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The Mini Gold Cup Kicks Off World of Outlaws Sprint Car Season in Chico, California

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Defending King of California sprint car driver Jonathan Allard is preparing for his fifth season of competition for Williams Motorsports.

Jonathan Allard is ready for The Mini Gold Cup race at Silver Dollar Speedway, photo by Steve Cox
Jonathan Allard is ready for The Mini Gold Cup race at Silver Dollar Speedway, photo by Steve Cox
His first race is a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series sanctioned event, the 23rd annual Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway.
Defending King of California uses K&N products on all of his vehicles
Defending King of California uses K&N products on all of his vehicles

Jonathan Allard's first race of 2009 will be the World of Outlaws Mini Gold cup at Silver Dollar Speedway
Jonathan Allard's first race of 2009 will be the World of Outlaws Mini Gold cup at Silver Dollar Speedway

“The Mini Gold Cup has always been one of the big events on the west coast and we’d like to get it under our belts,” said Allard. “We finished third in it a few years ago, but 2009 will be tougher with the World of Outlaws coming to town.”

The Mini Gold Cup is the season opener for the Golden State Challenge Series and its taking place at Allard’s home track. “It would mean a lot to bring home the win in front of the hometown crowd,” said Allard. “We’re pretty confident that we have a shot at it going into the weekend.”

Allard recently returned from New Zealand where his penultimate event saw him dominate much of the overall show until contact with a car ended his hopes of victory. The final event in New Zealand saw Allard carve his way from mid-pack to finish fifth in the feature. “We had a good showing overall in New Zealand,” he said. “It was a lot of fun to be able to race there and stay sharp during the offseason.”

Allard plans to be at the top of his game at the Mini Gold Cup. He uses K&N products. “K&N makes the best oil filters and air filters for our cars,” he said. “K&N is easy to use and maintain. We just wash, assemble and race.”

The Mini Gold Cup will go green on Friday March 13 and conclude on Saturday March 14.

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