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Placerville Speedway welcomes back Red Hawk Casino in 2022

Red Hawk Casino entrance

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Following a two-year hiatus Russell Motorsports Inc. is excited to announce that Red Hawk Casino is returning as a sponsor for the upcoming 2022 campaign at Placerville Speedway.

The Placerville Speedway is entering its 57th season of competition and year six under the leadership of Promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold of Russell Motorsports Inc. Since opening in 1965 the high-banked, red-clay bullring has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California and is just a short drive up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

Visits by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, the NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Cars and more dot the schedule for what is sure to be a memorable year at the quarter-mile.

The championship point race held on Saturday July 9th will be designated as “Red Hawk Casino Night.” In action that evening will be Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and the BCRA Lightning Sprints.

With numerous major events on tap this season Russell is anticipating a strong 2022 slate and spoke about the return of Red Hawk Casino as a sponsor of the venue. “We are definitely excited to have Red Hawk Casino back on board this coming season. We’ve missed having them at the track the last two-years and appreciate their support of Placerville Speedway, along with the surrounding community,” he commented. “We are looking forward to a great season and hope all the fans and racers are as well.”

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) is deeply committed to sustaining and improving the quality of life in El Dorado County. The Tribe and its Red Hawk Casino are honored to make a substantial economic and social impact in the county.

Voted Sacramento’s Best Casino, Red Hawk boasts magnificent views and a natural setting and provides a first-class gaming experience. Located on a beautiful hilltop less than 20 minutes east of Sacramento on Highway 50, Red Hawk is the gamblers oasis with more than 2,500 slots, a variety of table games and award-winning dining. Prior to the races and afterwards be sure to make Red Hawk your destination for fun! To learn more about Red Hawk Casino visit their official website

As stewards of the land, it was the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians’ vision that Red Hawk Casino be created to honor the past and celebrate the future. The casino’s architecture is in harmony with tradition, nature and our surroundings. To learn more about the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, visit

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

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Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

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

  • Saturday March 19: 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


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