Mitchell Faccinto Tops SCCT Opener

Mitchell Faccinto (37) outran Buddy Kofoid to win the SCCT opener at California's Placerville Speedway. (Joe Shivak photo)

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Mitchell Faccinto was the top dog as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour kicked off its season Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

Faccinto drove his No. 37 winged 360 sprint car to a .737-second victory over teenager Michael Kofoid in the 35-lap event on the quarter-mile dirt track.

World of Outlaws regular Brad Sweet finished third with Kyle Hirst and Shane Golobic rounding out the top five.

Faccinto earned $4,500 for the victory.

The finish:

Mitchell Faccinto, Michael Kofoid, Brad Sweet, Kyle Hirst, Shane Golobic, Tim Kaeding, Andy Forsberg, Carson Macedo, Willie Croft, Chase Johnson, Jimmy Trulli, Justin Sanders, D.J. Netto, Giovanni Scelzi, Sean Becker, Tony Gualda Jr., Shane Hopkins, Cody Hodgson, Dustin Golobic, Colby Copeland, Matt Petersen, Justyn Cox.