Championship Awards Dinner is November 22; Make your reservations early

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banquet pictureThe 2014 Jackson Rancheria Casino Racing season has recently come to a close at Placerville Speedway and Handy Racing Promotions wishes to thank all of our teams, our sponsors and our dedicated fans for a fantastic racing season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. We are looking forward to the 2015 racing season with all of you as we have the honor of celebrating Placerville Speedway’s ladmark 50th anniversary season.

We have many exciting things ahead in our

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

Greg DeCaires Takes Home Lucrative Pay Day As He Wins Second Career Mark Forni Classic

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(PETERSEN MEDIA-Placerville, CA)- The 2014 Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster has been highly competitive, and on Saturday night Greg DeCaires became the seventh winner in seven events this season as he picked up his second career Mark Forni classic, and cashed in the $5000 that came along with it.

With Andy Forsberg and DeCaires leading the field to green, it was Auburn, CA’s Forsberg jumping out to the early lead, while the Elk

The Forni Classic; Placerville’s Richest Race in honor of late local icon Mark Forni

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By Bill Sullivan, Placerville Speedway Media

PLACERVILLE, CA – This Saturday will be the richest night of the season at Placerville Speedway as the evening will pay tribute forni mugto the late Mark Forni. At the end of the night a member of the Sprint Car division will proudly hoist the prestigious trophy and cash in on a $5000 payday in the 9th annual Mark Forni Classic. In addition to the victory, a $500 bonus will

Saturday’s Forni Classic to host 2nd annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

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PLACERVILLE, CA – This Saturday night marks the richest night of racing at Placerville Speedway with the 9th Annual Mark Forni Classic. While the best drivers in the region converge for a high bounty, this night of racing is much more than just a race for winning. It’s a night that remembers a dedicated community icon who’s efforts worked to secure the sport of auto racing for years to come at Placerville.

$5000 to win mark Forni classic draws star studded field this Saturday night

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The stars and cars of the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster return to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the lucrative 9th Annual Mark Forni classic with $5000 up for grabs for the feature event winner along with a lock in spot to the Johnny Key Classic.

 

In what will be the series’ seventh race of the 2014 season, the Mark Forni Classic will be

Speedway hosts over 100 cars Saturday; Golobic brings home duel victories

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08_02_2014_277PLACERVILLE, CA – After cancellation of last week’s race due to the area wild land fire, teams and fans alike returned to Placerville Speedway Saturday night in grand fashion for a five division program that saw record breaking car counts at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Five divisions of racing formed the race card, bringing over 100 cars to the quarter-mile clay oval with 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midgets and Midget Lites, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks

Racing returns this Saturday for Stymeist Auto Body Night and five big divisions

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imagePLACERVILLE, CA – After an unexpected cancellation last Saturday due to the area wildfire support, racing action is set to return this Saturday night as the Jackson Rancheria Championship Season continues at Placerville Speedway with a giant night of racing at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

Five divisions will be on the race card this week as the championship point battles wind towards the final chapter of the season in all three of the weekly

Fire evacuations and command center force cancellation of Saturday, July 26 racing

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imagePLACERVILLE, CA (7-25-14) – The management of Placerville Speedway has just received notice by county officials that the El Dorado County Fairgrounds will be unavailable for public use to be utilized for an emergency fire camp and evacuation center for the wildfire that is burning out of control and forcing evacuations in both Amador and El Dorado County.

These circumstances beyond our control, unfortunately are requiring us to cancel Saturday’s racing program yo allow the facility to

Sean Becker wins a wild one with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series at Placerville Speedway on Saturday

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By Gary Thomas/Photos by Donna Peter

Placerville, CA – July 19, 2014…A packed house on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway witnessed one of the craziest finishes seen in a long time, when leader Brent Kaeding spun on the cushion during the final corner and resulted in Sean Becker sneaking by for the dramatic victory.

The unbelievable win for Becker was his 10th career with the King of

Red clay high-banks of Placerville Speedway host the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series for the final time this season on Saturday

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Placerville, CA – July 15, 2014…The always challenging and unique confines of Placerville Speedway will welcome the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series this Saturday night July 19, for what will be round 12 in the fight for the statewide championship. 
 
The quarter-mile bullring located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds routinely produces great racing and is a fan favorite among
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