What has made the Money Race festivities so popular each Friday of a Gold Cup racing weekend is not so much the run for a financial payday, but the drama of finding out who will start where by virtue of a blind draw at the beginning of the event, the standing start at the beginning of the race, and the halftime break which features a pill draw by the leader at that point to determine the possible inversion of positions, all leading to a sometimes very dramatic finish, culminating with an tidy little payday for the winner and subsequent top five.
But the true beauty of the Money Race is taking care of all the participants, either by Money or Product.
Leading the product charge for the series first race will be Steve Baker of Baker Racing Engines, again sweetening the pot for a few drivers that may finish out of the money. Baker will be providing Gift Certificates to many participants again this year. Additionally, the re-emergence of Margay Racing Products to the Gold Cup fold will add to what should be a great weekend of racing at Jacksonville. Keith Freber, proprietor of the St Louis based company, will be giving away 1 set of Firestone YKD Tires to a participant in the Money Race field, thus providing a large financial boost to 1 driver in the field for the weekend.
Leading the charge of heavy weights in the All Star race will be defending Jax Money Race winner Chris Wells along with multi-time Money Race winner Gary Lawson. Drivers such as Jim Lipari, Dylan and Jason Zobkiw, Travis Manning, Connor Lund, Zachary Deshaies and many more will be just a few of the names to watch out for all weekend long. Adding former Gold Cuppers Mike Greiner and Richie Kuhn back to the fold, along with what should be a great turnout of Clones and the all new X30 Junior and Senior 2 Cycle classes, and the Money Race is just the tipoff of a star studded, packed weekend of racing hosted by the North Florida Kart Club and WKA.