Placerville Speedway Hosts Annual Play Night This Sunday


By Placerville Speedway Media


PLACERVILLE, CA (3-29-15) – The 2015 racing season is less than two weeks away and this coming week drivers and their teams will have the opportunity to test and tune for the exciting and lucrative upcoming Red Hawk Casino 50Th Anniversary Championship Racing Season presented by Thompson’s Auto Group, Hoosier Tires and Coors Light. 070413-01

This special Sunday test session will welcome many of Placerville Speedway’s regular competitors from the Domco Plumbing Sprint Car and Limited Late Model Divisions as well as the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks that will be competing for bonus yielding championship titles this season. In addition to the track regulars, the Sunday play night will play host to many additional divisions and is open to any oval dirt cars who wish to shake down their rides before the racing season begins in the region.

The grandstands to Placerville Speedway will be closed for this special event. Pit entry will be $20 per person for competitors, crew members and the general public. The pit gate will open to haulers at 2 p.m. The quarter-mile bullring will go green beginning at 4 p.m. with test sessions continuing up until 8 p.m. Spectators are welcome to enter the pit area which has limited seating, admission is $20 per person. Those entering the put area must be over 16 years of age. Anyone 14-16 may enter with an adult with a notarize minors release that must be completed prior to arrival to the speedway.

Placerville Speedway and the staff of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds have been busy over the past several months preparing for the facilities 50th Anniversary season that officially begins on Saturday night, April 4 with the King of the West Sprint Cars and the Midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association in the “Gold Country Shootout.” This highly anticipated event kicks off a huge season opening complete with fanfare, live music before the races and much more.

Following the barnstormer opening event, racing of a high caliber continues on Wednesday Night, April 8 at World Racing Group takes over Placerville Speedway for what will be the Wildest Winged Wednesday ever with the return of the National World of Outlaws Sprint Car Tour in the Brad Sweet Short Track Showdown.  The regular weekly championship season will begin on Saturday night, April 11th.

As Placerville Speedway reaches it’s landmark 50th year of continued operation, many improvements have been taking place in the off season to make this golden season one of the best. In addition to a bounty of added sponsorship and bonus payouts throughout the Red Hawk Casino Championship season ahead, Handy Racing Promotions and the El Dorado County Fair have been busy putting the final touches on some long overdue amenities including then installation of the track’s new public address sound system.

 

Late last season this process began much to the desire of race fans who, for many years have had difficulty hearing commentary during events do to an aging system. This project has replaced all of the grandstand speakers with state of the art technology as well as added speakers into the pit area so race teams can hear everything from National Anthems to race line ups and finishes.

Additionally, the El Dorado County Fair has completed a number of improvements to the facility, including a $30,000 restoration of the asphalt in the grandstand entry and midway.  Sponsor signage has been installed throughout the facility, including the new Red Hawk Casino scoreboard, to recognize the many different area businesses that have come on board this year to make Placerville one of the most lucrative Saturday night programs in Northern California for it’s weekly divisions with over $15000.00 added in additional payouts and championship bonuses for the season to come.

Tickets prices for the many different events vary and are detailed on the Placerville Speedway website at www.placervillespeedway.com. Admission prices do not include a  $6 parking fee to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for all events.

Join over 5000 friends 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 at @pvllspeedway.

Placerville Speedway Welcomes Additional Sponsorship of Riebes Auto Parts for 50th Anniversary Season


By Placerville Speedway Media


reibesPLACERVILLE, CA (3-5-15) –  As the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship season inches closer, Placerville Speedway and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds are hard at work preparing the quarter-mile race track in El Dorado County for what could very well be its biggest year in decades. While the facility is being well prepped for the season opening and the return of the World of Outlaws next month, community sponsorship continues to roll in, making the championship ahead richer for racers and exciting for fans.

Today, Placerville Speedway is proud to announce that Riebes Auto Parts has signed on to be a large part of the commemorative season ahead. The popular auto parts distributor will bring back popular “Kids Dash” in 2015 as well as be another contributing sponsor to the inflated winnings for the special four race “Placerville Posse” series during the year. Additionally, Saturday night, August 1 will be “Riebes Auto Parts” night at Placerville Speedway with added fanfare, store promotions and more.

Riebes Auto Parts is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1956. Over the years, Riebes has grown from one location to twenty, making them the second largest NAPA Auto Parts Distributor in the United States. Riebes offers the largest selection of auto parts and accessories supporting both the retail and the wholesale customer. They provide unsurpassed customer service that is best described under their slogan “Great Parts, Great Prices, Great People.”

