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Traditional grass track speedway racing comes to Placerville Saturday

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This Saturday, March 15, Big Time Speedway comes to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds with European-style, grass track Speedway racing. The event debuted in 2013 and provided low budget, maximum participation racing and spectator fun. Classes are not limited to motorcycles, but also include ATV’s and, of all things, riding lawn mowers.

For participants, gates open at 8:30 am and registration is from 9:00-11:00. Entry fee is $20.00, but only $10.00 for each additional class. Racing begins at 12 Noon. Spectators pay only $5.00 at the gate, less than a movie theater ticket, for a whole afternoon of thrills, chills and spills. Be sure to bring your own chairs, shade, and coolers.

The weather is forecasted to be terrific this weekend, so make plans to go check out the merriment and bar banging action. This writer/rider has not yet had the pleasure of attending this event and I find myself wondering if there’s enough time to hop up my Craftsman LT1000 to compete in the lawn mower class. If my schedule allows, I will attend this event, so check back for an Event Report next week. Same time, same station. (Look it up).

Stay tuned and upright,

Jack

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