PLACERVILLE, CA (7-25-15) – This Saturday 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 will look to continue his roll towards the 2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship title aboard the #4SA sprint car owned by Placerville residents Dale and Tara Miller. DeCaires has been a dominant force this season since the opening green flag with four season victories that have contributed to his lead that is now at 56-points.
Placerville’s Andy Gregg is second in the standings and having a mid season rally pushing him to a hearty advantage for the second position. While Greg sits 56-points behind DeCaires in his Scott Russell owned #14r, his 68-points ahead of Mike Benson of Calistoga. Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks is 40 points back in the fourth position, 55-points ahead of Placerville’s James Sweeney.
In the Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication Pure Stock Division, defending champion Scott Grunert of Woodland leads the standings with a 17-point advantage over Elk Grove’s Lonnie Leonard. Tim Mack of Diamond Springs is 34 points from the lead in third position. Russell Murphy of Placerville is fourth, 35 point back. Jason Palmer of West Sacramento is fifth, 55 points from the top spot.
The Domco Plumbing Late Model Division has Folsom’s Dominic Stone leading the point standings. Stone is 12 points ahead of Auburn’s Ray Trimble. Each with a victory this season, Stone and Trimble are trailed by 2014 Rookie of the Year Tyler Lightfoot of Placerville who is 66-points out of the lead. Eddie Gardner of Citrus Heights is fourth with Olivhurst’s Ryan McDaniel rounding out the top five.
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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(Photos Courtesy of Donna Peter)