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Gold Rush Tour Wraps with the World of Outlaws Race of Champions in Chico, California
The biggest sprint car race of the year in the West is the World of Outlaws Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.
Fourth place finish for Jonathan Allard in the K&N Filters Williams Motorsports No. 0 at Silver Dollar Speedway for the 56th Annual World of Outlaws Gold Cup Race of Champions. photo by stevesracingphotos.com
Chico, California native Jonathan Allard will next race in the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals
Two K&N supported racers from different teams, Jonathan Allard and Andy Forsberg were on hand to wrap up the 2009 Gold Rush Tour at the 56th annual event.
Racer Andy Forsberg was proud to make it to his 4th A-Main with the World of Outlaws at the Gold Cup Race of Champions
A&A Motorsports will next race at Petaluma Speedway for a 360 Civil War Race in California
Allard and the Williams Motorsports Team put together an impressive race and scored a second top-five in the World of Outlaws sanctioned event. Allard finished 4th on Saturday night. In the 2008 event, Allard finished third.
The Chico, California native scored a third place finish in the opening heat race on Friday night and took fourth place in the dash. This put him in an outside row starting spot for the 30 lap preliminary main event.
Allard ran with the top five contenders for most of the race and exchanged positions with Tim Kaeding several times. After a handful of laps Allard lost a spot and finished sixth on opening night.
By Saturday, Allard had enough points to put the K&N Filters machine on the outside of the third row for the $50,000 to win Gold Cup Race of Champions main event. After 40 laps of racing Allard finished in 4th place, behind Joel Saldana, Jason Sides and Jason Meyers.
“It was an honor to run up front with the best guys in sprint car racing,” said Allard. “The car has been fast throughout the season and I want to thank our sponsors and supporters who give us the opportunity to race. We use K&N oil and air filters along with K&N’s carbon fiber air box. K&N makes the best products, the oil and air filters are easy to use and maintain. K&N gives us an edge in sprint car racing and is dependable every time.”
K&N supported driver Andy Forsberg and the A&A Motorsports Team started 3rd in the B-main event on Friday night. “Andy raced hard,” said Candace Forsberg, Andy’s mother. “With only two laps remaining our Crew Chief Brian Cannon was hit in the head with a rock and needed six stitches. He didn’t let it stop him from working and made adjustments on Andy’s car for the start of the A-main.” In the end Forsberg took 19th place.
“It was a great weekend for the A&A Motorsports Team,” said Forsberg. “We made our 4th A-main with the World of Outlaws at the Gold Cup in four out of the last seven years. It’s also great to have supporters like K&N who make great products. We wouldn’t use any other filter on our race cars.”
Allard and the Williams Motorsports Team return to racing with the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals this October and Forsberg and the A&A Motorsports Team head to Petaluma Speedway for 360 Civil War Race in California September 19.
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