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Russell Motorsports Inc. releases 2017 schedule of events for the always action-packed Placerville Speedway

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Placerville, CA – January 5, 2017…Entering its second year under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its tentative schedule of events for the upcoming 52nd season of competition.

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

“We’re definitely looking forward to our second season of being at the helm of Placerville Speedway,” commented track promoter Scott Russell. “Kami (Arnold) and I certainly learned a lot during our first season last year and will no doubt use that to our advantage as we enter year two. We believe the schedule came out well and the fans are really going to enjoy the year ahead. After a test & tune on March 18 it will then be full speed ahead following that.”

The 2017 season fires-off with the national traveling World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance on Wednesday March 29 for the Placerville Short Track Outlaws Showdown presented by Brad Sweet. Also on hand that night will be the USAC Western States Midgets. Tickets for the event are available at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp…

A total of 16 point races will be held throughout the season, with weekly divisions comprised of Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models & Pure Stocks. Last season saw Mason Moore, Eddie Gardner and Nick Baldwin bring home track championships in their respective classes. The weekly action will open up on Saturday April 8 and conclude on Saturday September 16.

A number of traveling divisions will also be a part of weekly events at various points of the year including the Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets, BCRA Midget Lites, the Nor Cal Dwarf Car Association, Wingless Spec Sprints and new for this season, Mini Trucks.

After being plagued by Mother Nature this past season the Nor Cal Posse Shootout returns this year with an added twist, as the event morphs into a three-night showcase. The much anticipated weekend will begin on Thursday September 21 with injected Wingless 360 Sprint Cars and the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour taking to the track. Following that the Winged 360 Sprint Cars will take center stage alongside the BCRA Midget Lites on Friday & Saturday September 22 & 23. More info on the lucrative event will be out as the season progresses.

The brand new Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will be in action at the Placerville Speedway on a pair of occasions this season, with those dates being Saturday April 15 and a special Friday show on August 25. The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will be on hand April 15, August 25 and September 21.

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will also be on hand for a night of high-speed action during a special Mother’s Day weekend event on Saturday May 13. It will be your lone chance this season in Placerville to catch the traveling Winged 410 Sprint Car series that’s been in existence since 1986.

Other special events that dot the schedule include Thompsons Auto Center Fan Appreciation Day on May 20, Big Trophy Night on June 10, the annual 4th of July spectacular on Tuesday July 4, Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night on July 8, the 14th annual Tribute to Al Hinds on August 5, the 12th annual $5,000-to-win Mark Forni Classic on August 19 and the season-ending Tilford Tribute on September 30.

“We’re excited to host the new Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards on a couple of occasions. That’s going to be big deal for years to come and this season is just the start. We’re also thrilled to bring back the Nor Cal Posse Shootout and with a September date that should definitely help with the weather. Bringing the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series in on Mother’s Day weekend will also be a real treat for the fans. All in all it’s going to be great year with a number of special nights. We can’t wait to see everyone come late-March.”

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join nearly 8200 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway – In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

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Tentative 2017 Placerville Speedway Race Schedule

3/18 – Test & Tune

3/29 World of Outlaws – Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaws Showdown | USAC Western Midgets

4/8 Pts. Race #1 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NEW Mini Truck | BCRA Midget Lites

4/15 Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards | C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Vintage Hard Tops

4/22 Pts. Race #2 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites

4/29 Pts. Race #3 Open Show Spec Sprints | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

5/6 Pts. Race #4 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites | Mini Trucks

5/13 King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

5/20 Pts. Race #5 Thompsons Auto Center Fan Appreciation Day: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars (car show at Thompsons dealership across from EDC Fairgrounds entrance prior to track opening)

6/3 Pts. Race #6 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites

6/10 Pts. Race #7 Big Trophy Night: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Mini Trucks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

7/1 Pts. Race #8 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midgets

7/4 Pts. Race #9 Freedom Fireworks: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Mini Trucks

7/8 Pts. Race #10 Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites (under 12 free entry)

7/15 Pts. Race #11 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Mini Trucks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

7/22 Pts. Race #12 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Open Show Spec. Sprints | Vintage Hard Tops

8/5 Pts. Race #13 Tribute to Al Hinds: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites

8/12 Pts. Race #14 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Mini Trucks |

8/19 Pts. Race #15 Forni Classic $5k to Win: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

8/25 (Fri) Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards | C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

9/16 Pts. Race #16 Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

9/21 (Thu) Nor Cal Posse Shootout: C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Non-Wing 360 Sprint Cars
9/22 (Fri) Nor Cal Posse Shootout: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | BCRA Midget Lites
9/23 (Sat) Nor Cal Posse Shootout: Winged 360 Sprint Cars | BCRA Midget Lites

9/30 Tilford Tribute Open Show: Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Sport Mods | Mini Trucks

11/18 Champions Night Awards Banquet

12/16  Annual Racers Swap Meet

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Mother Nature Forces Placerville Speedway to Cancel Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

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Placerville, CA (October 26)…Due to wet grounds and an unfavorable weather forecast, Placerville Speedway co-promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold have been forced to cancel this weekend’s season finale Nor-Cal Posse Shootout. There is no make up date for the cancelation.

“Kami and I are really disappointed that we aren’t going to be able to run this event this season”, Russell said. “So many people came together to try to make this a special event, and unfortunately, it’s just not going to happen. With the rain we have already received, I haven’t even been able to get on the race track to prep the surface for the weekend, and the forecast doesn’t give us any hope to hold the race this weekend. We are very grateful for all the support we have received planning the Shootout. We plan on coming back in 2017 with this race, and we promise it will be a must-see event”.

With the cancelation, the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Season officially comes to a close. “We would like to thank all of our sponsors that helped us throughout the course of our first season promoting Placerville Speedway”, Arnold stated. “We learned a lot on our maiden voyage, and plan on coming back next year bigger and better with additional improvements to the facility. We are really excited about the plans we have for the 2017 season”.

Russell Motorsports wishes to thank Red Hawk Casino, Thompson’s Auto Group, Domco Plumbing, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating, El Dorado County Fair Association, Adco Driveline & Custom Exhaust, CalStar, Hoosier Tire, Coors Light, Mountain Democrat, The Paint Spot, and AL Driveline for a very successful 2016 season.

To keep informed of developments during the offseason, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.

Join nearly 8200 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2017 Sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Placerville Speedway hosts season finale Nor-Cal Posse Shootout on October 28th

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Placerville, CA (October 20)…Following a rain delay, Placerville Speedway co-promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold are busy preparing for the Inaugural “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” Presented by Autism Awareness at the 1/4 mile clay oval, next Friday October 28th.

The single day event will include the original Friday format, qualifying each car, while boasting the Saturday night purse, featuring a $7000 winner’s prize and $500 to start for every car making the feature. Also competing, will be the Wingless Spec Sprint Shootout presented by Intents Racing and Konnected Clothing. That will still include the $1200 winner’s share, in addition to limited edition gold coins for the top 3 finishers. The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car program, as well as the original Friday ‘after party” have been canceled.

3-wide “We are still very excited for the Shootout, despite the postponement”, Russell stated. “A lot of effort has gone into making this the marquee race on our schedule. We are very proud of the event we have created, despite having to wait until next year to make it the two-day extravaganza we were hoping for. But, first and foremost, we couldn’t do it without the tremendous support we’ve received from our sponsors and contributors that are the backbone of this race. Kami and I are so grateful to those who have stepped up to make the Shootout something special”.

Contributors include: Autism Awareness, Red Hawk Casino, Thompson’s Auto Group, Fred Morris Construction, Geico Insurance, Econo-Lube, Capital Ace Hardware, ARP Enterprises, Brad Sweet Racing, Hoosier Tires, Coors Light, Handy’s Water Service, ADCO Drivelines, CalStar, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Doug Veerkamp, Absolute Auto Glass, Les Schwab Tire, Varozza Bail Bonds, Chris Kenner of Security Race Products, Elk Grove Ford, Smith Precision Products, Rupley Family, CTL Logging, El Dorado County Fair Association, Arnolds For Awards, Nail It Roofing, Gary Morgan Graphics, Kevin & Kim Urton, Diversified Machine Inc., Wings Unlimited, Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Sellers, Race Wings, Keizer Wheels, Matt & Jean Dixon, Dan Monhoff Racing, Intents Racing, and Konnected Clothing.

For fans and teams planning on traveling to the original 2 day event, there is still the option for 2 days of racing by attending the Marysville Fall Gold Fever Sprint Spooktackular on Saturday, October 29th.

Ticket prices will be as follows:

Adults $22
Seniors/Military/Juniors $18
Kids (6-11) $6
5 & Under Fans in Training are FREE

Further details will be forthcoming. For complete information, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.

Join over 8000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

*Photo provided by Donna Peter

 

Placerville Speedway Postpones Nor-Cal Posse Shootout, Schedules Rain Date

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Placerville, CA (October 12)…Due to the rain forecasted for this weekend, the First Annual “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” has been postponed.

However, the speedway has conferred with the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and secured a rain date to have a One Day event on Friday, October 28th.

The single day event will include the Friday format, qualifying each car, with the Saturday purse, $7000 to win and $500 to start. Additional contingency awards will need to be confirmed from this point moving forward. Also competing, will be the Wingless Spec Sprint Shootout presented by Intents Racing. That will still include the $1200 winner’s share, in addition to limited edition gold coins for the top 3 finishers.

For fans and teams planning on traveling to the original 2 day event, there is still the option for 2 days of racing by attending the Marysville Fall Gold Fever Sprint Spooktackular on Saturday, October 29th.

“Nobody is more disappointed than us”, stated co-promoter Kami Arnold. “We were really looking forward to a great 2 day event for our fans, teams and sponsors. We appreciate the tremendous support we received in planning the Shootout, but Mother Nature is not on our side this weekend. However, you can be assured that we will try again next year to make it a two day event that everyone will want to attend”.

Further details will be forthcoming. For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.

Join over 8000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

Inaugural Nor-Cal Posse Shootout this Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway

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Placerville, CA (October 11)…The 2016 Placerville Speedway racing season concludes this Friday and Saturday night with the much anticipated Inaugural “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” Presented by Autism Awareness for Winged 360 Sprint Cars. Track promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold have pulled out all the stops for the crown jewel event of their first season promoting the 1/4 mile clay oval at the El Dorado Cou07_04_2016_187cnty Fairgrounds.

“We are very pleased with head of steam we have going into this event”, Russell said. “The amount of support we have received from sponsors, fans, and race
teams has been very gratifying. As long time
competitors here at the Placerville Speedway, we have always wanted to see an event of this magnitude on the schedule, and we ho pe to build on this momentum and create an event that people will mark on their calendars and want to attend for years to come”.

With a $3000 winner’s prize up for Friday’s preliminary feature, and $7,000 to win in Saturday night’s finale, an impressive list of entrants have been confirmed for this two day Sprint Car Spectacular. Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu headlines the list of competitors, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular is looking forward to the weekend. “I’ve been excited about this race since they put it on the schedule”, Abreu said. “I would like to thank Scott and Kami for working so hard to make this great event for us competitors to run”.

Recently scoring his 300th career Sprint Car feature victory, Altoona, Iowa’s Terry McCarl has also confirmed for this coming weekend at Placerville, aboard Nick McCulloch’s #17V. “I love Placerville Speedway”, declared McCarl about returning to California to race. “Its a tight racetrack that makes it exciting for us racers and the fans. I’m pretty excited to run Nick’s car this weekend and have someone who knows how to get around Placerville to work with”.

02aFive-time Placerville Speedway Champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn is also among the talented field expected this weekend, aboard his familiar PT Shocks/Autism Awareness #7C. “I am thrilled to run a two day show at P-Ville”, beamed Forsberg. “Especially for some good money. The different format is going to be cool, and the ‘event’  atmosphere that RMI is building is going to make this a fun weekend. Hopefully it’s the start of something big”. 

Princeton’s Mason Moore, the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Placerville Speedway Track Champion in the Thompson’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Car Series echoed Forsberg’s though07_23_2016_178cts, and added, “I’m really looking forward to the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout this weekend. My F&F Racing team has given me a great car all year long, which allowed us to win the championship at Placerville.  Now we get to put it up against the best California has to offer, and defend our turf, so to speak. Hopefully we can continue with the success we’ve had all year long and run up front both nights”.

In addition to the Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Friday night’s program will also include “The Best in the West Spec Sprint Shootout” presented by Intents Racing, boasting a $1200 to win Feature event. In addition, the top three finishers will receive limited edition gold coins. 1st Place will win a 1 oz gold coin, 2nd Place a .5 oz gold coin, and 3rd Place earns a .25 oz gold coin. Organized by Scott Hall, this Spec Sprint Shootout is sure to be action packed.

“We are are really honored to be involved in this great event that Scott and Kami have put together”, Hall stated. “We are looking forward to racing for some good money for Spec Sprint Cars, and hope to add something to this great event by putting on a good show for the fans”.

Also on hand for both nights will be the NorCal Dwarf Car series. Pit gates for both nights of racing open at 2pm while the front gates open at 3pm. Racing will begin at 7pm. Also, overnight camping will be available at the fairgrounds. Reservations can be made by calling the El Dorado County Fairgrounds office at 530-621-5860.

For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.

Join over 8000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.