Saturday’s Racing Cancelled Due to King Fire; Thank you for a great 2014 season

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Due to the growth of the King Fire in El Dorado County and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds being overtaken by additional fire crews for an unknown term, racing has been CANCELLED at Placerville this Satfire arturday. Placerville Speedway is unable to reschedule this event but watch for news from the Civil War Series regarding a make up race at an alternative location in the coming weeks. We thank all you for a great 2014

Thompsons Auto Centers’ Annual Tribute to Al Hinds Crowns Placerville Champions

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champions bannerArticle by Bill Sullivan, Handy Racing Promotions  – Photos by Donna Peter, www.racephotosbydonna.com

PLACERVILLE, CA – The regular championship point racing season came to a climactic conclusion Saturday night at Placerville Speedway as the Thompson’s Auto Center’s Tribute Al Hinds brought added winnings to the final night of racing and crowned three season champions in the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resorts Championship Series. The evening marked the final night for the multiple divisions and just one event remains this

Tribute to Al Hinds point race finale offers full day of fun ending with championship finale

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By Bill Sullivan

PLACERVILLE, CA - Race fans from El Dorado County and the surrounding communities are gearing up for one of the biggest nights of open wheel racing in the sierra foothills as Placerville Speedway pays homage to a legacy in local racing. This Saturday, it’s time for the 11th Annual Tribute to Al Hinds at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds presented by Thompson’s Auto Centers.

hinds poster    For the first time in the

Lucrative tribute to Donnie Tilford yields wild penultimate points race at Placerville Speedway Saturday Night

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micheli winBy Bill Sullivan, Placerville Speedway

PLACERVILLE, CA – During his days beneath the helmet and thereafter, the one thing the late Donnie Tilford truly loved was an exciting race night for both drivers and fans. Saturday night at Placerville Speedway there was undoubtedly a bit of magic in the air as a grandstand packed with fans was treated to thrills, spills and emotion for the inaugural Tribute to Donnie Tilford presented by Handy Racing

Big Money and Heavy Hearts come together for Saturday’s Inaugural Tribute to Donnie Tilford at Placerville Speedway

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DT croppedBy Bill Sullivan, Placerville Speedway

PLACERVILLE, CA – This Saturday will bring inflated winnings and heavy hearts together at Placerville Speedway as the second to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship event of the season pays homage to the late Donnie Tilford, one the most decorated and beloved in the history of Placerville Speedway, with the inaugural Tribute to Donnie TIlford Big Trophy Night at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

The first edition

Championship Point Race 15 brings five different drivers to victory lane

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PLACERVILLE, CA – The pit area of Placerville Speedway was packed full Saturday night as five different divisions formed the race card for the 15th Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship event of the season presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, The Mountain Democrat and Thompsons Auto Centers.Midgets

When the final checkered waved on the field of more that 80 cars, five different faces celebrated their success in victory lane. Bobby Hogue of Watsonville came home the

Nor Cal Modified Challenge Headlines Five Division Placerville Program Saturday Night

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chadwick_mcdanielBy Bill Sullivan/HRP Media

PLACERVILLE, CA – This Saturday night Placerville Speedway will pack the pit area of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds with a giant five division racing program for the 15th Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship event of the season presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, The Mountain Democrat and Thompsons Auto Centers.

While four divisions will make return visits, the evening will welcome the excitement of Dirt Modifieds back to the quarter mile

Sanders rides the rim to fourth Placerville Victory on Kids Night

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By Bill Sullivan- Placerville Speedway

PLACERVILLE, CA – A jubilant crowd packed the grandstands at Placerville Speedway for Mountain Democrat Kids Night at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and cheered on Prunedale’s Justin Sanders at the end of the night as he celebrated a hard earned fourth victory in the Sprint Car feature event.08_16_2014_258

Sanders was joined in the victory celebrations with Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst who won his fifth Limited Late Model feature. Matt Tilford of

41st Hangtown Police Destruction Derby returns in grand fashion this Sunday

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derby picPopular event returns with expanded program of both stock and thrilling open classes all for charity

By Bill Sullivan for the Placerville PPOA

PLACERVILLE, CA - This Sunday, August 17th, Placerville Speedway will host the sounds of smashing sheet metal the roar of smoking engines and cheering spectators as one of El Dorado County’s oldest charitable events celebrates its 41st consecutive year. It’s time for the classic Placerville Police Officers Association’s Annual Hangtown Destruction Derby,

Kids are free this Saturday night at Placerville Speedway As Mountain Democrat Kids Night kicks of big weekend

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kids racing vertPLACERVILLE, CA (8-16-14) - Grab the bikes and bring all the tikes. It’s time for “Mountain Democrat Kids’ Night” at Placerville Speedway this Saturday, August 16th. This event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County this year and is the biggest night for the littlest of race fans as it marks the first of two big days of family fun at Placerville Speedway, located on the El

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An exciting 2014 at Placerville Speedway is set to kick off on Saturday, April 5th. See Full Schedule

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