Back on Track; Four Divisions Return for Championship Point Racing Saturday

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04_05_2014_432by Bill Sullivan for Placerville Speedway

PLACERVILLE, CA – After Mother Nature lashed out one more wrath of wet weather that saturated the grounds at Placerville Speedway beyond the point of rescue last week, racing returns this Saturday night with an action packed four division race card for the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship racing season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

Winged 360 cubic inch powered sprint cars will light up the high banked quarter mile clay

Wet Weather and Grounds Force Cancellation of April 26th Event

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100_7437PLACERVILLE, CA – Heavy rains on Friday and precipitation that is is forecast to linger in the region into the early part of the day on Saturday have forced the cancellation of the Saturday, April 26th point race at Placerville Speedway. With saturated grounds in the pit area that will not support the passing of race haulers, combined with cool temperatures that are expected even after the precipitation has concluded on Saturday simply will not allow ample drying time

Topless action sure to excite during five division Placerville program Saturday

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By Bill Sullivan for Placerville Speedway

PLACERVILLE, CA – The crowds have been impressive as well as impressed by the amazing action at Placerville Speedway thus far in the 2014 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship Racing season. As week four hits at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, such will certainly be the case again as five divisions converge at the quarter mile clay over, three of which will bring the banner of totally topless action to the marquee.

Placerville Speedway opens online auditions for National Anthem Performers

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PLACERVILLE, CA – Placerville Speedway is home to talented drivers in all of it’s divisions each and every week. Now, the 49-year-old dirt track at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds is opening the opportunity for area vocalists and musicians to showcase their talents by performing the National Anthem for select events during the 2014 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship Season.anthem pic

By performing the National Anthem during a Placerville Speedway event, you will be sharing your talents before thousands of supportive

Red hot Rico Abreu blazes to victory with the King of the West Series at Placerville Speedway; Armstrong wins Vintage

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By Gary Thomas & Bill Sullivan

PLACERVILLE, CA - When you’re hot, you’re hot and Rutherford’s Rico Abreu has started out 2014 like a blazing inferno. The 22-year-old in his fourth year of Sprint Car racing has began the year as well as anybody across the country and continued his stellar start before a record crowd at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort sponsored Placerville Speedway on Saturday, by racing

King of the West brings national hotshoe Rico Abreu to Placerville Saturday Night

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One of the hottest drivers in the country is set to join the King of the West 410’s on Saturday, with that being the always entertaining Rico Abreu. The Rutherford resident has captured a number of major wins this season, including those with the World of Outlaws, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and most recently last weekend a two-night sweep of the USAC National Midget sanctioned Kokomo Grand Prix.

The 22-year-old has quickly moved up

Placerville Speedway hosts the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series in the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout” this Saturday

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PLACERVILLE, CA– After opening the season last weekend the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will be right back at it this Saturday at the always action packed Placerville Speedway for the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout.”

This Saturday’s event will be the second of five KWS shows this season filmed for airing by MAVTV American Real. The others include last week’s opener at

Sanders celebrates elusive win before a packed house at Placerville Speedway

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By Bill Sullivan – Placerville Speedway Media

PLACERVILLE, CA (4-12-14)–  The grandstands were packed once again at Placerville Speedway Saturday night for the second Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship event of the season presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light and the Mountain Democrat. Four divisions were on tap for the event that brought four new faces to victory lane, celebrating their first successes of the fresh season.

In the Sprint Car Division, Prunedale’s Justin Sanders drove

Four divisions on tap for second championship point race Saturday

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PLACERVILLE, CA – After last week’s capacity crowd in the grandstands and packed pit area, Placerville Speedway is geared up for another big night of championship point racing this Saturday night with four divisions competing in the second Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort event of the season. Winged Sprint Cars will return this week along with the firebreathing Late Model stock cars, Pure Stocks and the visiting Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA).

In the Sprint

Forsberg wins before capacity crowd for Placerville Speedway’s Jackson Ranchera Casino Championship Opener

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PLACERVILLE, CA –   The new racing season opened in big way Saturday night at Placerville Speedway located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. A standing room only crowd packed the grandstands and one of the largest car counts for a weekly point race in recent history filled every available space in the pit area to build a spectacular night of championship racing and a warm welcome to the 2014 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship season

New Racing Season Opens this Saturday in Placerville

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PLACERVILLE, CA –  The long awaited winter break as come to a close and the 2014 racing season is set to begin in El Dorado County this Saturday night, April 5. It’s the opening of the new Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort – Hoosier Racing Tires Championship season presented by The Mountain Democrat and Coors Light at the quarter-mile clay oval that has been in operation since 1965.

