Yearly Archives - 2012

Silver Dollar Speedway Says Goodbye To Another Champion

CHICO, CA (12-18-12) – It is with heavy hearts that the staff at Silver Dollar Speedway says goodbye to another Champion. Live Oak resident Wayne Sue passed away on Sunday December 16 at the age of 77. Sue is being remembered with warm thoughts and cherished memories as one of the best race car drivers in the history of Northern California. Sue raced Sprint Cars, Super-Modifieds, Modifieds, Midgets and Stock Cars both on dirt and pavement. He was the 1977 [...]

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Tribute to Tyler Wolf; A True Champion That Inspired All

CHICO, CA (10-29-12) – It is with great sadness that I write about the loss of our friend and 2011 Silver Dollar Speedway Sprint Car Champion Tyler Wolf. On behalf of the Silver Dollar Speedway and our great fans we are completely heartbroken for the Wolf family. We send our deepest condolences to the family and all of our extended racing family who are all grieving together. We have collectively lost a racer, a friend, a brother and a son. [...]

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2012 Silver Dollar Speedway Awards Banquet

CHICO, CA (10-16-12) – It is with great pleasure that we announce our 2012 Silver Dollar Speedway end of the year awards banquet will take place at the Feather Falls Casino and Lodge in Oroville on Saturday night, November 10th. Tickets for the event are currently being sold through our track office at (530) 350-7275.We found Feather Falls very willing to provide an exciting venue for our banquet, but thought it would be even better if you could join us. [...]

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Gold Cup Turns 60; Tickets on Sale Monday

CHICO, CA (10-5-12) – The crown jewel of motorsports racing at the Silver Dollar Speedway has always been the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Long lists of sprint car drivers have battled over the years for the right to call this race their own. This year was an amazing event that featured local drivers holding their own against the hard-hitting World of Outlaws. Oroville’s Sean Becker and Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson proved to be better than the best in the [...]

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Becker Wins Classic Final Race of 2012

CHICO, CA (9-29-12) – It is hard to put into words what Sean Becker has accomplished the last seven races at Silver Dollar Speedway. In one of the most dominating finishes to a season that we can remember, Becker has single handedly taken over $22,000 out of Chico during that span. He won the Silver Dollar Speedway track championship, he beat the World of Outlaws and now he has clean swept the Fall Nationals. In an epic 40-lap main event, [...]

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Fall Nationals Ends Season at Chico

CHICO, CA (9-28-12) – It does not seem to matter what sprint car Sean Becker drives at Chico because the outcome continues to be the same. Tonight, Becker drove the potent Menne Motorsports #75 back into victory lane during night number one of the Fall Nationals. “It was such a pleasure to drive this car tonight,” said Becker. “I am very thankful to have had the opportunities to drive great cars the last part of this season.” Even though Becker [...]

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Fall Nationals Ends Season at Chico

CHICO, CA (9-18-12) – The 20th Annual 360 Sprint Car Fall Nationals is set to take place September 28th and 29th at Silver Dollar Speedway. The popular end of the year race will feature drivers from all around the West Coast vying for the $40,000 purse over the two nights. Saturday night’s sprint car 40-lap main event will pay $5,000 to the winner. Friday night 30-lap winner will pay $3,000. Joining the winged sprints will be the wingless spec sprints [...]

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Larson Dominates Second Straight Gold Cup Race of Champions

CHICO, CA (9-8-12) – Kyle Larson climbed onto his top wing, set his feet and shot his arms toward the sky as confetti blanketed his sprint car. A chorus of cheers reverberated around Silver Dollar Speedway during the celebration, which Larson structured well. After all, the California native had plenty of time to orchestrate it while cruising to his second consecutive Gold Cup Race of Champions victory on a warm Saturday evening. Larson lapped up to seventh place and beat World of [...]

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Becker Golden on Night 2 of the Gold Cup Race of Champions

CHICO, CA (9-7-12) – As he climbed out of his sprint car and listened to the roar of the crowd, Sean Becker raised his hands in the air and let out a half yell. With confetti raining down on Victory Lane, Becker was emotional and seemingly stunned after he recorded his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature victory Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. The win came on the second night of the 59th annual Gold Cup Race of [...]

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Former Rookie Kyle Larson returns to Civil War with Chico win

CHICO, CA (9-7-12) – The Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series opened up the Gold Cup Race of Champions week in grand fashion Wednesday with the annual Pacific Sprint Cup event. This invitational event is open annually to the top 32 drivers in the series point standings and additional candidates thereafter if the roster is not filled prior to race day. On this given year, race fans got the opportunity to see one of California’s young racing stars return [...]

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