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Placerville Speedway Crowns 3 Champions with Tribute to Al Hinds

By: Brad Kennedy *

Placerville, CA (August 27)…75 cars signed into the Placerville Speedway with hopes of putting their name on the tribute to Al Hinds win list on Saturday night, as the weekly Red Hawk Casino Championship season drew to a close.

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23 Thompson’s Auto Center Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed into the pits for the season finale. Andy Forsberg and Michael Kofoid led the field to the green flag for the night’s Tribute to Al Hinds Feature. Forsberg quickly jumped to the lead as Kofoid dropped to second, which he maintained until he lost power on lap 2, bringing out the caution.

When the race resumed, Forsberg continued to lead, while points leader Mason Moore and defending track champion Greg Decaires held down second and third, respectively. DeCaires held onto third until hitting the turn 2 berm too hard, forcing him pit side with front end problems.

Forsberg dominated the field and went on to win, while Moore held on for second to earn his first career Red Hawk Casino Championship. Third place went to Steven Tiner, while Andy Gregg and Jake Morgan rounded out the top five.

“The track did not turn out the way I thought it would,” Forsberg said in the winner’s circle. “I like to stomp and steer and drive wide open, but when it started to slick off, I had to race smart. Just happy to get the win.”

“I finally got my first title,” newly crowned track champion Mason Moore said following the race. “The sponsors and people that support this team are amazing and this F&F Racing #X1 team has had the best car here at Placerville for a long time. Glad I was able to get them another title,” he added.

Matt Barber earned the ADCO Driveline and Exhaust Fast Time bonus in qualifying, while heat race wins went to Michael Kofoid, Greg DeCaires, and Kirt Organ. Chris Masters’ run from his 18th starting spot earned him the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus for improving 10 positions in the night’s feature event.

21 Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication Pure Stocks showed up for championship night. Dan Jinkerson and Cory Eaton set the pace for the 20 lap main event when Jinkerson quickly jumped out front looking for his 6th win of the season, while Orville Owens charged forward from his 5th starting spot and quickly moved to second.

Owens and Jinkerson ran side by side for five straight laps until Jinkerson jumped the turn four cushion, giving Owens the lead on lap 10. The following lap, Jinkerson retook the lead, but Owens drove back by Jinkerson on lap 12 to maintain the lead. On lap 13, Owens and lapped car Jay Bryant made contact ripping Owens’ right rear corner panel up. Despite the damage, Owens maintained his lead until he pulled off the track with only three laps to go. Dan Jinkerson once again inherited the lead and went on to post the victory over Russ Murphy, and Scott Grunert. With his 4th place finish, Nick Baldwin secured the Red Hawk Casino Points title. Travis Emery rounded out the top five.

Jinkerson, Corey Eaton and Rick Grunert, won the three heat races earlier in the evening, while Dan Dias won the RMI Hard Charger bonus by improving from his 19th starting position to finish 8th.

“Orville (Owens) had the faster car tonight but his misfortune was our good fortune,” Jinkerson explained in victory lane. “Lapped traffic has cost me a couple wins this year, but it’s part of racing. We will take it.”

Joining Jinkerson on the front stretch was the 2016 speedway champion, Nick Baldwin. “I would have liked to win more races this season but we were consistent all year and I love the track,” Baldwin said proudly. “It took most of the season to figure out why my motor wouldn’t take off on restarts, but we finally found the issue, and now here we are in August as champions.”

14 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models entered Saturday to duel it out for 20 laps. Matt Michelli and Ray Trimble paced the field to green as the two battled for the lead with Trimble getting the advantage. Michelli found his stride up on the cushion to squeeze by Trimble at the line to lead lap 8. The two continue to race hard side by side as they jockeyed back and forth for numerous laps.

In the end, the race came down to the wire as Michelli beat Trimble to the line by a half car length to win. Third at the line was Wayne Trimble over Tom Tilford and Paul Gugleimoni. Meanwhile, Eddie Gardner came home in sixth, which secured him his first Red Hawk Casino Points championship. Heat race wins went to Matt Michelli and Ray Trimble. Wayne Trimble won the RMI Hard Charger Bonus by moving from 7th to 3rd.

“Ray (Trimble) is a class act and a great driver,” Michelli explained after the race. “To race that hard for that long and never touch was awesome.”

Eddie Gardner was crowned as champion on Saturday night, after a very consistent season. “I wish we could have won this year, but we ran solid every night and that’s what it takes to win the overall deal,” Gardner stated in a post race interview. “We picked up a new car, and I am looking forward to getting it together to run here again next season. I hope to deliver again with a title next year,” Gardner said with confidence.

