SEPTEMBER | 3-6 | 2014
61st Annual GOLD CUP
RACE of CHAMPIONS
WORLD of OUTLAWS
Sprint Car Series
California Sprint Car
Civil War Series
Joe Hunt Magnetos
Wingless Sprint Car Series
Easter Bunny Makes Special Appearance on Opening Night
By Troy Hennig
CHICO, CA (3-26-13) - The Wells Fargo Friday night point championship season kicks off this Friday might, March 29th, with a special early appearance by the Easter Bunny. The racing program will consist of five divisions. During the intermission part of the races the kids in attendance will get the chance to look for Easter Eggs spread throughout the grass infield. The first 100 kids through the front gate will get a golden egg with a prize. We will also say goodbye to our 2011 410 sprint car champion Tyler Wolf with a memorial lap after qualifying.
Pit gate will open at 4 pm. Front grandstand gate opens at 6 pm. Racing is slated for 7 pm. Adult general admission is $13.00. Seniors and juniors are $11.00. Children ages 6 to 11 are $6.00. Kids five and under are free. Fairgrounds' parking is FREE. For more information please call the track office at 530-350-7275 or visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com
The 410 sprints will once again be the mainstay division in 2013 at Silver Dollar Speedway. Defending champion Sean Becker returns to repeat his successful 2012. Becker and his team are geared up for the upcoming year. Andy Forsberg has finished second in the points two years in a row now. He has dedicated himself in the off season hiring an MMA trainer to get him in better physical shape. The 410 division should be loaded again with Mason Moore, Brad Bumgarner and Kevin Sharrah all returning. Others expected on a nightly basis include Jason York, John Bunch, Kenny Allen and Michael Tarter.
Another driver ready to defend his title is Jake Vantol. The street stock champion is geared up to repeat. Mike Slightom, Shawn Smith, and Bill Patterson look to dethrone Vantol. Mini Stock competitors Misty Castleberry and Jason Clayton are ready to continue their rivalry on the track. The two will hopefully be joined by James Foster and the Merritt family. All indications are that Rowdy McClenon will look to repeat at wingless champion. He was at the Silver Cup. Taylor Nelson, Angelique Bell and Travis Moore are three drivers who are looking for a championship at Chico. The Economy Sprints impressed track promoter Dennis Gage enough that he has decided to let them race for a championship this season. Double digit car counts were the talk of the pit area late last year.Stay in tune with our website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to get the latest information. Steve Kinser earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after maneuvering from 23rd to 13th.