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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Four Divisions Race for Big Dollars this Saturday night for Placerville Posse event and Championship Opener


By Placerville Speedway Media


Join with the Hometown Heroes of the Placerville Posse; Wear a cowboy hat and save $1

PLACERVILLE, CA (4-11-15) – With two high profile pre season events already complete, in the 50th Anniversary Season, Placerville Speedway is locked and loaded to officially open the 2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series this Saturday night and the inaugural leg of the new Placerville Posse Challenge that offers inflated winnings for all three weekly divisions and the opportunity to cash in on additional bonus funds.

Greg DeCaires 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 three weekly divisions will be competing for inflated winnings as part of the new Placerville Posse series within the regular season. The Sprint Car winner will earn $2000 this Saturday night while the Late Model victor takes home $750 and the Pure Stock win is worth $500. The night offers championship points for two of the three divisions towards the season title while the Sprint Car division winner has the opportunity to make it even richer should they win all four Posse races during the season to pick up an additional $2000 bonus, making this four race campaign worth as much as $10,000 in bonus winnings to the sprint winner alone.

Additional dates within the racing season  Placerville Posse Challenge that offer bonus funds include April 25, August 1 and August 22. While the event is richer for the racers, it is cheaper for the fans Saturday night as the track is offering $1 off adult admission to everyone who wears a cowboy hat to the speedway to support the new Placerville Posse addition to the program and all of the hometown heroes that are gearing up to get their racing gloves on the added cash.

One such driver that will be doing so is defending Sprint Car Champion Greg DeCaires. This year DeCaires returns in his Dale and Tara Miller owned #4SA Sprint Car to defend his title with the new sponsorship of track sponsor Red Hawk Casino backing him. Entering his 25th year of racing here, DeCaires is ready for the lucrative, well sponsored season Placerville Speedway has ahead for it’s Golden Anniversary year.

In the Domco Late Models, defending two time Champion Matt Micheli of Live Oak. Like MicheliDeCaires, Micheli is also very excited of the winnings Placerville has to offer this season, not only with the inflated winnings but the eventual impressive $2000 bonus that will go to the champion of each division as the conclusion of the season due to the added sponsorships.

After winning his first career title last season, Woodland’s Scott Grunert is ready for action in the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stock division as well. In this division, an abundance of new local entries are expected with the increased winnings and championship bonus of $2000 at the year end.

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 he straps into the Red Hawk Casino sponsored Midget Lite owned by Tony Fonseca of Shingle Springs.

Saturday’s event is part of a big season ahead for Placerville SpeedGrunertway, one that has already included the return of the Nationally known World of Outlaws Sprint Car Tour for the first time in 23 years and the opening King of the West Sprint Car Series. The year ahead includes something for everyone.

Tickets for Saturday at $15 for adults, who get a $1 off simply by wearing a cowboy hat on this night. 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.

 

 

World of Outlaws Set to Invade Placerville this Wednesday


By Placerville Speedway Media


PLACERVILLE – (Courtesy World of Outlaws) It has been more than 20 years since the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last took on the high-banked, quarter-mile Placerville (Calif.) Speedway. The opportunity to bring the series back after all that time came at the hands of one Outlaws competitor, Brad Sweet, but it is another who brings a very special connection to the track.2015 BRAD SWEET PLACERVILLE RIEBES

In 1987, Paul McMahan, an Elk Grove, California native, stepped into a 410 sprint car for the first time in his career. Not long after that first start, McMahan got his first 410 win. That win, of course, came at Placerville.

“It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago but obviously it was,” McMahan said. “Going back to Placerville is pretty cool. That’s where I cut my teeth. It’s always cool to go back to a place like that. I’m looking forward to it.”

Despite his experience at the track, McMahan said he knows it has changed a lot over the years. His last race at Placerville came in 1998.

