Top Gun Dragstrip
Drag Racing in Fallon began in the early 50’s. A group of interested drivers who built drag cars began racing wherever they could find strips of pavement, long enough to accommodate them.
They used areas such as Silver Springs Emergency Air Strip, Fallon’s Naval Air Station, and the North-South Runway. The group was known as Hurricams Racing Association. A few short years later, it became apparent that racing was still evident. Cars were starting to drag on highways and country roads. A few businessmen, drivers and the Sheriff’s department came together and had some meetings - discussed the possibility of drag racing starting again.
NAS Fallon was contacted regarding the use of a runway. Through their support, drags continued, many cars were built locally and out of town cars were starting to show up.
Interest seemed aplenty, so after a year or so, the group started looking for property to secure and build our own track. With the help of the county and BLM and looking at several locations, the property south of Fallon, on the Schurz Highway, was leased to us on a long range plan.
The Top Gun Dragstrip is located 16 miles south of Fallon on Highway 95, and the phone number is 775-423-0223. http://topgunraceway.com/
Submitted by Rebecca Stacey — A great weekend of competition was to be found at Top Gun Drag Strip. With over 100 contestants attending from Nevada, California and Arizona, nice weather and cool temperatures made for fast times both days of the event. Cash prizes were given to Saturday race winners, with the inimitable Wally…Read More
by Rebecca Stacey — Pacific Division 7 National Open Race this weekend at Top Gun Drag Strip. This weekend the Nor-Cal Top Comp group returns to compete in the National Open Series at Top Gun Drag Strip. In addition to the usual line-up of the Summit Racing Series ET Classes, the NHRA classes of Top…Read More
by Leanna Lehman — Grudge racers came from far and wide to participate in Top Gun Raceway’s $5 Friday nights. With a mere $5.00 gate fee and a $15 race entry fee, drivers raced as many times as they liked on Fallon’s top-rated, nationally NHRA sanctioned drag strip. With fast times, fast cars, and fast…Read More
Staff report — If you haven’t been 16 miles south of town to Top Gun Raceway, now is your chance. The area’s only National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) sanctioned drag strip hosts Friday grudge races (open to anyone- for street style racing), as well as regional and local drag races, slot races, and a host…Read More