For the eighth time in 2016 the BCRA Midget Lites made the voyage to the Placerville Speedway with 17 cars signing into the pit area. Heat race winners Scotty Males and Danika Jo Parker led the field to green, as the veteran Males quickly snagged the lead and checked out from the field. Third placer starter Greg DeCaires V moved into second, but his charge would end short as he made contact with the turn four wall bending his race car. Fortunately DeCaires walked away uninjured.

When the race resumed, Males again pulled away until lap traffic played a factor late in the going. On lap 17, Kyle Offill who started seventh drove by Males off of turn four to claim the lead. A lap later. Males returned the favor by completing the same move with only two laps to go. Offill again showed his hand off of turn two but the momentum was not quite there for the young talent as they headed into turn three for the final time. Offill used the bottom of the track to sneak by off of turn four to claim his fourth win of 2016 at the speedway with Males coming home second, followed by Craig Dillard, Hunter Kinney, and Scott Kinney to round out the top five.

“I just kept digging and stayed patient,” Offill said in his post race interview. “I knew if I didn’t force the issue with traffic and I paced myself, I would be a factor and it worked out at the end.”

Placerville Speedway will return to action on September 24 with the third visit of the year by the King of the West Series to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

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.

*Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Season concludes with Al Hinds Tribute

Placerville, CA (August 25)…This Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, the final night of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series concludes with the annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

After 16 events, the three weekly divisions racing for points will square off for one final showdown, to determine the champions in the Thompson’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Car series, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Model division, and the Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stock division.

“We can’t think of a better way to finish off the regular season at Placerville, than to remember Al Hinds”, said first year promoter Scott Russell. “Al was a huge supporter of this facility throughout his lifetime, and was even a promoter here in the late 60s and early 70s (when it was then known as Hangtown Speedway). We are proud to continue the tradition of honoring him, and feel it very fitting to end the championship season in tribute to him.”

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Mason Moore heads into the final night of competition in the 360 Sprint Cars aboard the F&F Racing #x1 with a virtually insurmountable lead over defending track champion Greg DeCaires in the Dale Miller #4SA car. While not mathematically eliminated, DeCaires will have to have a perfect night and trouble will need to befall Moore for him to repeat as champion for the third year in a row. In addition, the Thompson’s Auto Group 360 Sprints will be racing for an increased purse, with $2,000 going to the winner.

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In the Limited Late Models, Eddie Gardner aboard his own #3 needs only to sign in to secure the driver’s title. However, he leads Mike Lightfoot only by 2 points in the owner’s title chase. Look for this battle to go down to the wire to decide who will emerge as owner’s champion.

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The best championship battle will be in the Pure Stock division, which sees a three man race to decide who will be the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Champion with just 21 points separating the trio. Nick Baldwin has led the series all season long, and holds a 10 point advantage over 5 time feature winner Dan Jinkerson. Scott Grunert sits just 11 points behind Jinkerson and still has an opportunity to win the title, despite the 21 point deficit.

In addition to the regular weekly divisions, the BCRA Midget Lites will be making their final visit of the year to the “Fastest Dirt Track in California” Saturday night. Kyle Offill, Craig Dillard, Scotty Males and all the regulars with BCRA will be on hand for the final event of the season. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.

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.

McDaniel and Jinkerson take Tilford Tribute at Placerville Speedway

By: Brad Kennedy *

Placerville, CA (August 20)…For the third time in its 51 year history, the Placerville Speedway paid tribute to one of its local legends Donnie Tilford on Saturday night, with 74 cars signed into the pit area between the five divisions.

14 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models swarmed the speedway to get a shot at the getting their name engraved on the Tilford trophy. Matt Micheli and Ryan Peter led the field to green flag for the start of the night’s 20 lap feature. Michelli jumped out in front, as long time veteran Randy McDaniel moved his way forward from fifth to second in the first lap.

Micheli ran the low line around the tight ¼ mile as McDaniel proved to be too tough up on the top shelf and cleared Micheli off of turn four to take the lead on lap three. After McDaniel took the lead it was smooth sailing as he went on to win the main event over Micheli, while Tom Tilford garnered Tilford family bragging rights by finishing third over Scott Woessner and Ray Trimble, who rounded out the top five.

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“The car was phenomenal tonight,” McDaniel said in the winner’s circle. “I could just lay the right rear deep in the cushion and off it went from there. It was a true dream to drive this car tonight.”

