Turin Looks to Defend His 2016 TOP GUN Championship!

by Jennifer Jackman on December 9, 2016

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Greenland, Michigan’s, Al Turin will look to defend his 2016 TOP GUN Championship. The Pat’s Motorsports Yamaha racer won the TOP GUN Points Championship last year with an exciting finish at the MASTERS Snow Drag Championship’s at Marquette Mountain.

While Turin won the TOP GUN Points Championship, it was Lower Michigan’s Scott Felver that opened last years MASTERS Snow Drag Series by winning the Ontonagon County Economic Partnership Upper Peninsula Snow Drag Championships in Ontonagon, MI. When Felver had mechanical problems that forced him out of the competition at the Travel Marquette event at Marquette Mtn, it came down to either 2015 TOP GUN Champion, Jerry Bushell of Laurium, MI or Turin.

“It will be interesting to see who will be the ones to beat in TOP GUN at this years season opener on Jan 7th in Ontonagon,” stated MASTERS President, Skip Schulz. While lack of snow forced the cancellation of the Wausau SNOW Drags and the Grand Nationals, the circuit is hoping ‘mother nature’ will be more cooperative this winter. The 17-year-old MASTERS Racing Circuit has 4 events on it’s Snow Drag schedule for this year.

The MASTERS, which stands for Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers, will also have 3 Hillclimb events and 3 Hillcross events. This year the MASTERS will host the 1st World Championship Kid’s Climb. This snowmobile hillclimb will be for children between the ages of 4 and 12 as they will race stock or modified 120 cc sleds up the hills. The kids will be able to qualify for the World Championship Kid’s Climb by winning at the Mid America Championship Hillclimb (MACH) at Keyes Peak, Florence, WI., and the Minnesota State Championship Hillclimb at Mont du Lac, just outside of Duluth/Superior. Those that do not automatically qualify for the World Championship Kids Climb will be able to qualify at that event at Marquette Mountain.

For the complete schedule and rules, you can go to www.mastersracing.net or the Masters Racing Circuit page on Facebook. You can also call 906-884-9101, or e-mail Schulz at sschulz [at] jamadots [dot] com.

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