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ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust returns as fast time sponsor at Placerville Speedway

Placerville, CA – …The Placerville Speedway is proud to welcome back ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust as official fast time sponsor of the Thompsons Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The fast qualifier each night will go home with $100 cash at all 15 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series events.

ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust owner Ken Short has been around the track for years and is a sponsor of numerous cars that compete at the facility, in addition to being on the pit crew for Placerville Speedway track regular CJ Humphreys.

“We’re definitely excited to help out once again at Placerville Speedway and are happy to sponsor fast time for the fifth year in a row,” Short commented. “I pretty much grew up at the track and we sponsor a lot of the cars that compete out there, so it’s really a natural fit for our company. I really like the direction that Placerville Speedway is going and hope to see it prosper for years to come. I of course want to thank my wife Theresa for being a huge part of this and allowing me the opportunity to do what we do.”

ADCO Driveline has been building and repairing drivelines for nearly 40 years. Founded in 1974, it was purchased in 1980 by Rich Lyman. Ken Short managed the shop for several years before purchasing it with his wife, Theresa, in 2007. Ken, a Ponderosa High School graduate, was born and raised in Placerville. He spent 11 years at Midas, managing for 8 of those years repairing and servicing brakes, exhaust and suspension. He then worked for SPD in Rancho Cordova, where he ran their tube bending operation and participated in exhaust design.

Ken brought these skills to ADCO Driveline, where he saw an opportunity to fulfill his dreams of owning and operating his own shop. Last year ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust was voted best muffler shop in El Dorado County by the Mountain Democrat. For more information visit

The 2017 season at Placerville Speedway will open on Wednesday March 29 when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to the quarter-mile. To purchase tickets for Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts visit or call 844-DIRT-TIX. Prior to the World of Outlaws event there will also be a play day/ test & tune on Saturday March 18.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto

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The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office.


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