DeCaires Scores First Season Win; Tilford Drives 20th to 1st


By Placerville Speedway Media


DeCaires winsPLACERVILLE, CA (5-2-15) – After a week off for Mother Nature, racing returned to Placerville Speedway Saturday Night for the Red Hawk Casino 50th Anniversary Championship Season presented by Thompson’s Auto Group, Domco Plumbing and Jay’s Mobile Welding. The evening welcomed two three time winners of the season to victory lane and one driver who remains undefeated at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter mile bullring.

In the winged Sprint Car division, defending track champion Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove drove his #4SA Tribute to Stephen Allard mount locally owned by Dale Miller to it’s first win of the season. DeCaires was joined in celebration by Folsom’s Jon Tilford who drove from 20th to first in the Pure Stock feature event. Oliverhurst’s Ryan McDaniel scored his third win of the year to go undefeated in the Limited Late Models while Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita drove to victory in the BCRA Midget Lite’s 25 lap Wayne Albright Memorial feature race.

In the Sprint Car Division, DeCaires started the 25-lap feature event on the outside of the front row beside pole sitter and one time winner this season, Colby Wiesz of Colfax. At the waving of the green flag, Wiesz took ownership of the lead with DeCaires in his wake and the presence of Prunedale’s Justin Sanders and Matt Peterson not far behind.

DSC_0232For the first nine laps of the race, Wiesz and DeCaires duked it out for the lead in true form of two decorated champions. DeCaires tested both high and low routes in which he could pass Wiesz for the lead and both drivers swapped their driving lines on the several occasions, entering lapped traffic as early as the fifth lap.

“These kids that guys like Colby and I are racing with nowadays are getting braver. It just puts grey hair on me faster trying to stay ahead of them each week and going up there to the high side where it’s risky is what it took tonight. I stuck my nose up there a couple of times and I know Colby saw it and he moved up there too and led for those first nine laps. I did some scratching around and found my way around him just before the red flag and from there we stayed out of trouble in lapped traffic and, well, here we are.”

After taking the lead with nine laps in the event, a pair of red flags flew for accidents involving Steven Ingraham and Jake Morgan following by a second delay when DJ Freitas struck the turn three safety barriers. No drivers we injured in the incidents but we unable to continue racing for the night.

Once the race went green again, DeCaires and Wiesz continued their quest for the top spot with DeCaires holding the upper hand for the remainder of the race. Wiesz felt the pressure of Sanders in the closing laps along with ADCO Driveline fast qualifier Mike Benson and Placerville drivers Jimmy Trulli and Andy Gregg. At the line DeCaires was followed across the line by Wiesz, Sanders, Benson and Trulli.

“We seem to be on to something here with a great car and great sponsors,” said DeCaires. “With Red Hawk and Foothill 7 TV on board this year it gives me good reason to get on the treadmill and keep the years off me so I can give them more wins. I just have to thank Dale and Tara Miller and this whole team for how hard they work to get us out here and do so well and put our sponsors in victory lane like this. I couldn’t ask for a better team.”

In the Pure Stock feature event, Tilford accomplished only what one driver has done before in recent history and that driver was his brother, driving the same car several years ago. Strapping into the driver’s seat for the first time in more than a year, Tilford suffered a collision in heat racing that severely damaged the front suspension of the popular family owned #92. Despite the extensive damage that would have forced most drivers to call it a night, Tilford’s crew and fellow drivers collaborated and feverishly rebuilt the car for the feature event.

Starting 20th in a talent packed line up, Tilford used a perfect combination of patience and the skills learned from his late uncle Donnie Tilford to work his way to the front of the field. With 15 of the 20 laps complete, Tilford was into the third position. One lap later he moved into second place just before a caution flag realigned the field, putting him on the inside of leader Russell Murphy to complete the front row. It was during that final caution period that the veteran driver recalled words from his late uncle that motivated him to not settle for second place.

