2nd Annual Team Associated Top Gun Shootout – Saturday Qualifying

Jul 07, 2013 1 Comment by

Do you have the need…for speed? You’re not the only one as racers once again brought the dogfight to Fightertown USA at this years Team Associated Top Gun Shootout. Now in its 2nd year running, this race gets its inspiration from the fact that the iconic 80’s movie, Top Gun, was filmed with in stone’s throwing distance of SDRC Raceway. As racers listen to F35’s and Osprey running drills up in the sky, on the track they did battle with each other to collect the fastest possible race times.

After a full day of running 3 qualifiers on Saturday using the qual-point system, the mains were calculated by taking a racer’s two best runs. Leading the packs in the Modified classes, it would be TLR’s Dustin Evans taking the TQ in 2wd Mod Buggy and Ryan Cavalieri grabbing top honors in Mod 4wd Buggy. The racing is super close and we will have to wait and see what the Triple A-mains will produce. Stay tuned for photos, video and full results!

Here are the order of the A-Mains for Sunday. Can you spot your favorite local or pro racers?


Mod 2wd Buggy qualifying round 3

Team Associated’s Brent Thielke talks about what the Top Gun Shootout means to the A-team.

The man behind the scenes, Scott Bergen; SDRC Raceway owner.

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About the author

Joel Navarro fell in love with RC since the age of 11 with the Tamiya Grasshopper being his first RC car. Little did he know that the his favorite RC magazine back in 1987, RC Car Action, would be the magazine he works for now. Joel received his AA in photography and in addition to being a West Coast Editor for RC Car Action magazine, he is a professional wedding and portrait photographer in the Southern California and San Diego area. During the winter, Joel is also a snowboard instructor in Big Bear, Ca. Joel is active in the RC community and regularly races all over the SoCal area. His home tracks are SDRC Raceway, West Coast RC Raceway, OCRC Raceway, and parking lot racing in San Diego.

One Response to “2nd Annual Team Associated Top Gun Shootout – Saturday Qualifying”

  1. Will says:

    Awesome, looks a lot of fun!

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