The Gold Cup Race of Champions is a longstanding and nationally recognizable dirt track racing event featuring the best sprint car drivers in the world. The on-track action begins in early September and goes for 4 days. The Gold Cup race is held at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, and during that week, the facility turns into a mini-city with campers parked from one end to the other. Racing enthusiasts from all over the world converge at the Silver Dollar Speedway for fast cars, fun times, and a lifetime of memories.
As former Gold Cup promoter John Padjen used to say, “The Gold Cup is a race that turned into a weeklong party for fans.”