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Shawn Jones Shines at Gold Cup Opener with Hunt Series

Updated: Sep 13, 2022

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Chico, CA)- Running extremely well during the NorCal Posse Shootout over Labor Day Weekend, Shawn Jones was not to be denied at the opening night of Gold Cup on Wednesday night in Chico, CA as a strong showing saw him park the Pries Motorsports entry in victory lane.

Lining up on the pole of the 20-lap feature event on what was a 20-car invitational race, Jones jumped out to the lead and would set a torrid pace on the hooked up racing surface.

While action behind him led to a few stoppages, Jones would not let restarts hinder him as he hit his marks and mashed the throttle for 20-laps. With a big pay day up for grabs courtesy of added sponsorship from C&H Veteran Ent., Joe Hunt Magnetos, and Transport Products Unlimited, Jones’ Wedesnday night triumph was worth $2,000.00.

Up front it was all about Jones, behind him Daniel Whitley and Jarrett Soares continued their strong runs just as they did at Placerville over the previous weekend and the duo rounded out the podium.

With 20-cars checked in for the invitational event, a draw show was used, and heat races wins went to Brent Steck and Shane Hopkins. Both drivers took home $100 for their efforts courtesy of Dependable Crane.

Jake Morgan finished 10th and Eric Hopkins finished 20th, and they each took home $100 from BioRational Vector Control LLC.

The Hard Charger on Wednesday night was Eathon Lanfri and he was awarded $100 from Transport Products Unlimited for his charge in the feature.

A Main

  1. Shawn Jones #14

  2. Daniel Whitley #3T

  3. Jarrett Soares #12

  4. Nick Larson #24N

  5. Josh Young #7EJ

  6. Heath Holdsclaw #33

  7. Eathon Lanfri #31P

  8. Scott Clough #60

  9. Anthony Snow #17

  10. Eric Hopkins #151

  11. Trey Walters #7

  12. Mark Hanson #79

  13. Jordan Garretson #98Z

  14. Evan Gularte #17M

  15. Nathan Johnson #16

  16. Brent Steck #2STX

  17. Shane Hopkins #51

  18. Nick Robfogel #3

  19. Brian Slubik #121

  20. Jake Morgan #7M

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will be back in action on October 1st at Petaluma Speedway.

WINNERS: Bradley Terrell (March 26th Petaluma Speedway), Jake Morgan (April 2nd Placerville Speedway), Daniel Whitley (May 21st Merced Speedway), Daniel Whitley May 28th Stockton Dirt Track), DJ Johnson (June 18th Marysville Raceway), Jake Morgan (July 16th Placerville Speedway), Bradley Terrell (August 20th Petaluma Speedway) Jake Morgan (Sept. 3rd Placerville Speedway) Shane Hopkins (Sept. 4th Placerville Speedway), Shawn Jones (September 7thSilver Dollar Speedway).

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JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 saw Gleeson come back aboard. 2022 the series will be in action on 12 occasions as they visit five different Northern California venues.



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