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Final point race of 2017 at Placerville Speedway up next this Saturday

Final Red Hawk Casino championship point race of 2017 on tap this Saturday September 16 at Placerville Speedway

-- Placerville, CA - September 11, 2017...This Saturday September 16 the Placerville Speedway will put a wrap on the Red Hawk Casino​ championship season. The Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, NCDCA Dwarf Cars and Vintage Hard Tops will all be on hand.

The evening will also double as the second annual Bryan Carnett Memorial, with extra money on the line for the Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks. Carnett was a true fan of the stock car divisions at Placerville Speedway, racing and sponsoring both Pure Stocks and Limited Late Models throughout the decade he spent at the track.

“Placerville Speedway has always been our home track and I am thrilled that Scott Russell was willing to host the Bryan Carnett Memorial Race for the second year," said Forryst Carnett racecar driver and son of the late Bryan Carnett. "I am hoping we can build upon the success of last year and have another exciting night of racing, which is the best way to remember the competitive spirit of my dad. I am very grateful to Placerville Speedway, all of our friends at the track, and my family who all worked to make this night a reality."

Steven Tiner, Matt Michelli and Jason Palmer go into championship night leading their respective divisions and will look to wrap up titles on Saturday. The event is also the start of the final three week's of racing at the Placerville Speedway this season. Following Saturday the quarter-mile will host the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout on September 21, 21 and 23 and then the Tilford Classic on September 30.

"We look forward to crowning champions here this Saturday night," said Placerville Speedway promoter Scott Russell. "The Red Hawk Casino weekly season has gone by fast, but we should have three great weeks of racing to conclude the 2017 year. Kami and I can't thank everyone enough for all the support they have shown us and the track this season."

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus and juniors 12-15 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free! The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand.

Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5pm, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust qualifying scheduled to begin around 5:30pm and heat races expected to fire-off around 6:30pm.

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

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

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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.

Remaining events at Placerville Speedway in 2017:

Saturday September 16: Championship Night “Bryan Carnett Memorial”- Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, NCDCA Dwarf Cars, Vintage Hard Tops

Thursday September 21: Nor-Cal Posse Shootout- C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Wingless 360 Sprint Cars

Friday September 22: Nor-Cal Posse Shootout- Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites

Saturday September 23: Nor-Cal Posse Shootout- Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites

Saturday September 30: Tilford Tribute Open Show- Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Sport Mods and Mini Trucks

Photos courtesy Cleveland Digital Imaging

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