“I was feeling pretty good about second place after not racing for so long and the heat race damage,” said Tilford. “During that last yellow flag I got a little motivation from the man upstairs when I remember how my Uncle Donnie always told me that nobody remember what the guy in second place did the next day. At that point I decided we’re going for it tonight.”

On the final green flag, Tilford muscled the #92 into the first turn harder than any previous lap and took the lead from Murphy, bringing a rise from the crowd as the final lap approached. At the checkered flag he was followed by Murphy, Lonnie Leonard of Elk Grove, Chris VanRoekel of Grass Valley and Scott Grunert of Woodland.

“Yesterday would have been Donnie’s Birthday so there’s no doubt this win is for him tonight,” said Tilford. “I’m just thankful this is the family I have around me. I’m a Tilford and when times get tough we all come together and that’s how this win happened tonight. I made a bad move in a heat race and we had a lot of damage. It was everyone in this family that rallied with fellow drivers and crews tonight and got me back out here. I wanted to drive again and show my brothers I still was competitive, I didn’t expect to go from 20th to first in doing it but I’m confident I have some help from above tonight.”

In the Late Model feature event, Duane Cleveland of Chico jumped into the initial lead with Bill Harbaugh of Citrus Heights in his wake. Harbaugh drew an early caution flag when he climbed the front stretch wall which put McDaniel on the rear bumper of Cleveland for the restart.DSC_0227

On the third lap, Cleveland drove hard into the first and second turns and slid sideways, allowing McDaniel to capitalize and power around the outside to take a lead he would never relinquish. Dominic Stone of Folsom trailed McDaniel in the move and the two driver’s lead the field for the remainder of the race without a close challenge. At the finish line McDaniel went in to undefeated status at Placerville this season. Stone finished in second place. Cleveland finished third followed by Ray Trimble of Auburn and Ryan Peter of Rio Linda.

“It’s good to see everyone that came out tonight to see some good racing, it was good in every division,” said McDaniel.  “I have to thank Dominic from Domco Plumbing for all the support he gives us and keeps it so we can keep coming back here and my Dad for working on this stuff all week when I am gone and Matt Farnham and this entire pit crew. It’s tough when we run back to back races. The car was good, it wasn’t great but we’ll get it there.”

The BCRA Midget Lites remembered their late car owner and supporter Saturday night with the 2nd annual Tribute to Wayne Albright. In this event, bonus funds were awarded ton the top finishers and Michnowicz lead every lap to capture the checkered flag. Logan Seavey of Sutter finished in second place with Craig Dillard of Oakdale third followed by Dakota Albright of Turlock and Terry Bergstrom of Sacramento.

Racing returns this Saturday night with four divisions including the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. This upcoming night of racing offers a special evening for Mom at the speedway with great treats for the ladies including Younique products presented by Lash Boss Lady and Scentsy Candle products presented Andrea Pratt as race fans arrive at the speedway.  Watch www.placervillespeedway.com for additional information on this special night for Mom in the days ahead.

 

Second Point Race on Tap this Saturday with Four Exciting Divisions


By Placerville Speedway Media


PLACERVILLE, CA (5-3-15) – This Saturday night marks the return of the Red Hawk Casino Championship Season at Placerville Speedway presented by Thompson’s Auto Centers.  Four divisions will converge at the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the third championship points race of the season. The event marks the return of racing after a week off due to weather last Saturday night.

preview picSaturday’s race card includes the Domco Plumbing Winged Sprint Car division along with Domco Plumbing Late Models and the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks. The night offers championship points for all three divisions towards the season title . The visiting Midget Lites will also be earning digits for their traveling championship campaign.

With one event complete in the Sprint Car Division towards the championship title, Andy Greg of Placerville and Steven Tiner of Elverta are tied for the early season point lead. Defending champion Greg DeCaires is seven points back in the third position, one point ahead of Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks. Matt Peterson of Wilton rounds out the top five.

