top of page

NEWS AND UPDATES:  news post

Placerville Speedway legend returns on August 14th

Brian Crockett set to take on the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars during Legends Night

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Placerville Speedway is thrilled to announce that multi-time track champion Brian Crockett will make his return to the track and compete with the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars during “Legends Night” on August 14th.

Crockett is the all-time leader when it comes to combined victories at the Placerville bullring, which includes 48 documented Winged 410 Sprint Car triumphs. He’s also captured the most combined championships of any driver in the 56-year history of the quarter-mile. Last season saw Crockett claim his 180th career win at the age of 64 in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

All in all, when people think of Placerville Speedway, they often point to Brian Crockett.

“It will be pretty cool to see Brian bring his Winged 360 Sprint Car down for Legends Night,” commented Rick Hirst, who is organizing and gathering many of the former drivers and personalities that will be on hand for the event. “This show was a lot of fun a couple years ago and I can’t wait for it to occur this season. Brian Crockett was the man throughout his days at the speedway and he’ll be one of several familiar faces we have scheduled to make an appearance.”