Kyle Larson This Thursday Nightadmin
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BRAD SWEET PROMOTIONS/Silver Dollar Speedway
Thursday Night Thunder
NASCAR Superstar Kyle Larson Set to Race Thursday Night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA
by: Troy Hennig
PLACERVILLE, CA – (8-19-19) … Fresh off his sixth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway, Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson is returning to his home away from home, the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, to compete during the Thursday Night Thunder featuring the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series. This Thursday, August 22nd, is the only time local fans will get the opportunity to see Larson race a 410-winged sprint car against some of the best California drivers on the West Coast.
Joining Larson on Thursday night are a plethora of stars and cars led by Chico’s own Jonathan Allard. For Allard, this will be his first start in over a year at his hometown track. Allard, the 2014 Gold Cup Champion, will try and challenge Larson, the 2010 and 2011 Gold Cup Champion, for the $5,000 first place main event money. Add in 2016 and 2018 Gold Cup Champion, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA, and this Thursday night show is top heavy with drivers who know how to strive for the Gold.
Tickets can be purchased for this one night only event at www.silverdollarspeedway.com. Tickets are also available the day of the show. Adults ticket (16 and older) $25.00, Juniors (12-15) $18.00 and Children (6-11) $5.00. Kids five and under are FREE. Also, parking is also FREE.
Larson is currently 11th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point standings. He sits safely above the playoff cutoff line, top 16 in points make playoffs, with just two more races to go. Once Larson makes the playoffs, himself, and 15 other drivers will have a shot to win the Monster Energy Cup Championship.
The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series is led by Hanford’s D.J. Netto. He holds a slim eight-point edge over Hollister’s Ryan Bernal. Sacramento’s Willie Croft, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding and Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi round out the top five. Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign and Atwater’s Nathan Rolfe are both top contenders looking to pull the upset Thursday night.
Locally, current Silver Dollar Speedway point leader Sean Becker, of Roseville, CA, will be one of the favorites. Add in four-time track champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn, Chico’s Michael Ing, six main event wins in 2019, and 2001 Silver Dollar Speedway track champion Tim Kaeding, who is teaming up with Rod Tiner Racing and driving the familiar No.83sa, and this Thursday night is shaping up to be filled with superstar power.
This blitz of open wheel racing excitement kicks off on Wednesday, August 21st at Placerville Speedway with the Gold Country Showdown. The series moves to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico for Thursday Night Thunder (August 22nd) and concludes with the lucrative two-day Champions Classic at the Stockton Dirt Track (August 23-24th).
Up for grabs will be more than $120,000 in prize money, plus product contingency awards. The first three events pay $5000 to the winner of the 24-car 30-lap Fujitsu-sponsored headliner. Saturday’s Fastest Four Days Finale at Stockton will award a season-high $10,000 in victory lane. In addition, there is a special $6000 Sunnyvalley Bacon fund for the top five-point earners in the four-race series, including two grand for the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports champ.
The Pole Shuffle is a very popular segment of the annual Peter Murphy Classic. It will also be used for the duration of the Fastest Four Days of Motorsports. Thanks to sponsor Four CCCC’s Construction, the winner will walk away with $250 per night.
For more information about the event, please follow www.silverdollarspeedway.com or visit Facebook.com/BradSweetPromotions. For more information about Brad Sweet, please visit BradSweetRacing.com.