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Brian Crockett set to take on the Thompson’s Winged Sprint Cars during Legends Night

Placerville Speedway is excited to announce that multi-time track champion Brian Crockett will make his return to the track and compete with the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars during “Legends Night” this Saturday.

Crockett is the all-time leader when it comes to combined victories at the Placerville bullring, which includes 48 documented Winged 410 Sprint Car triumphs, and well over 100 total wins.

He’s also captured the most combined championships of any driver in the 58-year history of the quarter mile. The 2020 campaign saw Crockett claim his 180th career win at the age of 64 in Cottage Grove, Oregon. All in all, when people think of Placerville Speedway, they often point to Brian Crockett.

"It will be pretty cool to see Brian bring his Winged 360 Sprint Car down for Legends Night,” commented Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “This show has been a lot of fun over the last few years, and we can’t wait for it to occur this Saturday. Brian Crockett was the man throughout his days at the speedway and he’ll be one of several familiar faces scheduled to make an appearance. We can’t thank Rick Hirst enough for his amazing efforts that make Legends Night such a special occurrence.”

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

This Saturday’s event finishes off the championship point season at Placerville Speedway and caps Western Sprint Tour Speedweek South.

Tickets and Details:

Grandstand seating is general admission at Legends Night on Saturday August 26th, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Adult tickets cost $20, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18. Kids 6-11 cost $10 and those five and under are free.

Purchase tickets online at or at the gate on race day. Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or on Pit Pay to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐥 𝐃𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞!

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:45pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

For those who can’t make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of every Placerville Speedway point race this season. The live streaming service also includes each event with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in 2023. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via

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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Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday August 26: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars| Legends Night/ Western Sprint Tour Speedweek South Finale

Saturday September 2: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Wingless Spec Sprints | 6th annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout presented by Adrian Blanco Jewelry Sunday September 3: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Wingless Spec Sprints | 6th annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout presented by Pville Speedway’s Official Realtor, Taylor Hirst and Hirst Home Team

Western Sprint Tour Speedweek South Finale/ Legends Night Sprint Car Payout

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