"California Sprint Car
January 18th, 2013
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Placerville Speedway season concludes Saturday with Stymeist Auto Body Big Trophy Night and high dollar payday in Late Models
By BILL SULLIVAN, Handy Racing Promotions Media Relations
PLACERVILLE, CA (8-28-13) -
The 2013 racing season at Placerville Speedway has been one of the strongest in recent years with huge crowds, solid car counts and great racing action in what has become a true family atmosphere every weekend. This Saturday night will mark the final points race of the year in the championship racing season that has been generously presented by Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson's Auto Centers and the Mountain Democrat Newspaper.
As the track once known as "Old Hangtown" puts another title bout in its history book this Saturday there will be plenty of great action on and off the track in this series finale that is sure to be grand. To begin with a peek of the night ahead, the evening is slated as Steve Stymeist Auto Body Big Trophy Night
Located in both El Dorado and Amador Counties, Steve Stymeist Auto Body Collision Center has been a strong supporter of Placerville Speedway's facility throughout the 2013 racing season. Stymeist Auto Body was voted best Auto Body Service Center in both El Dorado and Amador Counties. As this night falls under the Stymeist title banner, it will award the feature event winners with the famed giant perpetual trophies at the conclusion of the night which will also officially crown the 2013 division champions when the final checkered flag falls on the season.
In addition to the traditional festivities for this final championship bout, race fans will be treated to a new addition to the final points race of the season as the bounty has been raised considerably in the Limited Late Model Division for a final season shootout. Thanks to a number of area sponsors and donors, the winner of Saturday night's Late Model feature will take home a $1000 payday.
For the last few months, Placerville driver Chris McGinnis has been putting together this special event to bring a high dollar Late Model race to the bullring. Thanks to his efforts and numerous partners, this Saturday night will feature a high dollar duel by the fire breathing, door rubbing division that has become extremely competitive this past year. Monetary sponsors making this event possible include Swartz Diesel, Amerikote, Performance Muffler and Brake, Wilton Garage, Coors Light. Doug Grandboise and Donnie Tilford. A long list of suppliers has also donated various product awards for this division as well.
Just when you thought we done talking about all the different special events going on this Saturday for the final points race we have even more. The three track champions will be crowned at the conclusion of the night. While two of those titles will be determined before the final green flag even waves, one division bout is hotter than ever with two different drivers gunning for the crown.
Entering this final battle, Tom Tilford of Citrus Heights is at the top of the Late Model division point standings. Tilford has battled all season long with defending Champion Matt Micheli for the lead position. After last week's fourth place finish, Tilford enters the finale with a 10-point advantage over Micheli who finished 10th Saturday night following a pair of accidents Saturday night.
With the added car count and high dollar bounty in this division, both Tilford and Micheli have their work cut out for them and the title won't be determined until the final checkered flag of the night. Rounding out the top five in the division point standings in this division is Ken Micheli in third place followed by Placerville's Ted Ahart and Duane Zeider of Paradise.
In the winged sprint cars, a full roster is expected Saturday night. Defending four time track champion Andy Forsberg has all but locked up his fifth championship title at the track he calls home. With the crown already sized up, Forsberg and his F&F Racing Team will race without the stress of counting points throughout the night and look for their sixth win of the season here. Placerville's Jimmy Trulli will look to hold off Andy Gregg of Placerville to secure the second place position in the standings. Mike Benson of Calistoga is fourth followed by Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove.
In the Pure Stock division, Les Friend of Galt simply has to take the green flag to officially make the 2013 title his. Friend suffered damage in last Saturday's feature event that prevented him from completing his goal last week. Friend is trailed in the standings by Woodland's Scott Grunert who won his first feature of the year last week. Chris Van Roekel is third followed by Tim Mack of Placerville and Dennis Armstrong of El Dorado.
The grandstands will open at 5 p.m. on Saturday night with ADCO Driveline Qualifying starting at 6:30. Tickets will be available at that time Adult tickets will be $14, Juniors and Seniors will be $12, Children $6. Following Saturday's point racing finale, Placerville Speedway will go dark until Saturday, September 21 when they will light up the community with a big day of racing with the 8th Annual Thompson's' Auto Center Tribute to Al Hinds Civil War race and race fan car show and bbq.
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