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Placerville Speedway gearing up to begin year with a Test and Tune on March 12th

Placerville Speedway, view of the racetrack during the day

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 3, 2022…The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway will hear racing engines for the first time in 2022 by hosting a “Test and Tune” on Saturday March 12th, taking place from noon to 4pm.

Pit passes cost $25 for adults and $5 for infants/ toddlers up to age three. Please note the grandstands are closed to the public during the Test and Tune. The pit area will open at 11am.

Pit passes for the Test and Tune are available to pre-purchase via the Pit Pay Mobile Pit Pass App. To use Pit Pay, participants will download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and create a profile. They can then purchase passes for Placerville Speedway events, signing all waivers electronically. At the track, they will simply proceed to the Pit Pay Priority Line, show their mobile pit pass, and get an armband.

For those that don’t have a smart phone they can still purchase pit passes the traditional way upon arrival to the speedway.

One week after the Test and Tune, Placerville Speedway is then slated to open its 57th season of competition on Saturday March 19th. Divisions set to tackle the famed quarter-mile during the event will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks.

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

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

  • Saturday March 12: Test and Tune | noon-4pm. Pit Gate Opens at 11am. Grandstands are closed

  • Saturday March 19: Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks

  • Saturday March 26: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Lightning Sprints and USAC Western States Midgets | Spring Fever Frenzy

  • Saturday April 2: Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints