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Nor-Cal Posse Shootout Hits Placerville Speedway Starting Thursday

Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness invades Placerville Speedway this Thursday-Saturday


Placerville, CA – September 18, 2017…The Placerville Speedway is geared up to host one of the biggest and most anticipated showcases to ever hit the quarter-mile bullring this Thursday, Friday and Saturday when the lucrative Nor-Cal Posse Shootout is presented.

The Placerville Speedway and Russell Motorsports Inc. is also happy to welcome Steve and Scott Van Den Broeke of Autism Awareness as the major event sponsor to create the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness. The Van Den Broeke’s have been long-time racing supporters and are familiar faces throughout sprint car events in Northern California.

In addition to Autism Awareness, we’re pleased to announce that Fred Morris Construction has come on board as event sponsor. Based out of Placerville, Fred Morris Construction has over 35-years in both commercial and residential construction and is a welcome addition to the sponsor lineup for the weekend.

“We are thrilled to have Autism Awareness with Steve and Scott on board as our major sponsor for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout,” said track promoter Scott Russell. “They were going to be with us last year as well before the rainout, so it’s great to have them back. We’re also happy to have Fred Morris Construction with us again. An event like this couldn’t be done without gracious partners and we’re fortunate to have that. We definitely want this event to become one of the marquee shows in Northern California.”

On Thursday night September 21, a non-sanctioned $2,000-to-win injected Wingless 360 Sprint Car event will take to the speedway, along with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Intents Racing will be sponsoring gold coins to the top-three finishers in the C&H Hunt Wingless Tour portion of the night.

The following two nights on Friday and Saturday September 22 and 23, Winged 360 Sprint Cars then take center stage. Friday’s portion will pay $3,000-to-win the feature, while the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness A-main winner on Saturday will bag a stout $7,000. Also on hand each night will be the BCRA Midget Lites.

Brad Sweet Racing has offered up $500 to the fast time qualifier on Friday night, while Kevin and Kim Urton have put up $200 for the hard charger award on Friday and $300 to the hard charger on Saturday. If anyone would like to add to either award or put up money elsewhere simply email

Keeping with the event theme immediately following Friday’s races an after party will take place in the Forni Building located on the fairgrounds. Live music will be presented by the band Random Strangers, with tacos and beer available for sale inside. Corn Hole boards will also be available for those to play inside the building. All fans and racers are encouraged to come hang out and have a good time to commemorate the inaugural running of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness.

Camping reservations for the weekend can be made by calling the El Dorado County Fairgrounds a