Racing: Top Gun, Rattlesnake results

Top Gun Dragstrip will host a three-day racing event at the quarter-mile strip south of Fallon starting on Friday.

Top Gun Dragstrip will host a three-day racing event at the quarter-mile strip south of Fallon starting on Friday.
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A couple months into the racing season, Top Gun Dragstrip will host the inaugural Fallon 1320 this weekend.

Several races highlight the three-day event with Test N’ Tune on Friday from 2-7 p.m. followed by the Summit ET Bracket and Jr. Dragster racing at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Also on Saturday is the Fallon 1320 Big Bucks, which follows in the afternoon.

Gates open at noon on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the dragstrip located 14 miles south of Fallon.

Admission is $10 for spectators and crew, and $5 for kids ages 6-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Active military and family are free.


The points season reached the halfway point earlier this month. It resumes on July 22 before ending in mid-September.

Standings reflect the top-five racers in each category through the first six races of the season.

Jr. Dragster: Crue Casteel, Gardnerville, 298 points; Nick Morris, Sparks, 265; Madison Jordon, Paradise, Calif., 234; William Sullivan, Reno, 222; Vanessa Murphy, Sutter, Calif., 179

Motorcycle: Tommy Brown, Fernley, 289; Donald Palmer, Fallon, 289; Fred Shoemaker, Carson City, 267; Zach Clarke, Carson City, 216; Dakota Sasser, Fallon, 191

Sportsman: Vas Mirdita, Sacramento, 315; Marc Klose, Fallon, 304; Walt Stacey, Fallon, 282; Shane Crostini, Hawthorne, 260; Mike Holland, Truckee, 240

Pro: David Dubose, Reno, 378; Jim Grace, Fallon, 356; Mason Marlin, Carson City, 345; T.J. Marlin, Carson City, 290; Fred Shoemaker, Carson City, 268

Super Pro: Richard Maleseetz, Fernley, 296; Lonnie Grace, Fallon, 263; Daniel Schierholt, Minden, 255; Mark Gonzales, Fallon, 155; Jeff Davey, Minden, 94


Through three months of action with the two-day holiday event coming up at Rattlesnake Raceway, standings reflect the top-five racers in each category of the dirt-track racing season.

Bootlegger: Austin Miller, Reno, 211; Peter Lossing, Battle Mountain, 201; Dodge Turner, Fallon, 200; Joseph Keough, Fallon, 166; Samantha Vancaster, Fallon, 163

IMCA Northern Sportmod: Tom Duncan, Reno, 203; Colton Blankenship, Fallon, 194; Connor Metz, Fallon, 194; John Schilling, Stage Coach, 173; Dan Wilder, Sparks, 136

IMCA Modified: Shawn Natenstedt, Fernley, 215; Dave Sciarroni, Sparks, 206; Melissa Natenstedt, Fernley, 202; Mikki Beuchat, Fallon, 196; Cody Neff, Elko, 157

Dwarf: Joe Frock, Reno, 152; Philip Rowland, Vancouver, Wash., 142; Glenn Sciarani, Yerington, 140; Franklin Smith, Lovelock, 94; Vuki Wilson Jr., Minden, 75

Mini Stock: Travis Showe, Fallon, 204; Jorden Riley, Fallon, 204; Joseph Cook, Fallon, 193; Cooper Lee, Fallon, 159; Skia Gilmore, Fallon, 129

Street Stock: Ryan Parkhurst, Carson City, 221; Joe Conroy, Carson City, 218; Taggart Garland, Fallon, 173; Kent Knisley, Lovelock, 161; Ray Eder, Gardnerville, 130

IMCA Stock Car: Ray Blankenship, Fallon, 192; Marie Curtis, Winnemucca, 148; Cody Morris, Winnemucca, 146; Brad Schmidt, Winnemucca, 145; Jacob Dias, Portola, 143

Micro Sprint: Alexis Zeiter, Carlin, 65; Rick Zeiter, Carlin, 63; John Zeiter, Portland, Ore., 31

Sprint Car: Trey Walters, Reno, 37; Jake Morgan, Fair Oaks, Calif., 36; Grasen Ternora, Reno, 35; Brandon Ternora, Reno, 34; Nick Purdy, Reno, 33


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