The evening’s Fast Time Award went to McDaniel, who set a blistering lap of 13.193 to earn the RMI bonus for quick time, while heat races were won by Trimble and Micheli. McDaniel also earned the Hard Charger bonus in the feature with his fifth to first place charge.

20 Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication Pure Stocks came through the gate on the night looking to become a Tilford Tribute race winner. Orville Owens and Scott Grunert led the field to green, but the yellow lights flickered as Owens was called for jumping the start, and penalized a row. The penalty became a golden opportunity for current track point leader Nick Baldwin to start on the pole next to Grunert, sitting second in points, just 6 markers back in the Red Hawk Casino Championship chase.

Baldwin found himself getting the jump on Grunert and pulled away from the field, as surprisingly, Grunert fell back to sixth in the opening three circuits. A yellow on lap 5 saw a grand opportunity for Dan Jinkerson to spoil Baldwin’s shot at victory on the restart. Jinkerson drag raced Baldwin into turn one and two on the top side of the speedway, taking the lead away in the process.

As Jinkerson stretched his advantage with three lapped cars separating himself and Baldwin, the yellow flags flew for Kevin Wirth. Meanwhile, the black flag was displayed for championship contender Scott Grunert who had heavy smoke pouring out the back end of his race car, ending his night and his chances for the season long title.

Jinkerson went on to win his fifth race of 2016 at Placerville, becoming the winningest driver of the season in all three weekly divisions of competition. Second went to Nick Baldwin who has virtually secured the Pure Stock title for the season finale this coming Saturday. Third went to Jay Bryant, followed by Jon Tilford, and Travis Emery.

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“A lot of my pavement driving experience played a factor tonight,” Jinkerson stated proudly in victory lane. “Foot work and knowing where to place my car at the right time against the cushion was key and it felt great on the exit of the turns.”

Jinkerson also earned the RMI Fast Time Award bonus with a time of 14.825 seconds in time trials, while heat race wins went to Kevin Wirth, Jeff Sly, and Russ Murphy. Ted Ahart earned the RMI Hard Charger bonus in the feature by moving from his 17th starting spot to 7th in the final run down.

13 BCRA Midgets visited the ¼ mile for the fourth time in 2016. Brian Gard and Taylor Simas were the first drivers to see the green flag for the 30 lap feature. Gard snagged the early lead over Simas but Simas was immediately hard on the attack as he showed his nose to Gard multiple times. However, Simas lost power on lap 10, bringing out the caution.

On the restart, veteran Matt Streeter found himself in good position to challenge for the lead. Streeter rode the rim around the 1/4 mile clay oval and chased down Gard for the lead. The two raced side by side all the way up to lap 12 when Streeter finally got around Gard.

On lap 19, Gard reclaimed the lead when Streeter’s car began to fade on the top side of the speedway. Fortunately for Streeter, a lap 23 yellow for Bobby Wilson allowed Streeter to make some in car adjustments. Streeter utilized the top again to drive back by Gard on lap 27.

On the last lap, Streeter got tight on the turn one cushion allowing Gard to pull alongside once again. However, Streeter’s car was just too good to be beaten as he won his first race at the speedway since 2007.

“The track was absolutely a blast to race on tonight,” Streeter said with enthusiasm after the evening was over. “The car was good for the first portion of the race, then it got really loose in turns one and two, and that allowed Brian to get back by. But, we made some adjustments and were able to get him back and go on to win.”

The evening’s fast qualifier, Cory Elliott finished second, nipping third place finisher Brian Gard on the last lap, while the female duo of Randi Pankratz and Maria Cofer rounded out the top five. The two heat race winners were Matt Streeter and Brian Gard.

25 Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars made the trip for their fifth and final appearance of 2016. Zack Hurst and Josh King set the pace for the 20 lap endeavor. Unfortunately, the red flag flew on the opening circuit, as eighth place starter Scott Dahlgren flipped violently in turn three. Dahlgren walked away with no serious injury.

Josh King got the jump on the restart, and pulled away from the field early on. However, Shawn Jones worked his way through the field to chase down King by lap five. Jones threw a masterful slide job to take the lead on lap 6.

King returned the favor the following lap in turns one and two, only to see Jones re-slide King again in three and four to take command. Jones pulled away while leaving King to fight off Mike Grenert for second. On a late race restart, Grenert made major contact with King in turn one, sending King off the track and to the rear of the field.

