By: Gary Thomas
Photo: Tim Holland
Placerville, CA… Having already been announced as an event sponsor, valued Placerville Speedway partner High Sierra Industries has now offered up a $1,000 mystery draw at the 16th annual Mark Forni Classic tomorrow.
The top-8 finishers in tomorrow’s Winged 360 Sprint Car feature will be eligible to take part in the special mystery draw. The winner of the main event will reach into a bag on the front stretch that has eight ping pong balls numbered one through eight inside of it. Whoever finishes in the spot drawn goes home with a cool $1,000 on top of their winnings courtesy of High Sierra Industries.
“High Sierra Industries has been a great partner since we took over Placerville Speedway in 2016,” said track Promoter Scott Russell. “Chris Meyer and the Meyer family have a passion for the sport, our track and we can’t thank them enough for the support. This mystery drawing tomorrow will add a little spice to our post-race celebration on the front straightaway.”
High Sierra Industries is an industry leader in emergency food and hydration, serving many different needs including fires, schools, convalescent homes and more.
Thanks to the support of Elk Grove Ford, Doug Veerkamp General Engineering and High Sierra Industries the Winged Sprint Car main event at the Forni will hand out $5,000-to-win; $2,500 for second and $1,500 for third.
Adult tickets this Saturday August 7th cost $15 while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13. Kids 6-11 cost $6 and those five and under are free. Grandstand seating is general admission, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Please note if patrons sit in a reserved seat, they may be asked to move.
Purchase tickets online at https://www.universe.com/embed2/events/2021-placerville-speedway-pts-race-14-the-forni-classic-tickets-placerville-8PQZ1Y or at the gate on race day. The pit gate will open at noon, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm.
Happy Hour with live music is offered from 4-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.
For those who can't make the show our friends at Flo Racing will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of the Mark Forni Classic.