top of page

NEWS AND UPDATES:  news post

Red Hawk Casino championship point race 12 on tap at Placerville Speedway this Saturday July 21

Placerville, CA – This weekend the Placerville Speedway is geared up to host another exciting Summertime Saturday night program with Red Hawk Casino championship point race number 12 on deck at the quarter-mile.

The evening of racing entertainment is dubbed as “Night on the Water” and will feature various special activities in the midway, along with the usual Happy Hour at the beer booth from 4pm-6pm.

The Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars finally saw its first repeat winner of the season last time out in the form of Aromas, CA’s Justin Sanders. Five-time track champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn stalked Sanders late in the race and brings the point lead into this Saturday’s event. The driver of the Friends & Family Racing X1 has accumulated one victory so far this season at Placerville Speedway and hopes to add another this weekend.

Hollister’s Tony Gualda continues to rank second in the standings while still searching for that first career Winged Sprint Car victory. The 18-year-old has been in the thick of things each and every week. Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli is coming off a fine third place effort last week and sits third in the points, with rookie drivers Shane Hopkins of Cameron Park and Jodie Robinson of Foresthill rounding out the top-five. Completing the top-10 are CJ Humphreys, Mike Cook, Mike Benson, Sanders and Steven Tiner.

The Pure Stock division is fresh off one of the best races of the season last weekend, which saw outstanding side-by-side competition all the way through the field. Dan Jinkerson ended up claiming his third victory of the campaign at the checkered flag. If for not missing the first few races of the season Jinkerson would be right in the mix for a track championship. As it stands now Scott Grunert goes into Saturday leading Jason Palmer by 14-markers at the top of the standings.