Sep 7, 2014 2:21 AM by Ross Field
Chico's own Jonathan Allard came through in the clutch to win the 61st annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway.
Allard led just one lap of the feaute and it was the lap that mattered the most.
Defending World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman secured the lead from Oroville's Sean Becker on a restart on lap 25.
Becker had been leading up until that point.
Allard took his time, slowly reeling in the leaders.
He passed Becker and then set his sights on Pittman.
On the final turn of the final lap in the 40-lap feature, Allard passed Pittman en route to capturing the checkered flag.
Pittman finished in second place and Becker came in third.
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