PLACERVILLE, CA (5-16-15) – This Saturday night is a night racing continues in 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.
Saturday’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.
In the Domco Plumbing Sprint Car division, defending champion Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove leads the division standings for the third week in a row. The driver known at the catfish is a one time winner so far already this season and has chased all other winners to the line so far with top finishes. Last weekend, he trailed Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli to the finish line. Trulli led every lap of the feature event to post his first victory of the season and move into second place in the point standings where he now sits just 16 points behind DeCaires for the lead.
Sitting in third place behind Trulli is another Placerville favorite, the Hurricane Andy Gregg. Gregg is just 18 points from the lead and single point over the Colfax Comet, Colby Wiesz of Colfax. Mike Benson of Calistoga rounds out the top five in the ranks with Matt Peterson of Wilton just one spot out.
In the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks division, Elk Grove’s Lonnie Leonard continues to lead the ranks with a seven point advantage over defending champion Scott Grunert of Woodland. Rick Grunert of Woodland is third, 22-points from the top. Chris VanRoekel of Grass Valley is fourth in the ranks followed by Tim Mack of Diamond Springs. Mack scored his first win of the season last Saturday and is 25 points from the lead.
The undefeated Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst leads the Domco Limited Late Model standings. McDaniel has a nine point advantage over the Flying Plumber Dominic Stone in the second position. Ray Trimble of Auburn is 17 points back in third spot. Eddie Gardner of Sacramento is fourth with Tyler Lightfoot of Placerville rounding out the top five.
In the visiting Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association point leader Cory Andrews of Tracy will lead the field. Brian Corso of Ripon is second in the standings over Oakdale’s Craig Dillard. Scott Kinney of Citrus Heights is fourth over Elk Grove’s Scott Males.
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.
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