The Kid’s Dash event was born in 2013 and quickly grew in popularity among Placerville Speedway’s family populated fan base. On nights throughout the championship season this event will place two random driver head to head in a three lap match race that takes place surrounding intermission. The event will be run in classic match race style with both drivers giving it their all to put on a show for the fans, in particular the youngest of them.

kids-dash-1024x682 Both drivers will be compensated for their participation by the sponsorship from Riebes Auto Parts. Once the checkered flag waves, the winning driver will pull to victory lane and randomly select a youngster from the grandstands to join him in celebration, winner’s photos and presentation of the special trophy, in which the child gets to take home.

The future of racing is the young fans sitting in the grandstands watching their heroes in hopes of one day becoming a successful racer themselves. Top nationally known drivers such as NASCAR’s Kyle Larson, who earned his first ever Sprint Car victory at Placerville Speedway, began the journey of their dreams as a young fan in the stands. Riebes Auto Parts continues to foster those dreams by bringing the youngsters of the sport up close to their favorite drivers while making the sport richer for its competitors.

The Red Hawk Casino Championship season to come at Placerville Speedway is becoming the talk of the Northern California dirt track racing community with the return of the National World of Outlaws and a season rich in bonus winnings thanks to an abundance of new sponsorship. Riebes Auto Parts joins the likes of Red Hawk Casino, Thompson’s Auto Group, Domco Plumbing and Septic, Jay’s Mobile Welding, ADCO Driveline, Hoosier Racing Tires and more in a season of boosted sponsorship funds that will make this Golden Anniversary year richer for racers and exciting for fans.

Domco Plumbing is the official championship sponsor Placerville Speedway’s Sprint Car and Limited Late Model Division Championships.  In each of these exciting classes, the season champion will earn a minimum of a $2000 bonus. The grassroots Pure Stock Division is just as rich, with Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication sponsorship making it possible for the Pure Stock Champion to earn a $2000 bonus. Such bonus funds are in addition to championship funds provided by Hoosier Racing Tires and Coors Light, making the chase for the championship more coveted than ever.

Another form of added winnings will come this year through four special nights of racing known as the “Placerville Posse” Series, a championship within a championship. This special four race series pays additional winnings on each of the nights with the Sprint winner earning $2000, Limited Late Model winner $750 and the Pure Stock winner $500. Additionally, any driver in the sprint car division who can claim victory in all four of these races will earn an additional $2000 bonus thanks to the collaboration of sponsors for the season which continues to grow. If no driver wins all four, these bonus funds will be split among those who do win on these designated nights.

The fast qualifier each week will also earn a $100 bonus courtesy ADCO Drivelines and Custom Exhaust in Shingle Springs. This will mark ADCO’s third consecutive season as the weekly fast time sponsor. In addition to the track, ADCO Driveline sponsors several different drivers among multiple divisions.

Placerville Speedway will host action as early as March 29 with a special Sunday evening practice night. April 4 the King of the West Sprint Cars will be joined by the Midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association. April 8 marks the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series that will be followed by the championship opener on April 11.

For ticket information and pricing visit www.placervillespeedway.com. Reserved seating for the World of Outlaws April 8 event only, are available through World Racing Group at www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Join over 5000 friends 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 at @pvllspeedway.

Red Hawk Casino to open 2015 Placerville Speedway Season with Free Shuttle Service


By Placerville Speedway Media


031613-01-300x187PLACERVILLE, CA (3-1-15) – The much anticipated 2015 racing season at Placerville Speedway will open in grand fashion next month with two very high profile events kicking off the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship Season presented by Thompson’s Auto Group, Hoosier Racing Tires and Coors Light.

With such a grand opening comes added seating and an expected abundance of traffic and Red Hawk Casino has partnered with Placerville Speedway to help race fans avoid traffic congestion and parking worries. For these upcoming events, race fans are welcomed to grab a seat on one of the Red Hawk Casino complimentary shuttles to the speedway.

Beginning on April 4th as well as the April 8th World of Outlaws event, Red Hawk Casino will provide an exclusive shuttle service to and from Placerville Speedway throughout the late afternoon and evening. This pilot service will allow race fans to either park at the Casino, just off Highway 50 and take advantage of this complimentary service that will bus fans right to the entry gates of Placerville Speedway to enjoy these big nights of racing.

