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Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night highlights point race seven at Placerville Speedway this Saturday

Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night highlights point race seven at Placerville Speedway this Saturday Grandstand tickets just $5 during the night

Placerville, CA – June 4, 2019…After opening the month of June last week the Placerville Speedway is right back in action this Saturday with the annual Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Fan Appreciation Night, which is highlighted by $5 grandstand tickets.

Divisions ready to thrill the grandstands on Saturday include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and for the first time in 2019 the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. An autograph session with drivers Shane Hopkins and Nick Baldwin will take place pre-race, along with live music by Alex Vincent and Coors Light Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm.

As a thank you to the great fans of Placerville Speedway grandstand tickets this Saturday cost just $5. As always, kids five and under are free. The convenience of online ticketing is available for this weekend’s event at

“Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night is always an event we look forward to each season at Placerville Speedway,” said RMI President Scott Russell. “With grandstand tickets just $5 we encourage everyone to bring a friend and if they can, please introduce someone new to the races on Saturday. We’ve had an exciting start to the year and are hoping to continue that this weekend. Thompson’s Family of Dealerships have been a long-time partner with not only the track, but it even goes back to 2001 when I first started running Sprint Cars. We can’t thank them enough for their continued support.”

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg continues to maintain a nine-point advantage at the top of the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car standings heading into Saturday. The six-time track champion has accumulated a pair of wins and is coming off a runner up effort last week. Mather’s Kalib Henry sits just behind Forsberg and has been a mark of consistency all season, having tallied top-five finishes in every event so far. He has even done so while driving three different cars in the first five events.

Hollister’s Tony Gualda has been a qualifying machine this year but has also mixed it in with several consistent runs to put him just 16-points out of the lead. The 19-year-old has earned the ADCO Driveline Fast Time Award in four of the five events held. Rounding out the top-10 in points going into Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night are Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Roseville’s Jodie Robinson, Calistoga’s Mike Benson, Placerville’s Shane Hopkins, Napa’s Chris Masters, Elk Grove’s Bubba Decaires and Shingle Springs Justin Johnson.

Former Placerville Speedway champion Nick Baldwin brings the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock point lead into Saturday’s action. Baldwin, a two-time winner of the season, holds an eight-digit advantage over Tilford Tribute victor Kevin Jinkerson. Another past track titlist Jason Palmer has climbed to third in the standings, while Mel Byers and Jason Leonard round out the top-five. Completing the top-10 going into point race seven this weekend are Dave Silva, Scott Grunert, John Ewing, Jesse Bryant and Lonnie Leonard.