Placerville Speedway

Placerville Speedway is located in Placerville, California.
Racing at this location contains: dirt oval.


 

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Placerville Speedway has announced a schedule update for teams. The upcoming July 18th and 25th events are going to be flipped around with the Mark Forni Classic now taking place on the 25th. The next two shows here will be as follows:

Saturday July 18- Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops

Saturday July 25- Fifteenth annual Mark Forni Classic featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks

The schedule update allows there to be no conflict between the Forni Classic and the Howard Kaeding Classic that takes place in Watsonville next weekend.

The grandstands will once again be closed for these events. More details will be out when they become available.

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Some sprint car photos from the 7/4/2020 event via Petersen Media ...

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Colby Copeland, Dan Brown Jr., John Ewing and Mike Miller claim Independence Day glory at Placerville Speedway

Placerville, CA – July 4, 2020…Continuing the long-standing tradition of Independence Day racing at the Placerville Speedway, the annual Fourth of July Spectacular rendered its fair share of thrills last night, which was capped off with a first-time winner in the form of Roseville, California’s Colby Copeland.

The 28-year-old driver had begun the season by earning three consecutive runner up finishes and charged to a scintillating victory late in the race on Saturday, marking his first career triumph with the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars. Sharing victory lane with Copeland at the Fourth of July event were Dan Brown Jr. with the Ltd. Late Models, John Ewing with the Pure Stocks and Mike Miller in the Mini Truck division.

The Winged 360 Sprint Car feature came to the line with Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto and Fair Oaks’ Justin Bradway sharing the front row. At the waving of the green flag Faccinto pulled out to the lead with Fremont’s Shane Golobic battling with Bradway for the runner up position. Early on it was apparent that the track surface was tuned up to perfection following a bit of prep prior to the A-main. A caution on lap six slowed things down but when going back green the action clicked off non-stop till the checkered flag.

Faccinto held command out front over Golobic, Copeland and eventually brother Michael Faccinto, who had carved his way forward from the fifth row. The slicked off surface lent itself to slide jobs and tremendous racing all throughout the field. As the laps wound down Copeland solidified the second spot and then executed a picture-perfect slider to grab the lead from Faccinto with just a few circuits remaining. Right after that Golobic followed suit and sliced his way to P2, before stalking the leaders’ tail tank.

In a role of reversals from the previous week, it was Golobic this time who gave it one final shot on the last lap. Copeland hit his marks though and crossed under the checkered flag to record the victory. He earned an extra $500 for the win courtesy of Absolute Auto Glass and took home the Slide Job City “Slide Job of the Night” worth an additional $50. Golobic, Michael Faccinto, Redding’s Chase Majdic and Mitchell Faccinto completed the top-five. Majdic should be commended for an impressive night that also saw him set fast time in his heat race group.

Rounding out the top-10 in the 30-lap finale were Modesto’s Tony Gualda, Roseville’s Sean Becker, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery, Lincoln’s Blake Carrick and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg. The $200 Hard Charger Award courtesy of Bullet Impressions and OneFastTee.com went to Placerville’s Shane Hopkins, who drove from 24th to 15th in the feature. A strong field of 38 cars signed into the pit area on Saturday night. The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will return to Placerville for the annual Mark Forni Classic on July 18th.

The Ltd. Late Model main event saw Lincoln’s Dan Brown Jr. race to his 12th career victory in the division at Placerville Speedway. Early on he held off the challenges of Tom Tilford and then had his way with things out front. Reigning track champion Ray Trimble of Auburn did close the gap however and kept the leader honest over the closing stages. Diamond Springs driver Dan Jinkerson also showed speed in the feature and climbed to third as the race wound down.

Up front Brown never faltered and crossed the stripe by 0.564 seconds ahead of Trimble for the victory. It has been a solid season for Brown and the Ahart team, who now have three wins total in 2020. Jinkerson, Matt Davis and Jay Norton rounded out the top-five in the main event. It was a clean sweep for the night by Brown, who also picked off the lone heat race held.

In the 20-lap feature for the Pure Stocks it was the “ATM Guy” John Ewing who parked it in victory lane for the second straight season at the Fourth of July Spectacular. The main event was a good one with several movers and shakers during the contest. With Ewing having his way up front Diamond Springs’ Kevin Jinkerson battled his way through the field after having to pit early on.

Jinkerson, Zach Lindgren and Nick Baldwin were fun to watch racing high and low on the quarter-mile bullring. Ewing held strong in the lead and picked up his fourth career Pure Stock win at the speedway. Jinkerson, Lindgren, Baldwin and last years Mini Truck champ Ryan Murphy completed the top-five. Heat races were claimed by Clarence Holbrook and Jinkerson.

The Mini Trucks provided some thrills and spills during their 20-lap main event, but it all happened behind Mike Miller, who dominated the contest to bring home the victory. Miller’s official margin of victory read as 3.833 seconds over Kevin Tremblay. Jason Murphy, Brian Tremblay and Howard Miller ran third through fifth respectively. Mike Miller also captured the one and only heat race held during the evening for the truckers.

Full results from the Fourth of July can be viewed at speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1777836?fbclid=IwAR2rKQdojHZWW70oS8HMKH24-TvbiNz83TgXIYPJo5FKkumONqau...

The next event at Placerville Speedway will occur on Saturday July 18th when the 15th annual Mark Forni Classic converges at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds bullring. Divisions set to compete include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Cars.

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Great night of racing on 4th of July! Wins go to Colby Copeland, Dan Brown, John Ewing and Mike Miller! ...

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Bullet points for tomorrow’s event at Placerville Speedway

-The grandstands will be CLOSED and there will be no fireworks.

-The parking tiers WILL NOW BE CLOSED to all personal vehicles.

-To assist with needed room in the pit area, no personal vehicles will be allowed to park in the pits.

-Per the state of California mandate, face masks/coverings are mandatory for those attending the event.

-Those entering the pit area this weekend will be required to sign the standard waiver/release as well as download/print and fill out the COVID-19 waiver/release. Do NOT exit your vehicle to walk up to the Pit Booth, until you reach the gate. The form is available at www.placervillespeedway.com/forms

-Even if you attended the previous events held, everyone is required to print out the COVID form once again.

-All four divisions will be competing for full weekly purses thanks to the generosity of several sponsors including High Sierra Industries, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Weldon Offill of Country Builders Construction, Murphy’s Concrete and All About Fire Protection. The fastest qualifier with the Winged 360 Sprint Cars will go home with $100 courtesy of Ken Short with ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust. A $200 Hard Charger Award is up for grabs courtesy of Bullet Impressions and OneFastTee.com along with a $50 prize for the best slide job courtesy of Slide Job City.

-Event can be seen via pay-per-view on either Flo Racing or your existing Speed Shift TV account. www.floracing.com/events/6753085-2020-weekly-racing-at-placerville-speedway

-The pit area snack bar will also be open again with delicious racetrack cuisine available for teams.

-The pit gate will open at noon, with the pit meeting scheduled for 4:30pm and cars on track shortly after.

The following guidelines/ requirements have been approved by the county for this weekend’s event.

Preparation:

• In order to continue keeping our county safe, please clean and disinfect all equipment prior to arrival at the facility.
• It is highly recommended that all trucks, trailers, motorhomes, personal vehicles be actively disinfected through a wipe-down process by individual attendees prior to arrival to Placerville Speedway.

Travel to:

• All team members (referred to as Participants) should travel and attend with household contacts only if possible.

Pre-Event:

• If a participant or team member is sick or displays symptoms of COVID19- STAY HOME! Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, cough, headache, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, chills or repeated shaking with chills.
• Participants should wash hands with soap and water after being in a public place, after blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing, preparing and/or consuming food.
• Participants should avoid touching their faces.

Upon arrival at Placerville Speedway:

• Participants will be required to sign the standard waiver/release as well as download/print and fill out the COVID19 waiver/release. Do NOT exit your vehicle to walk up to the Pit Booth, until you reach the gate. This form needs to be downloaded, filled out, signed & dated and presented at the Temperature Screening Station by each person attending our event(s) during the pandemic. By doing it this way, we hope to help expedite the process of getting through the pit gate protocol

• Participants will have their temperature taken at time of check in.
• All teams will pit 10’ apart
• Participants will remain in their designated pit area and will adhere to the 6’ Social Distancing requirement from other participants.
• Participants will be allowed in the spectator area to watch their respective team car when it is on the track, but will need to vacate the area when their car exits the track

Event:

• Officials will communicate with Participants over the PA system.
• Line-ups and order of events can be found at the pit board or on the My Race Pass app.
Parking tiers are closed to all personal vehicles and there will be no personal vehicles in the pit area.

Special Considerations:

• If YOU are or live with someone over the age of 65 or WITH underlying medical conditions, please consider staying home or be prepared to self quarantine upon your return.
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