CHICO, Calif. – Silver Dollar Speedway and the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds have reached a five-year agreement to continue weekly auto racing from March through September at the famous quarter-mile clay oval in California.
Promoter Dennis Gage and Fair Manager Scott Stoller have officially signed the five year agreement that will carry on the traditional dirt track racing offered to fans and drivers alike.
“With this commitment from the fairgrounds we will be able to continue our promise to the local community and provide a family friendly environment with the thrills of grass-roots auto racing on Friday nights for the next five years,” said Gage.
The 2014 racing season will begin with the traditional Silver Cup on March 7-8. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns on March 29 with the annual running of the Mini Gold Cup. The staple of the Silver Dollar Speedway has always been the Gold Cup Race of Champions. The 61st annual edition of the Gold Cup will be held Sept. 3-6, 2014. A complete race schedule for 2014 should be available at the beginning of January.
“Hosting the north state’s premier family motorized sporting venue is a top priority of the Silver Dollar Fair and we are excited to partner with Dennis Gage to continue this tradition,” said Silver Dollar Speedway Fair Manager Scott Stoller.
“We would not be able to sign such a long term agreement without the type of support we get from the fans, drivers and local businesses,” said Gage. “Many people have called to encourage us to come back and keep auto racing alive in Chico. These people are committed to giving us their full-support in helping out these next five years,” said Gage. He concluded by saying, “While we know there will be challenges ahead of us, we will continue to make improvements to our facility and concentrate on bringing new fans into this sport.”