Fresh off an exciting Freedom Fireworks event, the fun continues at Placerville Speedway this Saturday July 8th, when the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based bullring hosts Burgers and Brew Night presented by Kings Meats and Solid Ground Brewing.

A four-division “Thunder in the Foothills’” championship program will showcase the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the USAC Western States Midgets, the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and BCRA Wingless Lightning Sprints, as they contest their annual “Tracy Taylor Memorial.”


This Saturday night Burgers will be ½ price at the Speedway Café and West Coast Kabru IPA will be discounted at the Cold Zone. Race fans will have the chance to go home with some swag and prizes from both Kings Meats and Solid Ground Brewing.

Main event winners in all four divisions will also claim a meat box courtesy of Kings Meats, which has been a very popular prize the last two years.


Hanford’s Michael Faccinto leads the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars into Burgers and Brew Night. The versatile 33-year-old is in search of his first career Winged Sprint Car championship, piloting the Friends & Family Racing No. x1 machine, which is no stranger to track titles.

Faccinto maintains a 12-point lead over Fourth of July winner Tony Gomes with six point races remaining for the Thompson’s Winged Sprint Cars.


Oakley’s Nick Baldwin continues to hold a grasp on the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock point lead heading into Saturday. The multi-time track champ has stretched his advantage to 20 digits over Diamond Springs’ Kevin Jinkerson.


Burgers & Brew Night will also treat race fans to some traditional open wheel competition, as we welcome in the USAC Western States Midgets for their lone appearance of the season, along with the BCRA Wingless Lightning Sprints.

Bakersfield’s Brody Fuson leads the way with the USAC Midgets, while Waterford’s Dakota Albright sits atop the BCRA standings going into the Tracy Taylor Memorial on Saturday.


Tickets and Details:

Grandstand seating is general admission on Saturday July 8th, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Adult tickets cost $20, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18. Kids 6-11 cost $7 and those five and under are free.

Purchase tickets online at or at the gate on race day. Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or on Pit Pay to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:45pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

For those who can’t make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of every Placerville Speedway point race this season. The live streaming service also includes each event with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in 2023. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto