• By Gary Thomas

Stockton Dirt Track Asparagus Cup purse breakdown for April 12th and 13th

Stockton, CA – The second annual “Asparagus Cup” on April 12th and 13th at the Stockton Dirt Track marks the next event for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards. Upwards of $70,000 in purse money will be handed out over the two nights of racing.

Opening night of the Asparagus Cup on Friday will award $10,000-to-win the feature and the Saturday finale will pay out a strong $15,000-to-win. Each night will also be a solid $800-to-start the A-main. The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards recently opened the season at Placerville Speedway, where Auburn’s Andy Forsberg claimed the big victory over Roseville’s Sean Becker and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto.

After paying for festival admission each day, a race ticket will cost $10 extra (five and under are free for the race). If you purchase a discount San Joaquin Asparagus Festival ticket at Save Mart or Lucky’s ahead of time it will bring your total cost to watch the race down to $22 each night for adults. For a list of Save Mart and Lucky stores to purchase discount Asparagus Festival tickets click


The front grandstand gate at the Stockton Dirt Track will open at 4pm, with heat races scheduled to begin at 6pm both nights. The pit registration booth will open at noon each day. For more information visit www.stocktondirttrack.com Asparagus Cup Friday night purse

1. $10,000 2. $2,500 3. $1,500 4. $1,100 5. $1,000 6. $950 7. $900 8. $800 9. $800 10. $800 11. $800 12. $800 13. $800 14. $800 15. $800 16. $800 17. $800 18. $800 19. $800 20. $800 21. $800 22. $800 23. $800 24. $800

Total A-main purse: $31,550

Asparagus Cup Saturday night purse

1. $15,000 2. $3,000 3. $1,500 4. $1,100 5. $1,000 6. $950 7. $900 8. $800 9. $800 10. $800 11. $800 12. $800 13. $800 14. $800 15. $800 16. $800 17. $800 18. $800 19. $800 20. $800 21. $800 22. $800 23. $800 24. $800

Total A-main purse: $37,050

The San Joaquin Asparagus Festival offers everything from food to fun. Bring your family and friends to enjoy Asparagus Alley with delicious asparagus dishes, live entertainment, Health & Wellness Fair, countless vendors, Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion, Cooking Demonstrations, Recipe Contest, Deep Fried Asparagus Eating Competition, Monster Truck rides, Kids Zone with carnival rides and games, country farm animals and much more.

“Visitors to the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival have always been treated to a large variety of entertainment, cooking demonstrations, shopping, children’s activities, and arguably the best food offered at any festival around,” said Tony Noceti Group Inc. President Tony Noceti. “Events such as these are very important to communities all around the country and the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival is definitely a staple in the San Joaquin valley. We invite everyone to come early for the festival and then attend the races later in the evening.”

The Asparagus Festival was first created in 1985 by a small group of Stockton residents led by Gordon Medlin and Joe Travale, with the backing of Bank of Stockton President Robert Eberhardt. A year later, the first festival was held at Oak Grove Regional Park along Eight Mile Road. The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. Be sure to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

For more info on the San Joaquin Asparagus visit www.SanJoaquinAsparagusFestival.net

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