Jones dominated the race from there and won his third feature in a row at the speedway. Kevin Bender came home second, while third went to Zack Hurst, followed by Mike Grenert and Johnny Reeves to round out the top five. Heat wins went to Scott Dahlgren, Mike Grenert, and Shawn Jones.

“Three in a row running the cushion all 20 laps for the victory. I’ll take it”, an exuberant Shawn Jones said in the winner’s circle. “The top was tricky tonight for me actually”, he went on to say. “The first few laps I could sail it in there on the cushion, then I had to actually be smart and hit it with some intelligence (later in the race),” Jones stated.

7 IMCA Sport Mods came for their third and final visit of 2016. Josh Gish and Damian Merritt led the field at the drop of the flag. Gish grabbed the lead until lap 4 when Todd Cooper drove by to take the point and brought his brother Brian Cooper along in second. The brothers raced side by side just like their last two appearances here at the track. From lap 12 to lap 18, the siblings raced hard and clean side by side until Brian tripped up just a little bit to allow Todd to pull away by about two car lengths over the final two circuits. Todd Cooper went on to win and made it two out of three wins at Placerville in 2016. Brian Cooper finished in the runner-up position while Jerry Bartlett led Josh Gish and Damian Merritt across the line. Merritt was also the lone heat winner earlier in the night.

“That was the most fun I’ve ever had in a racecar,” Cooper beamed on the front stretch following the night of action. “My brother and I raced so hard for so many laps, that it was just awesome. The track was incredible tonight. I just wish we raced here more than three times a year.”

Placerville Speedway returns next Saturday night for the final race of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship season. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.

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

Join the nearly 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 now 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.

*Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

3rd Annual Donnie Tilford Tribute event this Saturday at Placerville Speedway

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PLACERVILLE, CA (August 18)…This Saturday marks the the third edition of an event to honor a Placerville Speedway legend, the “Donnie Tilford Tribute”, which serves as the second to the last race on the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series.

The five division program features the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stocks, each in a headline role, along with visiting BCRA Midgets, IMCA Sport Mods, as well as the NorCal Dwarf Car Series.

The race honors Donnie Tilford, one the most beloved stock car drivers in the history of Placerville Speedway. Tilford in his final years mentored, sponsored, and wrenched for various drivers well past his retirement from driving in 1991. A former Placerville Speedway Super Stock champion, Tilford succumbed to heart complications, and passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 58 on March 18, 2014.

“This weekend’s event should prove to be the perfect way to honor one of Placerville Speedway’s greatest legends, Donnie Tilford”, stated first year promoter Scott Russell. “The drivers in the stock car and late model divisions will be able to showcase their talent and skill by racing against the clock for their starting positions under the qualifying format. We are looking forward to showcasing the Limited Late Model division, as well as the Pure Stock series in a headlining role this weekend, and the fastest qualifier in both series will receive a $100 bonus courtesy of RMI”.

In addition, the two divisions will be racing for expanded purses, with the Late Models racing for $850.00 to win in the feature event, $525.00 for second, and $350.00 for third, while the Pure Stocks see a bump in purse structure as well with $600.00 to win the feature, $350.00 for second, and $200.00 for a third place finish.

With added money on the line, and just two point races remaining in the championship season, there is little doubt that Saturday’s event will provide plenty of intense action for the race fans attending the El Dorado County Fairgrounds 1/4 mile facility. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.

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

Join the nearly 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 now 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.

Forsberg, Trimble, and Grunert crowned Posse Champions at Placerville Speedway

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By: Brad Kennedy *

Placerville, CA (August 13)…The final event of the 4 race “Placerville Posse Challenge” was held Saturday night at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, with 47 cars on hand in the three divisions.

Jake Morgan and Chase Majdic led the Thompson’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Car field to green flag for the night’s 25 lap feature, but the yellow lights flickered immediately around the speedway as Majdic was called back for jumping the start and penalized a row for the infraction. For the second attempt, Mason Moore was moved to the front row, and took advantage over Morgan entering turn 1.

Meanwhile, sixth place starter Andy Forsberg utilized the top of the speedway to quickly move to second in a single circuit. Forsberg challenged Moore for the lead on lap 5 going into turn three, but Moore shut the door on Forsberg exiting turn four.

On lap 6, Forsberg got around Moore for the lead with a move that saw the leaders just inches apart. As Forsberg pulled away, Sean Becker rose to challenge the leaders after starting tenth. Becker used the top side of turns one and two to drive around Moore and began to track down Forsberg.

Forsberg endured a lap 20 caution, and held off the charge by Becker to win the race and claim the Placerville Posse title.

