said Rob Moser . “ We just decided that we wanted to become more deeply involved with the Fling series after seeing the growth and professionalism of these events firsthand as racers . So , with signing this deal we are looking forward to help grow the Fling events even bigger while also helping grow this sport we all enjoy so much .”
“ After seeing record-high attendance of 674 entries to close out our 2022 season at Bristol , we are excited to continue the momentum into the Spring Fling Million in April and make it our biggest Spring Fling Million payday ever ,” said Biondo . “ Aligning ourselves with Moser Engineering will help get us there .”
The 2023 Fling tour will fire up with the Moser Engineering Spring Fling Million April 4-8 at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway , NV followed by the Spring Fling at GALOT Motorsports Park , NC the week of April 25-29 . The second half of the season includes the Summer Fling at National Trail Raceway , OH September 6-10 and will conclude with the Fall Fling at Bristol Dragway , TN September 26-30 .
For more information , visit www . BracketRaces . com , the Spring Fling Bracket Races Facebook page .
■ An invitation-only $ 100,000 All-Star Shootout will be contested on September 6 , 2023 at the Summer Fling in Columbus , Ohio . Forty-eight of the best bracket racers in the country will be handpicked to compete for the $ 100,000 winner-take-all purse and bragging rights .
A panel from the Flings Race Series will choose the first 12 All- Star drivers on January 3rd , while the next 12 will be nominated by racers in an online vote . The 24 selected drivers will then each choose a teammate of the opposite vehicle type to complete the 48-car field . The teammates will be placed on opposite sides of the ladder . The team that accrues the most points will receive a $ 5,000 bonus .
Fuel Factory , a family-owned supplier of performance fuels , will be the title rights sponsor of the shootout . “ As racers we understand the consistency that is needed to compete at the highest level ,” said Marc Wesler , Fuel Factory Director of Sales . “ Our goal is to provide industry-leading fuels that provide the quality and consistency racers expect , with great customer service and technical support . Partnering with Peter and his team to be the official fuel of the Fling races was the right fit for us as an organization and to be involved with the $ 100K All- Star Shootout is certainly the kind of exciting events we want to be associated with .” The Pennsylvania-based race fuel manufacturer will launch the distribution of over 20 leaded , unleaded , ethanol , and methanol fuel options in 2023 .
“ In the pits you repeatedly hear discussions on who ’ s the best bracket racer right now . We want to settle the debate on the track with $ 100,000 on the line ,” said Flings promoter Peter Biondo . “ Racers should vote based on the idea that if you depended on one racer to turn on a winlight for you , which driver would it be ?”
The 12 Fling panel nominations will be released Tuesday , January 3rd on the Spring Fling Bracket Races Facebook page with the commencement of online racer voting to follow .
For more information , follow our Spring Fling Bracket Races Facebook page or text the word “ Fling ” to 74121 to stay current on the latest Fling Race Series news .
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