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  • By Gary Thomas

SCCT opener to pay $4500-to-win on March 30th


Thanks to extra support from the fine folks at Elk Grove Ford, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener on March 30th at Placerville Speedway will now pay $4500-to-win. As always with SCCT the A-main will also be a minimum of $400-to-start. The night of racing kicks-off the third season of competition for the Northern California based Winged 360 Sprint Car Tour.

At Elk Grove Ford they believe the car buying process should be as hassle-free as possible, taking pride in serving their customers to the fullest. They are willing to answer all questions you might have during the car buying process and are conveniently located in Elk Grove; near Sacramento, Folsom & Roseville at 9645 Auto Center Drive, Elk Grove, California. Remember when you’re in the market to buy a new or used vehicle, think Elk Grove Ford. More info can be found online at

Adult tickets for the "Spring Fever Frenzy" at Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 30th will cost $20, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-15 will be $15, children 6-11 are $6 and those under 6 will be free. Seating is general admission during the night and online tickets are available at

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Drivers meeting is scheduled for 4:30pm and cars are expected to be on track at 5pm. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and 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. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.


Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards 2019 Schedule

Saturday March 30: Placerville Speedway (Spring Fever Frenzy)

Friday April 12: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup)

Saturday April 13: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup)

Saturday April 27: Petaluma Speedway

Friday May 17: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic)

Saturday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford

Saturday June 29: Placerville Speedway (Summertime Sprint Salute w/ KWS-NARC) Sunday June 30: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday July 6: Stockton Dirt Track (Fourth annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett) Saturday August 3: Merced Speedway

Saturday October 12: Keller Auto Speedway (34th annual Cotton Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

Saturday November 2: Stockton Dirt Track (36th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/ KWS-NARC)

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