The first shuttle on each of these race days will depart Red Hawk Casino at 4:30p.m. and the final shuttle service back to the casino parking garage will take place at midnight. This unique partnership comes as part of Red Hawk Casino’s title sponsorship of 50th Anniversary Racing season and will assist race fans in avoiding traffic snarls on these highly anticipated race nights. Parking at the Casino will be no charge and with a 24 hour operation, race fans are welcome to enjoy the amenities of Red Hawk Casino after the evening of racing in the form of dining, gaming and live entertainment.

Those wishing to ride the Red Hawk Casino Placerville Speedway shuttle service will find the pick up location in the main entry and valet area of the Casino. Return shuttle pick up later in the evening will take place just outside of the main grandstand entry at Placerville Speedway. On race days, both locations will clearly be marked with Red Hawk Casino – Placerville Speedway signage to make using this free service simple for race fans.

Placerville Speedway is proud to partner with Red Hawk Casino for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Season. The quarter-mile clay oval roars into action Saturday night April 4 with the King of the West Sprint Cars,joined by the Midget Lites of Bay Cities Racing Association.

Tickets for this event will be available at the gate on race day. Adult tickets will be $22 for Adults, Seniors and Juniors are $15 and Children are $6.

Just four days following the opener, comes Placerville Speedway’s long awaited return of the National STP World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, April 8. This event brings the top sprint car drivers from all parts of the world to El Dorado County for the first time since 1992 for the Brad Sweet Presents Short Track Outlaw Showdown.

Reserved grandstand seating for this great event is currently selling fast online exclusively at www.worldofoutlaws.com. An additional 1000 seats will be added prior to the season opener off turn four for these two events which will be first come first serve, general admission. Ticket prices to the speedway on both nights does not include the $6 parking fee per car to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Ticket pricing for all Placerville Speedway events, including the weekly championship series that begins April 11 and more, please visit the track website at www.placervillespeedway.com.

Join over 5000 friends 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 at @pvllspeedway. While Placerville Speedway invites you to participate in all of our social networking, remember that the best social network is at the track with the greatest fans and drivers in Northern California. See you at the track!

Four Race Placerville Posse Challenge Series Offers Inflated Winnings and the Opportunity to Earn $10,000


By Placerville Speedway Media


PossePLACERVILLE, CA (3-1-15) – It’s no secret that Placerville Speedway’s Red Hawk Casino 50th Anniversary Season presented by Thompson’s Auto Group, Hoosier Tires and Coors Light offers an abundance of inflated winnings and championship bonuses in the season to come. However, one of the most unique and lucrative additions to the commemorative season to come will be the special “Placerville Posse” series within the regular championship.

The brand new “Placerville Posse Challenge” is a special four race campaign that includes the following events; April 11, April 25, August 1 and August 22. Each of these dates will offer inflated winnings with the Domco Plumbing Sprint division winner earning $2000, The Domco Plumbing Limited Late Model winner earning $750 and the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks paying $500 to the winner.

Not only will the checkered flags produce a good share of winnings on each of these nights, an added bonus for the Sprint Car division throws a unique twist into the theme of this special challenge during the season.  Any driver in the sprint car division who can win all four of these races will earn an additional $2000 bonus thanks to the collaboration of Red Hawk Casino and all of the many sponsors that have come together in many ways this season.

Should a Sprint Car Driver win all four of these unique events, he or she will net $10,000 in combined winnings from each event and the series bonus. If no driver wins all four, these bonus funds will be split among those drivers who win on these designated nights. A special Placerville Posse trophy presentation will also take place on the final night of season.

The Placerville Posse Challenge was developed this season to allow drivers the option to compete for inflated winnings and a bonus without having to travel far from the track they call home while providing an exciting short series within the season for fans. The designated nights are open to any competitor who decides to take to the high banks of the exciting bullring for the opportunity to score a significant bounty and earn further awards for earning multiple wins.

The 2015 racing season will open at Placerville Speedway with a special practice night on Sunday, March 29th which is a $20 pit entry per person for all types of oval dirt race cars. Racing begins on April 4 with the King of the West Sprint Cars and the  Midget Lites of Bay Cities Racing Association followed by the April 8  STP World of Outlaws Sprint Car event. The weekly championship series and the first Placerville Posse Challenge night will take the green flag on Saturday, April 11.

Tickets prices for these different events vary and are detailed on the Placerville Speedway website at www.placervillespeedway.com. Admission prices do not include a  $6 parking fee to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for all events.

Join over 5000 friends 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 at @pvllspeedway. Placerville Speedway welcomes everyone to join in on our social media but reminds them that the best social network is at the track with our great fans and drivers every Saturday night.

