Bill is president of the Grant King Race Shop formerly owned by Gran King where many openwheel cars were designed and built. Shortly after Bill purchased the shop a fire destroyed the building. However, they were able to salvage the equipment and have turned it into a working museum. Bill and his associate Gary Trout have been working for nearly a year working to put together an IndyCar team that is fully sponsored and have acquired driver RC Enerson. The team name is to be Top Gun Racing and is looking to enter several races in 2020 beginning with the August 23rd Indy 500.
Newly-formed Top Gun Racing aspires to field an entry for RC Enerson once the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship gets under way. The outfit’s first formative step towards reality will come in Enerson’s attempt to qualify for the final IndyCar iRacing Challenge event on Saturday with the No. 99 entry carrying sponsorship from Hagerty insurance.
TGR’s owners, which include former CART IndyCar Series entrant Gary Trout, and Bill Throckmorton, who leads the Grant King vintage restoration business, have been busy securing sponsorship, arranging a new shop for the program in Brownsburg, Indiana, sourcing a transporter, identifying pit crew, and acquiring a Dallara DW12 chassis of its own to use for an anticipated Indy 500 debut in August.