New Promoter takes the wheel of the famed Silver Dollar Speedway

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From Handy Racing Promotions

CHICO, CA (1-10-11) The famed Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California will be under new management in the coming weeks, announced Handy Racing Promotions Incorporated, who has operated the quarter-mile dirt track for the last two years at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. At this time Alan Handy and is his staff wish to officially welcome Gage Motorsports to the front office of the track at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds that is home to the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions.

Gage Motorsports is no stranger to Silver Dollar Speedway. The firm is owned and operated by longtime motor sports professional Dennis Gage and Sandy Lawston. For decades, Gage worked on staff at Silver Dollar Speedway as the longtime track announcer and managed the media relations for the track during his reign. In recent years Gage has managed the operations of the successful All American Speedway in Roseville for the Placer County Fair. Now, he returns to the track he called home for so many years as the new track promoter following a recent agreement with Handy to take over the facility.

“When it comes to the future of Silver Dollar Speedway I can’t think of anyone better to take over this racetrack than Dennis Gage,” said Alan Handy, who will now focus strictly on managing the longtime successful Placerville Speedway and the traveling Civil War Series. “Dennis has a great knowledge of Silver Dollar Speedway and the community around it. His relationships in the sport and success will be good for Chico and I am wishing him the best as he takes on this venture.”

In the coming days Gage will issue his first media release detailing the plans for the future at Silver Dollar Speedway. The new management group will maintain the 2011 race schedule set forth by Handy last week and will honor all previous advance ticket sales for the 2011 Gold Cup Race of Champions in September. The new season will begin at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 11 with the Mini Gold Cup, featuring the World of Outlaws and the USAC Western Classic Series Sprint Cars prior to the opening of the 2011 championship season.

As Handy passes the torch of this famed facility to it’s new promoter there are countless individuals to thank for their support and gratitude through the years. There is great appreciation for the many fans, race teams, sponsors and the Silver Dollar Fair that showed their support through the years along with a very dedicated staff.

“There are so many people to thank for their support that we couldn’t possibly begin to list them all,” added Handy. “We’ve had a great group of sponsors, incredible fans and some of the most dedicated drivers in all of our divisions. I hope all of these individuals will continue to support Silver Dollar Speedway in new times. I really have to thank my own dedicated staff over the last couple of years with their relentless dedication to this speedway.”

At this time, Silver Dollar Speedway will continue to be found online at as the transition begins between Handy and Gage. The track mailing address will be 2343 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928. The track phone line will remain 530-891-6535. The phone number for the business office of Silver Dollar Speedway is 530-350-7275. Fax number is 530-350-7448. The email for Silver Dollar Speedway is:

“This isn’t a negative thing, it’s a positive thing for Silver Dollar Speedway,” added Handy. “I hope everyone who hung in there and supported our efforts will do so with Dennis and Sandy. We are all race fans in this business, you have to be, we want to work together to do whatever is best for the sport. We welcome this change with open arms.”