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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Golobic, Allen and Micheli Shine During Sunday Night Showdown
(Chico, CA 7/26/20)…After a 135 day absence, the stars and cars of Silver Dollar Speedway got the approval to sling mud around the famed quarter-mile clay oval during the Sunday Night Showdown presented by Pro Aggregate and FloRacing. A hefty 68 cars lined the pit area and put on a much-needed show.
Thirty-nine of the cars were the popular winged 360 sprints. Fremont’s Shane Golobic led all 25-laps to win the sprint car main event. It was his fifth win of 2020 and his seventh career win at Silver Dollar Speedway. Chasing him all 25-laps was Washington hot shoe JJ Hickle. Finishing third was Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick. Roseville’s Willie Croft finished fourth. Semi-main event winner Blake Carrick rounded out the top five.
Andy Forsberg earned the fastest lap of the night by turning a 12.084 and picked up a $100 bonus in doing so. Kyle Hirst led all eight laps to win heat one. Chase Majdic was dominant in winning heat two. Colby Copeland won the third heat. Ryan Robinson held off Andy Gregg to win heat four.
Blake Carrick started fifth but won the B main. Sean Becker, Colby Johnson, and Mitchell Moles finished behind Carrick and all transferred to the feature event.
The Hobby Stock main event provided the most exciting finish of the night. Jacob Johnson had led most of the race. A late race caution, on lap 18, allowed Kyle Allen to restart right behind him. On lap 19, Johnson left just enough of the bottom open for Allen to nudge his way through. Allen then drifted up the track in turn three as Johnson dove back to the bottom exiting turn four. Each driver raced the checkered flag and it was Allen edging Johnson for the exciting win. The hard charger of the night was Zack Thornton who started 15th and finished third. He was impressive to watch. Jeremiah Creedon finished fourth. Paul Stephens started 16th and ran a solid race to come home in fifth.
Paradise’s David Pierce won the first eight lap heat. Creedon was victorious in heat two. Allen won the third heat. Jeremy Langenderfer won the fourth and final heat.
Shannon Collins won the B main by over three-seconds. Second spot was Joe Gillock. John Camper and William Fogle rounded out the top four and transferred to the main.
Matt Micheli won both the heat race and main event for the Street Stocks. Jerry Bartlett finished second in both races. Garrett Agnew was third and Fritz Zanker was fourth. Only four cars attended. Bartlett led the first part of the main event, but the car seems to faulter and this allowed Micheli to pass him. Bartlett rebounded and still finished second.
Highlights of tonight’s race are available on www.floracing.com with a subscription.
Full results can be found here speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1786310
We will know later this week if we get the green light for another race in August. Please visit our website www.silverdollarspeedway for the latest information.
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Attention race teams attending Silver Dollar Speedway 7/26/20
Please use the Costco gate for track entrance. Martin Luther King BLVD.
Pit gate opens 3pm (Does not mean to be in line at 1 PM waiting to get in)
Pit gathering 5:30pm On track 6pm
Absolutely no individual walk ups to the pit gate. This means you have to be with a race team to get in on Sunday and come in the same race hauler. No exceptions. Only 6 people per hauler. No personal vehicles in pits.
The Fairgrounds have put locked gates around the front grandstands and bleachers. This means even if you are curious what is going on, please don't come because there is no way to get in. The Fair Manager will be on site at all times.

Fans can still support us by watching this race live on www.floracing.com . The more at home views the more likely we can do this again in August.
We want to thank Pro Aggregate in Chico! They have generously sponsored our Sunday Night Showdown by adding an extra $1,000 to the overall purse for the three divisions on hand.

