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Drivers make push in points opener

Speedway opened its championship points racing season Saturday night with four divisions, hearty car counts and inflated winnings to kick off the 50th Anniversary Season. In the Sprint Car Division, Colby Wiesz of Colfax took command of the feature event to take home the $2000 win; Ryan McDaniel drove to victory in the Late Model […]

Four divisions at points opener

With two high-profile preseason events already completed, Placerville Speedway is locked and loaded to officially open the 2015 Championship Series tomorrow. The inaugural leg of the new Placerville Posse Challenge offers inflated winnings for all three weekly divisions and the opportunity to cash in on additional bonus funds. Saturday’s race card includes the Winged Sprint Car […]

Track opens 50th Anniversary Season

High profile opener features live music and to-and-from shuttle service The much-anticipated 50th anniversary racing season is set to take the first green flag tomorrow at Placerville Speedway and open in grand fashion. The race features the fire-breathing 410 cubic powered sprint cars of the King of the West Series and Midgets of the Bay Cities Racing […]

11th annual Hinds Tribute crowns speedway champions

The regular championship point racing season came to a climactic conclusion Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, as three season champions were crowned in the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resorts Championship Series. This marked the first year that the annual race paid homage to late track promoter Al Hinds. The Sprint Car winner earned $2,000, the Limited […]

Tribute to Al Hines also points racing finale

Race fans from El Dorado County and the surrounding communities are gearing up for one of the biggest nights of open wheel racing in the sierra foothills as Placerville Speedway pays homage tomorrow to a legacy in local racing with the 11th Annual Tribute to Al Hinds. For the first time in the history of this event, […]

Tribute to Tilford a wild one

During his days beneath the helmet and thereafter, the one thing the late Donnie Tilford truly loved was an exciting race night for both drivers and fans. Saturday night at Placerville Speedway there was undoubtedly a bit of magic in the air as a grandstand packed with fans was treated to thrills, spills and emotion […]

Tribute to Donnie Tilford

Tomorrow combines inflated winnings with heavy emotion at Placerville Speedway as the second-to-last championship event of the season pays homage to the late Donnie Tilford, one the most decorated and beloved in the history of Placerville Speedway, with the inaugural Tribute to Donnie Tilford Big Trophy Night. The first Tribute to Donnie Tilford offers inflated […]

Point races brings five different drivers to victory

The pit area of Placerville Speedway was packed full Saturday night, as five different divisions formed the race card for the 15th Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship event of the season. When the final checkered flag waved on the field of more that 80 cars, five different faces celebrated their success in victory lane. Bobby […]

Nor-Cal Dirt modifieds headlines five-division program

On Saturday night, Placerville Speedway will pack the pit area of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for a giant five-division racing program for the 15th Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship event of the season. While four divisions make return visits, the evening will welcome the excitement of Dirt modified back to the quarter-mile track, with […]

Sanders muscles to his fourth victory on Kids Night

A jubilant crowd packed the grandstands Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the Mountain Democrat Kids Night, as they cheered on Justin Sanders, who celebrated a hard earned fourth victory in the Sprint Car feature event. Sanders was joined by Ryan McDaniel, who won his fifth Limited Late Model feature. Matt […]

Annual crash-fest back in grand fashion

Both stock, open classes On Sunday, Placerville Speedway hosts the sounds of smashing sheet metal, the roar of smoking engines and cheering spectators as one of El Dorado County’s oldest charitable events, the Placerville Police Officers Association’s annual Hangtown Destruction Derby, celebrates its 41st consecutive year with an afternoon of car crushing mayhem that’s fun for the entire […]

Kid’s Night kicks off big weekend

Kids are free this Saturday night at Placerville Speedway Grab the bikes and bring the tikes for tomorrow’s “Mountain Democrat Kids’ Night” at Speedway, benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County. This big night for the littlest of race fans marks the first of two days of family fun at the racetrack, […]

Tomorrow’s racing honors Mark Forni

Past Forni Classic winners 2013- Andy Gregg 2012- Andy Forsberg 2011- Andy Forsberg 2010- Mason Moore 2009- Sean Becker 2008- Sean Becker 2007- Greg DeCaires 2006- Kyle Hirst This Saturday will be the richest night of the season at Placerville Speedway as the evening will pay tribute to the late Mark Forni. At the end […]

Forni Classic hosts huge fundraiser

As an added addition to Saturday’s big race, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training participant and local race fan Carla Tilford will hold their second annual benefit raffle. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a non-profit, voluntary health organization whose mission is to cure leukemia and its related cancers — lymphoma, multiple myeloma […]

