50th Anniversary July Fourth Spectacular to bring Fireworks to the track and the air at Placerville Speedway; Kids Are Free!

By Placerville Speedway Media

flag fireworksPLACERVILLE, CA (7-1-15) – It’s a night of great tradition and celebration annually and this year it is expected to even more spectacular that before. This Saturday night, it’s the 50th Anniversary July Fourth Spectacular at Placerville Speedway. What better way could one spend their Independence Day other than witnessing the thrill of local championship auto racing and the spectacle of a giant pyrotechnic display?

The grandstands at Placerville Speedway is the place to be this Fourth of July to enjoy El Dorado County’s only July Fourth Fireworks display. Saturday’s fireworks will take place shortly after dark at the completion of the night’s exciting auto races and will consist of both aerial and ground level displays sure to make fans of all ages wide eyed with excitement. Families are encouraged to bring their kids and their friends as all kids 11 and under will be admitted free Saturday night.

While the fireworks in the sky will sure to delight, fireworks of a different kind are expected on the track Saturday night as the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship season presented by Thompson’s Auto Centers, Domco Plumbing and Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication resumes. Already a lucrative season for teams overall, Saturday’s event will be richer for the Pure Stock division with added sponsorship from Jay’s Mobile Welding which guarantees every driver who starts the feature event $100.

In the Domco Plumbing Sprint Cars, defending champion Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove leads the point standings. DeCaires is a four time winner overall this season and will go head to head with second place point runner Andy Gregg of Placerville. After winning his 20th career feature last Saturday night, Gregg is 24-points behind the leader and will be gunning for back to back wins on one of the speedway’s biggest nights and most electrifying crowds.DeCaires

Mike Benson of Calistoga is third in the standings, 88 points from the top. Former Rookie of the Year Jake Morgan is fourth. Placerville’s own James Sweeney has edged ahead of Sutter’s Logan Seavey to complete the top five.

In the Domco Plumbing Late Models, Dominic Stone of Folsom has moved into the point lead of the division. Stone, responsible for a great amount of sponsorship and support for the track this year with his Folsom based plumbing company, is 3 points ahead of Ray Trimble of Auburn. Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst is third, 47-points out of the lead. Eddie Gardner of Sacramento is fourth followed by Tyler Lightfoot of Placerville.DSC_1617

In the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stock Division, Lonnie Leonard of Elk Grove continues to hold on to the point lead. Leonard has a five point advantage over defending champion Scott Grunert of Woodland. Rick Grunert of Woodland is 20-points out of the lead in third followed by Tim Mack of Diamond Springs and Russell Murphy of Placerville.

DSC_1344The gates to Placerville Speedway are set to open at 5 p.m. Saturday night and an early arrival is suggested as this night routinely sells out quickly. A special pre-sale of tickets will take place from 3-4 pm at the track box office. Adult Tickets are $20. Juniors (12-15) are $15. Seniors (62+) are $15 and all children 11 and under are free for this night.

For further information visit the track website at www.placervillespeedway.com or join the local racing community on Facebook and Twitter and interact with over 5000 fans, drivers and track staff.

Placerville’s Gregg drives to 20th career victory; Local team geared up for July Fourth event this Saturday

By Placerville Speedway Media

Andy Gregg celebrates


PLACERVILLE, CA (6-27-15) – For the first half of the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino championship season presented by Thompson’s Auto Group at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg of Placerville has had his 20th career win on his racing bucket list, but suffered his share of shortfalls week after week. Saturday night, Gregg overcame his bridesmaid blues and accomplished his short term goal, winning $2000 in the Placerville Posse Challenge event.

Saturday’s win not only awarded Gregg bonus cash. It provided he and his Scott Russell owned #14r team the momentum he needs to carry into next Saturday’s race at the El Dorado Country Fairgrounds where Independence Day and racing come together with championship point racing and fireworks, a special tradition at his hometown track that every driver longs to win.

Sharing in celebration with Gregg Saturday night was Dan Jinkerson of Diamond Springs, who scored his fourth win worth $500 in the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stock Division; Jeff Olshowka of Marysville, who won the Domco Plumbing Late Model feature worth $750 and Dan Wagner, who won the Nor Cal Dwarf Car feature race.

In the 25-lap sprint car feature, the waving of the green flag saw a yellow immediately as second place starter Shawn Wright of Fresno spun in the first set of turns and collected Auburn’s Andy Forsberg to delay the green. Once restarted, Gregg and point leader Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove led the field into the first set of turns and initiated an early dogfight for the lead that Gregg quickly prevailed from and pulled ahead of the field, distanAndy Greggcing himself from DeCaires until the 7th lap when a second yellow flag delayed the event and gathered the field.

On the restart, Gregg powered ahead once again while DeCaires and Justyn Cox of Sacramento dueled for the second position. With 13 laps complete Gregg worked his way into lapped traffic while the battle for second continued a distance behind him. With 17 laps down the dry slick track conditions and heavy lapped traffic became daunting for the leaders as they cautiously worked their way through the field with a car length between them. At the finish line, Gregg was followed by DeCaires. Cox finished in third followed by Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks who rounded out the top five.

“It was slick out here tonight and I had to be careful to not make a mistake,” said Gregg. “I knew there was no way DeCaires was going to pass me out there on this track as long as I didn’t mess up. I have to thank all our fans, sponsors and crew for all their hard work on this team. This is my 20th win racing and it’s been hard to get, I finally got that monkey off my back.”

Jinkerson scores fourth win in Pure Stocksjinkerson win

Jinkerson took the lead at the waving of the green flag and muscled his #29 ahead of the 20 car field by several car lengths as early as the second lap. Jinkerson’s early lead was shortened with five laps down when a double file restart put second place runner Rick Grunert of Woodland on the outside of him, not once but three times as a series of daunting yellows delayed the race.

Despite the restarts, Jinkerson ruled the lead throughout the race. Grunert had his battles in the second position from Tim Mack of Diamond Springs and Jason Palmer of Sacramento. On lap 13, Palmer overtook third place from Mack in the fourth turn while Jinkerson worked his into lapped traffic just as a final yellow flag flew when point leader Lonnie Leonard stopped on the backstretch after a collision in traffic on the 17th lap.

The final restart put lapped traffic between Jinkerson and Grunert for the restart. Jinkerson went on to take the $500 win over Grunert, Scott Grunert worked into third on the 18th lap to finish third over Palmer and Dan Smith of Sacramento.

“We had another good starting spot tonight and managed to stay out in front even on the many restarts,” said Jinkerson. “It’s nice to get our fourth win and some extra money tonight and now we’re looking forward to the Fourth of July race.”

Olschowa takes $750 win in Late ModelsOlschowka win

Dominic Stone took the lead at the green flag for the Limited Late Model feature event. After leading the first lap, Stone was passed on the low side of turn two by Olschowka, who was racing aboard and Micheli racing crate motor powered machine for the night. Once in front, Olschowka distanced himself from the field while Stone worked the second position a fair distance ahead of Tom Tilford of Citrus Heights in third place.

At the halfway mark of the race Olschowka worked his way into lapped traffic while Stone and Tilford were joined in the top four by Auburn’s Ray Trimble who pressured Tilford into the final laps. At the finish line it was Olschowka grabbing the $750 win followed by Stone, Tilford, Trimble and Placerville’s Tyler Lightfoot.

“We were down on the number of cars here tonight but the cars that race in this division here are by far some of the best in the business, just about any of these guys could win out here each week and it’s a tough field,” said Olschowka. “I appreciate the Micheli’s putting me in a competitive car up here and all they do for me.”

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In the Nor Cal Dwarf Car feature event, the green flag waved to pole sitter Travis Dutra and was immediately delayed by a yellow flag when Dennis Shively spun in the first turn. On the second attempt at a start, Dutra powered ahead of second place starter Tommy Brown Jr. to take the early command of the lead.