Look for many of Placerville’s top locals to be gunning to gold Saturday night like Justin Johnson of Shingle Springs, Placerville’s James Sweeney, Jimmy Trulli of Placerville, Andy Gregg of Placerville and many more.

Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst remains undefeated at Placerville Speedway so far this season in the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models.  Dominic Stone of Folsom is second in the standings. Stone is not only one of Placerville’s top drivers, be fields several cars this season and is sponsoring the imnpressive $2000 champions bonus at the end of the season.  Ray Trimble of Auburn is third, followed by Will McMillen of Chico and Eddie Gardner of Sacramento.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stock Division has Lonnie Leonard of Elk Grove in the point lead with a four point advantage over defending champion Scott Grunert of Woodland. Dan Jinkerson of Diamond Springs is third over Rich Zoller of Cameron Park and Rick Grunert of Woodland.

In the BCRA Midget Lites, look for Elk Grove’s Scott Males to lead the traveling division to the track they like to call home as returns aboard the Red Hawk Casino #9 machine owned locally by Tony Fonseca of Shingle Springs. Males will look to repeat the efforts of his opening night win three weeks ago.

Tickets for Saturday at $15 for adults Seniors and Juniors are $13, Children $6 and under six will be admitted for free. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m. Saturday, Grandstands open at 5 with qualifying for the Sprint Cars at 6:30. For further information visit www.placervillespeedway.com.

Placerville Speedway invites you to 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.

 

 

Tiner Takes Sprint Car Feature; McDaniel, Zoller win Stock Car Divisions


By Placerville Speedway Media


 

PLACERVILLE, CA (4-18-15) –Another solid roster of entries packed the pit area of Placerville Speedway for Saturday’s Red Hawk Casino Championship point racing presented by Thompson’s Auto Centers. For the fourth event of the 50th Anniversary Racing Season, 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks shared the evening racing card by the visiting Nor-Cal Dwarf Car division.

TinerSteven Tiner of Elverta drive to victory in the Domco Plumbing Sprint Car division. Tiner shared in celebration with Rich Zoller of Cameron Park, first time winner in the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stock division. Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst drove to his second Domco Plumbing Late Model victory while Shawn Jones of San Jose won the Nor Cal Dwarf Car feature.

In the Sprint Car division, 25 cars formed the roster Saturday night for a full evening of racing including heats, a b feature and an a feature event. In qualifying Placerville’s Andy Gregg of Placerville drive his Scott Russell owned Gen Landscape Management to the fastest lap of the night. Gregg garnered a 10:954 second lap, earning him the weekly $100 ADCO Driveline fast qualifier award.

The first heat race victory of the night was scored by Justin Johnson of Shingle Springs. Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks won the second heat of the night. Tiner took home the win in the third and final heat race. The B main event was claimed by Sacramento’s Bobby Butler who transferred into the A feature with the likes of Chico’s Kevin Sharrah, Chris Masters, Scott Parker of Coursgold and Matt Barber of Placerville.

DSC_9938In the 25-lap A- feature, Tiner started on the outside of the second row and raced in Morgan’s wake for the opening laps aboard the Wright Process Systems #94. Morgan started on the pole and shot into the lead at the waving of the green flag with Placerville’s top guns hot on his tail including Gregg, Jimmy Trulli of Placerville, Tiner and Matt Peterson of Wilton.

Tiner powered his way around Morgan within the first seven laps of the event while Gregg pursued him in the second position. Morgan then battled for third with defending track champion Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove while Tiner began to distance himself from the field and work his way into lapped traffic. At the checkered flag Tiner picked up the win followed by Gregg, DeCaires overtook Morgan for the third spot. Morgan finished in fourth followed by Peterson in  fifth.

In the Pure Stock division, 23 cars took to the track for a wild 20-lap feature event that saw several lead changes and lapped traffic determine the outcome of the race in the closing laps. Kevin Wirth of Shingle Springs took the lead at the waving of the green flag with Russell Murphy in tow. The two front runners began to mix it up with just two laps complete. On the third lap they both collided momentarily, which moved Murphy into the lead and Wirth into second place.

