by: Ron Rodda
The 24 cars that race the Saturday main event are automatically the top 24 in points and therefore are part of the point fund. Ties are broken by qualifying time on their better of the two preliminary nights. The 15 point margin that Rico Abreu had over Shane Golobic is one of the largest in Trophy Cup history.
For the 15 drivers that received the guaranteed $5000 if making the Saturday night main, a total of $28,550 was added to the the purse to meet that guarantee.
The total paid for the three days was $195,565. The total will vary depending on how much is added to meet the $5000 guarantee.
The Trophy Cup presented a check for $200,000 to Make-A-Wish Foundation and has now reached the $2,000,000 mark.