Dutra was challenged within three laps by Carl Droivold who started third in the event and begin bidding for the lead form the low line of the track. Using the low side entering the third turn put Droivold into the lead on the seventh lap. Once in front, Droivold was challenged by Dutra, Wagner and Ryan Winter, who rallied into the running despite a damaging heat race roll over earlier in the night.

Red Hawk CasinoDroivold drove a steady low line to maintain his lead into the final laps but the action behind him heated up with Dutra, Wagner and Winter. With 16 laps complete, Winter went to the rear after a collision and a spin with another car. The restart saw Droivold lead the field to the green where Dutra passed him on the backstretch to take the lead. In the fourth turn the battle went sideways with Droivold and Dutra collided and Wagner assumed the lead with the two front runners crashing out of contention. At the finish line Wagner was followed by Buddy Olshowka, Josh Miller, Ryan Winter and Miranda Chappa.

Next Saturday, Placerville Speedway will host the annual July Fourth Spectacular with three divisions of racing followed by fireworks, both low level and aerial. The best place to enjoy fireworks in El Dorado County will be in the grandstands of the 50 year old Placerville Speedway. The evening will include a public presentation by El Dorado County Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, who recently awarded the speedway with a proclamation for it’s decades of service. Veerkamp will address the fans on this special night.

Gates will open at the regular time on Saturday, 5 p.m. with qualifying at 6:30. A special ticket pre-sale will take place from 3-4 pm to allow fans to purchase their tickets early and beat the crowds. For complete information visit www.placervillespeedway.com.

All photos by Donna Peter; For purchase visit www.donnasracephotos.com 


Point leader DeCaires gives team Red Hawk third championship win with daring last lap pass.

By Placerville Speedway Media

PLACERVILLE, CA (6-13-15) – In the world of motor sports, often times racing enthusiasts and competitors alike will rate an event’s entertainment value on the number of entrants in the field, focusing on “car count” more so than the quality of competition in the field. Saturday night, a light car count at Placerville Speedway provided an accurate argument to the long standing car count theory as race fans who endured the extreme summer heat saw one of the most exciting races of the season take place, even with a few less entrants behind the wheel.


In the final race prior to the break for the upcoming El Dorado County Fair, Saturday sevenths Red Hawk Casino championship point race presented by Thompson’s Auto Group, Domco Plumbing and Jay’s Mobile Welding saw three repeat winners in victory lane.  Point leader Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove scored his third win of the season in an electrifying Sprint Car feature event. Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst won his sixth feature in the Limited Late Models and Dan Jinkerson of Diamond Springs won his third feature in a wild Pure Stock feature.

In the Sprint Car feature, ADCO Driveline Fast Qualifier Andy Gregg of Placerville set the pace from the pole position as he took the lead at the green flag aboard the Scott Russell owned Gen Landscape Management-Thompsons Toyota #14r. The opening green was followed by a short series of yellow flags for spins by Justin Bradway and Scott Hall in the first four laps, giving the event a lackluster start that soon turned quite the opposite in the way of speed thrills.

Once the race underwent a lengthy green, Gregg muscled several car lengths ahead of point leader and second place starter Greg DeCaires and the top two point runners went to battle in what became a local a classic shootout of local track favorites who sliced and diced their way into lapped traffic, Gregg in pursuit of his elusive first win of the year and DeCaires in pursuit of continuing his consistent streak of success this season with local car owners Dale and Tara Miller.

With 15 laps complete the two leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic and turned up the heat on the duel that had already brought the fans to their feet into the final laps. DeCaires used the lapped traffic to his advantage, closing in on Gregg’s once dominant lead, diminishing it down to mere inches as the white flag waved with one lap to go.

It was on the final circuit that DeCaires powered beneath Gregg in the second turn and muscled the Red Hawk Casino #4 into the lead down the backstretch, only to have Gregg answer back with a slide job pass entered the third turn to take the lead. DeCaires never gave up, answering Gregg’s bold move with a switchback move of his own and allowed him to power beneath Gregg in the final turn and muscled his way to victory by just inches at the finish line.

“It took awhile tonight for me to catch him and put myself into a position to get underneath him,” said DeCaires, still out of breath during his victory lane interview from the hard fought effort. “I have to give credit to Alan Handy on this one tonight because this track was extremely fast high and low and tonight both of us used those lines and put on quite a show for these fans out here.”

