CHICO, CA – September 8, 2018 – Rico Abreu went from third to first to lead Lap 26 and never looked back, securing his second Gold Cup title in a slide job war Saturday Night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Tim Kaeding finished second for the second consecutive night with Cory Eliason completing the all-California podium.

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$15,000]; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding [9][$5,700]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [3][$3,500]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6][$3,000]; 5. 4S-Michael Kofoid [1][$2,600]; 6. 121-Justin Sanders [2][$2,400]; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic [13][$2,300]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [19][$2,200]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [16][$2,150]; 10. 92-Andy Forsberg [4][$2,100]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [10][$1,600]; 12. 88N-DJ Netto [24][$1,350]; 13. O-Bud Kaeding [15][$1,300]; 14. 5-David Gravel [20][$1,200]; 15. 26-Joey Saldana [21][$1,100]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$1,000]; 17. 19-Brent Marks [23][$900]; 18. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [14][$850]; 19. 45-Austen Wheatley [12][$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [27][$]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$800]; 22. 21P-Robbie Price [22][$800]; 23. 29-Willie Croft [17][$800]; 24. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$800]; 25. 3C-Tanner Thorson [7][$800]; 26. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$]; Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-24, Tanner Thorson 25, Rico Abreu 26-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 88N-DJ Netto[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.29; 2. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 12.405; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.418; 4. 4S-Michael Kofoid, 12.443; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding, 12.488; 6. O-Bud Kaeding, 12.559; 7. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.58; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox, 12.616; 9. 88N-DJ Netto, 12.626; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.637; 11. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.728; 12. 21P-Robbie Price, 12.752; 13. 25-Bobby McMahan, 12.765; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.778; 15. 98-Sean Watts, 12.795; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.826; 17. 29-Willie Croft, 12.857; 18. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 12.866; 19. 28-Nathan Rolfe, 12.967; 20. 22-Mason Moore, 13.036; 21. 96-Andy Caruana, 13.202

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 121-Justin Sanders, 12.313; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.423; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.667; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.671; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg, 12.724; 6. 45-Austen Wheatley, 12.727; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.759; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.837; 9. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 12.849; 10. 5-David Gravel, 12.91; 11. 21W-Jake Wheeler, 12.923; 12. 21-Michael Ing, 12.994; 13. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 13.015; 14. 16A-Colby Copeland, 13.128; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.189; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.299; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.347; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.367; 19. 7-Scott Bogucki, 13.487; 20. 18Z-Jennafer Frazier, 13.839

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 3-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [9]; 6. 25-Bobby McMahan [7]; 7. 96-Andy Caruana [11]; 8. 98-Sean Watts [8]; 9. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 10. 28-Nathan Rolfe [10]; 11. 88N-DJ Netto [5]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 3C-Tanner Thorson [1]; 2. 4S-Michael Kofoid [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 6. 21P-Robbie Price [6]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [9]; 9. 22-Mason Moore [10]; 10. 31C-Justyn Cox [4]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 121-Justin Sanders [1]; 2. 92-Andy Forsberg [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [9]; 7. 83T-Tanner Carrick [7]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler [6]; 10. 7-Scott Bogucki [10]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 45-Austen Wheatley [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 21-Michael Ing [6]; 7. 16A-Colby Copeland [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 10. 18Z-Jennafer Frazier [10]

Dash - Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 4S-Michael Kofoid [7]; 2. 121-Justin Sanders [2]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 4. 92-Andy Forsberg [6]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 7. 3C-Tanner Thorson [3]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 7S-Jason Sides [3][-]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [4][-]; 3. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [5][$150]; 4. 7-Scott Bogucki [8][$150]; 5. 22-Mason Moore [9][$150]; 6. 98-Sean Watts [1][$125]; 7. 18Z-Jennafer Frazier [10][$125]; 8. 96-Andy Caruana [11][$125]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [2][$125]; 10. 28-Nathan Rolfe [7][$125]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 26-Joey Saldana [1][]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price [7][]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [12][]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [5][]; 5. 16A-Colby Copeland [8][$300]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$250]; 7. 83T-Tanner Carrick [6][$225]; 8. 25-Bobby McMahan [9][$200]; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler [2][$200]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$200]; 11. 21-Michael Ing [4][$200]; 12. 31C-Justyn Cox [3][$200]



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