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.

Thompson’s Auto Group partners with Placerville Speedway as 2015 presenting sponsor


By Placerville Speedway Media


thompsonsPLACERVILLE, CA (2-27-15) –  For decades, veteran auto dealer Ron Thompson has been involved with Placerville Speedway and many different race teams, locally and afar. Entering its much anticipated 50th Anniversary season, Placerville Speedway is proud to announce that the Thompson’s Auto Group has signed on even bigger than ever before as a presenting sponsor of the 2015 racing season ahead.

The Red Hawk Casino 50th Anniversary season presented by Thompson’s Auto Group, Hoosier Racing Tires and Coors Light is set to open in grand fashion with the King of the West Sprint Car Series on Saturday, April 4 followed by the return of the National World of Outlaws Sprint Car Tour on Wednesday, April 8 when the best drivers from around the world return to El Dorado County for the first time since 1992.

These high octane season leading events will trail a special test and tune on Sunday March 29th and will be followed by the 2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship series that begins on Saturday night, April 11 when the winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late models and Pure Stocks all begin their quest towards their coveted championship titles. This special season has become rich in anticipation, winnings and bonus funds from area businesses that have taken advantage of the premier marketing opportunities that Placerville Speedway offers as the area’s sole professional spectator sporting venue.

As part of their 2015 partnership, the Thompson’s Auto Group will assist in making winnings richer throughout the season in several fashions  including bonus winnings for many special events, such as the annual Mark Forni Classic, the Donnie Tilford Big Trophy Night Tribute and the longtime Tribute to Al Hinds, an event in which Thompson’s has been part of for several years.

“When it comes to community support in El Dorado County there are not many places where you don’t see the Thompson’s brand and we are proud to have them on board at Placerville Speedway to make this a very special 50th anniversary year,” said Bill Sullivan of Placerville Speedway. “Ron and Jeff Thompson have been a huge part of this speedway for decades, and this year they have stepped in even bigger.”

Known for their famed Thompson’s Toyota and Buick-GMC Dealerships, the Thompson’s Auto Group has recently expanded in El Dorado County with the grand opening of their third area dealership, adding the Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep brands to their offerings as well as their certified used car inventory. Their involvement with Placerville Speedway makes sense, because when people think cars in El Dorado County they think Thompson’s and Placerville Speedway.

The Red Hawk Casino Championship season to come at Placerville Speedway is becoming the talk of the Northern California dirt track racing community. The added sponsorships for this season offer bonus winnings like never before, including added monies to the season end division champions.

This season, Domco Plumbing of Folsom has signed on to 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 courtesy of Domco Plumbing. The grassroots Pure Stock Division is just as rich, with Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication sponsorship of  the division championship that will pay a $2000 bonus to the top driver in the point standings.

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 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 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 Red Hawk Casino and collaborative sponsors. 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.

“The community has truly come in strong for this 50th Anniversary season, added Sullivan. “There’s a lot of opportunity to win some good money this year at Placerville and we’re hearing great things from our drivers and many new teams that are expected to join us this season. We can’t thank everyone enough for their investment into this great track and sport so far and there’s more to come.”

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. April 8 marks the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series that will be followed by the championship opener on April 11.

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. Reserved seating for the World of Outlaws April 8 event are available through World Racing Group at www.worldofoutlaws.com.  Admission to the speedway does not include $6 parking fee to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for all events. For ticket pricing for all Placerville Speedway events 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.

ADCO Driveline returns to Present Weekly $100 Sprint Car Fast Time Award


By Placerville Speedway Media


585c86_a1034cbcd02e64810778ef4440a295d9.gif_256PLACERVILLE, CA (3-1-15)  –  Placerville Speedway is excited to announce an extended partnership with ADCO Driveline as the weekly fast qualifier of the Domco Plumbing Winged Sprint Cars at Placerville Speedway. For their efforts, the fast qualifier on each points night of the 2015 Red Hawk Casino 50th Anniversary Championship season will earn a $100 bonus.

            Located in Shingle Springs,  ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust enters it’s third straight year of sponsorship at Placerville Speedway. Ken and Theresa Short, owners of ADCO Driveline have been long time supporters of Placerville Speedway through the years, sponsoring numerous drivers for many years, several special events and the fast time award since 2013.

            ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust is located at 4211 Sunset Lane in Shingle Springs and is an authorized dealer of Flowmaster Mufflers and Magnaflow Performance Exhaust, two manufacturers utilized by race teams in various divisions. Short worked for the local business for five years before purchasing it in 2006 and building it into one of the areas most well known repair facilities in the area.

            With the return of ADCO Driveline with the weekly fast time award, Placerville Speedway has one of the largest collaborative groups of sponsorship for the season to come, adding lucrative inflated winnings throughout the year as well as special bonus funds and much more.

            Joining this list of dedicated partners for 2015 include the speedway’s title sponsor Red Hawk Casino who returns to headline the golden anniversary year with company of presenting sponsors, the Thompson Auto Group, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light and the Mountain Democrat. New this season are championship bonus sponsors which include Domco Plumbing, sponsoring the Sprint Car Division and the Limited Late Models.  Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication is the official sponsor of the Pure Stock Division championship.

           Placerville Speedway thanks all of it’s 2015 sponsors, more of which are expected to be announced in the coming weeks with others welcome who want to be a marketing partner for this very special 50th Anniversary season ahead. Sponsorship inquires can be sent to placervillespeedway@gmail.com.

The 2015 racing season begins with a practice night for competitors on Sunday evening March 29. The first night of racing is April 4 with the King of the West Sprint Cars and the BCRA Midget Lites that will be followed by the nationally known STP World of Outlaws on Apil 8 which marks their first appearance at Placerville Speedway since 1992. The weekly championship series begins on Saturday, April 11.  On all nights the grandstands will open at 5 p.m.

For ticket information for the upcoming racing season, race times and information on shuttle service provided by Red Hawk Casino for the opening of the season visit the information page on www.placervillespeedway.com for everything you need to know to prepare for the season ahead.