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Trophy Cup To Reach $3 Million for Make-A-Wish!

Trophy Cup 28 Make-A-Wish Donation
Posted: May 22, 2024   By: Ron Rodda

Since the 1995 Trophy Cup race at San Jose Speedway to the 2024 event at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, the race has donated money to a Make-A-Wish Foundation branch. The total money donated by the race to Make-A-Wish will reach $3 million.

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Trophy Cup Payout Sets Another Record

Buddy Kofoid Trophy Cup Winner
Posted: March 16, 2024   By: Ron Rodda

The 2024 Trophy Cup boasts a record $300,000 overall purse! The Trophy Cup continues to be one of the premier Winged Sprint Car showcases in the country and the 30th year of the race is sure to be one of the biggest and best yet.

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Corey Day Claims 2023 Trophy Cup Championship

Posted: October 22, 2023   By: Ron Rodda

Seventeen-year-old Corey Day put in a stellar drive from 20th on the grid to win the 29th annual Abreu Vineyard Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway.

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Rico Abreu Edges Landon Brooks In Trophy Cup Opener

Posted: October 20, 2023   By: Ron Rodda

Sixty-five teams were on hand for the event with the entrants split into two groups with each having a fast time car and four heat races. Fast qualifiers earned 150 points with a one-point drop per position. Four heats for each group inverted six and the heat winner plus the highest total point car moved directly to the A main.

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90 Entries for Trophy Cup 29

Trophy Cup 29
Posted: August 16, 2023   By: Ron Rodda

The October 2023 Trophy Cup Sprint Car Race for Make-A-Wish has it’s usual lengthy entry list at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway with 90 cars entered.

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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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