Top Gun Sprints Race Report 6-16-12

Top Gun Sprints
Bubba Raceway Park, June 16, 2012

Brown & Miller Heat #1

  1. 6S Robbie Smith (Tampa, FL)
  2. 22 Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL)
  3. 12 Colin Cabre (Thonotosassa, FL)
  4. 88 Andrew Griffin (Seminole, FL)
  5. 14 Ryan Partin (Orlando, FL)
  6. 38 Tony Agin (Ft. Myers, FL)
  7. 43 Rex Howe (Jacksonville, FL)

DMI Heat #2

  1. 02 Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)
  2. G6 Brandon Grubaugh (Ocala, FL)
  3. 83 Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)
  4. 8 Rich Alexander (Tampa, FL)
  5. 3K Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL)
  6. 38T Tyler Godwin (Tampa, FL) DQ
  7. 0X Phillip Pettay (Glen St. Mary, FL) DNS

Elliott?s Trailers & Carts Heat #3

  1. 3A A.J. Maddox (Brandon, FL)
  2. 92 Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL)
  3. 88K Shane Kreidler (Jupiter, FL)
  4. 55 Kerry Gilbert (Dover, FL)
  5. 5 Tim Grubaugh (Anthony, FL)
  6. 34 Darren Orth (Jacksonville, FL) DNF

K&N Filter Feature

1)83 Mark Ruel Jr.; 2) 6S Robbie Smith; 3) 92 Matt Kurtz; 4) 12 Colin Cabre; 5) 14 Ryan Partin; 6) G6 Brandon Grubaugh; 7) 55 Kerry Gilbert; 8) 88K Shane Kreidler; 9) 22 Shawn Murray; 10) 5 Tim Grubaugh; 11) 38 Tony Agin; 12) 8 Rich Alexander; 13) 34 Darren Orth; 14) 02 Gene Lasker; 15) 38T Tyler Godwin; 16) 88 Andrew Griffin; 17) 43 Rex Howe; 18) 3K Kurt Taylor; 19) 3A A J Maddox; DNS 20) 0X Phillip Pettay; DNS


The Top Gun Sprints made their fifth visit of 2012 to Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday June 16, 2012 for the third of the wing races. There were 20 cars at the track to give fans three heat races and a 25 lap feature race.

Colin Cabre in the 12 car had the pole with Shawn Murray in the 22 on the outside for the start of the BROWN & MILLER heat race. Colin took the lead on the start and as the laps clicked down it was Robbie Smith took the lead and the win. The G6 of Brandon Grubaugh had the pole for the DMI heat race, with Gene Lasker in the 02 car on the outside. On the start Gene took the lead and never looked back and took the win. Matt Kurtz in the 92 car had the pole with A J Maddox in the 3A for the start of the ELLIOTT?S TRAILERS & CARTS heat race. A J took the lead and the heat win.

The 83 of Mark Ruel Jr. had the pole for the start of the K & N FILTER feature race event, with the 3A of A J Maddox alongside. After a parade lap, A J had a left rear tire go flat he came to the infield but had no spare so that ended his night. That moved Robbie Smith to front row the race went to green and it was Robbie that took the lead till lap 14 Mark got around Robbie. After a yellow flag, on lap 16 the 88 car of Andrew Griffin spun, but able to restart. Then on lap 19 the 38T of Tyler Godwin spun and ended his night. On the restart the 83 of Mark Ruel Jr. would hold on to the lead and take the checkered flag, followed by Robbie Smith in the 6S car, Matt Kurtz in the 92 car, Colin Cabre in the 12 car and Ryan Partin in the 14 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 East Bay Raceway Park for the June 23, 2012 race. Congratulations go out to Ryan Partin for winning the KSE Hardcharger Award. Congratulations go out to Janice Griffin winner of the K&N certificates.