Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

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Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby nathan@406racing » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:48 am

MSR registration for Top Gun 2014 open at:

http://goo.gl/N5Et2x

I'm just a messenger and probably can't answer any questions, please go through the above link for specifics. Looks like registration is due by midnight on 08/12/2014. Also looks like the pricing is the same as the MT Challenge series from this year.

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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby nathan@406racing » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:53 am

Friendly one week advance notice - registration for Top Gun closes 08/12/2014 at midnight.

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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby nathan@406racing » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:47 pm

Friendly one day advance notice - registration for Top Gun closes Wednesday 08/13/2014 at midnight. Why was it extended an extra day? Sorry, I don't know, I'm just a messenger......

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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby WD40 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:37 am

:(
Out of 78 entrants there's only 7 from the SWMT region?
No Top Gun trophy for us this year. :(
I'm going to miss all you guys.
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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby nathan@406racing » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:20 pm

Congratulations to the 2014 Top Gun winning Region 38 (Missoula) - Results from both days of Top Gun 2014 have been posted to the results page at www.greatfallsracing.com.

Top Gun 2014 region placement:
1. Region 38 (Missoula) - 598 pts - official 2014 Top Gun winners!
2. Region 105 (Great Falls) - 461 pts
3. all Idaho - 457 pts
4. all Washington - 202 pts
5. tie - Region 108 (Billings) & Region 52 (Bozeman) - 111 pts
7. all Oregon - 109 pts
8. all Colorado - 31 pts

We wanted to thank everyone for showing up, competing, and working to make the event run smoothly. (We know that there are several different regions represented from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, etc. For ease and speed of tabulating, out-of-state drivers were grouped by state.)

I also just wanted to make a personal thankyou to all from your region that were able to make it over to Helena, MT. You have some quality drivers that represent your region well, both on and off the track.

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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby kjohnson » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:02 am

nathan@406racing wrote:I also just wanted to make a personal thankyou to all from your region that were able to make it over to Helena, MT. You have some quality drivers that represent your region well, both on and off the track.

Thanks, I know you're not talking about me, but it's good to hear that.
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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby WD40 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:17 am

Thanks for the results Nathan, and congrats to Region 38!
Actually, congrats to all!
Not only was that was a fun and safe event, but the level of competition brought on by all the out of state entrants sure forced the "locals" to bring out their A game.
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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby wiseriver » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:43 am

Nathan, thanks for everything you and your club did..... Top Gun was a very well run, fun, and safe event. Everyone I talked to had a great time. The out of state participants were very impressed with everything, and are planning on coming back again next time....with even more people. I think they plan on taking that trophy out of state next year !!!!

Congratulations to Missoula Big Sky Region on taking first place. Lots of good fast drivers over there.

To all who couldn't make the event..... you missed out on a good time.
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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby DaveMk1 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:07 am

Congrats to the guys and gals from 38 on their victory and to the Great Falls crew for throwing what sounds like a fun and safe event. Nice work all around.

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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby s2kautoxr » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:58 pm

wiseriver wrote:Lots of good fast drivers over there.

To all who couldn't make the event..... you missed out on a good time.


I'm glad the event went smoothly and I'm bummed I missed it. I had registered weeks ago and ended up having other obligations pop up at the last minute and had to bail. On the bright side, it's allowing me to do a track day this Friday instead....not all bad.
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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby kjohnson » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:50 am

Where are the videos?
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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby nathan@406racing » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:21 pm

According to the latest SCCA SportsCar magazine issue 72.9, page 14, Region 105 has the highest growth rate percentage in the nation. With this newfound fame we've been able to sell all the rights to our videos for the next decade. We only netted $20, but that's $20 more than we had before.

I haven't seen anyone post any on Facebook or otherwise yet. And now that you mention it, I didn't see a lot of people using GoPro's at the event either. I had mine on for a few runs, but don't know when / if I'll mess with the video at all.

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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby kjohnson » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:04 pm

nathan@406racing wrote:According to the latest SCCA SportsCar magazine issue 72.9, page 14, Region 105 has the highest growth rate percentage in the nation. With this newfound fame we've been able to sell all the rights to our videos for the next decade. We only netted $20, but that's $20 more than we had before.

I haven't seen anyone post any on Facebook or otherwise yet. And now that you mention it, I didn't see a lot of people using GoPro's at the event either. I had mine on for a few runs, but don't know when / if I'll mess with the video at all.

Highest growth rate... so you had one person join and your membership went up 100%... j/k, but seriously, that's pretty cool for you guys.

I usually see a few videos of Top Gun every year, and it's always fun watching cars drive fast. Thought I'd ask.
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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby nathan@406racing » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:36 pm

Just for you kjohnson......... I was doing some work, so processed some of the video runs in the background from Top Gun 2014. I only captured a few of my runs from each day and none of them were my fastest. Turn down your speakers unless you like the high-pitched whine of a supercharger. The video is currently uploading to Youtube and will probably take about an hour.

http://www.youtube.com/406racing

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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby BluToyBoy » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:22 pm

Justin Underwood is tuning up some of the Video from the Farm Truck on 7 year old 225 RA1's - actually pretty fun, but not fast.. I'll link when they are on YouTube.. I'm not the person to do the editing - last time I deleted everything. :(

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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby kjohnson » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:48 am

Thanks for posting the video! That is a noisy supercharger. I forget how long that road course is when I haven't been there in a while.
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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby WD40 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:59 am

Here's a link that goes right to the 2014 Tog Gun vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4ptZl3A ... cO_ysSa2WA

When clicking on the link above (http://www.youtube.com/406racing) I got rather confused when I saw the wet course, and then realized right away that wasn't even this year.

I echo kjohnson's comment...that supercharger whine is awesome in the video! :mrgreen:
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Re: Top Gun 2014 - August 16th & 17th

Postby wiseriver » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:14 am

Here is another link to a video I took while at Top Gun on Sunday. You can sit back and enjoy the ride in a little bit slower car. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpj-tom ... e=youtu.be
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