Gold Cup Race of Champions
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Race Recap  

GOLD & SILVER: Jacob Allen Edges Logan Schuchart in Thrilling Finale at Gold Cup

Almost exactly two years to the day (Sept. 11, 2020) Shark Racing finished 1-2 in Jacob Allen’s first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win, they did it again; this time by topping the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions, giving the fan-favorite the biggest win of his life.

To make things more dramatic, Allen beat his uncle, his teammate, and his best friend Logan Schuchart, by a mere 0.050-seconds as the checkered flag waved at Chico, CA’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

The Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A officially controlled all 40 laps at the 68th running of the prestigious event, but that is a deceiving box score. Allen, amid his ninth year on tour at 28 years old, fought off challenges from champion Brad Sweet at first, then winning machine Carson Macedo, and ultimately his running mate in the DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S.

It came down to the 40th and final lap as Schuchart closed on Allen and showed him his nose coming to the white flag. With traffic blocking his path into the final corner, Allen found himself in no man’s land through the middle and quickly losing grip as Schuchart stuck to the bottom. As the #1S rocketed off the corner, the #1A found grip up high and the drag race to the line began.

They never touched, but Allen hit the wall and pulled a wheelstand as he crossed the finish line ahead of Schuchart by a jaw-dropping 0.050-seconds to score a win that left him speechless.

“I don’t know what to say,” Allen noted trying to compose himself. “As a team, Logan and I always dream about running 1-2. Having a finish like that is just so damn awesome. I didn’t know who won at first, I was just waiting for Mike [Hess] to say #1A or #1S. I can’t believe it. I just won the Gold Cup and it was a Shark Racing 1-2 and that’s back-to-back Gold Cups for our team. Wow.”

Allen is now a five-time World of Outlaws winner, something only 69 men have ever done. [Trent Gower]

 

He took every restart and every lap traffic bout in stride, never wavering as he ventured away from his stereotypical low-line and throttled around the outside of the 1/4-mile. The victory brings Allen to five-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins with four of those coming in 2022.

“You guys doubt me a little bit, but we’re figuring out how to set up these cars and I’m getting better as a driver,” Allen added. “It’s okay if people don’t want to believe in me, but as a team, we believe in each other and that’s what makes this happens.”

Perhaps the happiest second-place finisher in World of Outlaws history, Logan Schuchart couldn’t stop smiling on frontstretch following the spectacular finish with his nephew and teammate – even though his pursuit of back-to-back Gold Cup titles was stopped by the slimmest of margins.

“I honestly didn’t know who won it,” Schuchart said. “I’m so pumped, though. This is about the coolest outcome we could ever ask for. It’s awesome for two PA boys to be racing for the win at Gold Cup, the most prestigious race on the West Coast. I’m so proud of Jacob, his team, my team, everyone involved in Shark Racing. You can’t ask for much more than this.”

Following the pair of Shark Racing entries to the stripe was Carson Macedo with a third-place effort in the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. It’s his 23rd World of Outlaws podium finish of the season as the Lemoore, CA native looks to cut into his 96-point championship deficit with only 12 races remaining in the 2022 campaign.

“This place was really racey tonight,” Macedo said. “My guys gave me a car to win, but I just felt like every time we would get to the tail of the field a caution would come out. I needed more traffic to get up there with those guys. It was pretty cool to watch that photo finish right behind them at the line, though.”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Allen (21st), Schuchart (118th), Macedo (64th). [Trent Gower]

 

Closing out the top-five in Saturday’s finale was Sheldon Haudenschild in fourth aboard the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17, and Brad Sweet, who momentarily led on Lap 23, finishing fifth in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

David Gravel took sixth aboard the Big Game Motorsports, Huset’s Speedway #2, and Spencer Bayston came home seventh in his CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber #5 to give the World of Outlaws a top-seven sweep over the California locals.

Rounding out the top-10 in the 68th Gold Cup was 16-year-old Ryan Timms with his third top-10 in four Series starts, Donny Schatz with a KSE Hard Charger performance from 21st to ninth, and Fremont, CA’s Shane Golobic driving the Kevin Kozlowski-owned #57 as the highest finishing local competitor.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$25,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$10,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$6,000]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$5,000]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$4,000]; 6. 2-David Gravel [11][$3,500]; 7. 5-Spencer Bayston [8][$3,200]; 8. 5T-Ryan Timms [4][$3,000]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$2,800]; 10. 57W-Shane Golobic [6][$2,500]; 11. 88N-DJ Netto [20][$2,300]; 12. 17M-Kalib Henry [12][$2,250]; 13. 22-Ryan Bernal [13][$2,200]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$2,100]; 15. 2XM-Max Mittry [14][$2,050]; 16. 83-James McFadden [7][$2,000]; 17. 24-Chase Johnson [18][$2,000]; 18. 14-Corey Day [24][$2,000]; 19. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [19][$2,000]; 20. 83T-Tanner Carrick [16][$2,000]; 21. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [10][$2,000]; 22. 38B-Blake Carrick [22][$2,000]; 23. 83V-Sean Becker [17][$2,000]; 24. 92-Andy Forsberg [23][$2,000]. Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12]

