Trophy Cup Payout Sets Another Record

This October when the Abreu Vineyards 30th Annual Trophy Cup Presented by Rudeen Racing takes place at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, a big increase in the purse will occur thanks to the support of Kevin and Monika Rudeen.

A total of $300,000 will be paid to the winged 360 sprint field, an increase of $75,000 over last year’s purse.

The payout will be different in that the 2024 point champion will receive $30,000 from the point fund plus whatever was earned over the three days of racing. The main events purse is also being increased and are now $5,000 to win on Thursday and Friday and $7,500 on Saturday.

Saturday’s A main for the top 24 cars in points has two payouts, $27,900 for the race with $7,500 to win, and $184,500 in the point fund. That means the fifty lap finale pays a total of $212,400.

An additional $7,400 has been added to the purse for both Thursday and Friday nights.

This year the lineup for Saturday’s A main will return to the 24 car inversion, putting the high point car outside row twelve. Tim Kaeding is the only driver that has won the Saturday main from last starting.

Story courtesy of Ron Rodda. Image courtesy of M&M Photos