2018 Results

Results

2018 Top Guns — Race Summaries

The 2018 Shootout Top Gun was Tony Battiato and John Cosker with their 204 mph run in Don Onken’s American Ethanol 51-foot Mystic catamaran. That run also made them the Professional Cat class winner. American Ethanol has been Top Gun for four years in a row. Cosker has been in the cockpit for all four of those years; Battiato ran with him in 2017 as well.

In the Professional V-Hull class, Jim Schultz and Mike Faucher took the win in Factory Billet with an impressive 162 mph run.

In the Non-Professional V-Hull class, Dennis and Jason Parvey continued their reign, with their 153 mph run in Black Thunder. That put them far ahead of the rest, with the next fastest run by Chad Prater at 104 mph.

In the Non-Professional Cat class, Dave Southern soared far above the crowded class, with a 165 mph run in his 38-foot Skater 388 Pure Platinum. Southern's race was especially memorable for the crew aboard the start boat: his rooster tail soaked them as he sped away from the starting line.

In the Manufacturer V-Hull class, Mark Weigl took home the trophy, with a jaw-dropping 125 mph run in the 28-foot TUFF 28.

In the Manufacturer Cat class, Tony Chiaramonte took the cake, with a 168 mph run in a (gorgeous) brand-new, DCB M-35.

In the Pontoon class, Brad Rowland in Tooned In Two held off serious competition from newcomer King Floater driven by racing veteran Jim Dorris, but not before King Floater tied Rowland's first run of 98 mph. Rowland topped that with a 106 mph victory.

The weekend's fastest PWC driver was Steve Lee in his watercraft that can't seem to be beaten: Let's Dance. Lee hit a dizzying 78 mph on his PWC to keep his Top PWC title from 2017.

There were 70 race classes in 2018: class divisions are created based on hull type, engine modifications, and driver classification. Many classes only had one competitor last year (challengers welcome!), but others were stacked with three, four, or five racers.

All 2018 Winners — By Class

CLASS – RACER – SPEED

MC3P2R — Tony Chiaramonte — 168 mph

MC5P2R — Rusty Rahm — 148 mph

MCCO1E1 — Randy Vance — 25 mph

MCO2C2 — John Odom — 73 mph

MCO3C2 — Taylor Scism — 116 mph

MP2P2B — Jim Dorris — 79 mph

MPO1C1 — Carolyn Dorris — 79 mph

MPO2C1 — JT Dorris — 52 mph

MV2F1R — Mark Weigl — 125 mph

NC1P1A — Larry Wiser — 116 mph

NC1P1B — Larry Wiser — 112 mph

NC1T1R — John Hice — 112 mph

NC2P1A — Warren Neighbor — 119 mph

NC2P2A — Rudy Sanzottera — 131 mph

NC2P2B — Nathan Huffman — 134 mph

NC2A2A — Jim Christensen — 114 mph

NC3F2B — John Robinson — 114 mph

NC4P2R — Dave Southern — 165 mph

NC5P2R — Nick Unnerstall — 121 mph

NCCO1S1 — Ethan Nieder — 58 mph

NCO2S2 — Ton Kennedy — 118 mph

NCO3C2 — Scott Blumberg — 117 mph

NCO2S2 — Reese Langheim — 100 mph

NCO4C2 — Rusty Williams — 117 mph

ND2P2A — George Ogden — 126 mph

NP1S1 — Luke Burris — 56 mph

NP1S3 — Brad Rowland — 106 mph

NP2P2A — Jim Dorris — 98 mph

NPO1S1 — Timothy Schoening — 57 mph

NPO2C2 — Timothy Schoening — 77 mph

NV1F1B — Carrie Sixkiller — 68 mph

NV1M1B — Ricky Amos — 81 mph

NV1P1B — Tyler Stevenson — 97 mph

NV2P1A — Lawrence Coelho — 98 mph

NV2P2B — Zack Newman — 90 mph

NV2S2B — Mike Kemp — 65 mph

NV3M2B — Monte Bohrofen — 91 mph

NV3P2B — Chad Prater — 104 mph

NV3S2B — Mark Hanson — 80 mph

NV4A2R — Shawn Lewis — 99 mph

NV4F2B — Kody Riddell — 91 mph

NV4M2A — Dwight Heabner — 94 mph

NV4M2B — Rudy Sanzottera — 86 mph

NV4S3B — Mike Maasen — 92 mph

NV5P2R — Dennis Parvey — 153 mph

PC1P1A — Chris (Duff) Johnson — 93 mph

PC3S2 — Andrei Allen — 111 mph

PC4P2R — Anthony Smith Jr. — 148 mph

PC5P2R — Rusty Rahm — 151 mph

PC6P4R — Tony Battiato & John Cosker — 204 mph

PCO3C2 — Billy Moore — 119 mph

PCO3S2 — Rob Unnerstall — 119 mph

PPO2S2 — Philip Pfundstein — 62 mph

PV1F1B — Mike Gordon — 74 mph

PV1M1B — Rick Tanner — 83 mph

PV1P1A — Tyler Crockett — 122 mph

PV2M2B — Brad Harrington — 85 mph

PV3M2A — Tim Kowalski — 80 mph

PV3S3 — Tiffany Maasen — 75 mph

PV4P2R — Charlie Schaefer — 121 mph

PV6P2R — James Schultz — 162 mph

PVL2M1 — Billy Shipley — 92 mph

PVL3P1A — Robert Winoski — 120 mph

PWC1 — Alex Ashcroft — 58 mph

PWC3 — Ashley Sherrill — 70 mph

PWC4 — Brian Rossie — 76 mph

PWC5 — Steve Lee — 78 mph