PLACERVILLE, CA (6-6-15) – 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 are expected to pack the evening roster once again as the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds continues one of it’s most lucrative most competitive championship seasons.
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 tops the roster in the Sprint Car division aboard the #4SA Red Hawk Casino machine owned by Placerville’s Dale and Tara Miller. After scoring his third overall win of the season last weekend during the Civil War Series event, DeCaires will look to carry his momentum of success into this Saturday’s race as competitors close in on the annual break for the El Dorado County Fair later in June, a point each season which often sets the stage for the outcome of the final championship run into the summer months.
DeCaires holds a 21 point lead as returns this Saturday night. The top three positions in the standings are all held my locals at this point in the season. Placerville’s Andy Gregg and Jimmy Trulli are both tied for the second place position behind DeCaires. Mike Benson of Calistoga is fourth, 50, points out of the lead. Kirt Organ of Napa is fifth, ahead of Placervill’e James Sweeney.
Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst remains undefeated in Domco Plumbing Late Model competition. McDaniel has won all of Placerville’s point races. The regional dirt track hot shoe is followed by Ray Trimble of Auburn who is 18-points behind the leader. Dominic Stone of Folsom is third, 21-points out. Eddie Gardner of Sacramento is fourth, 47-points from the lead. Placerville’s Tyler Lightfoot rounds out the top five, 53-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, five points out of the lead. Rick Grunert of Woodland is third overall, 21-points behind his son. Recent winner Russell Murphy of Placerville is fourth, 25-points from the lead. Chris Van Roekel of Grass Valley is in the fifth position, 27 points from the lead.
The grandstands will open at 5 p.m on Saturday with qualifying starting at 6:30 followed by heat races for all three 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.