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Thompson’s Family of Dealerships continues relationship with Placerville Speedway

Placerville, CA – February 26, 2019…One of the familiar partnerships in Northern California motorsports over the years has been the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships and Placerville Speedway, which continues this season with the company returning as a sponsor of the quarter-mile.

In addition to being a weekly partner Thompson’s Family of Dealerships is also back as title sponsor of the Winged 360 Sprint Car division at Placerville Speedway.

“We are definitely excited to have Thompson’s Family of Dealerships continue their long-standing support of Placerville Speedway”, said Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “Our history with Thompsons actually goes back to 2001 when I started racing Sprint Cars. Having them back as title sponsor of the Winged Sprint Cars is an important thing for the speedway and we couldn’t be happier. Our goal is to continue making Placerville a destination for fans and teams on Saturday nights.”

Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Executive General Manager Jeff Thompson is a lifelong fan of racing and is pleased to continue the company’s relationship with Placerville Speedway, saying, “Growing up, both my mom and dad raced every weekend, so motorsports has always been a huge part of our lives. We have always loved coming to the race track and are amazed by all the loyal fans. Being a part of Placerville Speedway and its unique history is as hometown as it gets. We love this old dirt track.”

The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars will compete in 14 of the 15 championship point races this year. Opening night will be on Saturday April 6th and the championship finale takes place on Saturday September 14th. One of the more anticipated events during the year will occur on Saturday June 8th, which is designated as “Thompson’s Auto Fan Appreciation Night.”

Kami Arnold of RMI also spoke about the long-time partnership with Thompson’s Family of Dealerships. “Some say the key to success is surrounding yourself with great people and we are very fortunate to have a long-standing partnership with Thompson's. Their family and company representatives are all simply amazing and we’re extremely happy to be associated with them.”

The 2019 Placerville Speedway season opens with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts on Saturday March 23rd. With the Saturday date coming open it marks the first time that the event will be held on a weekend. Also competing at the much-anticipated show will be the Elk Grove Ford Midgets. Online tickets can be purchased at

Just one week later the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its third season of action with the Spring Fever Frenzy on March 30th. It makes for two back-to-back huge weeks of racing to launch the Placerville Speedway season. The BCRA Midget Lites will act as the companion class during the evening. Online tickets for that event are available 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 quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series | Law Enforcement Night

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