We had published our racing start time as 9am for this weekend, which is incorrect. We have a tentative start time of 10am for both days this weekend.
Just a reminder that we will be having a potluck dinner in the shop after racing on Saturday. We be supplying a cooler of bottled water. If you would like something else to drink, please bring it. We will have tables and electrical plugins ready Saturday morning if you need them. See everyone tomorrow!
This weekend brings our final points races for our bracket racing season of 2018!! We will have a breakdown of season points by the tech trailer that everyone can look at on Saturday morning. Season points awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category will be handed out after racing on Sunday. We will take pictures of the racers and their vehicles as the awards are handed out.
Also, don’t forget our potluck dinner in the shop after racing on Saturday! We will have bottled water available in the shop, other beverages will be sold at the concession stand before dinner. Please bring something to share for dinner/dessert!
Lastly, our LIST racers will be running on Sunday, for their final time of the year! These cars typically run on our Street Legal days, but will be joining us this weekend. Come see the quickest street cars in the area!
Both days, gates open at 8am, tech at 830, and racing starts at 10. With our current chilly mornings, the start of racing may be delayed until the track is up to temperature.
See everyone this weekend!!!
For any racers that participate in our LIST races that are held on TM Autosports Street Legal Days, we are moving them from Saturday, September 29, to Sunday, September 23. Due to the SRD Shootout on the 29th, we won’t have time to run the LIST races.
We are currently looking for more street cars from the area to participate in our LIST races. Spots 9 & 10 are wide open and we’re looking for some new racers!
If you’re unfamiliar with the LIST races, it is an eighth-mile, heads up, no time race for our area’s quickest street cars. The LIST races have the following rules:
1. Current registration. (You must have paperwork. Tabs don’t count)
2. Current insurance. (You must have paperwork.)
3. Any tire.
4. Wheelie bars allowed.
5. 1/8 mile
6. No tow backs. Vehicles must drive back to the pits under their own power.(breakage excluded)
7. Competitors must do the street cruise if challenged by another competitor(The challenging competitor must do the cruise as well). The cruise must be done in race trim.
8. Callouts will be handled at the track, the day of the race.
9. A racer may move up or down 3 spots in any given race day. Four may be allowed if both parties agree. Spotblocking is not allowed.
10. Be ready to hot lap your car. If you can’t make the call, you lose the spot.
The current LIST looks like this:
We’re looking forward to a busy day on the 29th!
Along with our TM Autosports Open Test N Tune (1/4 mile), we’ll be holding a No Box Gamblers race (1/4 mile), and our second SRD Shootout (1/8 mile) of the year!
Our TM Autosports Open Test N Tune will be business as usual. $45 for open TNT all day!
We will also have a AM TNT session for anyone who will be competing in either the No Box Gamblers race and/or SRD Shootout. This session will be from 10am-noon, and cost $20. If you are racing in the Gamblers/Shootout, this is your only option for morning TNT. After 12pm, you may not make any ‘extra’ TNT passes while you are still in competition.
If you are racing in the Shootout and/or Gamblers race, you will pay $25 for your tech card at the front gate. You will receive a wristband that you will show at the tech trailer to receive your actual tech card. It is at the tech trailer that you will pay your ‘buy in’ to the class(es) that you are running. ALL BUY INS MUST BE PAYED WITH CASH. ALL PAYOUTS WILL BE IN CASH. So, for example, a Small Tire racer that is not participating in the AM TNT will pay $20 at the front gate, and $100 at the tech trailer. If that same racer wanted to run in the AM TNT, they would pay $40($20 for AM TNT and $25 for the Shootout) at the front gate and $100 at the tech trailer.
Gamblers No Box will have a $100 buy in.
Chip draws for the Shootout and Gamblers classes will be held in the staging lanes starting at noon. If you are racing in the Shootout and/or Gamblers races, you need to be ready to draw your chip at noon. After the chip draws, all cars will be called to staging for the one and only test hit of the afternoon.
