Fast and furious championship auto racing rumbles into Placerville Speedway this Saturday, as the El Dorado County Fairgrounds bullring entertains the masses with the “Easter Eggstravaganza.”
Placerville Speedway offers great family entertainment and some of the finest racetrack cuisine in California at the Speedway Cafe. A vast and eclectic selection of adult beverages is also available at the Coors Light Cold Zone. This Saturday’s Happy Hour entertainment presented by Hirst Home Team will feature live music by the band Mix Up from 4-6pm.
Our world-famous dancing Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos during the night. We will also raffle off two $100 gift cards to Adrian Blanco Jewelry in Folsom.
“We know that Easter is often a time when families get together and it’s been a long-standing tradition to have a race on Easter weekend here at the track,” commented Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “I think we’ve had a solid start to the season with our first two shows and hopefully that continues Saturday. As always, we encourage everyone to please bring a friend or somebody new that’s never experienced dirt track racing.”
This Saturday’s Easter Eggstravaganza showcases the Thompson’s Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Dwarf Cars. The second Hoosier Tires Championship Point Race of the year marks the start of a busy stretch on the red clay, with the 20th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” convening at the track next week.
Opening night for the Thompson’s Family of Dealership Winged Sprint Cars held on March 18th went to Aromas, CA driver Justin Sanders, while Oakley’s Nick Baldwin snagged the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock win. The Easter weekend spectacle will be the 2023 debut for both the Mini Trucks and the colorful coupes of the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.
Adult tickets for the Easter Eggstravaganza this Saturday April 8th cost $18, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $16. Kids 6-11 cost $7 and those five and under are free. Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/ppr-2023?ig=13358 or at the gate on race day.
Something new this season is the fact that all tickets in the grandstands are reserved to give fans better access to individual seats. Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or on Pit Pay to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill, which is first come, first serve.
The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth.
For those who can’t make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of every Placerville Speedway point race this season. The live streaming service also includes each event with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in 2023. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/
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
The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.
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Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway: Saturday April 8: Thompson’s Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday April 15: Thompson’s Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Anrak Ltd. Late Models, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | 20th annual Tribute to Al Hinds
Saturday April 22: Tri-State Pro Stock Series, Anrak Ltd. Late Models, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | Tilford Tribute
Story by Gary Thomas. Images courtesy of D&P Photos and Tim Holland Photography