(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster is once again amidst a very tight championship battle and as the action picks up with the calendar changing to September, all eyes will be on the series as they raise the curtain on the 63rd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, CA on Wednesday, September 7th.
“The Wednesday night Civil War Series race has been a great opener at the Gold Cup Race of Champions over the years,” Silver Dollar Speedway Director of Communications, Troy Hennig said. “The last few seasons the series has had a great championship battle and this season is no different, and we are fortunate to watch it unfold on one of the biggest stages of the year.”
Looking for his ninth Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster series championship, Andy Forsberg comes into the highly anticipated Wednesday night show with a very slim two-point lead over the newly crowned Placerville Speedway champion, Mason Moore.
All season long, Moore and Forsberg have shadowed each other on the track, and with just four races remaining on the 2016 schedule, Moore is still in search of his first series win of the 2016 season, and would love to pick it up at his home track.
Alongside the tight points battle, this show is expected to get a little more wild as Wooster, OH driver, Jac Haudenschild, is expected to be on hand aboard the always potent Silva Motorsports No. 57 in search of his first ever Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster feature event win.
Back in March, the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster opened their season up at the Silver Dollar Speedway, and that race did not disappoint as it was talked about for weeks on end. During that night, Kyle Hirst and Willie Croft went toe-to-toe on an immaculately prepared Silver Dollar Speedway surface with Croft getting the better of his brother-in-law and picking up the win.
During the series’ most recent event, Justin Sanders was the class of the field as he flexed his muscle at the Ocean Speedway and captured the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic. The 50-lap race had many drivers’ running hot when the checkered flag waived and the Wednesday night show should be a very eventful reunion.
Besides Forsberg’s and Moore’s battle for the series crown, other drivers expected to be on hand include Steven Tiner, Michael Ing, Bradley Terrell, Koen Shaw, DJ Freitas, Justin Sanders, last year’s race winner, Sean Becker, Shane Golobic, Cory Eliason, Seth Nunes, Kyle Hirst, DJ Netto, Cody Lamar and many, many more of the regions top drivers.
September 7th– Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)
September 17th– Marysville Raceway
September 24th– Petaluma Speedway
November 5th– Stockton Dirt Track (Tribute To GP)
ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will take a couple of weeks off before taking to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Wednesday September 7th as the curtain raises on the 63rd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions.
WINNERS: Willie Croft (March 25th, Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 28th, Marysville Raceway), Cory Eliason (May 29th, Silver Dollar Speedway), Steven Tiner (June 11th, Placerville Speedway), Sean Becker (June 18th, Petaluma Speedway), Kyle Hirst (July 15th Ocean Speedway), Sean Becker (August 6th Placerville Speedway), Justin Sanders (August 20th Ocean Speedway).
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CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2016, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 12 events at 6 different tracks around California.