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Busy month continues this Saturday at Placerville Speedway

Red Hawk Casino championship point race number 10 on tap for Placerville Speedway this Saturday

Placerville, CA – July 11, 2017…The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway will present a full night of racing this Saturday July 15 with five divisions set to hit the track at Red Hawk Casino championship point race number 10.

Along with the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks the speedway will also welcome back the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association and the Mini Trucks. Including this Saturday the quarter-mile bullring will be in action on seven of the next eight weekend’s through the end of August.

Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires continues his bid at adding one for the thumb this season with the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged Sprints. The four-time track champion leads the standings into what will be the ninth event of the year for the sprint cars. Decaires has a pair of wins thus far, while Roseville’s Sean Becker last week became the second driver to earn multiple triumphs in 2017.

After last Saturday Visalia’s Steven Tiner has moved to second in the standings. Tiner claimed his first victory of the season on July 1. Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli, Fair Oaks Jake Morgan and Citrus Heights’ DJ Freitas complete the top-five in points.

Live Oaks’ Matt Michelli charged to his fourth win of the season last week and continues to lead the standings going into this Saturday. By tallying his fourth triumph Michelli matched Ryan McDaniel for the most in the class this year. Ray Trimble ranks second in the points and is the only other driver to taste victory in 2017 so far. Mike and Tyler Lightfoot and last year’s champ Eddie Gardner round out the top-five.