Russell Motorsports Inc. releases diverse schedule for the Placerville Speedway in 2020
By Gary Thomas
Placerville, CA – January 9, 2020…Set to enter year five under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its schedule of events for the upcoming 55th season of competition.
Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.
The 2020 season fires-off with the return of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network during the “Gold Strike Stampede” on Saturday March 7th. The ASCS National Tour last visited Placerville Speedway in 2012 and should be a great way to open the year with the best of California looking to take the top prize from the travelers.
A total of 16 weekly championship point races will be held throughout the season, with points paying divisions comprised of Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. Last season saw Andy Forsberg, Ray Trimble, Nick Baldwin and Ryan Murphy bring home track championships in their respective classes. The weekly action will open on March 21st and concludes on September 19th.
The popular “Marcel Cassulo Classic” featuring both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series returns on Saturday June 6th. The top drivers in Winged 410 and Winged 360 Sprint Car racing from around the Golden State will all grace the red clay in one huge evening of competition.
The Sprint Car Challenge Tour will also open their fourth season of action at Placerville Speedway during the “Spring Fever Frenzy” on Saturday March 28th, while the King of the West-NARC Series returns to the track for the “Gold Country Showdown” during a special Wednesday showcase on August 26th.
Continuing to gain steam the fourth annual “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” returns once again with a slight twist, as it moves to a Summer date on Friday and Saturday June 26th and 27th. Non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Cars will headline the two-night card with more details to follow as the event gets closer. The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association will also be in action each night at the shootout, guaranteeing a pit area full of race cars.
For the first time the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars will invade the bullring for a pair of events, with those occurring on July 11th