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

Greg “The Cat Fish” DeCaires hooks 3rd straight Placerville victory

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072013-01PLACERVILLE, CA (7-20-13) - Elk Grove Sprint Car driver Greg DeCaires continued his winning ways at Placerville Speedway Saturday night, winning his third consecutive feature event of the season since teaming with local team owner Dale Miller of Placerville. Although this is now his third win since he took to the cockpit of the popular Tribute to Stephen Allard #4sa sprint car, the veteran wheelman still became emotional in victory lane as he tried to pin point the key

Local Georgetown gent proposes marriage at Placerville Speedway

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071313-05PLACERVILLE, CA (7-13-13) - Since the beginning of the season, the weekly Kids Dash sponsored by Riebes Auto Parts has been a success at Placerville Speedway, putting smiles on the faces of young race fans every week as they join a driver in victory lane. Last Saturday, this weekly event brought emotion to an all time high for one local family to be.

When longtime Placerville driver Mike Lightfoot climbed from his Late Model Stock Car in victory circle Saturday night

DeCaires tops the list of repeat winners in eighth points race

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071313-01PLACERVILLE, CA (7-13-13) - The Red Hawk Casino Championship point racing season returned to Placerville Speedway Saturday night with four repeat drivers celebrating in victory lane. Elk Grove’s Greg DeCaires scored his second win here in the Sprint Car Division while Les Friend of Galt captured his sixth win in Pure Stocks. Ryan McDaniel of Olivhurst won the Limited Late Model feature event and in the visiting Dwarf Cars, Ryan Winter of Galt returned to victory lane.

For

DeCaires earns rich and emotional victory in Placerville’s Tiner Classic

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070413-01PLACERVILLE, CA (7-4-13) - Winning on the Fourth of July is always something special for a driver at any time of their career. Elk Grove’s Greg DeCaires is no stranger to thrill of victory lane before the large patriotic crowd at Placerville Speedway. Thursday night, however, DeCaires celebrated one of his most emotional wins at Placerville Speedway in the Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series.

DeCaires claimed victory in the $4000 to win Tiner Classic Thursday night

Allard wins a KWS thriller at Placerville Speedway

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062913-02PLACERVILLE, CA (6-29-13) - Last season “Allard Mania” was a common theme at the Placerville Speedway when the late Stephen Allard battled Auburn’s Andy Forsberg toe-to-toe for the track title… and won a number of races along the way at the high banked red clay bullring. On Saturday night brother Jonathan gave the Placerville Speedway crowd another glimpse of “Allard Mania” and completed a thrilling final corner pass of Shane Golobic on the high-scary-side to capture his second King of the

Ensign First Repeat Winner of 2013

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062213-05PLACERVILLE, CA (6-22-13) - Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign enjoyed a big weekend this past Friday and Saturday night. On Friday night he won a non-wing sprint car main event at Stockton. On Saturday night, Ensign cemented his name as one of the most talented non-wing drivers in all of America with the dominating win during the fourth round of racing for the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series. With the win, he also becomes the first repeat winner during the Hunt series for

Defending champion Forsberg drives to overdue first season victory

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062213-01PLACERVILLE, CA (6-22-13) - In six starts in the championship season, defending track champions Andy Forsberg had not won a single race at the track he has called home for his entire racing career. While the statistic was odd in nature for the driver they call Mr. Excitement, it was also extremely frustrating to the four time champion and his historically dominant F&F Racing Team.

Saturday night, everything changed for Forsberg as the Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires-Coors Light season

Andy Gregg’s dominance at Placerville Speedway continues with fourth season win

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060813-01PLACERVILLE, CA (6-8-13) - The temperatures soared well beyond the triple digit mark Saturday afternoon in El Dorado County Saturday afternoon for the sixth championship point race at Placerville Speedway. The one thing hotter than the setting evening sun was Placerville’s own Andy Gregg who also soared to the triple digit mark with his third win in the Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires Championship series and fourth overall victory at the track he calls home.