At the finish line DeCaires was followed by Gregg, who then went upside down in the second turn following the checkered  flag. Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks had a strong third place finish, holding off Kirt Organ to the checkered flag. Justyn Cox of Sacramento rounded out the top five.

Win is third of the season for Jinkerson in Pure Stocks

The Pure Stock feature event started off with a bang, literally, Saturday night with several cars piling up in the second turn. The melee broke out after pole sitter Danielle Clauson of Placerville and Rick Grunert of Woodland make contact in the first turn, resulting in a multi car pile up when  Grunert spun with a cut tire after the intial contact and was then struck by Jeff Sly, Justin Silviera, Rich Zollar and Travis Emery.DSC_1452

Once the incident was cleared from the track, all involved returned to the line up. The new line up placed Placerville’s Russell Murphy on the outside of the front row beside Clauson for the complete restart. At the green flag, Murphy powered into the lead when a second pile up undoubtedly succeeded the first one.

As multiple cars collided on the front stretch, Folsom’s Jay Bryant went upside down and rolled over three times before he was struck by several cars and then came to rest on Hangtown’s Dale Teach as the red flag flew. Nobody was injured in the incident, Bryant climbed from his car and stood on the wreckage to salute the fans after one of the wildest crashes in this division in recent seasons.

Once green again, Jinkerson powered into the lead with Murphy in tow.  Lapped traffic became a factor as early as the seventh lap when Jinkerson was delayed by the lapped cars of Clauson and Travis Emery for a pair of laps. What started has a disadvantage soon became and advantage once Jinkerson passed the traffic and pulled a distant lead on Murphy and Tim Mack of Diamond Springs who worked the third position for the later laps of the race.

At the finish line, Jinkerson picked up his third win of year, Murphy finished in second followed by Mack, Jason Palmer and Dan Smith.

“All I can say tonight is I am glad we got out in front quickly at the green flag,” said Jinkerson. “We managed to avoid all the crashing that took place early tonight and stay out of the trouble for more of the race. We got caught up in lapped traffic for a little bit and he caught up to me (Murphy). He’s a great competitor and races people clean out here, it was a pleasure running hard with him out front.”

Late Models: McDaniel Scores Sixth win of the Year

In the Limited Late Models, only seven cars formed the field for the feature event. McDaniel started on the pole of the 20 lap feature event. McDaniel took the green flag and a lead he would never relinquish for the entire race.


After winning his sixth feature of then win, McDaniel was followed across the line by Dominic Stone of Folsom, Ray Trimble of Auburn, Wayne Trimble of Auburn and Tyler Lightfoot of Placerville.

“Tonight ended up a lot better than last week when we got crashed and broke a shock and lost our win streak we had going,” said McDaniel. “The car still wasn’t perfect like it once was and we’ll work on that a bit. I just hope we can find a way to get more cars back up here in this deal. There’s good money being paid by the track and sponsors in this division. We can’t make it out for a few weeks due to traveling. Hopefully when we get back here in a few weeks everyone can make it.”

Placerville Speedway;’s championship series will go dark next week to make room for the El Dorado County Fair. The 2015 Hog Days of Summer has something for everyone including Bull Riding, The Home Track Challenge motor sports event and the John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Race in the main grandstands. Learn more about all the activities at www.eldoradocountyfair.org.  For complete results from Placerville Speedway visit www.placervillespeedway.com.



Tight battles in all three division resume this Saturday night in final race before fair break

By Placerville Speedway Media

PLACERVILLE, CA (6-13-15) – This Saturday night the action resumes at Placerville Speedway with the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship series presented by Thompson’s Auto Group. Three divisions will form  the evening roster once again as the quarter-mile bullring in what will be the final night of racing prior to the week break to allow for the El Dorado County Fair. Yes race fans, it’s time to get your racing fix to hold you over for the next couple of weeks.