UP NEXT (Fri) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will host its ninth and final race of the year in California this Friday, September 16 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA with a $21,000 prize available in the Tom Tarlton Classic. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1101AJacob Allen 400.00040Running90$10,000
25+31SLogan Schuchart 40-0.050Running90$6,000
33041Carson Macedo 40-0.786Running90$3,500
49+517Sheldon Haudenschild 40-1.543Running90$2,800
52-349Brad Sweet 40-2.098Running90$2,500
611+52David Gravel 40-3.373Running90$2,300
78+15Spencer Bayston 40-4.574Running90$2,200
84-45TRyan Timms 40-4.859Running90$2,100
921+1215Donny Schatz 40-4.985Running90$2,050
106-457WShane Golobic 40-6.406Running90$2,000
1120+988ND.J. Netto 40-7.548Running90$1,600
1212017MKalib Henry 40-8.899Running90$1,400
1313022Ryan Bernal 40-9.802Running90$1,200
1415+141SDominic Scelzi 40-10.397Running90$1,100
1514-12XMMax Mittry 40-11.219Running90$1,050
167-983James McFadden 40-12.032Running90$1,000
1718+124Chase Johnson 40-12.694Running90$1,000
1824+614Corey Day 40-19.352Running90$1,000
1919083JRKerry Madsen 40-12.305Running90$1,000
2016-483TTanner Carrick 39-1 LapsRunning90$1,000
2110-1121Mitchell Faccinto 28-12 LapsRunning90$1,000
2222038BBlake Carrick 10-30 LapsRunning90$1,000
2317-683VSean Becker 9-31 LapsRunning90$1,000
2423-192Andy Forsberg 1-39 LapsRunning90$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+215Donny Schatz 120.00012Running0$0
21-138BBlake Carrick 12-0.378Running0$0
32-192Andy Forsberg 12-0.923Running0$0
45+114Corey Day 12-1.438Running0$0
54-15BColby Copeland 12-2.570Running0$0
67+129Willie Croft 12-2.876Running0$0
76-15VLandon Brooks 12-3.608Running0$0
811+388Austin McCarl 12-4.447Running0$0
917+821SJesse Schlotfeldt 12-5.930Running0$0
109-133Dylan Bloomfield 12-6.218Running0$0
1115+446JRJoel Myers Jr12-6.880Running0$0
1216+420GNoah Gass 12-7.065Running0$0
1310-355DDawson Hammes 12-7.494Running0$0
148-63ZBrock Zearfoss 12-8.032Running0$0
1513-219Colby Thornhill 12-8.200Running0$0
1614-218TTanner Holmes 12-8.543Running0$0
1712-52KKaleb Montgomery 12-9.042Running0$0
C Main Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11018TTanner Holmes 100.000Running0$0
22046JRJoel Myers Jr10-1.376Running0$0
33020GNoah Gass 10-2.144Running0$0
46+221SJesse Schlotfeldt 10-2.222Running0$0
54-153Jessie Attard 8-2 LapsRunning0$0
65-17SRobbie Price 5-5 LapsDNF0$0
710+3115Nick Parker 4-6 LapsDNF0$0
89+111KKraig Kinser 0-10 LapsRunning0$0
97-212JJohn Clark 0-10 LapsRunning0$0
1014+421MMichael Ing 108.32810Running0$0
118-325SSeth Standley 107.730Running0$0
1216+454SDrake Standley 106.517Running0$0
1311-233TJimmy Trulli 105.795Running0$0
1412-26Bill Rose 108.885Running0$0
1513-245Jake Morgan 108.728Running0$0
1615-12SJayce Steinberg 10133.015Running0$0
D Main Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+145Jake Morgan 00.000Running0$0
21-121MMichael Ing 0-0.978Running0$0
36+32SJayce Steinberg 0-1.118Running0$0
43-154SDrake Standley 0-2.705Running0$0
54-119TTucker LaCaze 0-5.750Running0$0
67+177Ryan Lippincott 0-8.152Running0$0
79+264Doug Lippincott 0-11.533Running0$0
8807XEddy Lewis 0-0.412Running0$0
95-475Brian Boswell 0-0.412Running0$0
1010042XTim Kaeding 0-0.412Running0$0
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101AJacob Allen 00.000Running
22049Brad Sweet 0-0.684Running
36+341Carson Macedo 0-3.125Running
43-15TRyan Timms 0-3.902Running
57+21SLogan Schuchart 0-4.351Running
64-257WShane Golobic 0-5.490Running
75-283James McFadden 0-7.091Running
8805Spencer Bayston 0-8.145Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 00.000Running
