Tyler Wolf Memorial This Fridayadmin
Silver Dollar Speedway
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7th Annual Tyler Wolf Memorial This Friday
Chico, CA (Aug 13, 2019) …. This Friday night, August 16th, the Silver Dollar Speedway will honor Tyler Wolf for the seventh consecutive year with a winged 360 sprint car show. At just 19 years-old, Wolf captured the 2011 410 sprint car track championship. In doing so, Wolf became the youngest winged sprint car champion in the history of the speedway.
On August 24, 2012, Wolf won his third career main event at Chico. It was during the popular Pepsi Night race that concluded the championship season. His beaming smile, the sparkle in his eyes and the humbleness he showed after winning that race will stay with us forever. No one could have predicted that just two months later he would succumb to injuries sustained during a sprint car crash at Calistoga Speedway. Wolf, just 20 years old at the time, was gone.
Pit gate will open at 4 PM for the competitors. Grandstand gate opens at 6 PM each night. Racing is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM. Adult admission on Friday night is $15.00, juniors and seniors $13.00, children $6.00 (ages 6-11) and kids 5 and under are free.
Joining the winged 360-sprints cars are the Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks. Live Oak’s Matt Micheli leads the super stock division into this Friday night. Matt has won four of the five races this season and holds a 22-point edge over his dad Ken. Richard Workman holds the third spot.
The coolest stat in motorsports might just be Cherokee’s Kyle Allen. He has won all seven Hobby Stock main events in 2019. Allen is seven for seven. Can he keep the streak going or will this be the Friday night that someone finally beats him?
The family bond is strong in sprint car racing. We try to comfort the families whose loved ones have been taken from us way too soon. Numerous races are in honor of fallen racers. The seventh annual Tyler Wolf Memorial would not be possible without the generous sponsorship and the sprint car drivers who attend this race in Wolf’s honor.
Mittry Construction of Redding is adding in an extra $1,000 of which $500 goes towards the winner, $300 extra for second and $200 extra for third. Kyle Larson Racing is giving $500 to the nights fastest qualifier. Elijah Jones has once again secured lap money for the 30 circuits during the main event. Each lap is individually sponsored at $50. The leader will get $25 extra a lap, second $15 and third $10. Thanks to Sean Roll for also helping gather these bonuses.
Andy Forsberg is the inaugural winner of the Wolf Memorial in 2013. Rico Abreu won the event in 2014. Jonathan Allard earned the win in 2015. Kyle Hirst won back to back Wolf races in 2016 and 2017. Last year, Minden, NV driver Tanner Thorson won the event.
For more information please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com