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Top Gun Sprint Car Series

From CL Whalin

The Top Gun Sprints made their first visit of 2011 to Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday July 16, 2011. There were 25 cars at the track to give fans three heat races and a 25 lap feature race.

Kurt Taylor in the 3K car had the pole with Matt Kurtz in the 92 on the outside for the start of the SALDANA heat race. Matt Kurtz took the lead on the start and he took the win. The 6S of Robbie Smith had the pole for the DMI heat race, with Rich Alexander in the 8 car on the outside. It was the 6S that made the better start and took the second heat win. Terry Witherspoon in the 43 car had the pole with A.J. Maddox in the 3A for the start of the BROWN MILLER heat race. After all the passing it was Shawn Murray in the 22 that took the lead and the heat win.

The 4C of Tyler Godwin had the pole for the start of the LUCAS OIL feature race event, with the 6S of Robbie Smith alongside. After a parade lap, the race went to green and it was Robbie Smith in the 6S car that took the lead. After a caution restart it was Tyler Godwin got by Robbie and never looked backed and took the checkered flag, followed by Danny Martin in the 24 car, Robbie Smith in the 6S car, Sport Allen in the 82 car and Matt Kurtz in the 92 car rounding out the top 5.

The staff and racers of the Top Gun Sprints would like to thank everyone for their support and hope to see you at Bubba Raceway Park September 17, 2011. Congratulation goes out to Keith Butler for winning the KSE Hardcharger Award.

Top Gun Sprints

Bubba Raceway Park, July 16, 2011

Saldana Heat #1

1) 92 Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL)

2) 3K Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL)

3) 41 Stephen Darvalics (Venice, FL)

4) 4C Tyler Godwin (Tampa, FL)

5) 1* Tim George (Venice, FL)

6) 36 Kenneth Laureno (Port Charlotte, FL)

7) 4 Billy Boyd (Gibsonton, FL)

8) 0 Jimmy Ballew Jr. (Riverview, FL)

DMI Heat #2

1) 6S Robbie Smith (Tampa, FL)

2) 24 Danny Martin (Sarasota, FL)

3) 14W Dan Jones (Valrico, FL)

4) 19 Keith Butler (Riverveiw, FL)

5) 8 Rich Alexander (Tampa, FL)

6) 55 Kerry Gilbert (Dover, FL)

7) 38 Tony Agin (Ft. Myers, FL) DNS

8) 52M Joe Metcalf (Sarasota, FL) DNS

Brown Miller Heat #3

1) 22 Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL)

2) 3A A J Maddox (Brandon, FL)

3) 82 Sport Allen (Pinellas Park, FL)

4) 43 Terry Witherspoon (Jacksonville, FL)

5) 02 Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

6) 3 Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL)

7) 98 Hal Wilson (Crescent City, FL)

8) 83 Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)

9) 30 D.J.Peeples (Wesley Chapel,FL)

Lucas Oil Feature

1) Tyler Godwin; 2) 24 Danny Martin; 3) 6S Robbie Smith; 4) 82 Sport Allen; 5) 92 Matt Kurtz; 6) 41 Stephen Darvalics; 7) 19 Keith Butler; 8) 14W Dan Jones; 9) 1* Tim George; 10) 55 Kerry Gilbert; 11) 3K Kurt Taylor; 12) 0 Jimmy Ballew Jr.; 13) 8 Rich Alexander; 14) 98 Hal Wilson; 15) 36 Kenneth Laureno; 16) 30 D.J. Peeples; 17) 4 Billy Boyd Jr.; 18) 3 Dennis Misuraca; 19) 43 Terry Witherspoon; 20) 3A AJ Maddox; 21) 02 Gene Lasker; 22) 22 Shawn Murray; 23) 83 Mark Ruel Jr.; 24) 38 Tony Agin; DNS 25) 52M Joe Metcalf DNS