Back on track as racing returns

By From page A9 | May 02, 2014

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 Riebes Auto parts Kids Dash also returns.

In the Sprint Car division, Andy Forsberg leads the point standings, 16 points ahead of Greg DeCaires. Matt Peterson is third, Justin Sanders is fourth and Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli is fifth.

In the Limited Late Model Division, Ray Trimble leads by two points over Matt Michel. Tom Tilford is third over Ryan McDaniel and Marek Bernert.

Pure Stock competition has Scott Grunert leading while Tim Mack of Diamond Springs is second followed by Chris VanRoekel, Jason Leonard and Rick Grunert.

In the visiting Midget Lites, Brian Corso leads followed by Dakota Albright, Marcus Smith, Scott Kinney and Terry Bergstrom.

Complete point standings can be found at For information on the Midget Lites. visit

The grandstands will open at 5 p.m. Saturday with qualifying at 6:30. Adults are $15, seniors $13, juniors are $12, children $5 and those 5 and under are free.


Bill Sullivan

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