Sanders rides the rim to fourth Placerville Victory on Kids Night

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Tilford and McDaniel Repeat in Stock Cars; Jones wins Dwarfs

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

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

Forsberg and Tilford repeat in second Boys and Girls Club Benefit Race

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  • Rick Grunert scores overdue win in Pure Stocks; Mike Grenert takes Dwarf Cars

07_12_2014_146PLACERVILLE, CA – Returning to action following the annual July Fourth Spectacular and it’s often daunting track conditions, it was back to usual for competitors at Placerville Speedway Saturday for the 11th championship point race of the season. A superior racing surface made for a great night of racing as the Jackson Rancheria Casino Championship season roars past it’s halfway mark.

On this

Saturday’s Racing to Benefit Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County

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Nor Cal Dwarf Cars return this Saturday night as Placerville Speedway’s 11th Jackson Rancheria Casino Points Race Benefits the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County. Photo by Donna Peter

PLACERVILLE, CA (7-8-14) – Racing resumes at Placerville Speedway this Saturday night with the 11th points race of the season presented by the New Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks will all return to compete for the season

Fremont’s Golobic takes July Fourth victory before sold out crowd

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Gardner wins Pure Stock feature event; Trimble repeats in Limited Late Models

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PLACERVILLE, CA – Sprint Car driver Shane Golobic never gave up the fight Friday night and such perseverance paid off when the checkered flag waved to the Fremont driver at Placerville Speedway following the tenth Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship point race of the season.

For Golobic, Friday’s win was far more than point race victory. It came on a night when Placerville Speedway was sold out

Racing and Patriotism come together this Friday with July 4th Spectacular Race

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All kids 11 and under free for three division holiday event that concludes with fireworks

independence_day_flag.18500037_stdPLACERVILLE, CA – Patriotism and auto racing come together in grand fashion at Placerville Speedway this coming week in the annual July Fourth Spectacular on Friday night at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This annual event is expected to bring thousands to the Placerville Drive facility as it will be the only Fireworks display in El Dorado County to take place on

DeCaires charges to third win of the season

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Grunert wins second Pure Stock feature; Winter Wins Dwarfs; Davis Late Model Winner

06_28_2014_223PLACERVILLE, CA – It was exactly one year ago that Elk Grove driver Greg DeCaires experienced a win streak at Placerville Speedway shortly after teaming with Placerville car owner Dale Miller. After Saturday night, there is one term that best describes DeCaires’ present season – Déjà vu. The veteran driver drove to his second straight and third overall victory just one week before the highly anticipated July Fourth

Tight point battles roll into ninth point race this Saturday night

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05_17_2014_164PLACERVILLE, CA – This Saturday night the Jackson Rancheria Championship Season continues at Placerville Speedway. Four divisions will be on the menu once again this week as the championship point battles tighten up in all three of the weekly divisions competing for the season crown at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile dirt track.

Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks will return to action on the quarter mile in the battle for the 2014

Elk Grove’s DeCaires drives to second season win with Hall, Tilford and Trimble

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decairesBy Bill Sullivan for Placerville Speedway

Photos by Donna Peter

PLACERVILLE, CA – Even though our region was hosting a multitude of high profile racing events this weekend including NASCAR in nearby Sonoma, Placerville Speedway still filled their grandstands and pit area for a great night of racing in the eighth Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship Season Saturday night.

 

Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove brought local car owner Dale Miller to victory lane Saturday

Heated Battles resume Saturday in Jackson Rancheria Championship Series at Placerville Speedway

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PLACERVILLE, CA – After a week off for the El Dorado County Fair, event, weekly points racing resumes this Saturday night in the Jackson Rancheria Championship Season at Placerville Speedway. Four divisions will be on the menu this week in an action packed event that will wave the green flag on the final half of the season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile dirt track.

Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks

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