PLACERVILLE, CA – After an unexpected cancellation last Saturday due to the area wildfire support, racing action is set to return this Saturday night as the Jackson Rancheria Championship Season continues at Placerville Speedway with a giant night of racing at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.
Five divisions will be on the race card this week as the championship point battles wind towards the final chapter of the season in all three of the weekly divisions competing for the season crown at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile dirt track and will be joined by all of the venues from the popular Bay Cities Racing Association for Steve Stymeist Auto Body Collision Centers Night at the speedway.
Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks will return to action on the quarter mile in the battle for the 2014 track championship presented by the New Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Hoosier Tires, The Mountain Democrat and Thompson’s Auto and Truck Centers. The three anchor divisions will be joined by BCRA’s traditional Midgets along with the Midget Lites as well as an appearance by the association’s Vintage Midget Class.
The large presence of the BCRA teams will be part of their annual Jack London Bash Hall of Fame Picnic that takes place earlier in the day at the Fairgrounds. This annual event brings racers of the past and present together as inductees to the hall of fame are announced during an afternoon of great food, socializing and more prior to the night’s big race.
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Entering Saturday’s event, the battle for the Championship is winding its way into it’s final chapter in all three divisions as the crowning of the season champions is now less than 7 weeks away.
In the Sprint Car division, Elk Grove’s Greg DeCaires remains at the top of the standings with local car owner Dale Miller. DeCaires is currenty ahead by 52-points over five time champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn who has rapidly recovered from a slow season start into a championship contender once again in the competitive F&F Racing Team ride.
Sitting in the third position is Prunedale’s Justin Sanders who is 78-points out of the lead while Jimmy Trulli of Placerville is fourth, just 20-points back. Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks rounds out the top five in this division entering Saturday’s race.
The Limited Late Model division continues to be led by former champion Matt Micheli of Live Oak. Four time winner Ray Trimble of Auburn continues to stalk Micheli’s lead position, trailing him by just 11 points. Defending champion Tom Tilford of Citrus Heights is third in the ranks, 45-points from the lead. Former track champion Dan Brown Jr. of Rocklin is fourth, 63-points from the top while Jay Norton of Shingle Springs rounds out the top five, 89-points from the leader.
Scott Grunert of Woodland continued his quest toward his first career championship in the Pure Stock division. A two time winner this season, Grunert is 19 points ahead of Eddie Gardner of Sacramento. Rick Grunert is third in the ranks, 36-points out of the lead. Tim Mack of Diamond Springs is fourth while Chris Van Roekel of Grass Valley rounds out the top five.
In the BCRA Midgets, the Wayne Albright Memorial Race will bring a stellar field together. Chad Nichols leads the championship standings over Gary Conterno, Floyd Alvis and JR Williams. Nick Chivello rounds out the top five in the division standings.
In the visiting Midget Lites, Brian Corso is the point leader over Marcus Smith. Hunter Kinney is third overall with Craig Holsted in fourth and Logan Seavey rounding out the top five. For complete information on the BCRA divisions or the Jack London Bash Picnic that begins at 10 a.m. visit www.bcraracing.com.
The grandstands will open at 5 p.m. Saturday night with qualifying at 6:30 p.m. Adults are $15, Seniors $13, Juniors are $12, Children $5 and those 5 and under are free. Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive and is sponsored by the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort who offers $25 in free play to every race fan this Saturday night. Additional sponsors include The Mountain Democrat, Thompson’s Toyota, ADCO Drive Lines, Hoosier Racing Tires and Riebes Auto Parts of El Dorado County.
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