STOL Drag was founded by high-adrenaline backcountry adventurer and social media phenom Kevin Quinn. Originally from Alaska, Quinn has operated Points North Heli-Adventures, a heli-ski outfit in Cordova, Alaska, for more than two decades. Quinn is also a hardcore backcountry pilot, with more than 8,500 hours of tailwheel time, and the founder and organizer of the annual High Sierra Fly-In, where STOL Drag was first introduced. High Sierra has become an extremely successful event, and it celebrated its 10th year in October. While there is no limit to the number of attendees, Quinn capped the number of airplane registrations at 500 for this year. About 170 of those were registered to fly in the STOL Drag competition atthe fly-in.