Scoreboards will be off for all Shootout passes. All Shootout timeslips will be cut in half and with the MOV removed. Shootout timeslips will only be given to the driver.
SRD SHOOTOUT CLASSES AND RULES (All classes are 1/8th mile):
SRD Big Tire ($100 buy in): Door car, any tire.
THELIN AUTO BODY Small Tire ($100 buy in): Door car, up to 29.5 x 10.5 (non W) or 325 radial, factory style roof & quarters, no full aftermarket composite bodies, no wheelie bars.
DYNOTUNE SPEED & PERFORMANCE Street Tire ($50 buy in): Door car, DOT tires on all 4, licensed/registered/plated, glass windows (truck rear lexan ok), fiberglass hood & bumpers only, factory style dash, 2 front seats, mufflers required (turbos exempt), no push/pull vehicles, carpeted floor (factory or steel floor only), no wheelie bars.
*NEW CLASS* MADFAB Stick Shift ($50 buy in): Door car, any ‘H’ pattern manual transmission, any foot operated manual clutch.
SRD Big Tire: $1000 guaranteed to win plus 80% of all buy ins. Runner-Up: 20% of all buy ins.
THELIN AUTO BODY Small Tire: $1000 guaranteed to win plus 80% of all buy ins. Runner-Up: 20% of all buy ins.
DYNOTUNE SPEED & PERFORMANCE Street Tire: $300 guaranteed to win plus 80% of all buy ins. Runner-Up: 20% of all buy ins.
MADFAB Stick Shift: $300 guaranteed to win plus 80% of all buy ins. Runner-Up: 20% of all buy ins.
GAMBLERS NO BOX: Winner: 80% of all buy ins. Runner-Up: 20% of all buy ins.
Track will be prepped.
Gates open at 8am. Tech at 830. Track is hot at 10.
Spectators: $10 (13 and older)
Thank you to all the racers that will be representing Top End Dragways this year at ET Finals!!!!
SPORTSMAN: Gene Harmel (ROC), Kevin Ferguson, Dan Butler, Chris Durensky, Vern Murphy, Layne Robertson, and Jacklyn Karli.
PRO ET: Jon Karli (ROC), Greg Saure, Jerame Hare, Mike Casteel, Derrick Mooridian, Ken Buck, Mike Berens, Cole Casteel, and Randy Compson.
SUPER PRO: Tanner Schiffner (ROC), Terry Locke, Colton Monson, Hasso Rothenbacher, Jeff Rue, and Bob Thiel.
MOTORCYCLE/SLED: Richard Tadych (ROC), Chad Seeba, Blake Seeba, Mike Voss, and David Tibert.
In lieu of the typical banquet, we will be hosting a potluck dinner on Saturday, September 22, after racing has concluded. We invite all racers to bring a dish(or dishes) and join us to celebrate the 2018 season with friends. End-of-year points awards will be handed out the following day, after racing concludes.
Our MN State Championship race, which was rained out on August 26, will be held Saturday, September 22. Our King of the track race will be held the next day, Sunday, September 23.
Come out this weekend for our second drift event of the year!
Friday: Gates open at Noon. Tech opens at 2pm. Drifting stars at 3pm.
Saturday: Gates/Tech open at 8am. Drifting starts at 9am
Sunday: Gates/Tech open at 8am. Drifting starts at 9am
Drifting: $100/day(Not available on Friday) or $200 for Friday-Sunday
Spectating: $15/day or $25 for Friday-Sunday
Camping: $15. This is included if you purchase a weekend drifting pass.
Power hookups: $40/weekend.
Ride-alongs for spectators will be available all day, everyday! Must be 13+ years of age. Must have a full faced helmet.
Season points have been updated on the website.
To all ET Finals participants:
Dustin Jones will be Top End’s representative at ET Finals. He will have the team t-shirts, decals, and any remaining tech cards with him.
Top End’s Race of Champions racers are as follows:
Sportsman: Gene Harmel
Pro ET: Jon Karli
Super Pro: Tanner Schiffner
Motorcycle: Richard Tadych