DSC_9942One lap later, Murphy retired to the pit area and Wirth reclaimed the lead for a double file restart. With the high car count, lapped traffic became a factor early and Wirth found himself negotiating his way in and out of traffic to stay ahead of the pack. Defending champion Scott Grunert of Woodland took advantage of the lapped traffic. After working his way up from 17th, Grunert closed in on Wirth to take the lead with 12 laps complete.

On the 17th lap, Grunert, Wirth and Lonnie Leonard all traded the lead in the first and second turns as Zoller muscled his Domco Plumbing #1X into the mix. Just as it appeared Grunert was on his way to his first season win, Zoller used the close racing in lapped traffic to his advantage and muscled into the lead after starting 15th.

At the line Zoller was followed by Grunert, Leonard, Wirth and Nick Baldwin.Heat races in the Pure Stock division were claimed by Leonard, Rick Grunert and Orville Owens.

In the Late Model Division, McDaniel put on another stellar performance in his Domco Plumbing Farnham Motorsports #32.  After winning his heat race,  McDaniel started in the eighth position and moved into third within just two laps to pursue early leader Paul Gugliemoni of Vacaville.DSC_9948

On lap 13 McDaniel moved into a lead he would never relinquish to earn his second win of the season. Ray Trimble of Auburn drove from fifth into second. Heat race winner Dominic Stone of Folsom drove from seventh into second, with Will McMillen of Chico fourth followed by Gugiemoni.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf cars brought 13 entries to their first visit to Placerville of the season. After winning his heat race, Jones started the 20-lap event in third place. Kevin Bender of Rocklin charged into the lead early in the event and a heated battle broke out between he and Ryan Winter of Galt while Jones pursued the two. Jones powered his way into the lead he would never relinquish to claim the first checkered flag of the season. Bender finished in second followed by Winter, Buddy Olshowka and Bryan Bender.

DSC_9954Next Saturday, racing resumes at Placerville Speedway in grand fashion with bonus winnings for all divisions. The event is the second segment of the new Placerville Posse Series presented by ART Enterprises and Red Hawk Casino. The Sprint Cars will earn a $2000 victory on this night. Limited Late Models will earn $750 to win and Pure Stocks will earn $500. The three track regulars will be joined by Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying at 6:30. Race fans can save $1 off admission by wearing a cowboy hat to celebrate the Placerville Posse experience. Find additional information at www.placervillespeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Nor Cal Dwarf Cars Round Out Four Division Program for 2nd Red Hawk Casino Points Race This Saturday


By Placerville Speedway Media


06_28_2014_185PLACERVILLE, CA (4-18-15) – This Saturday night the action resumes at Placerville Speedway with the second event of the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship Season presented by Thompson’s Auto Group. Four divisions are expected to pack the evening roster once again as the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds continues its most lucrative season.

Saturday’s event will feature the Domco Plumbing 360 Winged Sprint Cars and Limited Late Models together with the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks. The three track regulars will be joined by the colorful coupes of the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. Saturday’s event will be the second point race of the season for the stock car divisions and will be the first points race for the Sprint Car division, all of which are competing for a $2000 champion’s bonus this season.

While the Sprint Cars will make their maiden voyage to earn points towards the season title, the early season point standings for the Limited Late Models have Olivehurst’s Ryan McDaniel topping the roster after his $750 win last Saturday night. Jeff Olshowka of Marysville and Dominic Stone of Folsom are tied for the second and third positions followed by Duane Cleveland of Paradise and Wayne Trimble of Auburn.

In the Pure Stock division, an abundance of entries this year required a semi feature on Saturday night. Dan Jinkerson of Diamond Springs led the 20-lap main event from start to finish to post his first win of the season. Jinkerson leads the early season standings by a single digit over Elk Grove’s Lonnie Leonard. Defending champion Scott Grunert of Woodland is third followed by Matt Tilford of Citrus Heights, Justin Silviera of Rancho Cordova and Rick Grunert are all tired for positions fourth through fifth.