Andy Gregg

Andy Gregg. Photo by Donna’s Race Photos

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.  Saturday’s event will be the sixth point race of the season for the Sprint Car division and will be the second points race for the Sprint Car division, all of which are competing for a combined total of $6000 in champion bonus awards this season.

Entering Saturday’s event, defending track champion Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove continues to lead the roster in the Sprint Car division aboard the #4SA Red Hawk Casino machine owned by Placerville’s Dale and Tara Miller. DeCaires is at the helm of a three-way locally based battle among three locally owned teams, all in the hunt for one of Placerville’s richest championship bonuses in history.

DeCaires holds a 25 point lead as returns this Saturday night. Placerville’s Andy Gregg is in the second position while Jimmy Trulli of Placerville is third, just five points back. Mike Benson of Calistoga is fourth, 50, points out of the lead. Kirt Organ of Napa is fifth.

Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst remains in the point lead in Domco Plumbing Late Model competition. McDaniel has won all but one of Placerville’s point races. The regional dirt track hot shoe is followed by Ray Trimble of Auburn who is 16-points behind the leader. Dominic Stone of Folsom is third, just 19-points out. Eddie Gardner of Sacramento is fourth, 48-points from the lead. Placerville’s Tyler Lightfoot rounds out the top five, 60-points from the top.

In Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stock action, Elk Grove’s Lonnie Leonard remains in the lead position in the standings. Defending champion Scott Grunert is second, fifteen points out of the lead. Rick Grunert of Woodland is third overall, 25-points behind his son. Chris Van Roekel of Grass Valley is fourth, 31-points out of the lead while Tim Mack of Diamond Springs is fifth, 35 points from the top.

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.

Placerville Speedway Fast Facts:

Next Event:

Saturday, June 13 . Red Hawk Casino Championship Point Race #6

360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks

Gates open 5 p.m. Qualifying at 6:30. Racing at 7 p.m.

Our 50th Anniversary Season Community 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 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, Thompson’s 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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Cox lives childhood dream with Placerville victory

By Placerville Speedway Media

DSC_1277PLACERVILLE (6-6–15) -As a youngster, Justyn Cox spent many Saturday night’s in the grandstands at Placerville Speedway watching his father Terry race and a number of veteran drivers that were his heroes. During those years, Cox desired to follow in their footsteps and one day stand in victory lane at the track that is tough to tame to even the best dirt track veterans in the business.  At the age of 21, Cox lived his childhood dream Saturday night, celebrating in victory lane at Placerville Speedway for the 5th championship points race of the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship Season presented by Domco Plumbing, Thompson Auto Centers and Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication.

Cox was joined in victory lane by Pure Stock winner Dan Jinkerson of Diamond Springs along with Anthony Restad of Santa Rosa who won the Late Model featuring, dethroning the undefeated Ryan McDaniel. Cori Andrews of Murieta was the winner in the Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Lite feature.

In the Sprint Car feature event, Cox led the field to the green flag in, powering his Berco Redwood-Berry Lumber Company #31c ahead of second place starter Mike Benson of Calistoga. With just one lap complete a yellow flag flew for Placerville’s Matt Barber who spun to the edge of the infield exiting the second turn.

With the restart, Cox lead the 18 car field back to green with Benson in his wake and top point runners Jimmy Trulli of Placerville, Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove and Andy Gregg of Placerville. Gregg overtook DeCaires and Trulli with three laps down before another yellow flag flew for Gus Carcione of El Dorado Hills and Barber followed by another caution flag for Jake Morgan, James Sweeney and Steven Ingraham all at the same time.

After the string of cautions were out of the way, Cox muscled ahead of the field while Benson, Gregg, Trulli and DeCaires all dueled in the top four. Following a restart at the 10 lap mark, Gregg began stalking Cox for the lead. The two battled unto lapped traffic with Gregg pulling aside Cox several times. After a final restart at the 21 lap mark the battle continued between the two, Cox maintained the lead all the way to the checkered flag while DeCaires overtook Gregg for second on the final lap. Benson finished in fourth over Trulli.

