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Placerville Speedway hosts Law Enforcement – Big Trophy Night this Saturday May 5

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – May 1, 2018…The Placerville Speedway is ready and excited to open the month of May with one of the more anticipated events of the year this Saturday May 5 when the quarter-mile plays host to “Law Enforcement – Big Trophy Night.”

This Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo showcase is expected to be a fun night with agency mascots, special agency vehicles and officers on site to discuss community involvement with spectators. As a special thank you for all their efforts in helping to keep us safe, Law Enforcement will get into the races this Saturday for just $10 with ID.

The Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks will also be vying for one of the special five-foot tall perpetual trophies handed out to the winners on Big Trophy Night. In addition to the three speedway regulars the traveling BCRA Midget Lites will also be on hand during the evening.

“We’re looking forward to Saturday’s Law Enforcement and Big Trophy Night at Placerville Speedway,” commented RMI President Scott Russell. “The first two Red Hawk Casino point races have been entertaining and this Saturday we welcome back the Winged 360’s and Ltd. Late Models. The weather looks like it is going to be spot on, so we hope everyone can make it out. Kami has a lot of special things planned this weekend and has worked tirelessly on the event.”

The Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars are set for their second point race of the season on Saturday and what will be their only appearance during the month of May. Defending Winged 360 track champion Steven Tiner started out the season in victory lane and will hope to make it back-to-back this weekend. The Visalia racer picked off three wins last year.

Five-time champ Andy Forsberg will be looking to snag a victory on Saturday however, and is just three-points back of Tiner going into point race number two. More drivers expected will include Roseville’s Sean Becker, Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli, Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins, Shingle Springs Justin Johnson, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Sacramento’s Bobby Butler, Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires, Foresthill’s Jodie Robinson, Placerville’s CJ Humphreys, Mike Cook and Cody Fendley, Napa’s Chris Masters and others.

The opening Ltd. Late Model event two weeks back was captured by Ryan McDaniel in the potent Matt Farnham No. 32 machine. Defending track champion Matt Michelli, Matt Davis, Tyler Lightfoot and Eddie Gardner completed the top-five going into point race two. Last years champion Jason Palmer has claimed the first two Pure Stock races of the season and leads the field heading into Saturday. Nick Baldwin, Scott Grunert, Russ Murphy and Rick Grunert round out the top-five.

Dakota Albright won the first BCRA Midget Lite event of the season held at Placerville Speedway on April 21. Bradly Dillard, Hunter Kinney, Danika Jo Parker and Gus Carcione completed the top-five.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2018-placerville-speedway-championship-points-race-5-big-trophy-night-tickets-placerville-5P16F3

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5pm, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust qualifying scheduled to begin around 5:30pm and heat races expected to fire-off around 6:30pm.

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 Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Mountain Democrat, Union Mortgage and Windfall Media.

Join over 10,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office by calling 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday May 5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Law Enforcement - Big Trophy Night
Saturday May 19: IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Vintage Hardtops | Tilford Tribute
Envision Night presented by Thompson’s Buick/ GMC Dealership
Saturday June 2: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Dads & Grads Night



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