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Welcome to the Top Dog Championships™

a DVEN.org/Rally4Vets program for veteran suicide prevention.

What are the Top Dog Championships?

The Top Dog Championships are a series of and motorsports events in various formats leading to the award of the annual Top Dog Championship Trophy to the military service collecting the most points during the competition year.

drivers at 2021 Top Dog Championships Summit Point Raceway

The 2021 Top Dog Championship was held on the Jefferson Circuit at Summit Point Raceway with four services teams competing. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps veterans fielded teams. Click here to learn which Service will have its name inscribed on the Trophy 2021. The 2021 Top Dog Champion.

Top Dog Motorsports Event Format

TrackCross/Track Sprint
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 Internation Speedway. Drivers take a number of familiarization runs and then run the course 4-5 times with 60 seconds between each car. This eliminates the risk associated with wheel-to-wheel racing. Drivers compete for 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

2022 Schedule

Adam Pearson - Air Force - driving to First Place in category CR3 and 50 points for the Air Force team.

Adam Pearson – Air Force – driving to First Place in category CR3 and 50 points for the Air Force team.

We are working on adding a second Top Dog Championship location in California around Memorial Day 2022. The venue could be Streets of Willow at Willow Springs Raceway or Buttonwillow Raceway.

The Summit Point event will be at Summit Point in October 2022. We should have the date confirmed by mid-December. Join our event information list below to be sure and have an opportunity to grab a driving slot on your Service team.

Autocross
We held an initial motorsports event was an autocross competition held 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. Have an idea? Reach out to us through the email form below.

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