In the Sprint Car division, Colby Wiesz of Colfax won the non-regular points opener last week worth $2000 to the winner. Wiesz is expected to make numerous appearances at Placerville this season. This Saturday look for defending Champion Greg DeCaires to begin defense of the most recent title. DeCaires finished in second last week. Steven Tiner finished third in the feature event followed by Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks, Wilton’s Matt Peterson and Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli.

The grandstands will open at 5 p.m on Saturday with qualifying starting at 6:30 followed by heat races for all four divisions. Adult tickets are $15, Juniors and Seniors are $13, Children are $6 and those under six are free.  For additional information on this event check out www.placervillespeedway.com or join the local racing community on Facebook and Twitter and interact with over 5000 fans, drivers and track staff.

Trulli and Wiesz

Placerville Speedway Fast Facts:

 Next Event:

 Saturday, April 18. Red Hawk Casino Championship Point Race #2.

360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars

Gates open 5 p.m. Qualifying at 6:30. Racing at 7 p.m.

 

Our 50th Anniversary Season Corporate Partners:

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  • Placerville Speedway is sponsored by the Red Hawk Casino. Located off Highway 50 just west of Placerville Speedway, Red Hawk Casino is the Sacramento area’s premier gambling destination and has been voted Northern California’s Best Casino four years in a row. For information on upcoming entertainment and promotions visit them at www.redhawkcasino.com
  • Thompsons Auto and Truck Centers of El Dorado County is the presenting sponsor of the 2015 racing season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Thompsons, a name, family and a tradition of excellence to provide all your automotive sales and service needs at Thompsons Toyota, Thompsons Buick GMC and the new Thompson’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Placerville.
  • Domco Plumbing and Septic is the proud sponsor of Placerville Speedway’s Sprint Car and Late Model Divisions. Serving El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento County, Domco Plumbing the areas full service plumbing and septic service for all your needs both residential and commercial.
  • Jay’s Mobile Welding of Folsom is the 2015 Pure Stock Division sponsor at Placerville Speedway. Jay’s Mobile Welding provides all types of welding fabrication and repairs throughout the Sacramento Valley and El Dorado County.
  • ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust is Placerville Speedway’s official Fast Time Sponsor for the 2015 Racing Season. ADCO Driveline is celebrating 40 years of service in El Dorado County and is a longtime supporter of local racing in the form of track and driver sponsorship.
  • Riebes Auto Parts is a proud partner of Placerville Speedway. Riebes Auto Parts sponsors the Placerville Posse series throughout 2015 as well as the Kid’s Dash events and additional bonus winnings throughout the season to come including the Tribute to Donnie Tilford and the Tribute Al Hinds events.

 

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The Colfax Comet Colby Wiesz takes $2000 Placerville Posse Win


By Placerville Speedway Media


PLACERVILLE, CA (4-11-15) – After two high profile events in a week, Placerville Speedway DSC_9614 opened its Red Hawk Casino Championship point racing season presented by Thompson’s Auto Centers on Saturday night with four divisions of competition and a hearty car count in each of them. The event offered inflated winnings to each of the weekly division which in turn, produced an exciting night of racing for the weekly series in the 50th Anniversary Season.

In the Domco Plumbing Sprint Car Division Colby Wiesz of Colfax took command of the feature event to take home the $2000 win. Ryan McDaniel drove to victory in the Domco Plumbing Late Model feature to earn the $750 payout. Dan Jinkerson of Diamond Springs led every lap of the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stock feature event to earn the $500 victory.

With 21 cars in the field in the Sprint Car Division Saturday night, all competitors were eligible for the feature event which produced its share of thrills and spills for all 25-laps. Wiesz started on the pole position and was immediately challenged by Elverta’s Steven Tiner who started on the outside of the front row.

