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.
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.
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