Silver Dollar Speedway

Silver Dollar Speedway is located in Chico, California.
Racing at this location contains: 1/4 mile banked clay oval.


 

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Hey race people. We miss you. Sadly, not much new to report. However, on our website, I have updated the next race possibility as July 17th. Dennis and our Fair Board are still working on formulating a plan that works for both us and them. We appreciate the Fair Board trying to help us get back to slinging clay. I don't have any other updates as of today. Enjoy your family, stay safe from this wicked virus and hope to see you in Mid July. Please don't call the office. Keep updated at www.silverdollarspeedway.com ...

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Our friends at Skagit Speedway will host a PPV on Thursday nights. Information on the poster. ...

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Events in June and July 4th Canceled at Silver Dollar Speedway
(Chico, CA 5/31/20) …Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, races at Silver Dollar Speedway continue to be put on hold. As of today, the entire month of June will be cancelled. With further restrictions on the horizon, the annual celebration of Fast Cars and Freedom on July 4th is also cancelled. “We continue and try to work within the guidelines given,” said business manager Dennis Gage. “Until we hear otherwise, we regret to inform all of our fans and racers that the month of June and first part of July needs to be cancelled.”
One of those events scheduled in June that needs to be postponed is the popular community driven event known as the David Tarter Memorial. The following statemen was written by his family and published on FACEBOOK earlier this month.
It is with a deep sense of regret and disappointment that Tarter Racing and the David Tarter "35" Foundation announce the postponement of the 8th annual David Tarter Memorial Race until next year, 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all that has resulted from it, it has become impossible for us to put on a spectator event at the Silver Dollar Speedway, a State of California-owned venue. Without our loyal and enthusiastic spectators and participants, there is no way that a fund-raising event like ours can generate a meaningful contribution to our charity. In addition, holding a racing event without a large crowd does a disservice to our generous sponsors.
As a result, we have decided to end the uncertainty, postpone this year's event, and devote our energies to making the 8th annual David Tarter Memorial Race an even better event in 2021. Thank you to ALL our friends, family, fans, participants, volunteers, and sponsors for your continued support, and we will see you in 2021.
Stay safe and be well, The Tarter Family.
Up to this point, only one event has been held at the world-famous Silver Dollar Speedway. Back on March 13, Justyn Cox won the Friday night portion of the Silver Cup.
The staff is still hopeful that some form of auto racing will be allowed at the Silver Dollar Speedway in 2020. We are thankful to have constant dialogue with the Silver Dollar Fair and together we will let the public know when the sights and sounds of grassroots dirt track racing can resume.
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#1 - DRIVER OF THE DECADE

SEAN BECKER

360 & 410 Sprint Car Driver

Accomplishments

- 22 410 Sprint Car Main Event Wins
- 16 360 Sprint Car Main Event Wins
- World of Outlaws Gold Cup Prelim Win in 2012
- 2-Time Fall Nationals Champion (2012, 2014)
- 5 Consecutive 410 Sprint Car Track Championships (2012-2016)
- 360 Sprint Car Track Champion in 2019

Our Number One Driver of the Decade is a driver who sets the bar high on and off of the racetrack. Sean Becker has been a dominant force at Silver Dollar Speedway over the years. In this decade alone, he won the Sprint Car Championship in 6 of the 10 years. Off the racetrack, Sean is one of the most humble drivers you will meet in the pit area.

The Becker Family has been racing at Silver Dollar since the 1980's. In the late 90's Sean began racing the Dirt Modified Class at Silver Dollar. A couple of wins later he would make the drastic jump into Sprint Cars where he would go on to make his name known well among the top drivers in the state of California.

We at Silver Dollar Speedway would like to thank you, Sean Becker, for being a great ambassador for the sport and for supporting the track for all these years.

