PLACERVILLE, CA (3-5-15) – As the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship season inches closer, Placerville Speedway and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds are hard at work preparing the quarter-mile race track in El Dorado County for what could very well be its biggest year in decades. While the facility is being well prepped for the season opening and the return of the World of Outlaws next month, community sponsorship continues to roll in, making the championship ahead richer for racers and exciting for fans.
Today, Placerville Speedway is proud to announce that Riebes Auto Parts has signed on to be a large part of the commemorative season ahead. The popular auto parts distributor will bring back popular “Kids Dash” in 2015 as well as be another contributing sponsor to the inflated winnings for the special four race “Placerville Posse” series during the year. Additionally, Saturday night, August 1 will be “Riebes Auto Parts” night at Placerville Speedway with added fanfare, store promotions and more.
Riebes Auto Parts is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1956. Over the years, Riebes has grown from one location to twenty, making them the second largest NAPA Auto Parts Distributor in the United States. Riebes offers the largest selection of auto parts and accessories supporting both the retail and the wholesale customer. They provide unsurpassed customer service that is best described under their slogan “Great Parts, Great Prices, Great People.”
The Kid’s Dash event was born in 2013 and quickly grew in popularity among Placerville Speedway’s family populated fan base. On nights throughout the championship season this event will place two random driver head to head in a three lap match race that takes place surrounding intermission. The event will be run in classic match race style with both drivers giving it their all to put on a show for the fans, in particular the youngest of them.
Both drivers will be compensated for their participation by the sponsorship from Riebes Auto Parts. Once the checkered flag waves, the winning driver will pull to victory lane and randomly select a youngster from the grandstands to join him in celebration, winner’s photos and presentation of the special trophy, in which the child gets to take home.
The future of racing is the young fans sitting in the grandstands watching their heroes in hopes of one day becoming a successful racer themselves. Top nationally known drivers such as NASCAR’s Kyle Larson, who earned his first ever Sprint Car victory at Placerville Speedway, began the journey of their dreams as a young fan in the stands. Riebes Auto Parts continues to foster those dreams by bringing the youngsters of the sport up close to their favorite drivers while making the sport richer for its competitors.
The Red Hawk Casino Championship season to come at Placerville Speedway is becoming the talk of the Northern California dirt track racing community with the return of the National World of Outlaws and a season rich in bonus winnings thanks to an abundance of new sponsorship. Riebes Auto Parts joins the likes of Red Hawk Casino, Thompson’s Auto Group, Domco Plumbing and Septic, Jay’s Mobile Welding, ADCO Driveline, Hoosier Racing Tires and more in a season of boosted sponsorship funds that will make this Golden Anniversary year richer for racers and exciting for fans.
Domco Plumbing is the official championship sponsor Placerville Speedway’s Sprint Car and Limited Late Model Division Championships. In each of these exciting classes, the season champion will earn a minimum of a $2000 bonus. The grassroots Pure Stock Division is just as rich, with Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication sponsorship making it possible for the Pure Stock Champion to earn a $2000 bonus. Such bonus funds are in addition to championship funds provided by Hoosier Racing Tires and Coors Light, making the chase for the championship more coveted than ever.
Another form of added winnings will come this year through four special nights of racing known as the “Placerville Posse” Series, a championship within a championship. This special four race series pays additional winnings on each of the nights with the Sprint winner earning $2000, Limited Late Model winner $750 and the Pure Stock winner $500. Additionally, any driver in the sprint car division who can claim victory in all four of these races will earn an additional $2000 bonus thanks to the collaboration of sponsors for the season which continues to grow. If no driver wins all four, these bonus funds will be split among those who do win on these designated nights.
The fast qualifier each week will also earn a $100 bonus courtesy ADCO Drivelines and Custom Exhaust in Shingle Springs. This will mark ADCO’s third consecutive season as the weekly fast time sponsor. In addition to the track, ADCO Driveline sponsors several different drivers among multiple divisions.
Placerville Speedway will host action as early as March 29 with a special Sunday evening practice night. April 4 the King of the West Sprint Cars will be joined by the Midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association. April 8 marks the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series that will be followed by the championship opener on April 11.
For ticket information and pricing visit www.placervillespeedway.com. Reserved seating for the World of Outlaws April 8 event only, are available through World Racing Group at www.worldofoutlaws.com.
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