Golobic brings home duel victories

After cancellation of the July 26 race due to the Sand Fire, teams and fans returned to Placerville Speedway for the 13th Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship Point Race of the season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in grand fashion on Saturday. The five-division program saw more than 100 cars on the quarter-mile clay oval, with […]

Racing returns with big 5-division card

After an unexpected cancellation last Saturday due to the area wildfire support, racing action is back tomorrow night at Placerville Speedway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Five divisions will be on the race lineup as the championship point battles wind toward the final chapter of the season in all three of the weekly divisions, […]

Midget Lites join tomorrow’s action

Four divisions will be on Saturday’s menu as the championship point battles wind toward the final chapter of the season in all three of the weekly divisions. Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks are joined by the exciting Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association. In the Sprint Car division, Greg […]

Four different drivers celebrate wins

Returning to action following the annual July Fourth Spectacular, it was business as usual for competitors at Placerville Speedway, as the Jackson Rancheria Casino Championship season roar past its halfway mark on Saturday. The race was the second of three benefit races for the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County and the large […]

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Saturday’s race benefits Boys and Girls Club

Racing resumes at Placerville Speedway this Saturday night with the 11th points race of the season. Winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks will all return to compete for the season crown with the addition of the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. Saturday’s event benefits one of the area’s most popular non-profit organizations, the […]

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Golobic takes July Fourth victory

Gardner wins Pure Stock feature event; Trimble repeats in Limited Late Models Sprint Car driver Shane Golobic never gave up the fight Friday night and his perseverance paid off when the checkered flag waved at Placerville Speedway following the 10th championship points race of the season. Golobic’s win came before a sold-out, electrifying crowd for the annual […]

July Fourth Spectacular is tonight

Patriotism and auto racing come together tonight at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the July Fourth Spectacular at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This annual event is expected to draw thousands as it’s the only Fireworks display in El Dorado County taking place west of South Lake Tahoe on the Independence Holiday. Gates will open […]

DeCaires charges to his third win

It was exactly one year ago that Elk Grove driver Greg DeCaires experienced a win streak at Placerville Speedway shortly after teaming with Placerville car owner Dale Miller. It was déjà vu for the veteran driver Saturday as DeCaires drove to his second straight and third overall victory just one week before the highly anticipated […]

Tight battles for ninth points race

Four divisions are on the menu at Speedway tomorrow night as the championship point battles have tightened in all three of the weekly divisions. Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks return to action on the quarter-mile in the battle for the 2014 track championship presented by the New Jackson Rancheria Casino […]

DeCaires charges to second season victory

Placerville Speedway filled the grandstands and pit area for a great night of racing in the eighth Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship Season on Saturday night. Greg DeCaires brought car owner Dale Miller to victory lane in the winged Sprint Car division. In the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Shootout, Scott Hall won in dramatic […]

Championship series returns

After a week off for the El Dorado County Fair, weekly points racing resumes Saturday night, with the Jackson Rancheria Championship Season at Placerville Speedway. Four divisions will be on the menu in an action-packed event that will wave the green flag on the final half of the season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds’ […]

Forsberg bags win in benefit race

Saturday produced five different winners, as the Placerville Speedway hosted its seventh Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship event of the season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Four of those victorious came in the form drivers. The biggest winner of the night was the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County, which benefited from […]

Point’s race benefits Boys, Girls Club

Program includes Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, BCRA Midget Lites After a week off, the excitement of Weekly Points Racing resumes tomorrow night in the Jackson Rancheria Championship Season with four divisions are on the menu of this action-packed event benefitting one of the area’s well-known charitable organizations, the Boys and Girls Club of […]

Speedway: Night of nail-biters at the race track

Saturday night close wheel-to-wheel racing that kept the fans on the edge of their seats for nearly every race seemed to be the theme at Placerville Speedway for the sixth Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship season presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, The Mountain Democrat and Riebes Auto Parts. Although car counts were slightly […]

Sanders goes for four in a row

Justin Sanders looks to continue his win streak at Placerville Speedway in the winged sprint car division, one of four on the race card tomorrow night at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Joining the winged 360 sprint car division on the quarter-mile clay will be the Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks and the visiting Midget Lites […]

Sanders continues winning streak

Entering Saturday night’s fifth Jackson Rancheria championship point race at Placerville Speedway, Justin Sanders was poised to put another notch in his early season win streak aboard his Beverly and Rudy Warrington owned #18 sprint car that recently carried him to the top of the point standings. When the checkered flag flew at the end […]