Congratulations Sean Becker on being our 2010-2019 Silver Dollar Speedway Driver of the Decade!
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#2 - DRIVER OF THE DECADE

RYAN MCDANIEL

Dirt Modified & Ltd. Late Model Driver

Accomplishments

- 25 Dirt Modified Main Event Wins
- 19 Ltd. Late Model Main Event Wins
- 4-Time Ltd. Late Model Track Champion ('13, '14, '15, '16)
- Dirt Modified Track Champion ('15)

In the past decade, no driver has won more Main Events at Silver Dollar Speedway than Ryan McDaniel. His 44 Main Event wins between 2010-2019 are the most among all drivers. An impressive feat considering he has not raced at Silver Dollar Speedway since he ran an IMCA All Star Tour race at the speedway in 2017. Ryan is ranked second all time on the Dirt Modified Win List for Silver Dollar with 46 career wins, behind only his dad Randy who set the bar high with 66 career triumphs at the speedway. Ryan sits atop the Win List for the Ltd. Late Model Class. He won 19 of the 43 events that have been held at the Silver Dollar Speedway for that class. The McDaniel Family legacy is one that will go down in the history books at the speedway. Their dedication and passion for racing is unrivaled and we miss seeing them each and every week behind the wheel.

Congratulations Ryan McDaniel on being one of our Drivers of the Decade!
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#3 - DRIVER OF THE DECADE

ANDY FORSBERG

360 & 410 Sprint Car Driver

Accomplishments

- 20 360 Sprint Car Main Event Wins
- 11 410 Sprint Car Main Event Wins
- 2-Time Fall Nationals Champion (2015, 2016)
- Silver Cup Race of Champions Winner (2018)
- 410 Sprint Car Track Champion (2017)
- 360 Sprint Car Track Champion (2018)

Andy Forsberg has been winning races at Silver Dollar Speedway since the year 2000. Since then he has scored 54 career wins at Silver Dollar Speedway, ranking him 6th All-Time. Andy has always been one of the most outspoken supporters of the Silver Dollar Speedway The 4-Time Track Champion is a fan favorite and has definitely earned his spot on this list.

Congratulations Andy Forsberg on being one of our Drivers of the Decade!
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#4 - DRIVER OF THE DECADE

TERRY SCHANK JR.

Wingless Spec Sprint Car Driver

Accomplishments

- 29 Spec Sprint Main Event Wins
- 3-Time Spec Sprint Track Champion (2010, 2011, 2015)

Terry Schank Jr. has been the man to beat in the Wingless Spec Sprint Class at Silver Dollar Speedway for many years now. In fact, of the 190 Spec Sprint races that have been held at Silver Dollar, Schank has won 38 of them. Meaning he has won 20% of the spec sprint races ever held at the speedway! That, paired with his three championships is good enough to earn him the 4th spot on our list of drivers.

Congratulations Terry Schank Jr. on being one of our Drivers of the Decade!
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#5 - DRIVER OF THE DECADE

JONATHAN ALLARD

360 & 410 Sprint Car Driver

Accomplishments

- 3 360 Sprint Car Main Event Wins
- 23 410 Sprint Car Main Event Wins
- Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Winner (2012)
- Gold Cup Race of Champions Winner (2014)

Jonathan Allard has been a top competitor at the Silver Dollar Speedway since the 1990's. Allard, from Chico, has excelled at his home track racking up 65 career wins and he leads all drivers in career Fast Times with 65 as well. His Gold Cup triumph in 2014 was years in the making and was one of the most well received wins of his legendary career.

Congratulations Jonathan Allard on being one of our Drivers of the Decade!
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#6 - DRIVER OF THE DECADE

Brian Compton

Hobby Stock & Enduro Driver

Accomplishments

- 19 Hobby Stock Main Event Wins
- 4 200 Lap Enduro Wins (2012,2013,2015,2016)
- 3-Time Hobby Stock Champion (2013,2015,2016)

Whenever Brian Compton shows up to the racetrack you know he is a threat to win. He and his bright yellow #18 machine have been winning races at Silver Dollar Speedway for years. We hope to see more of the same out of the Sacramento driver in the years to come.

Congratulations Brian Compton on being one of our Drivers of the Decade!
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#7 - DRIVER OF THE DECADE

PHIL MARINO

Street Stock & Sport Mod Driver

Accomplishments

- 22 Street Stock Main Event Wins
- 2017 Street Stock Track Champion

Phil Marino has been winning races at Silver Dollar Speedway since 1995. He owns 69 career wins at the speedway which puts him in the top five overall. You can always catch him flashing his big smile in the pit area or on the front stretch after another Main Event Victory.

Congratulations Phil Marino on being one of our Drivers of the Decade!
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