Yearly Archives - 2016

2017 Gold Cup Ticket Information

CHICO, CA (10-4-16) – Four day 2017 Gold Cup Race of Champions tickets go on sale this Monday, October 10th, at 9AM. Tickets can be purchased by calling the track office at (530) 350-7275. For placement on the day of sale, please be sure all orders being mailed are received by Saturday October 8th. Of course, you may submit an order for Gold Cup tickets anytime you wish throughout the year. However, by calling on Columbus Day or mailing in [...]

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Forsberg Wins for Second Year in a Row

CHICO, CA (10-1-16) – The 2016 racing season at Silver Dollar Speedway has come and gone; however, it was a bit of d�j� vu for the drivers and fans who attended the final show. After 40 competitive laps, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg won the $5,000 to win, 25th Annual Fall Nationals in Tribute to Stephen Allard. Forsberg won the 2015 version of the race and his connection to the Allard family in undeniable. “Stephen and I were fierce competitors on the [...]

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Scelzi Finds Fall Nationals Glory With Last Lap Pass

CHICO, CA (9-30-16) – 42 Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed into the Pit Area for Night #1 of the 25th Annual Fall Nationals. This is the 4th straight year the event has honored the late Stephen Allard who we lost in December of 2012. Night One did not disappoint as we saw a last lap pass for the win, and plenty of other exciting action throughout the night. Paradise, CA driver Kyle Hirst led the field down to the Green Flag [...]

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24th Annual Fall Nationals This Weekend

CHICO, CA (9-27-16) – The 2016 racing season at Silver Dollar Speedway comes to end with the 24th Annual Fall Nationals this Friday and Saturday night. This weekend will mark the fourth consecutive year that the track will honor two-time Silver Dollar Speedway sprint car driving champion Stephen Allard with naming the race in his honor. Over 40 Winged 360 sprint cars are expected to challenge for the $5,000 to win Saturday night 40-lap finale. Friday night’s 30-lap main event [...]

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California native Rico Abreu wins a wild Gold Cup Race of Champions finale at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night

CHICO, CA (9-10-16) – For the sixth time in seven years the Gold Cup Race of Champions trophy is staying in the Golden State after Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu dominated much of the feature on Saturday, before holding off a late charge from Daryn Pittman to score his first career win in the 63rd running of the prestigious event. A wild & intense 40-lap Gold Cup finale was presented to fans on Saturday night in Chico. The victory marked Abreu’s fifth [...]

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Todd Cooper and Mark Abouzeid Get Sport Mod Wins at Chico

CHICO, CA (9-10-16) – The Sport Mods provided two nights of entertaining on track racing Friday and Saturday night at the 63rd running of the Gold Cup in Chico. The Saturday night finale offered $500 to win and produced 16 competitors going for the Gold Cup win. 2016 track champion Todd Cooper was the show. Cooper led all the completed laps and survived numerous restarts during a caution plagued event. In fact, of the 20 scheduled laps, only 17 were completed [...]

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Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart kicks-off Gold Cup Race of Champions in victory lane on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway

CHICO, CA (9-9-16) – Putting a recent string of bad luck behind him Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart proceeded to score an emphatic victory on opening night of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series sanctioned Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday. Stewart has shown immense speed during the Western Swing and it paid off with his sixth victory of the 2016 season aboard the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 machine. It was also the second [...]

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Gardner and Schutte Win Gold on Thursday Night

CHICO, CA (9-8-16) – Over 55 traditional non wing sprints and midgets lined the pit area at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Thursday night edition of the twin billing featuring the USAC/CRA Sprints and USAC/BCRA Midgets. The Thursday night tradition took place during the 63rd Gold Cup Race of Champions. Once the checkered flag waived it was Concord, CA driver Damion Gardner securing the sprint car win. For Gardner it was his 68th career USAC/CRA Sprint car win. “The Demon” [...]

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Mitchell Faccinto Clean Sweeps the Civil War Field

CHICO, CA (9-7-16) – The Silver Dollar Speedway was surrounded with 67 sprint cars for night one of the 63rd Gold Cup Race of Champions. On hand were the California Sprint Car Civil War Series and the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos. Of the 67 sprint cars, 52 of them were signed in to compete as a Civil War Series entrants. Things could not have gone better for Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto. In a storybook style night, Faccinto broke the [...]

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Outlaws Look to Start New Gold Cup Win Streak

CHICO, CA (9-1-16) – As the final quarter of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season gets underway the outlaw drivers look to start a new streak of Gold Cup champions. Last year during the 62nd Gold Cup Race of Champions Donny Schatz earned his second Gold Cup championship ending a five-year streak of a native Californian winning. Schatz has been on a roll winning the last four World of Outlaws main events. He currently leads the World [...]

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