PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Andy Gregg and Andy Forsberg

CIVIL WAR winner Andy Forsberg, No. 1x, and Andy Gregg, pictured last week, will both compete tomorrow at Speedway. Photo by Donna Peter

Sports

Point’s race benefits Boys, Girls Club

By From page A11 | June 06, 2014

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 El Dorado County.

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, joined by the Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association.

At the start of the racing season, track promoter Alan Handy hand selected the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County as his charity of choice for the new season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds’ facility. Tomorrow marks the first of three big racing nights in which the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County benefits from ticket sales.

“The Boys and Girls Club is thrilled to be able to partner with Placerville Speedway in 2014. The support provided at these races will help us help the children of El Dorado County to be great in all they do,” said Sean McCartney, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County.”

Earlier this year, the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County announced plans to build a brand new facility adjacent to Placerville Speedway. The project is huge under taking for the area non-profit and Placerville Speedway looks forward to joining in their fundraising efforts with three events and other fundraising campaigns during year, all of which were specially selected as they are key races expected to yield high attendance.

So far this season, the grandstands at Placerville Speedway have hosted near capacity crowds each and every night.

Saturday will be the first benefit race of the year for the Boys and Girls Club with additional events to follow on July 12 and August 16th. The final benefit race takes place on a big weekend that includes the annual Mountain Democrat Kid’s Night (Saturday) followed by the Placerville Police Officers Destruction Derby (Sunday) and is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year by area youngster and families.”

“The Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County serves over 300 kids each and every day at our three locations in Placerville, Pollock Pines and Georgetown,” McCartney said. “The Club provides our kids with a safe and fun place to learn and grow — a place where they can do their homework, eat a healthy snack and participate in a variety of activities led by a caring and dedicated staff.”

The grandstands open at 5 p.m. Saturday night with qualifying at 6:30 p.m. Adults are $15, seniors $13, juniors are $12, children $5 and those 5 and under are free. Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive and encourages all of our fans to bring their friends and neighbors this Saturday as every spectator makes a difference in the fundraising efforts for the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County.

Greg DeCaires leads the point standings in Placerville Speedway’s Sprint Car Division and Matt Micheli of Live Oak leads the popular Limited Late Model division in the standings while Scott Grunert of Woodland leads the ranks in the Pure Stocks division. Saturday’s race will include the return of the Riebes Auto Parts Kids Dash in addition to heat races and main events for all divisions.

Complete information about Placerville Speedway can be found at placervillespeedway.com.

 

Bill Sullivan

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