Placerville Speedway plays host to the traveling King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series this Sa
Placerville, CA – May 8, 2017…For the only time in 2017 the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway is locked and loaded to host the high-powered King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series this Saturday night May 13.
The tight confines of Placerville Speedway always create non-stop action when the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Winged Sprint Cars are on hand and Saturday will be another can’t miss helping of that. The special Mother’s Day weekend showcase will also feature Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks on the card.
“We are definitely excited to have the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series at Placerville Speedway on Saturday,” said RMI President and speedway promoter Scott Russell. “With only one KWS-NARC appearance here this season we hope all the fans will come out and take in a great night of racing. Winged 410 Sprint Cars at this place always put on an outstanding show and we look forward to a fun event this weekend to help celebrate the Mother’s Day holiday.”
With three rounds complete Campbell’s Bud Kaeding currently sits atop the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series standings going into Saturday. The three-time USAC Silver Crown champ earned the first two Placerville Speedway wins of his career last season and hopes to continue that trend this weekend aboard the familiar Williams Motorsports Zero machine. Kaeding recently took home a stout $11,000 by winning the April 22 Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare.
Opening round KWS-NARC winner Cory Eliason from Kingsburg goes into Saturday sitting second in the standings, but is just one-point ahead of third place DJ Netto of Hanford. Both Central Valley racers are coming off successful outings at last week’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial and will be looking to “park it” at Placerville Speedway.
After finishing second in his Placerville debut on April 15 with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Fresno’s Gio Scelzi will be gunning to improve one more spot this Saturday. The talented 15-year-old is just 10-points behind leader Kaeding as he continues his rookie campaign with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series.
Fremont’s Shane Golobic is always a driver to contend with at Placerville Speedway and last season earned his first King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series win at the track. The reigning Trophy Cup champion will look to add another on Saturday.
Coming oh-so-close to a King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series win at Placerville last season, Roseville’s Willie Croft will be gunning to add one to his resume on Saturday. If there was ever a driver that could be considered to have one “owed to him” at the track it would certainly be Croft.
A star studded field is expected to tackle the quarter-mile on Saturday and will also include three-time KWS-NARC champion Kyle Hirst of Paradise, 2005 series titlist Sean Becker of Roseville, five-time Placerville track champ Andy Forsberg of Auburn, last year’s track titlist Mason Moore of Princeton, Thompson’s Auto Group 360 round one winner Justyn Cox of Clarksburg, along with Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Hanford’s Mitchell Fa