The 3rd Annual Top Dog Championships
Presented by DVEN.org
October 1, 2023
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The Top Dog Championships are an annual series of amateur motorsports events leading to the award of the annual Top Dog Championship Trophy to the military service collecting the most points during the competition year and Top Dog Awards to car class winners.
The 2022 Top Dog Championship was held on the Shenandoah Circuit at Summit Point Motorsports Park with four service teams competing. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps veterans fielded teams. The Army team earned the Top Dog title for the second consecutive year and was proud to see Army inscribed on the rotating Top Dog Trophy.
The 2023 Top Dog Championships are back at Summit Point on October 1, 2023. Get ready to "start your engine!"
Our events are patterned on the SCCA’s track sprint/time attack format and the TrackCross program Jon Felton runs at Summit Point and Virginia International Speedway.
Drivers take a number of familiarization runs and then drive the course 8-10 times with 30-60 seconds between each car. This eliminates the risk associated with wheel-to-wheel racing.
Drivers compete for individual standing and points in classes: there are classes for every type of car, regardless of the level of modification. There also are separate classes for novice and experienced drivers. Think of this event as an SCCA Track Night but with 60 seconds between each car.
These events are open to veterans, active-duty personnel, national guard members, and civilians who have a veteran family member or who simply wish to support the military/veteran community.
We held an initial autocross competition at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, in 2019, in conjunction with an SCCA CalClub autocross day. We are exploring how to add this discipline to the Top Dog Championship series.
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The Shenandoah Circuit at Summit Point Motorsports Park on 10/1/2023. Registration will open in June 2023.
Join our event information list below to be sure and have an opportunity to grab a driving slot on your Service team.
Just interested in a fun and relaxed driving adventure through some wonderful roads in West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia? Check back for information on that event in January 2023.