USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CARS DEBUT AT PLACERVILLE SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings
OCTOBER 6, 2020... This Saturday,
October 10th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will make their
debut at Placerville Speedway. Located on the El Dorado County
Fairgrounds, the quarter-mile’s non-point “Prospector
Pandemonium” also features the USAC Western States and BCRA
Midgets along with the BCRA Midget Lites. The Pit Gates will
open at noon, the Driver’s Meeting is set for 4:30pm, followed
by cars on the track. The GRANDSTANDS ARE CLOSED and
floracing.com will broadcast a pay per view live stream over
the internet. For more event information, visit the track’s
website at placervilllespeedway.com or call 530.344.7592.
The track has special pit area guidelines in place that
can be found at placervillespeedway.com/covid-faqs. Everyone
entering the pit area must sign the standard waiver/release as
well as download/print and fill out the COVID-19
waiver/release at placervillespeedway.com/forms. The track
management asks that people DO NOT exit their vehicle to walk
up to the pit booth until reaching the gate.
officials are looking for sponsors to add bonuses and increase
the night’s purse. As this writing goes to press, Saturday’s
event will pay $800-to-win, $400-for-2nd, $300-for 3rd,
$250-for-4th, $200-for 5th, and $100-to-start. To limit person
to person contact during the night, all USAC racers must
purchase their license / membership ahead of the event at
usacracing.com or usaclicense.com. In addition, the entry fee
will be taken from the night’s winnings.
- ALL RACERS MUST PURCHASE THEIR USAC LICENSE /
MEMBERSHIPS ONLINE PRIOR TO THE EVENT AT USACRACING.COM OR
- California state protocol calls for
competitors, crews, officials, and anyone on the grounds to
practice safe social distancing, proper sanitizing, and follow
local regulations regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
2020 APPROVED/LEGAL MUFFLERS: EXTREME: 6014-3535, 3615-3535,
SCHOENFELD: 14272535, 14272735-78, FLOWMASTER: 53545-10,
13516100, 13516101, COAST FABRICATION: 350x625x17-2S, B&B:
FRAC-0375S, SPINTECH: 1545P SUPER STOCK. *Failure to comply
with the muffler rule will risk disqualification from the
- FRONT AXLE TETHER SYSTEMS (2-Chassis, 1-King Pin
to King Pin) ARE MANDATORY.
- FULL CONTAINMENT SEATS ARE
- COCKPIT ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS ARE ALLOWED.
Hoosier Tires are required on all four corners with the 105/16
Medium, 105/18 Hard, and 105/18 F85A as the only approved
right rear tires. The listed right rear tires are also legal
with the USAC National, USAC/CRA, and USAC SouthWest Sprint
Cars. The Hoosier Medium is also legal with the VRA Sprint Car
- Engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with open
heads and 2-3/16” with ASCS cylinder heads.
- The weight
rule is 1,475 lbs. with driver.
- The USAC West Coast
Sprint Car Rule Book can be found online at
westcoastsprintcars.com and usacracing.com.
September 19th, “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign
(Sebastopol, CA) claimed his third career USAC West Coast
victory at Petaluma Speedway. D.J. Johnson, hard charger
“Wild” Billy Aton, