Return to mobile version

23rd Annual Trophy Cup

October 20 - October 22, 2016

Location :

Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare
Tulare Fairgrounds
Bardsley & K Street
Tulare, CA 93274
Phone: 688-0909

Buy your tickets now!

In 1994 Dave Pusateri, the owner of Trophy City in San Jose CA, came up with the idea of an event that featured a main that was fully inverted, putting the fastest cars at the rear for a passing filled race. The event became known as the Trophy Cup and its remarkable history continues this year with the 23rd annual event. It is a winged 360 sprint show that draws attention to the West Coast from across the country. Much of the attention comes from the final night main that puts the highest point cars at the rear of the 24 car field. From qualifying on opening night to heat races and mains, drivers earn points and the highest total after the racing ends wins the Trophy Cup. There are two parts to the purse money, about half is paid in the usual racing method and the other half is used to pay the top 24 cars in the point tally. 

The Trophy Cup has always been a cooperative effort among businesses, the host track, fans, and all the volunteers that shape the Trophy Cup organization. The event has earned the Short Track Race of the Year from National Speed Sport News, an award befitting the level of competition that fans have enjoyed each year.

For more information visit:

Contact a Trophy Cup Representative at Qnir@gebculpvgl.pbz


Micah wishes to be the official flagman of the 2016 Trophy Cup Race.

Micah is 16 years old and was born with a chromosome disorder that has left him with special needs, along with severe scoliosis. Since Micah was a baby his true "happy place" in life has been to watch the flagman and imitate him waving his flags. It is so heartwarming to watch. He has become like family to the drivers, who look forward to seeing his smiling face, flags clenched in his hands, anticipating the next race to go out on the track. He also takes pride in his collection of driver fan shirts, wearing one to every race.

We are grateful for each prospective sponsor's passion for our mission and desire to work on behalf of wish kids.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact: 

Diana Rambo
Executive Director
(559) 221-9474

Contact Us to Become a Sponsor
Make-A-Wish® Central California
351 W. Cromwell Ave.
Suite 112-A
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 221-9474