Second half of season begins

By From page A9 | June 21, 2013

Four divisions of auto racing return to Placerville Speedway Saturday night for the seventh round of the 2013 Red Hawk Casino – Hoosier Racing Tires – Coors Light Championship racing season.

Winged sprint cars, late models and pure stocks resume their battles for the championship crown, joined by the Wingless Sprint Cars of the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Series. This event marks the first appearance of the traveling series.

In the winged sprint car division, Andy Forsberg continues to sit on top of the point standings, holding off Placerville’s Andy Gregg whose captured four feature wins this season and trails by two points. Jimmy Trulli of Placerville sits in third, Mason Moore is fourth ahead of Mike Benson who completes the top five.

In the Limited Late Model Division, Matt Micheli is once again feeling the pressure of Tom Tilford. Sitting behind the tied duo is Doug Grandboise, Ken Micheli and Duane Zeider.

In the Pure Stock division, Les Friend sits in the point lead with a 22-point advantage over Chris Van Roekel. Scott Grunert is third followed by Dennis Armstrong of El Dorado in fourth with Tim Mack of El Dorado rounding out the top five.

In the traveling Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series, Joe Stornetta currently leads while Scott Hall is just two points back over Rowdy McClenon in third. Terry Schank Jr. is fourth followed by Sparky Howard.

The grandstands open at 5 p.m. Saturday with qualifying at 6:30. Tickets will be available at that time: Adult tickets, $14, juniors and seniors, $12, and children, $6.

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Bill Sullivan

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