"California Sprint Car
January 18th, 2013
American Legion Center,
Fairgrounds Parking Fee: $5.00
All persons must be at least 14 years of age to enter the Pits. Persons 14-17 years of age need both parents/guardians to sign and notarize a Parental Consent Form and submitted to the office prior to entering pit areas.
Placerville Speedway hosts test and tune this Saturday night
By Bill Sullivan, Handy Racing Promotions Media Relations
PLACERVILLE, CA (3-25-13) - After years of being requested by competitors followed by a series of previous attempts that were cancelled due to weather, Placerville Speedway will host its first official test and tune event this Saturday night at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event comes one week before the official opening of the competitive Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires Championship Season.
Saturday's event will be open to all forms of dirt track race cars and will be organized in such a fashion that cars of likeness will be given several opportunities to practice on the well prepared racing surface of the quarter-mile banked oval that opened back in 1965 and continues to be one of California's most competitive venues today.
The pit gate for Saturday's test and tune will open for all competitors at 3 p.m. The on track event will begin at 5 p.m. and will run until 9 p.m. Pit entry for Saturday will be $25 per person. The grandstands will be open on Saturday night for those who want to watch. Admission to the grandstands is free for the test and tune event.
Following Saturday's evening of testing under the lights, the 2013 Placerville Speedway season will officially open on Saturday, April 6th under the title sponsorship of the Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires-Coors Light and Pepsi Cola. The title campaign will include 360 cubic inch powered sprint cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks. This season all three divisions will compete in 14 hard fought events towards the coveted championship title. The three track regulars will routinely be joined throughout the year by a variety of guest divisions to make for a four division program on the majority of race nights at the bullring.
The popular Nor Cal Dwarf Cars will join in the action on opening night and will compete in a total of six events all together at Placerville. The Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association will take to the red clay on five different dates while the traditional BCRA Midgets will pay two visits to the high banks during the year. While these divisions will make multiple visits throughout the season, look for cameo appearances by the USAC Western Classic Series, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Series along with the vintage hardtops that will appear during the BCRA Hall of Fame night on August 3rd.
Headliner events at the foothill bullring will include two events by the firebreathing sprint cars of the King of the West Sprint Car Series that are slated for April 27 and June 29th. The Civil War Sprint Car Series will make four appearances in 2013 starting with June 1st when the winged warriors share the track with the BCRA Midgets.
On Thursday, July 4th the Civil War tour returns for the second annual 'Tiner Family Classic" that will boast inflated winnings along with a fireworks show in celebration of Independence Day. This season, the annual Mark Forni Classic will be a Civil War Series event. This high paying tribute race will be on August 10th and will include the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars.
The Civil War campaign will wrap up and officially close the season at Placerville Speedway on September 21 with the annual Tribute to Al Hinds sponsored by Thompson's Auto and Truck Centers. This race will also offer a winners bonus sponsored by the local auto dealer in tribute to one of the tracks early promoters.
Mountain Democrat Kids Night returns on August 18th in conjunction with the Placerville Police Officers Association Destruction Derby. The Kids Night festivities will take place during the point race on Saturday night while the POA will celebrate the 40th anniversary derby on Sunday afternoon.The 2013 racing season has plenty to offer with a wide variety of racing venues, a series of special tribute races and many high caliber nights of racing. To keep up with all the information on the season to come visit www.placervillespeedway.com. Additionally, like Placerville Speedway on Facebook where you can interact with other fans, drivers and staff and follow them on twitter to keep up to date on events to come.