Top Gun "Down Under" and "Mavericks" Racing Teams
ChumpCar World Series Endurance Auto Racing Teams
Kiwi Racers and Gear Heads and Other Chumps from Las Vegas
Racing "BAD BOY" White 1989 Ford Mustang V8 - and - "THE BOSS" Green 1996 Ford Mustang V8
Mustang Drivers go to AmericanMuscle for Mustang Racing Parts
Our Next Race
March 31, 2013
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
"Easter Sunrise Oil Service & Lube"
MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA: 8 Hour (Laguna)
Want to drive in our next race? There is no cheaper way to go racing!
The cars may have started out as $500 crapcans, but now they are fast, and this is wheel-to-wheel endurance racing on some of the best
road courses in North America!
If you need race gear, we can even help you with all of that.
Contact me if you are interested in having a blast at the next race.
Our Race Cars
Our race cars are "BAD BOY", a 1989 Ford Mustang Fox-body Race Car #7 (formerly #15) with a 5.0 Ford V8 and 5-speed transmission, and
"THE BOSS", a 1996 Mustang Race Car #9 (formerly #16) also with a 5.0 Ford V8 high performance engine and 5-speed transmission.
Both meet the stringent $500 cost requirement of ChumpCar racing!
Our cars are substantially lightened and lowered and have had extensive race preparation and track tested modifications.
The suspensions are stiffened and both cars have
lots of horsepower with plenty of low-end torque. They also feature the following safety features and equipment:
- Kill Switches
- Professional Race Seats
- Wideangle Sideview Mirrors
- Five Panel Rearview Mirrors
- 5 and 6 point Shoulder Harnesses
- FAST Cool Shirt Systems for Your Cool Shirt
- Heavy DOM Seamless Tubing Multi Point Roll Cages
- Mounting Hardware including Anti-submarine Belts
- AFFF Aqueous Foam Fire Suppression Systems
- High Output Lighting for Night Racing
June 16, 2012 14 Hour Race at Buttonwillow
June 16, 2012
Buttonwillow Raceway (Buttonwillow, CA)
"ChumpCar Pre-Father's Day Celebration"
The team of Cory Newberry, Jeff Wenger, Paul Johnson and Paul Johnson, Jr. participated and Cory, Jeff and Paul raced #15 BAD BOY.
The race was called toward the end of the first day as a driver passed out from heat stroke and had to be taken to the hospital
leaving the race track without an ambulance. We were just fine in the 100 degree plus heat though in our new Cool Shirts!
BAD BOY performed well in the heat and we finished in the middle of the pack.
February 12, 2012 Laguna Seca 7 1/2 Hour Race
Race to AmericanMuscle for Boss Laguna Seca Wheels
February 12, 2012
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Monterey, CA)
"Just Screwin' Around"
A Special Event 7 1/2-Hour Endurance Race at Laguna Seca
Daytime racing on the 1.8-Mile very twisty and hilly Road Course
The race started at 9:00am on Sunday and ended at 4:30pm.
The team of Cory Newberry, Jeff Wenger, Derek Bros and Don Andretti participated and Cory, Jeff and Derek raced the white #15 BAD BOY.
A maximum 92dB noise restriction was strictly enforced by the county, but we passed with no problems.
Despite a last minute fender flare job, the car was fast and ran almost flawlessly. A window net rail was welded
back together in mid-race, and we managed to refuel efficiently without a fuel gauge.
Our brakes finally gave out a half hour before the checkered flag but not before we all had over two hours of race time each on this exciting track.
October 15-16, 2011 Auto Club 14 Hour Race
October 14-16, 2011
Auto Club California Speedway (Fontana, CA)
"The L.A. Freeway Enduro"
A Double 7-Hour Endurance Race on Auto Club Speedway
Daytime racing on the inside 1.5-Mile, 18-Turn Road Course
Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway (Fontana, CA)
The race started at 9:00am on Saturday and 8:30am on Sunday.
The team of Gordon Tronson, Jeff Wenger, John Falb, Hugh Vujnovich, Lenny Pevna, Marcus Howchin, Wade Atteberry and Richard Inman
worked hard to prepare the cars with a few days of track testing and many hours of pre-race preparation.
Mid-race repairs included replacement of a harmonic balancer and rebuilding a transmission in just under two hours.
A great time was had by all, and we finished Sunday 12th and 13th in our class, 14th and 15th overall.
June 18, 2011 Buttonwillow 14 Hour Race
June 18, 2011
Buttonwillow Raceway (Buttonwillow, CA)
"Summer Sunset 14"
It was a 14-hour endurance race at Buttonwillow with a Double-7 event all packed into one day.
Both of our cars had rebuilt engines. We went the distance, and placed 12th with one
exception class car ahead of us, so we ranked 11th!
The team of Gordon Tronson, John Falb, Cory Newberry, Abraham "Junior"
Villasenor Jr, Andrew "Trigger" Triggs, Cort Smith, Marcello
Divincenzo and yours truly raced #15 White TopGun DownUnder 1989 "BAD
BOY" Mustang and #16 Green Topgun Mavericks 1996 "THE BOSS" Mustang in
ChumpCar's "Summer Sunset 14" at Buttonwillow on Father's Day weekend.
The green flag dropped at 9am and #16 THE BOSS was still going strong at 5pm before
retiring to be replaced with John's #42 EC Exception Class "Backup To
The Backup Plan" 1999 Silver Spec Miata to give everyone a chance to drive the entire race.
Finally after a several hours of tightly contested night racing #15 BAD BOY put out all she had right up to the checked flag at 11pm with
our newest race driver Marcello Divincenzo bringing it home! See results from previous races.
See more photos and ChumpCar race results at www.desertregion.com
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