By Gary Thomas
Placerville, CA…The Placerville Speedway is gearing up to host one of its biggest events of the season for the Pure Stocks and Ltd. Late Models on Saturday June 25th, with the annual “Carnett Clash” set to hit the red clay.
Carnett was a true fan of the stock car divisions at Placerville Speedway while racing, owning and sponsoring both Pure Stocks and Late Models throughout the decade he spent at the track.
Thanks to the support of several gracious individuals and companies, a vast amount of extra money will be on the line for both the Mountain Democrat Ltd. Late Models and the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks on June 25th.
Rounding out the race day bill at the Carnett are the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars.
“Placerville Speedway has always been our home track and I am thrilled that Scott Russell and Kami Arnold were willing to host the Carnett Clash once again,” said Forryst Carnett, son of the late Bryan Carnett. “I am hoping we can build upon the success we’ve had in previous years and have another exciting night of racing, which is the best way to remember the competitive spirit of my dad. I am incredibly grateful to Placerville Speedway, all our friends at the track and my family who all work hard to make this night a reality.”
Thanks to the generous support of several companies the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock main event will hand out a staggering $500-to-start. The main event will dish out $850-to-win, the runner up will earn $750 and third place receives $650. It will be the most lucrative Pure Stock showcase of the season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds venue.
Thank you to these sponsors for their support of the Carnett Clash Pure Stock portion:
RBI - Regional Builders Inc Farrell Design-Build Heath Construction VORRA Off-Road Racing Sacramento Battery Murphy's Concrete Fords Only California Overhead Door Golden State Traffic Planning Fulmers Auto Body Abrew Concrete Country Lube Sierra Foothills Wine Services TSU Tree Service Lightfoot Automotive
The Mountain Democrat Ltd. Late Model portion of the Carnett will also award a stellar $2,500-to-win; $2,000 for second; $1,500 for third; $1,000 for fourth and $750 for fifth. In total an extra $5,000 extra has been added to the Ltd. Late Model purse thanks to Street to Sand Offroad, Filter Connection, Country Lube Automotive and the Carnett Family.
Our friends at Dirt Solution are also sponsoring a $100 Hard Charger Award for both the Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks during the event.
The tire rule deadline for the Pure Stock division has also been extended by one race, with the new rule going into effect during the July 4th event. Teams will be allowed to run the Dirt Bozz Style tires at the Carnett Clash. Beginning on the 4th of July event however, the only tires allowed will be the Hoosier M-30S, M-60 or the G-60 tire.
The event will also double as Kings Meats Night at the races. Each guest will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win a meat box courtesy of Kings Meats. All four main event winners during the night will also receive a complimentary meat box. As a thank you to our loyal Placerville Speedway fans, all burgers will be half price on Kings Meats Night.
Adult tickets for the Carnett Clash on Saturday June 25th cost $18 while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $16. Kids 6-11 cost $8, while ages 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/points-race-9 or at the gate on race day.
Grandstand seating is general admission at each event, 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. Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or on Pit Pay to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill.
The pit gate will open at noon, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered from 4-6pm 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 4:30pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.
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 http://www.placervillespeedway.com
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Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:
Saturday June 25: Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Mtn. Democrat Ltd. Late Models, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Carnett Clash
Monday July 4: Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Mtn. Democrat Ltd. Late Models and Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks
Saturday July 9: Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks, Mtn. Democrat Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Red Hawk Casino Night