Golobic Garners Second Trophy Cup Title as Bernal Wins Finale

TULARE, Cal. (October 21, 2017) – While Ryan Bernal flashed first under the final checkered flag of the weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway, it was Shane Golobic capturing his second consecutive Trophy Cup title by rallying from deep in the field to top overall points.

Golobic charged from 15th to fourth in Saturday night’s 40-lap 24th Annual Trophy Cup finale to take the $20,000 winner’s share for the second year in a row.

“It’s a dream come true once again,” Golobic exclaimed upon climbing out of his Sprint Car.

Still outside the top ten at the race’s open red flag after 28 laps, Golobic rallied over the final dozen circuits to secure the Trophy Cup title.

“They made some major adjustments on that red that made the car great,” Golobic explained.

While Golobic worked through the field to take the big check, the race up front was between Ryan Bernal and Bud Kaeding throughout.  After Kaeding briefly battled into the lead at the open red flag stop on lap 28, Bernal recaptured the point and paced the final ten rounds to snare the win despite a pair of close calls.

“I tried to give that away twice, Bud shoulda cleaned me out a couple of times,” Bernal commented.  “Bud taught me how to race this track.  I didn’t think there was any way in Hell we would win tonight.”

Kaeding settled for runner-up honors with Willie Croft, Golobic and Tim Kaeding rounding out the top five.

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D-Main #1:
1. 33 – Lucas Ashe
2. 3K – Kaleb Montgomery
3. 57 – Dustin Golobic
4. 1 – Mitchel Moles
5. 81 – Grant Anderson
6. 57T – Billy Butler
7. 2 – Gary Nelson Jr.
8. 9A – Luke Didiuk

D-Main #2:
1. 9R – Reece Goetz
2. 2K – Kyle Offill
3. 57B – Bobby Butler
4. 10V – Richard Vander Weerd
5. 8 – Jeremy Chisum
6. 33S – Lance Sargent
7. 28 – Mark Herz
8. 6C – Travis Coelho

D-Main #3:
1. 5 – Collin Markle
2. 7Z – Zane Blanchard
3. 91C – Shawn Conde
4. 10F – Jared Faria
5. 88V – Jace Vander Weerd
6. 5X – Cole Danell
7. 99T – Tanner Boul
8. 93 – Jimmy Trulli

Heat Race #1:
1. 51 – Austen Wheatley
2. 42X – Herman Klein
3. 44W – Trey Starks
4. 26 – Willie Croft
5. 21 – Jason Meyers
6. 18 – Jason Solwold
7. X1 – Mason Moore
8. 63 – Geoff Ensign

Heat Race #2:
1. 41L – Danny Lasoski
2. 56 – Ryan Bernal
3. 9S – Landon Hurst
4. 22 – Shane Golobic
5. 68 – Chase Johnson
6. 29 – Joey Saldana
7. 0 – Jason Statler
8. 45 – Jake Morgan

Heat Race #3:
1. 69 – Freddie Rahmer
2. 0 – Bud Kaeding
3. 83SR – Tim Kaeding
4. 10 – Mathew Moles
5. 83JR – Gio Scelzi
6. 3C – D.J. Netto
7. 20 – Cory Eliason
8. 9L – Cody Lamar

Heat Race #4:
1. 7 – Steven Kent
2. 7T – Tim Crawley
3. 41 – Dominic Scelzi
4. 94 – Steven Tiner
5. 16 – Andy Gregg
6. 23T – George Tristao Jr.
7. 91 – Chase Goetz
8. 88 – Terry McCarl

Heat Race #5:
1. 21P – Robbie Price
2. 33C – Colton Heath
3. 88N – Tanner Thorson
4. 11 – Roger Crockett
5. 4S – Buddy Kofoid
6. X1JR – Colby Copeland
7. 75 – Sean Becker
8. 74 – Colton Hardy

Heat Race #6:
1. 72W – Kurt Nelson
2. 83 – Kyle Hirst
3. 21X – Carson Macedo
4. 7C – Tony Gualda
5. 83SA – Jonathan Allard
6. 37 – Mitchell Faccinto
7. 4SA – Greg DeCaires
8. 12P – Scott Parker

C-Main:
1. 9S – Landon Hurst
2. 4SA – Greg DeCaires
3. 42X – Herman Klein
4. 69 – Freddie Rahmer
5. 9L – Cody Lamar
6. 3K – Kaleb Montgomery
7. 33C – Colton Heath
8. 2K – Kyle Offill
9. 57 – Dustin Golobic
10. 5 – Collin Markle
11. 9R – Reece Goetz
12. 7Z – Zane Blanchard
13. 57B – Bobby Butler
14. 23T – George Tristao Jr.
15. 10V – Richard Vander Weerd
16. 91C – Shawn Conde
17. 1 – Mitchel Moles
18. 12P – Scott Parker
19. 33 – Lucas Ashe

B-Main:
1. 83 – Kyle Hirst
2. 63 – Geoff Ensign
3. 83JR – Gio Scelzi
4. 0 – Jason Statler
5. 10 – Mathew Moles
6. X1 – Mason Moore
7. X1JR – Colby Copeland
8. 11 – Roger Crockett
9. 21P – Robbie Price
10. 7 – Steven Kent
11. 69 – Freddie Rahmer
12. 4SA – Greg DeCaires
13. 72W – Kurt Nelson
14. 45 – Jake Morgan
15. 74 – Colton Hardy
16. 44W – Trey Starks
17. 91 – Chase Goetz
18. 37 – Mitchell Faccinto
19. 9S – Landon Hurst
20. 75 – Sean Becker
21. 42X – Herman Klein
22. 88 – Terry McCarl
23. 51 – Austen Wheatley
24. 41L – Danny Lasoski

Feature:
1. 56 – Ryan Bernal
2. 0 – Bud Kaeding
3. 26 – Willie Croft
4. 22 – Shane Golobic
5. 83SR – Tim Kaeding
6. 68 – Chase Johnson
7. 29 – Joey Saldana
8. 4S – Buddy Kofoid
9. 83JR – Gio Scelzi
10. 20 – Cory Eliason
11. 16 – Andy Gregg
12. 88N – Tanner Thorson
13. 18 – Jason Solwold
14. 21X – Carson Macedo
15. 7C – Tony Gualda
16. 7T – Tim Crawley
17. 21 – Jason Meyers
18. 0 – Jason Statler
19. 63 – Geoff Ensign
20. 83 – Kyle Hirst
21. 94 – Steven Tiner
22. 41 – Dominic Scelzi
23. 3C – D.J. Netto
24. 83SA – Jonathan Allard