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Placerville Speedway championship season resumes Saturday with First Responders Night

x1 on track at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Image courtesy of Jason Tucker Photos

Placerville, CA…Coming off consecutive rainouts the weather gods are finally smiling on Nor-Cal, which means it’s time to get the Hoosier Tires championship campaign back underway at Placerville Speedway this Saturday.

The Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Mtn. Democrat Ltd. Late Models, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars are all amped up to converge at the quarter-mile this weekend. First responders with valid ID will receive tickets for $15 at the gate. Fan giveaways and more will also be part of the festivities on Saturday during “First Responders Night.”

Mather’s Kalib Henry leads the way in the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car standings. After winning opening night the 22-year-old came back on April 9th to charge from 15th to seventh in the feature.

Second-year Sprint Car driver Landon Brooks ranks second in the points over Bubba Decaires, Kaleb Montgomery and eight-time track champ Andy Forsberg.

Defending track champion Dan Jinkerson captured opening night with the Mountain Democrat Ltd. Late Models on April 9th. The Diamond Springs competitor picked up the win over Jay Norton, Dan Brown Jr., Tyler Lightfoot and Kiely Ricardo.

Three-time and defending Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock champion Nick Baldwin sits at the top of the standings going into race number three on Saturday. The Oakley wheelman captured victory on opening night and finished a close second to Rio Linda