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Top Gun Raceway is the only ¼ mile NHRA sanctioned track in Northern Nevada and is located just 14 miles south of Fallon, Nevada on Highway 95. It’s a member of the NHRA Pacific 7 Division and is host to an annual Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional Points race every June. Other events include:

A full Summit ET Series Schedule where street cars, door cars, dragsters and motorcycles battle among themselves to see who will come out on top and be named Track Champion.

The Summit Junior Drag Racing League which offers kids ages 8-17 a chance to race half-scale dragsters in a controlled environment long before they can obtain a state driver's license. The cars that Jr. Drag Racing League competitors race are called Jr. Dragsters and are half-scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single-cylinder engine, a Jr. Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth-mile

The World Famous $5 Friday Test and Tunes where the track opens on Friday night five times a season and spectators get in for only $5. If a person chooses to run down the track during those nights, it’s only another $10 for a tech card. It’s cheap entertainment and well worth the trip out to the track.

A Test and Tune is when people come out to make test passes in their vehicle or to practice or to do NHRA License passes or just to have fun driving fast in a safe environment. We allow these at every event (except for the Divisional Race) and they aren't just for race cars, but also for street cars, junior dragsters, imports, motorcycles and snowmobiles.

So next time you feel the need for some speed, bring yourself out to Top Gun Raceway and see what we have to offer. You won’t go home disappointed.

updated: 01 MAR 14

1) Five Dollar Fridays. $5.00 to get in and $10.00 additional to race. FYI - The increase was due to the five dollar Fridays were no longer financially viable and the track had to either increase entry or eliminate event. Yes, it brought people to track and gave the track good social coverage but simple fact was it was not paying the bills and the other events were not doing well enough to subsidize the $5 Fridays.

2) Points sign up for the Summit ET Series this year is $25.00. Points will not be calculated until you have paid prior to any race days round 1 of eliminations. People who sign up for points will be competing for a non transferable gold card (which gives free racer entry into any Summit ET Series Race for the 2015 season). IF you choose to go to the ET finals in Bakersfield this year there will be an additional $100 fee that must be paid prior to the roster being submitted to the NHRA 2-3 weeks prior to the event. This covers your entry into the ET finals that was raised to $100 this year at the track ops meeting in December. The points you have accumulated throughout the season will be counted towards your position on the team and the 50% rule that the NHRA has imposed for the Race of champions events is still in effect.

3) Track is looking for a good used Battery operated Saws-all. (preferred with mutable batteries) Or if someone wants to donate a new one that would be OK too. It will be used for emergency cutting of vehicles in case of an emergency. At the moment we do not have one. (will have one by start of season donated or not).

4) Top Gun has a job opening for a Fire Crew person. Interested candidates should have some basic fire fighting experience along with some rescue / recovery knowledge and a good sense of what to do in an emergency. Pay will be determined on experience and knowledge. Some type of vehicle racing experience a plus but not a requirement. Safety orientated people are encouraged to reply. On sight training is available. Please contact John Stauverman at if interested.

5) Top Gun has a job opening for an Announcer. Interested candidates need to be team oriented and work well with others one on one. Candidates should have a clean strong voice and be knowledgeable of ET drag racing concepts. Be able to adapt quickly to unknown and unforeseen situations and have strong communication skills. Persons should also have good pronunciation skills. Pay will be determined on experience and performance. Please contact John Stauverman at

Top Gun's 2013 Jr Dragster Track Champion Cortney Morris
updated: 28 JAN 14

Lester "Les" Ogden
Most of the time, I really enjoy doing the PR work for Top Gun Raceway. It is very satisfying for me to create posts, with pictures and articles to comedy, all of which highlight the racers and workers that come to our track. Then there are those times when we have to make posts that bring no joy, but they are things that still need to be said…

With deep heartfelt sadness, Top Gun Raceway reports the passing of our friend and fellow racer Lester “Les” Ogden. Les was one of the staples in the establishment of Top Gun Raceway. He was always open and up front with everyone. He made sure that you always knew his opinion and where he stood. In the past few years’ personal battles beyond his control kept him from going racing as much as he would have liked, but he still found a way to come out every once in a while. He may have left us but a piece of him will always be here, in our memories and in our hearts… Rest In Peace Les.

Services will be held at The Gardens Funeral Home located at 2949 Austin Highway in Fallon, Nevada 89406, services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. this Saturday February 1, 2014. A potluck reception is to follow at the Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 7977 Reno Highway Fallon, Nevada 89406.

At this time we ask you to please respect the family’s privacy. Contract the track if you have questions and we will pass them along. We will also post any new information as it comes available.

Top Gun's 2013 Jr Dragster Track Champion Cortney Morris
updated: 21 JAN 14

Top Gun's 2013 Jr Dragster Track Champion Cortney Morris
Races entered: 6 of 9
12 Round Appearances
9 Round Wins (75%)
Won 3 of 3 Final Round Appearances: 100%
Qualified #1: 3 times
3 Round Loses (2 were red lights)
Average reaction time (of positive lights) = .0843
Left starting line first (excluding red lights): 80%

Top Gun's 2013 Sportsman Track Champion Marc Klose
updated: 21 JAN 14

Top Gun's 2013 Sportsman Track Champion Marc Klose
Races entered: 10 of 10
30 Round Appearances
24 Round Wins (80%)
Won 4 of 5 Final Round Appearances: 80%
Qualified #1: 1 time
6 Round Loses (2 were red lights)
Average reaction time (of positive lights) = .070
Left starting line first (excluding red lights): 96%

Top Gun's 2013 Pro Track Champion Kevin Morris
updated: 21 JAN 14

Top Gun's 2013 Pro Track Champion Kevin Morris
Races entered: 10 of 10
37 Round Appearances
31 Round Wins (84%)
Won 4 of 6 Final Round Appearances: 66%
Qualified #1: 2 times
6 Round Loses (3 were red lights)
Average reaction time (of positive lights) = .047
Left starting line first (excluding red lights): 88%

Top Gun's 2013 Super Pro Track Champion Frank Barrett
updated: 21 JAN 14

Top Gun's 2013 Super Pro Track Champion Frank Barrett
Races entered: 9 of 10
26 Round Appearances
19 Round Wins (73%)
Won 2 of 4 Final Round Appearances: 50%
Qualified #1: 2 times
7 Round Loses (3 were red lights)
Average reaction time (of positive lights) = .016955
Left starting line first (excluding red lights): 70%

2013 Season Awards Dinner
updated: 08 JAN 14

The 2013 Season Awards Dinner will be on Feb 8, 2014 and will held at the Fernley Senior Center located at 1170 W. Newlands Ave. in Fernley,NV. It will start at approximately 6:00 pm and should be completed by 9:00 pm. Just like last year, this will be a Pot Luck dinner. For more information, please contact Jim Setterberg at (775) 848-3850. We hope to see all of our racing community there.

Thank You Dave's Automotive!
updated: 06 JAN 14

The last sponsor that we need to thank is Dave's Automotive of Fallon who sponsored the Dave's Automotive All Star Challenge. It's a separate points series based off of the Summit ET Races. Summit Series ET points racers are automatically entered into the All Stars for no extra charge. The All Stars Challenge goes from the middle of one season to the middle of the next season. This last season's All Star Challenge ended at the June 2nd race and Dave's Automotive supplied each of the winners in Sportsman, Pro and Super Pro with check.

Stan Hooper Sr volunteered to be an associate sponsor for the 2012/13 All Star Challenge and increased each of the All Stars winner's purses. Top Gun Raceway thanks both Dave's Automotive and Stan Hooper Sr. for this above and beyond effort in support of our racers.

An up to date points list for the Dave's Automotive All Star Challenge can be found at:

Dave's Automotive Group provides quality repairs at great prices, and delivering outstanding service is our highest priority. Visit our state-of-the-art facility located in Fallon, NV and let our highly trained automotive professionals service your vehicle. From basic oil changes to the most complicated engine repair and transmission work, we are your one stop total car care center.

Thank You Jack Ass Racing!
updated: 05 JAN 14

Our last season wouldn't have been as successful as it was without the extra effort from some of our associate sponsors. Lets give it up for JackAss Racing out of Winnemucca for their sponsorship $$$'s for each of the 2013 Super Pro Winners. Their help was priceless. Thank You Jack Ass Racing!

Thank You MK's Diesel and Auto Repair
updated: 05 JAN 14

Thanks to MK's Diesel and Auto Repair for their sponsorship of the bonus $$$ that they added to the Sportsman Class winners pot for all of the 2013 Summit Series races at Top Gun. Another small business stepped up big time!
MK's Diesel and Auto Repair

Thank You FloorTech!
updated: 05 JAN 14

This is what it's all about here at Top Gun Raceway. Racers helping racers. No if's, and's or but's, that's how we roll. We'd like to thank Floor Tech of Sparks for sponsoring the Pro Class bonus $$$ for the 2013 season. CEO, Steve Melson providing the extra cash with as big smile. Top Gun says "THANK YOU VERY MUCH!"

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