The front gates to Placerville Speedway will open at 5 p.m. on Saturday night

Select 2014 Placerville Speedway events will benefit Boys and Girls Club of EDC

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PLACERVILLE, CA –  As the 2014 racing season approaches the green flag, Placerville Speedway is gearing up for a muchanticipated championship season ahead. Adding to the already action packed Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship schedule, the 48 year old quarter-mile dirt track has announced that several events in the months to come will benefit a popular local charity.

The Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County has been named as the charitable organization of choice

Placerville Speedway gears up for fully loaded 2014 racing season

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ForsbergkidsPLACERVILLE, CA –  Placerville Speedway has officially announced the schedule for its upcoming racing season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The 2014 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort championship season is set to begin on Saturday, April 5 as the 48 year old dirt track on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds launches a season that is packed with events nearly every weekend into September.

As Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort steps in to fill the title sponsorship role this season, the

Placerville Speedway welcomes Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort as new title sponsor beginning in 2014 championship season

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JacksideSidebarPLACERVILLE, CA –  Placerville Speedway is proud to announce that the new Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, has officially become the premier sponsor for the exciting season ahead at the 48 year old speedway located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville.

“We at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort are excited to begin a new partnership with the Placerville Speedway,” said Jose Cortez, Marketing Director for Jackson Rancheria Caisno Resort. “We are very excited

Tilford clinches Late Model Championship in final race of the season

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By BILL SULLIVAN, Handy Racing Promotions Media Relations830

PLACERVILLE, CA (8-30-13) -Saturday night Placerville Speedway closed the chapter on one of the most successful and memorable season’s in recent history at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. With a capacity crowd packing the grandstands and lining the perimeter of the pit area, there was plenty of action all through the night to please every type of race fan in every division.The evening was bannered as Steve Stymeist Auto Body

Penultimate Championship event produces wild night at Placerville.

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By BILL SULLIVAN, Handy Racing Promotions Media Relations

830PLACERVILLE, CA (8-24-13) -The night was filled with door to door racing action, hot tempers and plenty of thrills and spills Saturday night at Placerville Speedway. The evening’s attributes are definite indicators that the 2013 championship season presented by Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Tires, Coors Light and Thompson Auto Centers is nearing its completion.With only one remaining points race on the schedule next week, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg poised himself for this fifth

Forsberg returns to victory lane on Mountain Democrat Kids Night

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By BILL SULLIVAN, Handy Racing Promotions Media Relations

ForsbergkidsPLACERVILLE, CA (8-13-13) -It was back in 1983 that Auburn’s Andy Forsberg first got a taste of what it felt like to be in victory lane. It was back then that Forsberg stood on the front stretch holding a precious trophy after winning the Kid’s Night bicycle races with his father Richard by his side. Saturday night, Forsberg exercised his nostalgic ways, driving to victory at Placerville Speedway before a packed

Placerville’s Gregg becomes first local to win the $5K Mark Forni Classic

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By Bill Sullivan, Handy Racing Promotions Media Relations

Andy-Gregg-victory81013PLACERVILLE, CA (8-10-13)Since it’s inception eight years ago, The Mark Forni Classic is the biggest race of the year at Placerville Speedway that had never been claimed by a local driver until Saturday night. After years of trying, Placerville driver Andy Gregg and car owner Scott Russell won this prestigious race Saturday night, claiming the $5000 victory in honor of the late Fair Board Member and community icon.Saturday’s

Forsberg starts local win streak heading into upcoming Forni Classic

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080413-01PLACERVILLE, CA (8-3-13) - Auburn’s Andy Forsberg won his third feature win of the season at Placerville Speedway and his second consecutive win at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds Saturday night during the 11th championship race presented by Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires and Coors Light. Forsberg’s sudden win streak couldn’t come a better time as he will look to carry his new found momentum into the biggest race of the year next weekend, the $5000 to win

Forsberg breaks DeCaires’ Placerville win streak with 2nd season win

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placerville_BlankPLACERVILLE, CA (7-27-13) - Elk Grove’s Greg DeCaires was poised to make a record fourth consecutive win Saturday at Placerville Speedway during the tenth Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires-Coors Light Championship point race. However, defending track champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn put an end to the recent win streak by the veteran driver, scoring a long overdue victory on the track he calls home.

“It’s been awhile since we’ve been here,” said Forsberg, who last won at Placerville on


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

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