Civil War Sprints at Placerville Preview 99-04-28

Placerville Speedway to host Hoosier Tires Civil War Saturday After two events, defending champ Roger Crockett holds four-point lead PLACERVILLE, 5-1-99 - The Hoosier Tires California Sprint Car Civil War Race Series will make it's first ...

Civil War Sprints at Placerville Preview 99-04-28

Placerville Speedway to host Hoosier Tires Civil War Saturday After two events, defending champ Roger Crockett holds four-point lead

PLACERVILLE, 5-1-99 - The Hoosier Tires California Sprint Car Civil War Race Series will make it's first appearance of the 1999 racing season at Alan Padjen's Placerville Speedway this Saturday night, May 1. This all open-wheel event will feature nearly 50 of California's top Pacific Sprint car teams in their third event of the traveling Civil War campaign. Saturday's race will be the first of three Civil War events to take place at Placerville Speedway and is by far being bannered as one of the highest caliber events to take place on the El Dorado County Fairground track during the "Thunder in the Foothills" season which opened two weeks ago and concludes in late September. So, what exactly is the Hoosier Tires California Sprint Car Civil War Race Series? The CSCCWRS is a traveling organization organized and promoted by John Padjen Motorsports, promoters of Placerville Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway and the annual Silver Crown 100 in Sacramento. This always exciting, competitive series is dedicated to 360 cubic inch powered sprint cars also referred to in the Golden State as Pacific Sprints. The series competes at five different California tracks including Marysville, Placerville, Petaluma, Antioch and Silver Dollar Speedways between March and October to compete in a total of 13 events. Drivers competing in the series are awarded accumulative points and winnings for their success in each event that takes place which posts nearly $10,000 in nightly purse money. Additionally, the series posts a $20,000 championship fund which is divided up accordingly to the top ten point earners at the conclusion of the 13-event run. Fresh off a third place finish last Saturday night, defending Civil War Champion Roger Crockett of Rio Linda will lead the series contingent this Saturday as some 50 drivers are expected to challenge Placerville's racy bull-ring facility. With a two top five finishes in only two events that have taken place, Crockett has picked up right where he left last season in the series aboard his the number 11 Brian Crockett owned Stealth Chassis. The Crockett name all too familiar to Placerville Speedway race fans, as Brian drove his way to a total of 10 track championships at the foothill track between the years of 1984 and 1991 aboard a combination of Super Modifieds, 410 cubic inch powered sprints and Pacific Sprint cars before stepping out of the driver's seat to focus on assisting Roger who is now considered a veteran driver among his peers at just 17-years-old. Joining Crockett in competition this Saturday will be Scooter Lambert of Foothill Farms. After a long dry spell in the way of feature victories, Lambert used a one-groove race track to his advantage last week in Petaluma to score the $1500 Civil War victory which has launched him into second in the series standings, seven-points behind Crockett. Jeff Young of Roseville, with two top ten finishes this year, currently ranks third overall tied with David Robinson Jr. of Sacramento. Robinson, the defending Placerville track champion, will be aiming to turn his luck around at the track he calls home after a collision with the front stretch wall sent him to trackside two weeks ago during the local season opener. Mike Benson of Calistoga rounds out the top five in the series and is expected Saturday, Benson is also a weekly competitior at Placerville and too is quite familiar with the track characteristics. Rounding out the top ten in the Civil War Series is Billy Wallace of Grass Valley, winner of the Placerville opener on April 17. Rich Tiner of Rio Linda ranks seventh overall and is expected along with Ricky Wondergem, Damion Gardner and Craig Dillard. Additional entries expected Saturday that aren't currently among top ranks in the Civil War points include Roseville's Chad Riolo, Shawn Whitney of Camino, Billy Sellers of Sacramento, Placerville's Dave Angus, Alan Bradway of Fair Oaks, Andy Forsberg of Auburn and many more. Action is set to begin with qualifying at 6:30 Saturday. The event format will continue after time trials with four heat races set up for 12-cars each. It is expected that a C-main event may be required depending on the quantity of entries as well as a B-main event. Both of these semi-main events will feature those competitors who do not finish fourth or better in their heat races or simply do not qualify quick enough for the preliminary 10-lap events. The A-main will consist of 30-laps with $1500 going to the winner, second place will earn $900, third place $700, fourth $500 and each competitor will earn $200 just to start the A-main. The front gates of Placerville Speedway will open at 5 p.m. on Saturday and tickets will be available at that time. Adult tickets will be $12, juniors and seniors $9, children $6 and those under six will be admitted for free. For any further information on this event please contact the track business office at (916) 969-7484 or log on to www.johnpadjenmotorsports.com where you'll find detailed information and complete point standings on the Civil War, Placerville and Silver Dollar Speedway.

