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.