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  • By Gary Thomas

Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Introduce Crew Member Program

Placerville, California – March 20, 2017… Do you want to learn the ins and outs of working on a sprint car? Not sure how to approach a team to ask about getting involved? Are you a team owner who needs a little more help in the shop or at the track? Not sure where to find someone with the ability and desire to become a part of your team? The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is eager to help with making those connections as a new initiative has been introduced to accomplish just that.

The SCCT is implementing a way to create a list of applicants for the use of teams looking to add crew members for help at the track, or in the shop, or both. Interested potential crew members can go to the official series website and fill out the application at

With the established list of names, car owners can then contact the SCCT office to inquire as to the availability of someone that might be able to step in and help.

“One concern of many team owners I keep hearing is that there is a shortage of available help,” said series principal and Placerville Speedway promoter Scott Russell. “We are hoping this will establish a way for car owners to find crew support if they are in need of additional help. Also, with this information a car owner will be able to find out if a potential crew member lives in their area, which could be valuable if they can also use help at the shop.”

“Along with looking for ways to involve fans, such as the Kids Dash for Cash, this is just another way for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to engage people into sprint car racing in a more intimate way,” stated SCCT Business Manager Gary Thomas. “This program also provides an avenue for car owners to have a source for help that they can tap into, if needed, so this should be a win-win for all involved.”

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells,, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions and Walker Performance Filtration.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website Be sure to also like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards 2017 Schedule

Saturday April 1: Antioch Speedway Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway Friday April 21: Thunderbowl Raceway (4th annual Peter Murphy Classic) Saturday April 29: Petaluma Speedway Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic) Monday July 3: Petaluma Speedway Saturday July 29: Fernley 95A Speedway Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway Saturday August 26: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett) Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

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