Placerville Speedway

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Placerville Speedway
LocationPlacerville, California (El Dorado County Fairgrounds)
Time zoneUTC-8 (UTC-7 DST)
Coordinates38°43′34″N 120°49′56″W / 38.72611°N 120.83222°W / 38.72611; -120.83222Coordinates: 38°43′34″N 120°49′56″W / 38.72611°N 120.83222°W / 38.72611; -120.83222
Opened1965
Former namesHangtown Speedway
Major eventsWorld of Outlaws sprint cars
USAC National midgets[1]
USAC Western midgets[1]
King of the West-NARC Sprint Car Racing Series[2]
1/4 mile oval
Surfacedirt
Length0.25 mi (0.40 km)
Websiteplacervillespeedway.com

Placerville Speedway is a 1/4 mile dirt track[3] located in Placerville at the El Dorado County fairgrounds[1] in the Sierra Nevada foothills of eastern California.

History[edit]

The track began in 1965 as "Hangtown Speedway".[4]

On November 20, 2019, the speedway held the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, a 100-lap, $20,000-to-win USAC National Midget Series race which was won by Kyle Larson.[3] It was the first time that the national midgets raced at the track.[1] That same year, the World of Outlaws sprint cars made their first appearance at the track in approximately twenty years.[5] In 2020, the weekly races were broadcast on FloRacing[6] as the track was not allowed to have fans due to the global pandemic.[7]

Notable drivers[edit]

  • Kyle Larson - made his first sprint car start and won his first sprint car feature at the track.[3] Larson considers the speedway to be his home track.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2020 Placerville Speedway Schedule Released". TJSlideways.com. January 21, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ McFadin, Daniel (August 22, 2019). "Kyle Larson sweeps midget, sprint car races at Placerville Speedway". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 26, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c d "Kyle Larson Dominates To Win USAC Midget Hangtown 100 At Placerville Speedway". Race Pro Weekly. November 21, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Placerville Speedway 360/410 Sprint Champions". NW Sprintcar History. Retrieved June 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Hickey, Brian (September 11, 2019). "World of Outlaws sprint cars race into Placerville". KCRA.
  6. ^ Thomas, Gary (22 July 2020). "Kalib Henry, Dan Jinkerson, Les Friend and Mike Miller snag Placerville Speedway wins on Saturday". Mountain Democrat. Retrieved July 26, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Thomas, Gary (June 11, 2020). "Placerville Speedway gets green flag to race". Mountain Democrat. Retrieved July 26, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)