Trophy Cup to pay record purse in October

Trophy Cup To Pay Record Purse

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…This coming October when the Abreu Vineyards 29th Annual Trophy Cup Presented By Rudeen Racing takes place at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, a record purse will be paid over the three-day event.

The record setting payout will be approximately $225,000, an increase of $25,000 over last year’s total.

The additional money will be put into the B main and A main on Saturday.

The B main will receive a significant boost as it will be an $11,350 total payout compared to last year’s $4,475. The Saturday B main will pay $1000 for fifth and $500 to start, a large increase over the prior purse. The top four in the Saturday B main are rewarded with a starting spot in the 50-lap finale, and will be part of the new guarantee payout for the Saturday A main.

The 24 drivers that comprise the Saturday A main field will be guaranteed $6000 in earnings for the three days combined. This is a $1000 increase over the previous payout. The purse adds money as needed to any driver whose total earnings do not reach the $6000 guarantee.

The 2023 Trophy Cup champion will earn $29,000 in total earnings since it will be the 29th year of the event.

One part of the event that won’t change is the support to Make-A-Wish Foundation. All entry fees along with money raised in a variety of activities will be donated to the Foundation as has been the case for many years. The current total raised by the Trophy Cup for Make-A-Wish is $2,675,000.

Entry forms will be mailed to teams that raced last year in April with a maximum of 120 entries being accepted.