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Lucrative Carnett Clash up next for Placerville Speedway on June 25th

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