Placerville’s 2015 Division Champs Will Earn $2000 Bonus for 50th Anniversary Season


By Placerville Speedway Media


ChampPLACERVILLE, CA (3-1-15) –While Placerville Speedway has been rich in history since 1965, in 2015 it is becoming rich in bonus offerings for this very special season ahead courtesy of additional sponsorship by area businesses that have come aboard for the Red Hawk Casino 50th Anniversary season at Placerville Speedway presented by Thompson’s Auto Group, Hoosier Tires and Coors Light.

New to the program this season, a championship bonus to make the season crown more lucrative than previous seasons. This comes by way of new sponsorship funds for this anniversary season courtesy of Domco Plumbing and Jay’s Mobile Welding. The added fund will make the chase for the championship very worthwhile to competitors with each titlist of the three weekly divisions earning a bonus for their efforts.

Domco Plumbing will sponsor a $2000 championship bonus to the 2015 Sprint Car Champion and the Limited Late Model champion at the end of this season. This healthy bonus comes in addition to funds from the annual championship fund as well as monies from Hoosier Racing Tires which contributes to the championship annually.DOMCO LOGO BLUE

The Domco Plumbing Sprint Car and Late Model Divisions are not the only ones that will be benefiting from added winnings this year as the Pure Stock division will also boast a $2000 bonus to the champion courtesy of Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication.

Domco Plumbing has been a longtime supporter of area auto racing, sponsoring several drivers at various tracks as well as special races in previous years. Locally owned and operated, Domco Plumbing is a full service plumbing company in the region, providing all types of plumbing installation and repair both commercial and residential.

Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication has over two decades of welding and fabrication experience in the region. Jay’s mobile welding specializes in general welding, fabrication and repairs, heavy equipment repair, custom wrought iron and more where they fuse quality and safety with design.jays

Following an informal announcement of the increased championship winnings, area drivers are excited about the season to come at Placerville Speedway. Winning a title this year at this famed track will not only come with great notoriety being the Golden Anniversary year, it will also pay a champion for the fruits of his or her labor with these special sponsorships that present monies to the racers.

“It’s tough for racers to go race every race in a season these days. With the bonus championship money it makes it worthwhile for the drivers as well as the sponsors,” said Ryan McDaniel, a veteran driver who has raced in all parts of the nation aboard late models, dirt modifieds and more.

“We don’t do this to get rich. We do it because we love it but we can’t have our houses foreclosed on either,” added McDaniel. “We are lucky to have great sponsors like Domco Plumbing and Jay’s Mobile Welding putting up extra monies and for the community supporting this track that has an awesome promoter like Alan Handy. All of these factors are to hard find anymore.”

In addition to the championship bonuses, the sponsorship of Domco Plumbing and Jay’s Mobile Welding will also contribute to several other inflated winnings throughout the year with the collaboration of funds from Red Hawk Casino, Thompson’s Auto Group, ADCO Driveline, Hoosier Tires, Riebes Auto Parts, The Mountain Democrat and Coors Light,

On several nights throughout the season, the winners of each division will fare well with victories in events such as the Mark Forni Classic, the Donnie Tilford Big Trophy night tribute and the annual Tribute to Al Hinds that take place during the season.

Additional sponsorship funds can be earned in this year’s special “Placerville Posse” series, a special four race series that includes the following events; April 11, April 25, August 1 and August 22 and pays additional winnings on each of the nights with the Sprint winner earning $2000, Limited Late Models $750 and the Pure Stocks $500. Additionally, any driver in the sprint car division who can claim victory in all four of these races will earn an additional $2000 bonus thanks to Red Hawk Casino and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and associate sponsors. If no driver wins all four, these bonus funds will be split among those who do win on these designated nights and a special Placerville Posse trophy presentation will take place on the final night of season.

The fast qualifier each week will also earn a $100 bonus courtesy of ADCO Driveline. This will mark ADCO Driveline’s  third consecutive season as the weekly fast time sponsor. In addition to the track, owner Ken Short sponsors several different drivers among multiple divisions year after year.

Placerville season will host action as early as March 29 with a special Sunday evening practice night. April 4 the King of the West Sprint Cars will be joined by the Midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association followed by the April 8  STP World of Outlaws Sprint Car event that will be followed by opening night of the 2015 championship campaign on Saturday April 11.

Tickets prices for these different events vary and are detailed on the Placerville Speedway website at www.placervillespeedway.com. Admission prices do not include a  $6 parking fee to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for all events.

Join over 5000 friends 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 at @pvllspeedway.