I was able to get down to Oakleigh last Saturday for the first round of Junior Top Guns. As regular readers of this site will know, Top Guns is traditionally held under lights two nights in a row (Fri/Sat) during the January school holidays, attracting significant interstate entries.
Unfortunately, problems with the track resurfacing late last year scuppered those plans, along with an alternative slot in March. It was great to see the meeting finally take place last weekend, still over two days but during the daytime.
Predictably, the event didn’t attract big numbers from interstate this year, so, for what I believe is the first time in Junior Top Guns’ history, a handful of senior classes were offered to pad out the program.
The new surface looks great and I’m told is very smooth, though some drivers tell me it does not offer quite the same amount of grip that new asphalt would usually have.
Race format for both rounds was qualifying, two heats then a final. Trophies were awared each day, plus for total ‘series’ points.
full results on speedhive, Saturday HERE, Sunday HERE. Top three on each day below.
It is expected Junior Top Guns will return to a twilight-January-school-holidays event once more in 2023.
Cadet 9 1 James Flynn 2 Felix Jia 3 Alana Gurney
KA4 Junior Light 1 Ben Munro 2 Mathew Basso 3 Jack Steere
KA4 Junior Heavy 1 Rio Campbell 2 Taylem Mackinlay 3 Lachlan Sharpe
Vic Combined Light 1 Peter Gigis 2 Jack Johnson 3 Ben Shay
KA4 Junior Light C&D 1 Jack Steere 2 Dallas Greene 3 Christian Sasso