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Final Night of Trophy Cup Race Recap

Trophy Cup Sprint Car Race
Posted: October 22, 2022   By: Ron Rodda

The Abreu Vineyards 28th Trophy Cup presented By Rudeen Racing had 75 cars return to Thunderbowl Raceway for the final night with Shane Golobic crowned champion for the third time. One driver was to be named champion and earn a guaranteed $28,000 for accumulating the most points. But four drivers had a chance for a bonus ranging from $22,000 to $2,000 dependent on starting in rows nine or 10 for the 50-lap finale. If any of those four won the race and title, the bonus earned was based on starting position.

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Friday Night Trophy Cup Recap

Posted: October 21, 2022   By: Ron Rodda

The second preliminary night of the Abreu Vineyards 28th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing had 84 winged 360s in action at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway Friday night with Tyler Courtney standing in victory lane. Thursday’s format was repeated and drivers raced hard to win a heat or be the highest point car following eight intense laps

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Thursday Night Trophy Cup Recap

Posted: October 20, 2022   By: Ron Rodda

Ryan Timms took the lead on lap one of the 30-lap main event on Thursday and claimed a $4,000 victory on the opening night of the 28th Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway. Points earned in qualifying and heat races added to main event points put Timms in fifth place in points out of the 86-car field. The field was split into two groups for qualifying and heat races and then combined for main event lineups. Qualifying gives 150 points to the quickest lap with a one point drop per position. Heat races offer 36 points for a win with a three point drop per position.

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111 Cars Entered For 28th Trophy Cup

2019 Trophy Cup Check to Make A Wish
Posted: September 24, 2022   By: Ron Rodda

There are 111 cars entered for the 2023 Trophy Cup, to set an all-time record and the purse has a guaranteed $200,000 payout. The regular payout has the champion receiving $28,000, while the drivers that fill the 24-car field for the final night’s 50 lap race will each receive at least $5,000.

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2022 Trophy Cup 28 Offers A Record Payout

Make A Wish Race Donation Check
Posted: March 29, 2022   By: Ron Rodda

Trophy Cup Offers A Record Payout! – A sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous is making the bonus possible and the four drivers who start the 50-lap Saturday night finale in rows nine and ten will be eligible to collect the bonus if they win both the main event and the Trophy Cup title.

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Kofoid Trophy Cup Champion – Timms Wins Saturday A-Main

Buddy Kofoid Trophy Cup Winner
Posted: October 24, 2021   By: Ron Rodda

Buddy Kofoid raced from 19th starting to finishing 4th, earning the necessary points to become the champion of the Abreu Vineyards 27th Trophy Cup Presented By Rudeen Racing. Kofoid’s success paid $27,000 in total earnings for the event.

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It’s All Rico In Trophy Cup Run!

Rico Wins Trophy Cup Friday Night
Posted: October 23, 2021   By: Ron Rodda

The second night of the Abreu Vineyards 27th Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing produced an 84-car field. Rico Abreu came back from a disappointing Thursday to take the $4,000 win and 100 points by leading the final six laps on the racy Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.

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Buddy Kofoid on his way to victory Thursday on night #1 of the Trophy Cup.

Buddy Kofoid at the Trophy Cup
Posted: October 22, 2021   By: Ron Rodda

Buddy Kofoid won the opener of the Abreu Vineyards 27th Trophy Cup Presented by Rudeen Racing Thursday evening at Thunderbowl Raceway. Pennsylvania invader Anthony Macri was second, with D.J. Netto finishing third. An 85-car field of winged 360 sprints packed the pit area for the first of two preliminary nights.

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Short & Courtney Land Trophy Cup Seats

Trophy Cup Sprint Car Race
Posted: October 8, 2021   By: Ron Rodda

The Clayton Snow winged 360 sprint car will have Carson Short behind the wheel to chase the $27,000 award going to this year’s Trophy Cup champion. Roth Motorsports has filled a seat for the $200,000 Trophy Cup by bringing Tyler Courtney to California, offering an opportunity for the Indiana native to add to his long list of accomplishments.

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Anthony Macri Heading West For Trophy Cup!

Posted: October 6, 2021   By: Ron Rodda

When Rico Abreu was in Pennsylvania recently, Macri mentioned to him he had an interest in racing in the Trophy Cup. Abreu said that the Tiner Hirst entry needed a driver. Macri made a phone call and is now looking forward to racing in the the most unique and demanding event in sprint car racing.

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