1999 HOOSIER TIRES CALIFORNIA SPRINT CAR CIVIL WAR RACE SERIES CURRENT TOP-TEN POINT STANDINGS THROUGH APRIL 30, 1999'

 1. Roger Crockett, Rio Linda 145 2. Scooter Lambert, Foothill Farms 138 3. Jeff Young, Rosveille 130 4. David Robinson Jr., Sacramento 130 5. Mike Benson, Calistoga 123 6. Billy Wallace, Grass Valley 122 7. Rich Tiner, Elverta 116 8. Ricky Wondergem, Grass Valley 112 9 Damion Gardner, Concord 112 10. Craig Dillard, Oakdale 110 

CURRENT CIVIL WAR ROSTER FOLLOWING RACE #2 ON 4-24-99 CAR NO. DRIVER HOMETOWN

 1A RANDY LATHROP SANTA ROSA 1B DAVE ANGUS PLACERVILLE, CA 1C SCOOTER LAMBERT FOOTHILL FARMS 2M RANDY MELLO CONCORD 2U MIKE PARSONS CROCKETT 2B BRENT DOTHAGE SACRAMENTO 03 ROB JOHNSON SANTA ROSA 3F BOBBY MCMAHAN RIO LINDA 3G RYAN GERMAN SUSUIN 4D DAVID ROBINSON JR. SACRAMENTO 5 BRYAN BULLARD SLOUGHOUSE 5V JIM VANLARE WINDSOR 6W BILLY WALLACE GRASS VALLEY 7AK ADAM MCCARTHY ADAM MCARTHY 7D SHANE SCOTT CHICO 7W MIKE WASINA JR. RIO LINDA 8R JIM RICHARDSEN GRAEAGLE FALLS 9N JASON SMITH SANTA ROSA 10Z MARC ZIESKI OROVILLE 11 ROGER CROCKETT RIO LINDA 14 AL HARVEY  GRASS VALLEY 15 PAT HARVEY GRASS VALLEY 16 KYLE SCHILD SACRAMENTO 17 JEFF YOUNG ROSEVILLE 17R CHAD RIOLO ROSEVILLE 18 TODD BAMMER SAN LEANDRO 18X BEAU PERKINS GERBER 20W DANIEL WATSON COLFAX 21N COLBY WEISZ COLFAX 23F GERROLD HOPPING ROSEVILLE 24 DAMION GARDNER CONCORD 30 STEVE FEHRMAN SACRAMENTO 36N RON TABOR RENO, NV 38N MARK TABOR JR. RENO, NV 38 SHAWN SCHMITZ VACAVILLE 39E MICHEAL GRAY COTATI 40 HERMAN KLEIN SACRAMENTO 41S TIM GROGAN SANTA ROSA 44X BRIAN HAIR DANVILLE 47B JOHN BUCCETTELLO PITTSBURG 49 MIKE MONAHAN RENO, NV 52 DAVID LINDT JR. SEBASTOPOL 54 MARK HALL GRASS VALLEY 65 SHERRY ARIAGA PITTSBURG 71 KOREY LOVELL YUBA CITY 72 JEFF HALLIEB GRASS VALLEY 72S GRAIG DILLIARD OAKDALE 74 RON MCBRIDE SACRAMENTO 77 MIKE BENSON CALISTOGA 76 GREG YANNAZZO PACIFICA 80N ALAN BRADWAY FAIR OAKS 81 KEVIN LOVELL YUBA CITY 82 DENNIS BINSTOCK NAPA 83 RICH TINER ELVERTA 83A MIKE HENRY FAIR OAKS 85 CJ HUMPHREYS PLACERVILLE 87 TIM SHERMAN SACRAMENTO 91 RICKY WONDERGEM GRASS VALLEY 92 ANDY FORSBERG AUBURN 98 DAVE MASTERS NAPA 98W STEVE WATTS SACRAMENTO 

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