Heavy Hearts from Silver Dollar & Placerville Speedways

CHICO, CA (4-2-09) – On behalf of the Silver Dollar Speedway, Placerville Speedway and everyone involved with Handy Racing Promotions, we would like to convey to the family of Christian Stover our condolences and deepest sentiments of sympathy on his tragic death Thursday night. Christian was a bright young man and an exciting driver to watch last year at our racetracks. “He always had a smile on his face and seemed to enjoy the camaraderie of our tight knit Northern California [...]

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Feather Falls Casino Point Championship Starts Friday Night

CHICO, CA (3-30-09) – The Feather Falls Casino point championship season begins this Friday night, April 3. Three divisions will be on hand including the 410 sprints, street stocks and wingless sprints. Sponsoring the night is Bell-Carter Olive Co. They will provide raffle gifts for the grandstand fans along with extra money for the winged sprint cars. Front grandstand gate will open at 6 pm. Racing is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. Adult general admission is $12.00. Seniors and Juniors [...]

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Crockett is Silver Cup Champion at Chico

HRP Photos by Steve Cox   Complete Results: 360 Sprints | Qualifying | Wingless Sprints | Dirt Modifieds CHICO, CA (3-28-09) – Oregon’s Roger Crockett took advantage of starting on the outside front row Saturday night at the Silver Cup Race of Champions in Chico and led all 30-laps to get the win. Crockett’s off-season story had been well documented with his kidney transplant on Nov. 11. The few months leading up to the surgery Crockett’s kidneys were only operating at around six percent of normal. Crockett was in the [...]

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Sean Becker Wins Thrilling Sprint Car Main at Chico

HRP Photos by Steve Cox   Complete Results: 360 Sprints | Qualifying | Wingless Sprints | Qualifying | Dirt Modifieds | Qualifying CHICO, CA (3-27-09) – Oroville’s Sean Becker won the opening night 20-lap main event of the Silver Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night. Becker held off a strong challenge in the early part of the race from Robbie Whitchurch and then cruised to the popular victory. A total of 37 winged 360 sprint cars raced during the first night of competition.Rob Russey earned his first career wingless [...]

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Silver Cup Race of Champions Format Update

CHICO, CA (3-26-09) – Feather Falls Casino proudly presents the 28th Annual Silver Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Two nights of racing kick off Friday, March 27, and conclude on the next night, March 28. The Format for this weekend’s Silver Cup Race of Champions will be as follows; each division will qualify, run heat races and main events. Each night is considered a separate night of racing. Friday’s main events will consist of 20-lap mains for wingless [...]

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28th Annual Silver Cup Race of Champions

CHICO, CA (3-24-09) – Feather Falls Casino proudly presents the 28th Annual Silver Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Two nights of racing kick off Friday, March 27, and conclude on the next night, March 28. Over $30,000 in purse money will be up for grabs among the three divisions on hand for this weekends racing action. The Dirt Modifieds, Wingless Sprints and 360 Winged Sprint Cars will compete on the quarter-mile clay oval speedway each night. Front grandstand [...]

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Another Golden Memory for Meyers at Silver Dollar Speedway: Wins Finale of Mini Gold Cup

HRP Photo by Donna Peter Complete Results: 410 Sprints | Qualifying CHICO, CA (3-14-09) – Ever since it was announced last September during the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions that the World of Outlaws would sanction the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2009 for the first time since 1992, Jason Meyers had been counting the days until the series returned to the always racy �-mile in his home state of California. After all, he was the defending winner of the race [...]

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Saldana Shines at Silver Dollar Speedway: Wins Opening Night of Mini Gold Cup

HRP Photo by Donna Peter Complete Results: 410 Sprints | Qualifying CHICO, CA (3-13-09) – Over the years, Joey Saldana has learned that patience is a vital aspect of sprint car racing, especially on bullrings where lapped traffic always comes into play. Saldana used plenty of patience on Friday night in the opener of the 23rd Annual Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California to pick up the $10,000 win over Jason Meyers and Terry McCarl.Saldana began the night by setting a [...]

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Speedway Gets The Best of Both Worlds

HRP Photo by Steve La Mothe CHICO, CA (3-9-09) – The prospects of the best weather ever forecast in the 23 year history of the Mini Gold Cup race at Silver Dollar Speedway plus the World’s best winged sprint car drivers have escalated the interest for this weekends World of Outlaw event on Friday and Saturday nights March 13 and 14. Past years have always presented weather challenges to the traditional season opener on the ultra fast high-banked � mile clay [...]

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California’s Jason Meyers Looks to Defend Mini Gold Cup Title

HRP Photo by Steve La Mothe CHICO, CA (3-4-09) – Even though Clovis, CA driver Jason Meyers spent most of 2008 chasing the World of Outlaw Series, he was still able to take the time and compete in last years Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway. On the Saturday night finale, Meyers passed Paul McMahan with 14 laps to go and went on to win the race. It was his second career Mini Gold Cup victory, the first one coming [...]

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