The STOL Drag concept was founded by Kevin Quinn, who also, about a decade ago, spearheaded the rapidly growing High Sierra Fly-In, which attracted nearly 450 airplanes and 2,000 people last year. The STOL Drag competition requires exceptional precision of the pilots. Two airplanes race against each other, barely off the ground, on a ¾-mile straight course. At the end of the line the pilots land, stop, turn around and race in the opposite direction. The first to arrive at the start line and stop then moves on to the next round. Landing prior to the halfway mark or the finish line results in immediate disqualification.