Gold Cup Race of Champions

A row of stock cars racing on the dirt track at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds during the Gold Cup Race of ChampionsGold Cup Race of Champions (Courtesy Silver Dollar Speedway)

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.”


Wednesday - Saturday, August 21 - 24, 2024


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