The Top Gun Challenge in San Diego, CA, brought out many of SoCal’s best drivers including Ryan Cavalieri, Matt Castellano and Brent Thielke. Arizona driver Brian Kinwald and Denver’s own Dustin Evans were also in attendance to challenge a fast group of local drivers at SDRC Raceway. TLR / JConcepts driver Dustin Evans was on point during the late stages of qualifying. During round 2 of qualifying Dustin built some confidence after taking TQ in a round in the 2wd modified class and then taking overall TQ in the modified truck class. During a changing track condition Dustin settled on the trusty JConcepts Bar Codes in blue compound to tame the SDRC track conditions.
During A1 in the 2wd modified class, Dustin made a move into 1st place on the 2nd lap and had a considerable lead after a mistake by the leader. Dustin’s TLR 22 was dialed and his racing program peaked at the right time as he pulled away to a huge victory in A1. During A2 Cavalieri led out during the first few laps but a small mistake put Dustin into the lead on lap 4. Dustin kept up the pace and dropped the hammer turning the quickest lap of the main on lap 9 pushing the lead out to several seconds over TLR teammate Castellano. Dustin cruised in on the remaining laps to wrap up A2 and taking the overall championship.