In the opening laps, Placerville’s Andy Gregg muscled his way into the top three and the trio began battling for the top position, entering lapped traffic early. Earlier in the night Gregg earned the ADCO Driveline $100 Fast Time Award. As Wiesz worked his way into the slow traffic he began to stretch his lead over Tiner, Gregg and Elk Grove’s Greg DeCaires until the 7 lap mark when a red flag delayed the event for an accident in the third turn.

DSC_9590The accident originally involved James Sweeney who suffered front suspension failure and the loss of a front wheel traveling down the back stretch, launching him into the hillside of turn three in a wicked tumble. As Sweeney came to rest he collected Cameron Park’s Cody Spencer head on. Wiesz and Tiner dodged the incident but Gregg wasn’t so lucky as he tried to avoid the carnage and rolled over as well.

“James Sweeney was high enough in the air that I couldn’t even see him,” said Spencer. “I didn’t even know he was in trouble until his car landed directly in front of me and I had nowhere to go.”

The ensuing restart was delayed by a second red flag for roll over victim Bud Walberg of Corning. Walberg tumbled in the same turn as the others but suffered less extensive damage that the previous crash which totaled Sweeney’s car due to the impact of Spencer’s car directly into the engine compartment and against the front of the cockpit. Nobody was injured in either incident.

Once the green flag flew again, Wiesz began feeling the pressure DeCaires who worked his way by Tiner and began bidding for the lead. The two front runners raced side by side at several moments as DeCaires made a strong effort to slide below the leader with Tiner in their wake and Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks well in the mix of things challenging Tiner for the podium position.

At the checkered flag, Wiesz picked up the win over DeCaires. Tiner finished in third place with Morgan fourth and Wilton’s Matt Peterson who drove from12th to fifth at the flag.

“I’m not much of a big track guys and it’s always nice when you can race close to home for good money,” said Wiesz, as he donned the first Placerville Posse cowboy hat of the season. “I do my best on these bullring tracks and we’re planning on running here quite a bit this year. I made some mistakes out there and almost lost the lead to Greg (DeCaires). He was pushing hard but he’s a driver I have run with many years and you can run side by side like that and know he’s not going get into you. This was some good racing tonight and I want to thank all these fans that came out in the cold to support it so well.

DSC_9615With one Placerville Posse victory to his name now, Wiesz is poised to be a contender for the series ending bonus as well. Any driver who wins all four Placerville Posse events earns $2000, making their efforts worth a total of $10,000 for just four races. The next Placerville Posse installment will be Saturday, April 25.

In the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stock Division, a huge field of 25 dent free cars formed the evening field and even required a semi-main event to narrow the field down to 20 for the $500 to win feature event.  Jinkerson was fortunate to earn the second place starting position ahead of the heavy traffic that had its share of spins and collisions, nothing of serious nature.

Much like he did at the final event of last season, Jinkerson charged to the front of the pack and led every lap of the race from green flag to checkered. He was challenged by Elk Grove’s Lonnie Leonard and Matt Tilford of Citrus Heights who drove from ninth to third before the halfway point to challenge for the lead. Tilford fell out of contention when he car came to a stall on the 14th lap and he had to go to the rear of the field.

DSC_9492When green flag racing resumed, Jinkerson continued to dominate the lead, even with the new double file restarts throughout the night. Leonard finished second followed by defending champion Scott Grunert and Rick Grunert of Woodland. Russell Murphy wounded out the top five.

“We got a starting spot tonight up in front and the car was fast all night long,” said Jinkerson, who had mixed emotions on the new double file restarts. “They are nothing new to me as I was use to that in the asphalt racing days. It gives the guy in second a chance for sure but at the same time, many double file restarts result in a yellow flag with a crash. It’s good for the fans though so I’m all for trying it here.”

In the Domco Plumbing Late Model Division, Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst jumped into the lead at the green flag and distanced himself from the mayhem that quickly broke out in his wake, including a collision that involved half the 15 car field in the first turn. Once green flag racing was underway, McDaniel was chased by Jeff Olshowka of Marysville and Folsom’s Dominic Stone in the top three.

