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Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway will Host the 16th Annual Trophy Cup
Jonathan Allard and his No.8 Williams Motorsports, K&N Filters car are ready for the 16th annual Trophy Cup 360 sprint car races at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway in California.
Veteran racer Jonathan Allard will drive the K&N Filters No. 0 in the 16th annual Trophy Cup at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway in California
The two night 360 sprint car event is one of the few races remaining in Northern California for the veteran driver. Allard said he has a lot to accomplish over the next few weeks. “The Trophy Cup race seems to be the most fun out of all the races all season long,” said Allard. “In previous years we’ve always been fast at this race. It seems as though something always takes the win out of our reach. We’ve had a really good year at the Tulare track and I have a lot of confidence going into the Trophy Cup event.”
Jonathan Allard said he uses K&N air and oil filters because they are the best products on the market
During the 2008 Trophy Cup Allard had engine problems during qualifying. That left him with the 42nd fastest time. He was unable to run his heat race on opening night and that ended his chance of victory.
“The highlight of the 2008 event was going from 18th place to 3rd place in the B-Main,” said the two-time King of California. “This year Tulare will have a really good field and as always we can’t wait.”
Allard has a good record at the Tulare, California track. He scored a pair of podiums and a fifth place finish at the Thunderbowl in the 2009 season. The Trophy Cup uses a unique points system to determine the winner. It rewards performance from consecutive nights of heats, transfers and main-event races.
This is the second time in the events history that organizers have had to turn down cars, the event is filled to capacity with 72 pre-registered cars. The field will include past Trophy Cup champions Ronnie Day , 1994, Tommy Tarlton, 2000, Craig Stidham, 2001 and Brent Kaeding 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2005.
Last weekend, Allard went into the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals in Chico, California. He scored a 10th place finish in the 40-lap finale at the Silver Dollar Speedway.
Allard uses K&N products. “K&N has the best air and oil filters on the market,” he said. “We’ve had many racers come to us and discuss the problems they are experiencing with other brands of racing filters that blow the sealing ring. We tell them about K&N, they switch and do not have any more failures. With our K&N air box the maintenance is effortless. Take one look at the champions around the race track and you will see why champions choose K&N.”
The Trophy Cup will take place on October 23 and 24. The event kicks off with qualifying at 5:15 pm on Friday, and Saturday's action starts at 6 pm.
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