Nor-Cal Posse Shootout On Deck At Placerville

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Nor-Cal Posse Shootout
The Nor-Cal Posse Shootout takes center stage this weekend at Placerville Speedway. (Devin Mayo photo)

PLACERVILLE, Calif. – With anticipation building for the event, Placerville Speedway will present the third annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout on Sept. 20-21 at the quarter-mile dirt oval.

This year’s event is headlined by non-sanctioned winged 360 sprint cars each night, with the BCRA Midget Lites also in action as the companion class.

The Nor-Cal Posse Shootout is the only two-night winged 360 event of the season at Placerville and has featured no shortage of excitement over the last two years.

“The Nor-Cal Posse Shootout is an event that we continue to try and build each season,” said Placerville Speedway promoter Scott Russell. “I know that Kami and I would like to see it become one of the marquee events in Northern California that fans have to put down on their calendar. We’ve seen some great racing all season long and should be in for a can’t miss weekend at the Shootout.

“The year is slowly winding down, so we hope to see everyone out here for two exciting nights of competition.”

Friday’s opener will hand out a Sprint Car Challenge Tour-style purse of $2,500 to win and $400 to start the main event, while Saturday’s finale dishes out a stout $7,000 to win and $400 to start the feature.

The runner up Saturday will earn $5,000 and third place receives $3,000.

The winged 360 sprint car fast qualifier each night will also go home with a five-ounce silver bullion, courtesy of Taylor Hirst and Navigate Realty on Friday and ARP on Saturday.

Sean Becker heads into the weekend as the defending winner of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout. He has accumulated a pair of wins this season at the quarter-mile.

The “Shark” is always a favorite when he signs in at Placerville but will face stiff competition in the form of recently-crowned track champion Andy Forsberg. The now seven-time Placerville titlist put together a seven-win campaign in 2019 on the red clay.

Recent Placerville World of Outlaws winner Shane Golobic will be another challenger looking to bring home the big money this weekend. The two-time Trophy Cup winner has a pair of weekly victories this season, in addition to his triumph with the “Greatest Show on Dirt.”

A talent-laden roster is expected to tackle the red clay at Placerville, including two-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu, two-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour titlist Kyle Hirst, Placerville Speedway points runner-up Kalib Henry, 2017 track champion Steven Tiner, Tim Kaeding, Jodie Robinson, Justin Sanders, Justyn Cox, Tony Gualda and Ryan Bernal.

Additional entries include Mike Benson, Shane Hopkins, Jimmy Trulli, Andy Gregg, C.J. Humphreys, Cole Macedo, Justin Johnson, Blake Carrick and more.

Following the races Friday night, there will be a Taco Feed and Party in the concession area behind the grandstands that all fans and racers are invited to.

Tacos, beer and more will be available for sale, with a DJ on hand to provide music.

Camping is also available on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for those looking to stay the weekend.

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