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Kyle Larson Returns to Placerville Next Week

NASCAR star Kyle Larson returns to Placerville Speedway on Wednesday August 21

Placerville, CA - One week from tonight the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series invades Placerville Speedway for the $5,000-to-win “Gold Country Showdown” on Wednesday August 21st.

Don’t miss out on seeing the top Winged 410 Sprint Car drivers in California tackle the famed red clay for a night of non-stop action. NASCAR star Kyle Larson makes his Placerville return along with others for what will launch the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

Hanford's DJ Netto currently sits atop the King of the West-NARC standings over Hollister's Ryan Bernal, Roseville's Willie Croft, Campbell's Bud Kaeding and Fresno's Dominic Scelzi. Just 12-points separate the top-five going into the Gold Country Showdown, which marks the final series visit to Placerville Speedway in 2019.

Adult tickets on Wednesday August 21st will cost $22, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can be purchased online by clicking

Also competing at the Gold Country Showdown will be the POWRi-BCRA Midgets. The pit gate at Placerville Speedway will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm.

A happy hour is offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Banquet at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will follow. Live music will be performed from 4-6 in the grandstand midway.

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 August 17: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Student Night

Wednesday August 21: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus POWRi-BCRA Midgets | Gold Country Showdown featuring Kyle Larson and more

Wednesday September 11: 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 September 14: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Ladies Night/ Championship Point Finale

Images courtesy of Devin M Photography and TW Race Fotos

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