Gregg started Saturday’s

Gregg wins Civil War event over Midget winner Shane Golobic at Placerville

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060113-01PLACERVILLE, CA (6-1-13) - Before a capacity crowd in the grandstands at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville’s Andy Gregg drove his way to victory at Placerville Speedway Saturday night in the Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series event. Gregg shared victory lane with Fremont’s Shane Golobic, winner of the USAC/BCRA Western Midget feature event.

Saturday’s event was the fifth round of the traveling Civil War Sprint Car Series and the tour’s first appearance at

Golobic wins a thriller before a packed grandstand in point race five at Placerville

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051813-01PLACERVILLE, CA (5-18-13) - From the first green flag of the night, the large crowd at Placerville Speedway that turned out for point race five Saturday night witnessed its share of thrills, spills and action packed racing at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Before the racing program even reached the main events, four different drivers had gone upside down in the sprint car divisions alone.

One driver that dodged the misfortune and mayhem and also

Placerville Andy Gregg scores second sprint win before hearty crowd at Placerville

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051113-01PLACERVILLE, CA (5-11-13) - Placerville’s own Andy Gregg celebrated his second victory of the year before a packed grandstand of spectators who turned out at Placerville Speedway Saturday night for the fourth Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires Championship event of the season.

Gregg celebrated his sprint car feature event win with three repeat winners including Matt Tilford of Orangevale who won his second feature event of the year in the Pure Stock class. Matt Micheli of Live

Bernal dominates Placerville bullring in sole USAC Sprint appearance

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042713-01PLACERVILLE, CA (5-4-13) - Despite the track regulars having the week off from championship competition, a solid crowd turned out at Placerville Speedway once again Saturday night to witness the United States Auto Club (USAC) Western Classic Series Sprint Cars assault the quarter-mile clay oval at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

The traveling series brought 15 entries to the roster, including a handful of Placerville’s winged stars for a night of exciting racing that concluded with Hollister’s Ryan Bernal celebrating

Hirst thrills the crowd at Placerville Speedway

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042713-01PLACERVILLE, CA (4-27-13) - The Placerville Speedway always has a reputation of providing late race drama whenever the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series visits the tight, high-banked bullring. On Saturday night that certainly rang true, as Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst made a late charge to ride the high-line and get around Shane Golobic with just a couple laps left to score his fifth career series victory in thrilling fashion.

Driving the Roth Enterprises No. 83jr Hirst claimed a bit of

Placerville’s own Andy Gregg takes the win in point race three

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042013-01PLACERVILLE, CA (4-20-13) - Over the past month, record crowds have been common place at Placerville Speedway since the opening of the racing season. This Saturday night, that large crowd was more vocal than ever as they cheered one of their locals to victory at the El Dorado County Faigrounds. Placerville’s Andy Gregg muscled his way to his first win of the season in the 25 lap sprint car main event.

Drivers who joined Gregg in victory lane

Placerville Speedway packs a crowd again to see Croft, McDaniel and Friend win

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041313-01PLACERVILLE, CA (4-13-13) - For the second consecutive week, the grandstands at Placerville Speedway were packed with fans to witness the second round of the 2013 Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires Championship Racing Season. Three divisions formed a night of great racing entertainment with three new faces in victory lane.

Willie Croft of Sacramento won the 25-lap feature event in the winged sprint car division. Croft celebrated his first win on the bullring since joining the

NASCAR’s Larson wins before capacity crowd in Placerville opener

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040613-01PLACERVILLE, CA (4-6-13) - It was just a few years ago that Elk Grove native Kyle Larson stood in victory lane of Placerville Speedway as the youngest sprint car driver to ever win a main event here at 14 and said the words,”I want to go to NASCAR someday.” Now one of the newest competitors in the NASCAR Nationwide Series from Huntersville, North Carolina, Larson returned to win at the track where it all started Saturday night before a standing

Red Hawk Casino’s title sponsorship of Placerville Speedway goes five years strong

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031613-01PLACERVILLE, CA (3-16-13) - When the 2013 edition of the Red Hawk Casino Championship racing series kicks off at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in a few weeks, Placerville Speedway will be celebrating its fifth anniversary under the generous sponsorship of Red Hawk Casino.

Handy Racing Promotions, the promoters of Placerville Speedway, is grateful for its continued relationship with Red Hawk Casino. The casino’s contribution has been vital in the track’s success over the past four years

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