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Thunder in the Foothills championship season continues at Placerville on Saturday

The Hoosier Tires championship season forges on at Placerville Speedway this Saturday night, as four divisions of fury roar into the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

Continuing its 58th season of competition, Placerville Speedway continues to provide great family entertainment and some of the best racetrack cuisine in California at the Speedway Café.

Prior to the races live music will be performed in the grandstand midway from 4-6pm with the band Mix Up. As always, Coors Light Happy Hour takes place until 6pm, offering discounted Coors Light and Coors Banquet Beer at the Cold Zone.

All four of the traditional points awarding divisions come together at the track on Saturday, including the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Anrak Ltd. Late Models, the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. It will certainly be an excellent showcase of the grass roots racing that has made Placerville Speedway a favorite among fans in the Golden State.

Last time out with the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged Sprint Cars it was Auburn’s Andy Forsberg who snagged his 200th career victory.

The nine-time track champion finds himself atop the standings heading into this Saturdays show. April 8th winner Tony Gomes of Modesto has shown immense speed thus far and currently sits second in points, followed by Hanford’s Michael Faccinto, Placerville’s Shane Hopkins and Wilton’s Ashlyn Rodriguez.

The Anrak Corporation Ltd. Late Models make their fourth appearance of the season on Saturday. Auburn’s Ray Trimble picked up the big $1,000 victory this past Saturday at the Tilford Tribute. Trimble has also scored a pair of runner up finishes and leads the standings by way of his exceptional consistency. Diamond Springs’ Dan Jinkerson, Matt Davis, Placerville’s Tyler Lightfoot and Live Oak’s Matt Micheli complete the top-five.