Golobic Makes History at 2022 Trophy Cup

October 23rd, 2022 by Wade Huisman

By Alex Nieten (October 23, 2022)

TULARE, Calif. — An eventful final night of the 28th edition of Trophy Cup was headlined by Shane Golobic claiming his third championship in the coveted event.

The Fremont, Calif., native is one of the best to ever hail from California and his title further cemented his place in history. The trio of Trophy Cups equaled him with Tim Kaeding and Jac Haudenschild for second most all time, just one behind Brent Kaeding’s record of four.

All three of Golobic’s wins have come at Thunderbowl Raceway, a record he now solely owns as no other driver has claimed three in Tulare since the Trophy Cup moved there in 2005.

Golobic’s first two Trophy Cup wins came in 2016 and ’17, and those were with the Keith Day No. 22 team. This year he wheeled the Matt Wood Racing No. 17w to the victory, and with his brother, Dustin, on the wrenches, the celebration was all the more special.

“It’s just chemistry,” Shane said of why the two work so well together. “You can’t fake that. It’s brother-to-brother. Our dynamic has changed a little bit lately. He’s got a big boy job during the week, but he shows up and puts all this effort in. I can’t thank him enough.”

In the feature, Golobic went in as the high point man and pieced together a memorable drive from 20th to third to seal the deal.

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