“For most of my 21 years I have been alive, I have been in the stands at this race track watching my dad race and others so this win means a lot,” said Cox. “We’ve been trying for this one for the last three years and finally got here. I can’t thank all my sponsors and crew enough for all their help. I wish my Dad was here tonight, he couldn’t make it but I know he’s pretty excited too.”

In the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Model feature, a rain shower delayed the start of the A feature for several minutes as track officials worked to prep the racing surface. Once the 12 car field reported, Tyler Lightfoot of Placerville took the lead at the green flag, muscling his way ahead of pole sitter Terry Kuntz of Vacaville.

DSC_1283On the seventh lap the race went under yellow when Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst suffered a flat tire on the backstretch. Once restarted, the race saw Lightfoot power ahead of Kuntz and the two battled hard at the halfway point side by side with Restad moving into the mix for a three way battle. At the 11 lap may, Kuntz and Restad took the top two spots over with Davis in tow and Lightfoot fading to fourth.

With 15 laps down a collision in turn two between Bill Harbaugh of Sacramento and Ray Trimble of Auburn brought the race under the yellow flag and a single file restart. Restad led them to the green flag to continue his battle with Kuntz for the lead over Matt Davis but the race went under the red flag quickly when Placerville’s Tyler Lightfoot and Eddie Gardner of Sacramento collided hard in turn one.

In the final five laps, Restad battled with Davis and McDaniel for the lead. Restad picked up the win followed by Davis, McDaniel, Dominic Stone of Folsom and Ray Trimble of Auburn.

In Pure Stock action, Dave Silva led the division to the green flag and work his way to begin lapping the field in the first four laps until a caution flag flew for Placerville’s Roy Fulmer who spun in turn two. The double file restart put Sacramento’s Jason Palmer on the outside of Silva for the green flag. On the sixth lap, Jinkerson overtook Palmer for second place and began pursuing Silva for the lead.

DSC_1280Following a restart on the 9th lap, Jinkerson took the lead with an outside pass on Silva in the fourth turn to take a lead he would maintain through several more restarts. At the line Jinkerson was followed by Silva, Palmer, Lonnie Leonard of Elk Grove and Rick Grunert of Woodland.

“The double file restarts were good for me on that first one but I wasn’t sure what to expect on the later one, I decided to stay on the outside for it because I didn’t want to try to fix something that wasn’t broken and it worked for us the first time,” said Jinkerson. “The competition in this division is really good, I think the higher pay than the other tracks and the championship money from Red Hawk, Domco and Jay’s Welding is really bringing a lot of cars to this track and it’s great to see.”

Cori Andrews took the green flag and powered into the lead in the Midget Lite feature event. Within three laps of the race, Andrews led the field by several car lengths as third place starter Scott Males of Elk Grove worked the second place position, distantly stalking the leader as they quickly worked their way into lapped traffic without a pause in the race until the 13th lap when the race went under yellow after Cody Spencer of Cameron Park went up in smoke in the fourth turn.

The ensuing restart put a lapped car between Andrews and Males for the restart. Andrews muscled into a distant lead that went without serious challenge for the remainder of the race. Andrews was followed across the line by Males who was challenged to the line by Logan Seavey of Sutter, Craig Dillard of Oakdale and Brian Corso of Ripon.

DSC_1271“The last two times I have been here I have lost a motor, ” said Andrews. “So it’s nice to come back and get a win here. I just really have to thank my Dad and family for all their support with this and my sponsors. I couldn’t do it without them.”

Racing returns to Placerville Speedway next Saturday night with the sixth Red Hawk Casino Championship point race of the season. Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks will form the evening race card in the final night of racing prior to the break for the El Dorado County Fair.

This Tuesday, Placerville Speedway will be recognized at the El Dorado Country Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Brian Veerkamp and his fellow supervisors will present a proclamation to Placerville Speedway and the El Dorado Country Fairgrounds for its 50 years of service and quality family entertainment to the communities of El Dorado County.

For further information on these upcoming events and complete results and point standings visit www.placervillespeedway.com.  Follow Placerville Speedway on various forms of social media including Facebook and Twitter to interact with fellow race fans and teams.