Media Release from Handy Racing Promotions Inc.
PLACERVILLE, CA (8-28-10) – It’s down to one final race this Saturday night to determine who will wear the championship crowns for the 2010 Red Hawk Casino Series at Placerville Speedway. This Saturday night will host four divisions in in the final regular race of the season that is being bannered as Pepsi Trophy night and Windfall Classifieds Night at the races. Winged 360 sprint cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks will form the race card for the grand finale of the series co-sponsored by Hoosier Tires, Coors Light, Riebes Auto Parts and the Mountain Democrat.
As the season enters its final night, the championship titles in all three divisions remain mathematically up for grabs. For some drivers, simply taking the green flag with lock their titles in preliminary action. For others, having a good solid night of action will be of the utmost importance.
In the winged sprint car division, former champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn continues to lead the point standings. Forsberg leads the championship standings entering Saturday’s event by 21-digits over Placerville’s own Scott Russell. So far this season Forsberg has one victory to his name and 9 top ten finishes. Russell has been coming on strong in the closing weeks of the season and is sure to give it everything he can to close in on Forsberg’s prospective title. In one night of action a driver can earn as many as 55-points in this division.
Former champion Mike Henry is third overall, 45-points from the lead. Shane Golobic of Fremont is fourth overall, 52-points out of the lead. Mason Moore of Princeton is fifth.
In the Pure Stock division, Placerville’s Chris Curtiss continues to lead the point standings and has his first career championship in his sights. Curtiss is 42-points ahead of Grass Valley’s Michelle McClure entering Saturday’s event. In this division a maximum of 50 points can be earned through heat races, feature events and entry points. Dennis Armstrong of Eldorado is third in the standings, 50-points out of the lead and just 8-points behind McClure. Eddie Gardner of Sacramento is fourth in the standings. Chris Van Roekel of Grass Valley has advanced to fifth place in the ranks.
In the Dirt Solutions Limited Late Models additional money will be up for grabs this Saturday night. Late Model racer Les Friend of Galt has brought two of his neighborhood sponsors together to add to the payout for this growing division that has been growing in excitement week after week.
Galt Rock and Buchannan Auto Glass of Galt will add an additional $100 to the feature event payout. Further details on these added sponsors will be announced shortly. Entering Saturday night, former champion Dan Brown Jr. of Grass Valley maintains the point lead. Brown, who won the title back in 2008, sits 30-points ahead of Jay Norton of Shingle Springs. Brown has four victories to his name, Norton has 11 top five finishes with his season best finish of second place. Thomas Arbogast of Auburn is third in the standings over Matt Davis of Auburn and James Boss of El Dorado.
The Nor Cal Dwarf Cars will bring their exciting colorful coupes to the quarter-mile clay oval Saturday night to form a four division program. This popular division is a fan favorite at Placerville Speedway with high octane door to door racing in every event which they compete.
Saturday night will mark the inaugural “Pepsi Trophy Presentation” at Placerville Speedway. The sprint cars, late models and pure stocks will be awarded giant perpetual trophies for their efforts on this special night. Each year the trophy will be passed on to the next winner with their name added to the plaques. This long tradition has been very popular at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and is sure to be the same in Placerville.
Windfall Classifieds Inc. will bring some 100 special guests to the race track this Saturday night as well. The local classified advertising paper that has shown great support of auto racing in the area will be giving away a number of prizes throughout the evening as they continue their great support as one of Placerville Speedway’s media partners.
The grandstands at Placerville Speedway will open at 5 p.m Saturday night Qualifying starts at 6;30 followed by racing at 7. Adult tickets will be $12, juniors and seniors $10, children $5 and under six will be admitted for additional information visit www.placervillespeedway.com and www.handyracingpromotons.com.