SATURDAY: TOP GUN RACERS HEADLINE SATURDAY’S CLASSIC XIX EVENT AT FIREBIRD

The final four in the Lucas Oil Top Gun Shootout are now set for Sunday’s final eliminations at the NAPA Halloween Classic. Wading their way through the 16-car Open Wheel field, both Cody Hiatt of Boise and Brett Preuss, Grand Junction, Colo, will square off in their two rear-engined dragsters for the Top Gun final at Firebird Raceway. On the Full Bodied side of the fence, Chad Demler, Providence, Utah, will drive his `37 Chevy against the `63 Corvette of Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont. in the 16-car door car eliminator. The two overall champions will compete for the ultimate Shootout title.

Gates open Sunday at 8 am with racing continuing throughout the day until a Classic Grand Champion (overall runoff winner) is decided. Adult admission Sunday is $15, Kids 6-12 are  $5 daily and 5 & under are free.

Finalist Top Gun – Open Wheel
Final round (Sun)-Cody Hiatt, Boise, vs. Brett Preuss, Grand Junction, Colo.
Semi-finalists-Marty Castagno, Grantsville, Utah, and Steve Lambert, Boise.

Finalist Top Gun – Full Bodied
Final round (Sun)-Chad Demler, Providence, Utah, vs. Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont.
Semi-finalists-Tom Clark, Spokane, Wash., and Blu Hayball, Fort Hall.

Junior Dragster “A”
Champion-Justin Hof, Nampa, 9.11, 64.84.
Runner-up-Thomas Anderson, Sandy, Utah, 10.61, 60.70.

Junior Dragster “B”
Champion-Chandler Steen, Idaho Falls, 9.04, 71.32.
Runner-up-Jake Nickerson, Spokane, Wash., 7.90, 82.53.

Junior Dragster “C”
Champion-Michael Jaggers, Middleton, 8.47, 70.41.
Runner-up-Shelby Schoenfeld, Magna, Utah, 8.86, 73.72.

Junior Dragster “D”
Champion-Amber Meadows, Cheney, Wash., 8.25, 79.23.
Runner-up-Paul Sheridan, Nampa, 8.58, 74.73.