23+117Sheldon Haudenschild 0-3.026Running
32-122Ryan Bernal 0-5.587Running
44083VSean Becker 0-6.755Running
55015Donny Schatz 0-7.398Running
68+25VLandon Brooks 0-8.349Running
710+355DDawson Hammes 0-8.925Running
89+118TTanner Holmes 0-9.321Running
96-37SRobbie Price 0-9.624Running
107-311KKraig Kinser 0-11.498Running
1111021MMichael Ing 0-12.703Running
1212075Brian Boswell 0-13.652Running
1313077Ryan Lippincott 0-1.815Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1105Spencer Bayston 00.000Running
24+221Mitchell Faccinto 0-1.195Running
3302XMMax Mittry 0-2.339Running
45+124Chase Johnson 0-3.130Running
58+35BColby Copeland 0-3.705Running
66029Willie Croft 0-3.830Running
77088Austin McCarl 0-4.552Running
811+346JRJoel Myers Jr0-5.330Running
910+121SJesse Schlotfeldt 0-6.653Running
1013+3115Nick Parker 0-7.548Running
119-245Jake Morgan 0-10.103Running
122-1038BBlake Carrick 0-10.960Running
1312-17XEddy Lewis 0-2.795Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11083James McFadden 00.000Running
2202David Gravel 0-0.394Running
34+141SDominic Scelzi 0-1.067Running
43-183JRKerry Madsen 0-4.143Running
56+114Corey Day 0-5.173Running
65-13ZBrock Zearfoss 0-7.035Running
7702KKaleb Montgomery 0-7.675Running
88020GNoah Gass 0-8.303Running
99012JJohn Clark 0-8.968Running
1011+133TJimmy Trulli 0-14.039Running
1112+154SDrake Standley 0-16.005Running
1210-22SJayce Steinberg 0-2.592Running
1313064Doug Lippincott 0-8.064Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+31SLogan Schuchart 00.000Running
21-117MKalib Henry 0-2.692Running
33083TTanner Carrick 0-4.449Running
45+188ND.J. Netto 0-6.458Running
52-392Andy Forsberg 0-8.108Running
66033Dylan Bloomfield 0-8.627Running
710+319Colby Thornhill 0-10.311Running
88053Jessie Attard 0-10.503Running
911+225SSeth Standley 0-13.607Running
1012+26Bill Rose 0-15.278Running
119-219TTucker LaCaze 0-1.228Running
127-542XTim Kaeding 0-1.228Running
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Gold Cup Race of Champions
September 8, 2022 to September 10, 2022
Silver Dollar Speedway
2343 Fair St.
Chico, CA 

Event Description
The 68th edition of the Gold Cup Race of Champions is here to bring the Silver Dollar staple back to nationwide prestige.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
10.918 seconds by Daryn Pittman on 3/22/13

To Win Amount
$25,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Event Schedule
Gates at 3PM, Racing at 6PM
*All times Pacific

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$25,000.00

Type of Grandstand
bleacher with some seat backs

Handicapped Seating
Below the main grandstand with the box seats, turn four. A reserved seat is required. Companion seating is available.

Pit Age Limit
All persons must be at least 14 years of age to enter the pits. Persons 14-17 years of age need a signed and notarized parental consent form submitted to the office prior to entering pit area.

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
alcohol is available for purchase

Smoking Policy
no smoking in the grandstands

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Call 530-350-7275

Closest Airport
Chico, CA (CIC / KCIC) Chico Municipal Airport

Other Airport
Sacramento, CA (SMF / KSMF) Sacramento International Airport

Track Info  

Silver Dollar Speedway
2343 Fair St.
Chico, CA 

Track Phone
(530) 891-6535

Ticket Phone
(530) 891-6535

Track Size & Type
0.250; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
10.918 seconds by Daryn Pittman on 3/22/13

Competitor Info  

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