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Hirst wins third straight KWS race

Chico’s Kyle Hirst has been the hottest driver as of late with the King of the West Sprint Car Series and continued that on Saturday by claiming his fourth overall win of the year at Placerville Speedway. The win for Hirst gave him a season sweep of the two Placerville Speedway KWS events and was […]

King of the West invades Placerville

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo leads a hot and heavy King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series point battle into the always action-packed Placerville Speedway tomorrow night. The Bullring Nationals had been held in 2011 and ’12 as an ASCS-sanctioned event, with the winners being Wayne Johnson and Mason Moore. The event name is being revived […]

Speedway: Hirst records career win

Two-time and defending King of the West champion Kyle Hirst fired off a warning shot at the opening round in 2015 that he will certainly be a player once again. He drove to victory at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night. It was Hirst’s 12th career series win and tied him with former driver Kevin […]

Becker slips by in wild KWS finish

A packed house Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway witnessed one of the craziest finishes seen in a long time, when leader Brent Kaeding spun on the cushion during the final corner and Sean Becker snuck by for the dramatic victory. The unbelievable win for Becker was his 10th career with the King of the […]

Last visit for KWS Series

Red clay high-banks of Placerville Speedway host the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series for the final time this season on Saturday. The always challenging unique confines of Placerville Speedway welcomes the King of the West 410 Sprint Cars tomorrow for round 12 of the series. Kyle Hirst holds a commanding 102-point advantage but come in […]

Red hot Rico Abreu blazes to victory

When you’re hot, you’re hot and Rutherford’s Rico Abreu has started out 2014 like a blazing inferno. The 22-year-old in his fourth year of Sprint Car racing has began the year as well as anybody across the country and continued his stellar start before a record crowd at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Placerville Speedway […]

King of the West roars into Placerville

After opening its season last weekend, the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series are back at it this Saturday at the Placerville Speedway for the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout.” Tomorrow’s event will be the second of five KWS shows this season filmed for airing by MAVTV American Real. One of the hottest […]

King of West finish as good as it gets

King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series Results Fast time Andy Gregg 10.376 Heat winners 1- Shane Golobic 2-Bobby MaMahan 3-Peter Murphy Dash winner 1-Peter Murphy A-main 1- Jonathan Allard 2 – Shane Golobic 3 – Brent Kaeding 4 – Willie Croft, 5 – Dominic Scelzi 6 – Peter Murphy 7 – Bobby McMahan […]

King of the West Series returns to Placerville

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series returns Saturday to the always action-packed Placerville Speedway, a venue that routinely produces great racing and is a fan favorite among many in Northern California. “The fans at Placerville are always great and really get into the racing,” said King of the West 410 Series Operations […]

Hirst wins KWS thriller at Speedway

The Placerville Speedway always has a reputation of providing late race drama whenever the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series visits the tight, high-banked bullring. On Saturday night that certainly rang true, as Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst made a late charge to ride the high-line and get around Shane Golobic with just a couple […]

King of the West Series makes appearance

After opening the season last weekend, the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series heads for round No. 2 tomorrow night at Speedway. Saturday’s event is the first of two appearances for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series at the oval track, the other occurring June 29. Willie Croft has confidence […]

Kaeding ends dry spell with KWS victory

California racing legend Brent Kaeding hadn’t won a Golden State King of the West 410 Series event since July of 2009, the longest dry spell he’d experienced in his entire 30-plus year career. That all changed Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, as the man simply known as “BK” made a pass of Kyle Hirst […]

Talented field for tomorrow’s King of the West

Placerville Speedway plays host Saturday to the 13th round of action for the Cancen Oil King of the West Sprints Series presented by Goodyear. The Placerville Speedway is also known for having some of the most loyal and vocal fans seen in Northern California auto racing. “The fans at Placerville are always great and really […]

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