“When I went there in 1987 to when I went there in 1998, it changed two or three times,” he said. “Talking to several friends of mine who race there every week, the track has changed there again. I went there two years ago to look through the fence and it doesn’t look anything like it was almost 20 years ago. The only thing it’s still got there is the big hill on the back straightaway. That’s about the only thing that stays consistent.”

McMahan and his fellow World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitors take on Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts on Wednesday, April 8.

Reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets, or by calling the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606. Pit passes sold on the day of the event will provide first-come first-served general admission grandstand seating. There are no age restrictions in the pits.

ABOUT THE TRACK
PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY is ahigh-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record of 9.913 was established by Tim Kaeding on March 27, 2004.For more event information, visit http://woosprint.com/placerville-speedway

Previous A-Feature Winners
1992 – Jac Haudenschild on March 11
1987 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 2
1986 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 3
1985 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 4

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen – Shark1s1a.com
Craig Dollansky – DollanskyRacing.com
David Gravel – DavidGravel89g.com
Jason Johnson – JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Kraig Kinser – KraigKinser.com
Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart – Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart – ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 3 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21); Rico Abreu – 2 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 22, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14);Daryn Pittman – 2 (Antioch Speedway on March 29, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13);Brian Brown – 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Tim Kaeding – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13); Terry McCarl – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Shane Stewart – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

LISTEN LIVE: Listen live for FREE to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Placerville Speedway onhttp://www.DIRTVision.com .

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series website at WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.

Hirst Takes 50th Anniversary KWS Opener in Placerville


By Placerville Speedway Media


PLACERVILLE – (Courtesy KWS Sprints) – Two-time and defending King of the West champion Kyle Hirst fired off a warning shot at the opening round in 2015 that he will certainly be a player once again, after driving to victory at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.image

It was Hirst’s 12th career series win and tied him with former driver Pylant for eighth on the all-time win list. It came during a rough and tumble 30-lapper on the challenging quarter-mile bullring and was aboard the Main Motorsports No. 35m machine.

“It’s awesome to come out here and get a win right out of the box,” said Hirst on the front stretch. “I can’t thank the whole Main family enough for giving me the opportunity to drive this car and want to give big thanks to Rod Tiner and Brad Sweet for their help tonight. Hopefully we can come back on Wednesday and have a good run with the Outlaws.”

Hirst started on the front row alongside Cory Eliason from Visalia. Early on Hirst would set the pace until Eliason made a hair raising move to get by up high off the fourth corner. Eliason looked poised to scoop up his first career King of the West win as he set a torrid pace out front. A number of slowdowns and stoppages plagued the flow of the 30-lapper, as numerous reds and yellows appeared.

Eliason’s strong run came to an end unfortunately on lap 18 when he spun off the third and fourth corners, which handed the lead back to Hirst. After this Hirst was able to keep everyone at bay and drive off to take the checkered flag for his second career 410 win at Placerville. Shane Golobic of Fremont came home third with Lemoore’s Carson Macedo in third. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Sacramento’s Willie Croft rounded out the top-five.

Craig Stidham won the 12-lap B-main with Hirst taking the dash. The four 10-lap heats were picked off by Tim Kaeding, Tanner Thorson, Cory Eliason and Kyle Hirst. Willie Croft opened the night by setting fast time.

The companion BCRA Midget main event was also an up and down affair with a number of stoppages slowing the flow. Shane Golobic looked to have the race in hand until contact on a late race restart left him parked sideways in turn one. The checkered flag would fly on lap 29 and it saw Bryan Gard pick up the big win over Ronnie Gardner.

Placerville CA King of the West A-main…Kyle Hirst, Shane Golobic, Carson Macedo, Dominic Scelzi, Willy Croft, Chase Johnson, Mitchell Faccinto, Billy Butler, Jonathan Allard, Bobby McMahan, S.Wright, Bud Kaeding, C.Eliason, JJ Helberg, J.Statler, Brent Kaeding, J.Soares, DJ Netto, M.Moore, C.Stidham, T.Kaeding, T.Thorson, P.Harvey.

Racing action returns to Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invading the high banks.