New point leader Sanders looks to continue win streak Saturday

Four division racing program includes Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars Justin Sanders charged from the seventh place starting position last Saturday night to win his second consecutive feature event in as many nights at Placerville Speedway. This Saturday night the young wheelman from Prunedale returns as the point leader of […]

Sanders follows through; Mack wins first

At the annual awards banquet earlier this season, sprint car driver Justin Sanders vowed that he would be a driver giving Placerville Speedway’s veteran drivers a run for their money in the 2014 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort-Hoosier Tires Championship at the famed bullring. Saturday night, Sanders continued to back that statement with his second straight […]

Back on track as racing returns

After Mother Nature rendered the grounds at Placerville Speedway beyond the point of rescue last week, racing returns tomorrow with an action-packed four division race card. The Winged 360 cubic inch powered sprint cars, well-populated Limited Late Model Division, Pure Stocks and the visiting Midget Lites of the BCRA will run. For young fans, the […]

Speedway: Topless division one of five tomorrow night

The crowds have been impressive as well as impressed by the amazing action at Placerville Speedway thus far in the 2014 championship racing season, and week No. 4 will be no exception  as five divisions converge at the quarter-mile clay track, three of which bring the banner of totally topless action into the marquee. Tomorrow night, […]

Sanders breaks through with race victory

The grandstands were packed once again at Placerville Speedway Saturday night for the second Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship event of the season presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light and the Mountain Democrat. Four divisions were on tap for the event that brought four new faces to victory lane, celebrating their first successes of […]

Four divisions Saturday

Placerville Speedway gears up for another big night of championship point racing tomorrow night with four divisions competing. In the Sprint Car division, Andy Forsberg leads while Steven Tiner is four points behind, Andy Gregg is third tied with Matt Peterson and Willie Croft is fifth. The early point standings in the Limited Late Model division […]

Race opener draws capacity crowd

The new racing season opened in big way Saturday night at Placerville Speedway located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. A standing room only crowd packed the grandstands and one of the largest car counts for a weekly point race in recent history filled every available space in the pit area to build a spectacular […]

Speedway: 2014 race season fires up tomorrow

The 2014 racing season begins Saturday at Placerville Speedway. The opening of the new Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort-Hoosier Racing Tires Championship season presented by the Mountain Democrat and Coors Light at the quarter-mile clay oval kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with qualifying followed by racing. Front gates open at 5 p.m. Tomorrow’s opener will include […]

Speedway changes title sponsor

Placerville Speedway is proud to announce that the new Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort has officially signed with Placerville Speedway to become the premier sponsor for the exciting season ahead at the 46 year-old speedway located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. “We at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort are excited to begin a new […]

Speedway: Kaeding wins 10th Tribute to Al Hinds Civil War

Becker takes the title The 2013 Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series championship season came to a close in weeknight fashion, as Placerville Speedway hosted a special Wild Winged Wednesday to make up for the Sept. 21 wash out. The event was the 10th annual Tribute to Al Hinds, sponsored by Thompson’s Auto […]

Tribute to Al Hinds rescheduled for Wednesday

Note: Placerville Speedway has informed the Democrat that threats from Mother Nature has forced this event to move to Wednesday, Sept. 25. Race fans from El Dorado County and the surrounding communities are gearing up for one of the biggest nights of open wheel racing in the sierra foothills as Placerville Speedway pays homage to […]

Tilford clinches Late Model title in final race

Forsberg officially crowned Sprint champion; Friend claims Pure Stock title Saturday night Placerville Speedway closed the chapter on one of the most successful and memorable season’s in recent history at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. With a capacity crowd packing the grandstands and lining the perimeter of the pit area, there was plenty of action […]

Speedway season concludes Saturday

The 2013 racing season at the Placerville Speedway has been one of the strongest in recent years marked by huge crowds, solid car counts and great racing action. Saturday, the final points race of the year, should be no different. As the track once known as “Old Hangtown” puts another title bout in its history […]

Wild night of racing at Placerville track

The night was filled with door-to-door racing action, hot tempers and plenty of thrills and spills Saturday night at Placerville Speedway — indicators that the 2013 championship season is nearing its completion. With only one remaining points race on the schedule next week, Andy Forsberg poised himself for his fifth track championship after his fifth […]

Four divisions on tap for penultimate championship point race

The championship racing season is winding down to its final two events of the year beginning Saturday at Placerville Speedway. Four divisions of racing will grace the quarter-mile clay oval at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks will all be contending for the championship. The three track regulars […]

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