Race teams, please do not leave your trash and tires in the pits! This is our one chance to prove we can host another race. If we disrespect the pits then we might not get a welcome back.
We are following State Guidelines so please wear a face covering at all times and practice social distancing.
Spread the word Thank you!
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Silver Dollar Speedway Gets Approved for the Sunday Night Showdown
(Chico, CA 7/19/20)…In an on-going effort between the Silver Dollar Speedway and the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds to work within the State guidelines, we are happy to announce that this Sunday night, July 26th, the famed quarter-mile clay oval speedway will host auto racing again.
Winged 360 sprint cars, street stocks, and hobby stocks are the three divisions allowed to race Sunday night. All three divisions will race for a normal purse.
Pit gate opens at 3 PM, cars on the track at 6 PM. The track will collect a $45 flat pit fee per person. Registered members will get a free 2021 membership to offset the $5.
While the track’s racing surface will be used, the grandstands and pit bleachers are off limits. The Speedway will host this race with no fans. This means a maximum of six team members per car are allowed and they must check in at the same time. No personal vehicles or guests allowed in the pits. No exceptions to this rule.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 stay home. Please disinfect all equipment before arriving. All participants must wear a face mask. All participants must practice social distancing. All participants must wash hands regularly. More guidelines will be released later this week.
Thanks to the generous support from our on-line streaming partner FloRacing, Sunday’s race will offer a full purse once again to the competitors. With social distancing in full effect we recommend fans to watch from the comfort of their homes at www.FloRacing.com. Please visit that website for more details on how to order this event. The streaming service is the best way to catch the action while not being able to get to the track in person.
Information is available at the track website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com or at 530-350-7275.
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We were hopeful to host a race this Friday, July 17th, but it just won't happen. Yet, we are trying to still get a few shows approved before September. We will find out more answers this week. If we can race, it will be pits only, no fans allowed in grandstands. We are all in this together. Be strong and stay safe. We miss all of you and are thankful for your support. Please share this post. ...

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Gold Cup Race of Champions Rescheduled
(Chico, CA 7/9/20) The Silver Dollar Fair and Silver Dollar Speedway have rescheduled the 67th running of the Gold Cup Race or Champions to September 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th 2021. The race was scheduled for September of 2020, ongoing Covid-19 virus concerns have caused the postponement to next year.
“This race began in 1950 and had a short break in the late 50’s, but has been held every year since then”, explained track manager Dennis Gage. “And it has been an important part of the Chico community since 1980” he continued. “But we are very aware of the challenges the Covid virus has presented, and we must respond”, he concluded.
The postponement falls in line with other major Sprint car events in Knoxville, Iowa and Rossburg, Ohio. The Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, and the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway have also been moved to 2021.
The Gold Cup has long been recognized as the largest most prestigious West Coast Sprint Car event with four straight days of racing. This year a new Platinum Cup format for winged sprint cars was planned for Wednesday and Thursday followed by the World of Outlaw sprint cars on Friday and Saturday.
All tickets and reserved camping purchased for the 2020 Gold Cup Race of Champions will be automatically roller over to the 2021 event. All advance tickets and camping passes for the 67th Gold Cup will be honored for the rescheduled dates In September of 2021. Those who wish to forfeit their seats must return the tickets to the Speedway office at 2343 Fair Street in Chico, CA 95928 by August 14TH 2020. A refund will be made for the full ticket value. Those premium reserved seats forfeited will be resold immediately at the Speedway office beginning on August 15, 2020.
Reserved 4-day tickets will continue to be sold for the new dates of September 8, 9, 10, and 11 2021. Online general admission tickets are currently suspended until January of 2021. Reserved camping will also remain on sale for the entire week at $300. Reserved seats are $150 for the four days. Reserved seats remain the entire main grandstand and row J and above in both the south and north bleacher sections. Row I and below in the bleachers are general admission. Both reserved and general admission tickets will be sold up to and including the event in 2021.
Details on event and ticket information is available from the track website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com or by calling the track office at 530-350-7275. The track office has limited hours of noon to 4 pm Monday to Thursday, and all messages will receive a return call. Email messages can be directed to info@silverdollarspeedway.com.
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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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