Big Bucks to Win this Saturday Night as Placerville Speedway hosts the lucrative Posse Challenge Series
PLACERVILLE, CA (6-27-15) – With the break for the El Dorado County Fair now in the history books, Placerville Speedway roars back into action this Saturday night with a big night of racing. Not only does the 2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series return to action this Saturday night in the battle for the season titles, it's a duel night of competition as the event is also the second leg of the high dollar Placerville Posse Challenge that offers inflated winnings for all three weekly divisions.
Saturday's race card includes the visiting Nor Cal Dwarf Cars along with the Domco Plumbing Winged Sprint Car division along with Domco Plumbing Late Models and the Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stocks. The three weekly divisions will be competing for inflated winnings as part of the new Placerville Posse series within the regular season. The Sprint Car winner will earn $2000 this Saturday night while the Late Model victor takes home $750 and the Pure Stock win is worth $500. The night offers championship points for all three divisions towards the season title while the Sprint Car division winner has the opportunity to make it even richer should they win all four Posse races during the season to pick up a hefty bonus, part of an additional $2000 bonus fund when the fourth segment is complete in August/ Altogether, this four race campaign is nworth as much as $10,000 in bonus winnings to the sprint winner alone.
One such driver that will be gunning for the extra cash is defending Sprint Car Champion and current point leader Greg DeCaires. Altogether, DeCaires has been to victory lane in Placerville four times this season with three championship wins and a Civil War Series victory. Saturday night he will look for his first Placerville Posse series win to gain the added cash. DeCaires will be up against the likes of Colfax driver Colby Wiesz who holds the special posse challenge series point standings after winning the first leg of the campaign on opening night. DeCaires leads the Red Hawk Championship standings and is second in the special Posse Series standings.
In 2015, Placerville Speedway celebrates it's most lucarative championship season in recent history with increased payouts, lower entry fees that the region's traveling campaigns and bonus winnings not only for events but nearly 10,000 in championship bonus funds have been added to the season ending championship funds this year, giving each year-end champion a $2000 bonus on top of their regular winnings.
In the Posse campaign, DeCaires is trailed by Steven Tiner, Jake Morgan, Matt Peterson, Bill Wallace and Jimmy Trulli. In the weekly championship standings, he is followed by Placerville's Andy Gregg, Trulli. Mike Benson of Calistoga, Kirt Organ of Napa, James Sweeney of Placerville and Morgan. The battle for the 2015 track championship is by far one to watch in the coming weeks as four of the top six point runners are El Dorado County owned race teams.
In the Limited Late model division, track officials hope a solid car count will be on hand to warrant the added payout Saturday night where the winner earns $750. Ryan McDaniel of Olivhurst leads the the point standings by 19-points but is not expected to be in competition due to and out of the area commitment.
Ray Trimble of Auburn is second in the standings and will look for the opportunity to advance in the ranks as will Dominic Stone of Folsom who is just another three points back. Eddie Gardner of Sacramento is fourth followed by Placerville's Tyler Lightfoot.
In Pure Stock competition, the winner receives $500 this Saturday night. Lonnie Leonard of Elk Grove leads the point standings in this division and is seeking that elusive feature event win. Scott Grunert of Woodland is second followed by Tim Mack of Diamond Springs, a two time winner this year. Chris VanRoekel is fourth followed by Russell Murphy of Placerville.
The three track regulars will be joined by the exciting Nor Cal Dwarf Cars as Shawn Jones leads the field in defense of his recent win here. Look for a full roster in this division for a full night of great racing at the track that was recently awarded a proclamation by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors for 50 years of service to the community.
Tickets for Saturday at $15 for adults. Seniors and Juniors are $13, Children $6 and under six will be admitted for free. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m. Saturday, Grandstands open at 5 with qualifying for the Sprint Cars at 6:30. For further information visit www.placervillespeedway.com.
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