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Thompson’s Auto Fan Appreciation Night highlights eighth Red Hawk Casino point race this Saturday at

- Placerville, CA – June 5, 2018… After opening the month of June last week Placerville Speedway is right back at it this Saturday with the annual Thompson’s Auto Fan Appreciation Night and Pit Party, which doubles as Red Hawk Casino championship point race number eight. Prior to the races all fans are invited to a special pit party held from noon to 3pm in the pit area where there will be live music, cars on display and drivers available for autographs. It’s always a great opportunity to bring out the kids to meet their favorite drivers and get an up-close look at the cars that will be competing later in the night. While supplies last kids at the pit party will also receive a free Thompson’s Auto Fan Appreciation Night T-shirt.

Thompson’s Auto Group will be providing a complimentary BBQ with hot dogs, chips, soda and water for the fans that attend the pit party. Numerous raffle prizes will also be up for grabs throughout the night. During the evening Bear Republic Brewing Company will offer beer tasting in the grandstands, as they debut their beer Racer 500 to the Placerville fans.

Grandstand tickets this Saturday cost just $5, while children 11 and under will also be admitted into the stands for free. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking or at the gate on Saturday.

Extra money will also be on the table thanks to Thompson’s Auto Group for both the Winged 360 Sprint Cars and the Pure Stocks. The Winged 360’s will be vying for $2,000-to-win, $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third. The Pure Stocks will be racing for $450-to-win, $350 for second and $250 for third.

Fresh off his big win last week Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli leads the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car standings into Saturday. The popular veteran earned his fifth career victory at the track and first since 2015 this past weekend. Trulli holds a 16-point advantage over five-time champ Andy Forsberg, who will be a certain contender to bring home his first win of the season on Saturday. Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, reigning titlist Steven Tiner and youngster Tony Gualda make up the top-five.