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  • By Gary Thomas

King of the West-NARC 410 and Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 combo show invades Placerville Speedway

Placerville, CA – June 24, 2019…When it comes to single-night events that Northern California fans have marked on their calendars they don’t come much bigger than this Saturday June 29th, when the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards converge at the Placerville Speedway.

“We are excited about this Saturday’s Marcel Cassulo Classic at Placerville Speedway,” commented track promoter Scott Russell. “If you’re a Winged Sprint Car enthusiast in California this is the place to be at and if you’ve never been to Placerville, we encourage everyone to come check it out. It has been a long time but Winged 410’s and 360’s used to run here weekly so it’s almost like a blast from the past. Last year’s King of the West and Sprint Car Challenge Tour event was a barn-burner and we expect it to be the same on Saturday.”

Jeff Pippin continues to sell lap money for the feature events at $100 a lap. The top-three drivers each lap will take home a share of the money. The King of the West-NARC main event will be 30-laps, with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour A-main going 35-laps. If you are interested in purchasing a lap please contact 408-665-2768 or

Hanford’s DJ Netto brings the King of the West-NARC point lead into “Old Hangtown” on Saturday and will be searching for his initial win on the red clay. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Hollister’s Ryan Bernal are currently tied for second, with Roseville’s Willie Croft and Campbell’s Bud Kaeding completing the top-five going into the seventh race of the season for KWS-NARC. It will be the first of two appearances on the year at Placerville Speedway, with the next coming on Wednesday August 21st.

On the Sprint Car Challenge Tour side of things two-time and defending champion Kyle Hirst has moved atop the standings heading into Placerville Speedway. The Paradise, California racer is always a favorite on the tight bullring. San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Roseville’s Willie Croft round out the top-five. The event on Saturday is part of a double header weekend for SCCT, which finds the series in action the following night at Petaluma Speedway.

A full program for each series will be held this Saturday including ARP qualifying for the King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars and Quick Time Mortgage/ ADCO Driveline qualifying for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, along with heat races, dashes, B-mains and a pair of A-mains to conclude the night.

Online tickets for the Marcel Cassulo Classic at Placerville Speedway this Saturday June 29th are available by visiting

Adult tickets (ages 18-61) cost $40; seniors 62 and over, juniors 12-17 and military cost $35 and kids 6-11 will be $10. Children five and under are free. Seating is general admission except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders.

The pit gate at Placerville Speedway will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour is offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will follow. Live music will be performed from 4-6 in the grandstand midway.

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 Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Capitol ACE Hardware, Carbon Copy, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Crystal Basin Construction, Doug Veerkamp General Engineering Inc., El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Hangtown Hardwood Floors, High Sierra Industries, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, The Critter Getter, Mountain Democrat, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, Sierra Child and Family Services, Sierra Landscape Materials, Sierra Arbor Worx, SuperClean Xpress Car Wash and Taylor Hirst, Navigate Realty.

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The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday June 29: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards | Summertime Sprint Salute/ Marcel Cassulo Classic

Thursday July 4: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks | 4th of July Freedom Fireworks

Saturday July 13: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | 16th annual Tribute to Al Hinds

Image courtesy of TW Race Photos

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