At the finish line, McDaniel was followed by Olshowka and Stone at the finish line. Auburn’s Wayne Trimble finished in fourth place followed by Duane Cleveland of Plumas Lake. McDaniel picked up the $750 payday and spoke highly of the track’s sponsor in victory lane.DSC_9622 3

“Dominic Stone and Domco Plumbing deserves so much credit for all he does for this sport, he doesn’t get near the credit that equals all he does to make this place and this sport so much better,” said McDaniel, who is sponsored by Domco along with the track itself. “It’s great to have that in this sport and a lot of these guys couldn’t do this without him so a big thank you to him.”

The three track regulars were joined Saturday by the Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association. In this division, Scott Males of Elk Grove drove the Red Hawk Casino #9 locally owned by Tony Fonseca of Shingle Springs to victory lane. Males was followed by Logan Seavey of Sutter, Cory Andrews of Murrieta, Oakdale’s Craig Dillard and Brian Corso of Ripon.

“This is a great way to start of the season, driving this Red Hawk team into victory lane at the track where they are doing so much,” said Males. “I can’t thank them enough and all our sponsor along with the Fonseca family for the opportunity to drive this car this year. They’ve put a lot of effort into this season ahead and I’m looking forward to it.” Fonseca

Racing resumes at Placerville Speedway this Saturday, April 18th as the championship season resumes with the first point race for sprint cars who will be joined by Late Models, Pure Stocks and the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. The gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying starting at 6:30. For further information visit www.placervillespeedway.com or follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.

Placerville Speedway Fast Facts:

 Next Event:

Saturday, April 18. Red Hawk Casino Championship Point Race #2.

360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars

Gates open 5 p.m. Qualifying at 6:30. Racing at 7 p.m.

Our 50th Anniversary Season Corporate Partners:

  • Placerville Speedway is sponsored by the Red Hawk Casino. Located off Highway 50 just west of Placerville Speedway, Red Hawk Casino is the Sacramento area’s premier gambling destination and has been voted Northern California’s Best Casino four years in a row. For information on upcoming entertainment and promotions visit them at www.redhawkcasino.com
  • Thompson’s Auto and Truck Centers of El Dorado County is the presenting sponsor of the 2015 racing season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Thompson’s, a name, family and a tradition of excellence to provide all your automotive sales and service needs at Thompson’s Toyota, Thompsons Buick GMC and the new Thompson’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Placerville.
  • Domco Plumbing and Septic is the proud sponsor of Placerville Speedway’s Sprint Car and Late Model Divisions. Serving El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento County, Domco Plumbing the areas full service plumbing and septic service for all your needs both residential and commercial.
  • Jay’s Mobile Welding of Folsom is the 2015 Pure Stock Division sponsor at Placerville Speedway. Jay’s Mobile Welding provides all types of welding fabrication and repairs throughout the Sacramento Valley and El Dorado County.
  • ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust is Placerville Speedway’s official Fast Time Sponsor for the 2015 Racing Season. ADCO Driveline is celebrating 40 years of service in El Dorado County and is a longtime supporter of local racing in the form of track and driver sponsorship.
  • Riebes Auto Parts is a proud partner of Placerville Speedway. Riebes Auto Parts sponsors the Placerville Posse series throughout 2015 as well as the Kid’s Dash events and additional bonus winnings throughout the season to come including the Tribute to Donnie Tilford and the Tribute Al Hinds events.
  • The Mountain Democrat and Life Newspaper Group is Placerville Speedway’s Media Partner in El Dorado County along with Foothill 7 Television.

Further Information:

Web:

For additional information and complete results and information visit www.placervillespeedway.com

Social:

Like Placerville Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/placervillespeedway

Follow Placerville Speedway on Twitter for event updates @pvllspeedway

Results:

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