Matt Kurtz Victorious in Top Gun Action

Top Gun Sprint Car Series 2012

From CL Wahlin

The Top Gun Sprints made their third visit of 2012 to Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday May 5, 2012 and the first of the non-wing races. There were 17 cars at the track to give fans three heat races and a 25 lap feature race.

Danny Martin Jr. in the 82 car had the pole with A J Maddox in the 3A on the outside for the start of the BILSTEIN heat race. A J Maddox took the lead on the start and took the win. The 02 of Gene Lasker had the pole for the ROD END SUPPLY heat race, with Andrew Griffin in the 88 car on the outside. It was the 02 that made the better start and took the second heat win. Colin Cabre in the 12 car had the pole with Terry Witherspoon in the 99 for the start of the SCORPION heat race. Terry took the lead and the heat win.

The 88 of Andrew Griffin had the pole for the start of the SHOCK DYNO feature race event, with the 02 of Gene Lasker alongside. After a parade lap, the race went to green and it was Gene Lasker in the 02 car that took the lead. After a yellow flag, on lap 3 the 82 car of Danny Martin Jr. got together with another car and flipped in turn 1 bringing out the red flag. On lap 12 the 3A of A J Maddox made contact with back wall and ended his night. Then lap 24 Mark Ruel Jr. in the 83 had something break on the car coming out of turn 4 that set up for a green and white together on the restart the 92 of Matt Kurtz would do a slide job going into turn 1 and took the lead and the checkered flag, followed by Gene Lasker in the 02 car, Ryan Partin in the 14 car, Tony Agin in the 38 car and David Slawiak in the 79 car rounding out the top 5. The 5 car of Tim Grubaugh and the G6 of Brandon Grubaugh were DQ for being lite across the scales after feature they were the 3 and 4 place cars.

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 May 19, 2012 for another non-wing race. Congratulation goes out to Tony Agin for winning the KSE Hardcharger Award.

Top Gun Sprints

Bubba Raceway Park, May 5, 2012

Bilstein Shocks Heat #1

1) 3A A J Maddox (Brandon, FL)

2) 82 Danny Martin Jr. (Sarasota, FL)

3) 92 Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL)

4) 14 Ryan Partin (Orlando, FL)

5) 43X Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL)

6) 0L Brandon Lineberger (Ocala, FL)

Rod End Supply Heat #2

1) 02 Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

2) 88 Andrew Griffin (Seminole, FL)

3) G6 Brandon Grubaugh (Ocala, FL)

4) 8 Rich Alexander (Tampa, FL)

5) 79 David Slawiak (Seffner, FL)

6) 19 Keith Butler (Riverview, FL) DNF

Scorpion Heat #3

1) 99 Terry Witherspoon (Jacksonville, FL)

2) 83 Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)

3) 12 Colin Cabre (Thonotosassa, FL)

4) 5 Tim Grubaugh (Anthony, FL)

5) 38 Tony Agin (Ft. Myers, FL)

Shock Dyno Feature

1)92 Matt Kurtz; 2) 02 Gene Lasker; 3) 14 Ryan Partin; 4) 38 Tony Agin; 5) 79 David Slawiak; 6) 8 Rich Alexander; 7) 43X Shawn Murray; 8) 83 Mark Ruel Jr.; 9) 88 Andrew Griffin; 10) 99 Terry Witherspoon; 11) 0L Brandon Lineberger; 12) 3A A J Maddox; 13) 12 Colin Cabre; 14) 82 Danny Martin Jr.; 15) 5 Tim Grubaugh DQ; 16) G6 Brandon Grubaugh DQ; 17) 19 Keith Butler DNS