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Placerville Speedway hosts penultimate Red Hawk Casino championship point race this Saturday

Placerville, CA – August 21, 2018…With the season winding down the Placerville Speedway is set to hold the penultimate Red Hawk Casino championship point race of the year this Saturday night to close out the month of August.

The evening of racing will be dubbed as “Campora Night” with track partner Campora Propane on hand with a booth behind the grandstands to talk with fans. Live music during Happy Hour from 4pm-6 will be performed by the band Locked N’ Loaded. Divisions in action this Saturday August 25 include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets, Sport Mods and Mini Trucks.

As the campaign nears its conclusion Auburn’s Andy Forsberg has a firm grasp on the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car title. “Mr. Excitement” has scooped up three victories thus far in 2018 and is looking to make a bit of history. If Forsberg can secure the championship over the final two races he will match Brian Crockett for the most all-time Winged 360 titles at the Placerville Speedway, a record that’s stood since 1991.

Placerville’s own Jimmy Trulli will look to rebound after a tough Mark Forni Classic last week and goes into Saturday ranking second in the standings. The local favorite has had a solid season and hopes to finish it off in strong fashion over the final two events. One of the more impressive drivers this season has been rookie Shane Hopkins of Cameron Park. Hopkins has had some bright moments, mixed in with a bit of tough luck at times. He will certainly be gunning to break his way into victory lane this Saturday.

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