In victory lane, the always loquacious Forsberg admitted that he was concerned with Becker’s advances. “After I got by Mason (Moore), I kept watching the scoreboard and saw the 35 (Becker) go from fifth, to fourth then second in three laps”, he said.08_13_2016_149c

“I figured Sean would be running up top and I thought I heard someone behind me. When I moved upstairs, then I never heard anything again.”

Sean Becker crossed the line second while third went to Mason Moore, fourth to Jake Morgan and fifth to Greg DeCaires.

QuickTime qualifier Andy Forsberg earned the $100 courtesy bonus from ADCO Driveline and Exhaust, while Chase Madjic and Logan Seavey won the two heat races, with the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus being awarded to Becker who ran 2nd and improved 8 positions from his 10th starting spot.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabrication Pure Stocks had 14 competitors in attendance, with weekly Red Hawk Casino championship point leader Nick Baldwin and Rick Grunert leading the field to green. Grunert got the jump over Baldwin and stretched a significant lead until Jay Bryant spun in turn one to draw the caution. On the restart, Grunert pulled away as Baldwin’s car did not take off immediately, allowing Dan Jinkerson to get by.

On lap 4, Baldwin made a power move around Jinkerson to reclaim second, then drag raced Grunert across the line on lap 6. The two battled hard as traffic came into play. On lap 8, Baldwin jumped the cushion in turn one allowing Jinkerson to pull alongside for second again. The two ran side by side all away through turn four when a lap car of Anthony Vigna got sideways pushing Jinkerson to the infield and allowing Posse points leader Scott Grunert to claim second. As Grunert passed Jinkerson for third, Oroville Owens made contact with Jinkerson in turn one sending Owens off the embankment, drawing the caution on lap 9.

On the restart, Baldwin’s car once again did not take off, allowing Jinkerson again to get around in turn two to claim second as Scott Grunert challenged Baldwin for third. On lap 12, Baldwin once again overtook Jinkerson and applied pressure to Rick Grunert for the lead. The trio raced hard until traffic became a factor again in the late stages of the 20 lap feature. Nick Baldwin raced side by side with Rick Grunert as the leaders raced under the white flag.

Rick Grunert ran the middle of the speedway going into turn one, opening the top up for Baldwin to pull alongside. That left the bottom open for Rick’s son Scott to go three wide all the way down the backstretch, through turns three and four and to the checkered. The top three were separated by inches at the line. Scott Grunert grabbed the victory on the last lap over Nick Baldwin and Rick Grunert.

08_13_2016_099c  “I really wanted to see my dad (Rick Grunert) win”, admitted Scott Grunert in victory lane. “He was fast all night and it was kinda sketch doing a complete lap three wide at the end. But I’m happy that we won.”

Jay Bryant and Tim Mack won the two heats earlier in the evening, Scott Grunert was the winner of the RMI Hard Charger bonus by winning from his 7th starting spot.

12 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models entered for the final Posse challenge race of 2016. Tyler Lightfoot and Ken Michelli set the field for the 20 lap race. On the initial green, Michelli jumped the start which penalized him back a row. On the second attempt, pole sitter Tyler Lightfoot jumped the start putting him back a row. A third attempt saw original row 2 starters Scott Woessner and Ryan Peter set the pace for the green. Going into turn one, Woessner washed up the track opening the bottom for Ray Trimble to grab the lead off of turn two and allowing Randy McDaniel to claim second down the back stretch.

The race went green to checkered without stopping as Trimble and McDaniel raced side by side for the majority of the race. The two competitors never touched for all 20 circuits as Matt Michelli banged his right rear off the cushion for entire distance.

Trimble crossed the line to win his third main event in 2016 at the speedway and take home the Posse championship by one point over McDaniel who finished second. Third went to Matt Michelli while Woessner and Lightfoot finished in fourth and fifth, respectively.  08_13_2016_118c

“Any of these guys that show up on can win on any given night here”, acknowledged Trimble in the winner’s circle. “I tried not to watch the scoreboard but I knew McDaniel and Michelli were right there. I’m just glad we held them off for the win.”

McDaniel and Matt Michelli won the two heat races, while McDaniel grabbed the RMI Hard Charger bonus with his run from 9th to 2nd in the feature.

Placerville Speedway returns with the 2nd Annual “Donnie Tilford Tribute” event. A five division program consists of the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks, BCRA Midgets, IMCA Sport Mods, and NorCal Dwarf Cars. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.

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

Join the over 7900 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 now 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.

*Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills