PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Russell Motorsports Inc. has announced that it has been granted approval to launch its 55th season of competition at Placerville Speedway on June 13.
The first race back will be held without race fans in the stands and air live on pay-per-view via Speed Shift TV.
Winged 360 sprint cars, pure stocks and limited late models will all be in action with full purses for each division. Rounding out the racing card during the night will be the BCRA Midget Lite division.
“The COVID-19 situation has certainly made everyone stir crazy, so we are very thankful and excited to take the next step in the re-opening process,” said track promoter Scott Russell. “We are going to take this race by race and see how everything works out, but I know all the race teams are looking forward to finally hitting the track on June 13th. We’re fortunate to have numerous great partners come on board for the event, allowing us to pay full purses with the sprint cars, pure stocks and late models.”
The grandstands will be closed to the public and no tickets will be sold for the event. The June 13 showcase was originally scheduled to be Kids Bike Night, which will not be part of the program due to the restrictions still in place. The night of racing will be the next step in getting closer to having fans back in the stands.
The pit gate will open at Noon, with pit passes $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Full guidelines and procedures for race teams will be finalized and announced next week.