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Placerville Speedway Cancels This Saturday’s Opener Due to Wet Weather

Placerville, CA – This Saturday’s scheduled championship opener at the Placerville Speedway has been canceled due to the major storm that has brought immense rain to the state of California this week.

Opening night at the speedway is now scheduled to take place on Saturday March 31 when the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards invades the quarter-mile. Also on hand will be the BCRA Midget Lites. The Red Hawk Casino weekly championship battle will then get underway the following week on Saturday April 7 with “First Responders Night.”

“The wet weather over the last few weeks has definitely been a pain for everybody,” commented Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “On the bright side our long-range forecast looks favorable for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener next week. I know that all the fans and teams are hungry for racing, so it should be a can’t miss night on March 31. We’re going to have a lot of sprint cars in the pits, along with the Easter Bunny and candy for the kids.”

Pre-sale tickets for the SCCT opener can be purchased at

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 by calling 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 31: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards / BCRA Midget Lites

Saturday April 7: Championship Opener- Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Trucks |First Responders Night


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