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Van Dyke Motorsports Gearing Up for Sprint Car Challenge Tour Opener This Saturday in Placerville

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 28, 2017…With the weather in Northern California finally working in everyone’s favor Van Dyke Motorsports and Michael “Buddy” Kofoid are looking forward to a double-header of competition, highlighted by Saturday’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener in Placerville.

This past weekend the team raced close to home at the Marysville Raceway during the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster season-opener. After qualifying fifth and running third in his heat, Kofoid lined-up on the inside of row four in the feature, but it was cut short by a steering issue on lap-11.

This Friday the Van Dyke Motorsports/ Gary Silva Ranches No. 5H plans to head for the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico for the opening Winged 360 Sprint Car point race. Then on Saturday it’s off to the Placerville Speedway for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards opener.

“We’re excited to get back in the groove this weekend at a couple of my favorite tracks,” Kofoid said. “We had a lot of speed a few weeks ago in Chico and almost picked up a win. Hopefully we can improve one spot on Friday.

I’m also really looking forward to Placerville on Saturday with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. There should be a lot of great competition there, which makes it a lot fun. We’ve had some tough luck here and there so far this season, but I definitely have confidence going into this weekend. I want to thank Harley Van Dyke, Gary Silva Ranches and everyone that supports us.”

Last season Kofoid finished fifth in the standings with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and tallied four top-five efforts. He also picked up a weekly point race victory at the Placerville Speedway in September of last year and became the youngest winner in track history during the 2016 campaign.

The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. For more information visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com

The Placerville Speedway is located on the 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. For more information visit http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Van Dyke Motorsports and Michael Kofoid would like to thank Gary Silva Ranches, Lucas Oil Products, NAAKE Suspension and JRI West, T&T Trucking, Rafter V Farms, Hansen Machine Works, Sonoma Paint Center, North County Plastering and Kevin Sharrah Designs for their support this season.

Marysville Civil War Quick Recap-

Marysville Raceway March 24: Qualified (5th), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (20th)

Upcoming Races-

Friday March 30: Silver Dollar Speedway Chico (Winged 360 Sprint Cars)
Saturday March 31: Placerville Speedway (Sprint Car Challenge Tour)

Social Spotlight-

Follow car owner Harley Van Dyke on Twitter https://twitter.com/HarleyVanDyke

Follow driver Michael “Buddy” Kofoid on Twitter https://twitter.com/MichaelKofoid , Instagram @michaelkofoid11 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/michaelbuddy.kofoid

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Last edited on Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018 09:02 PM by Gary Thomas



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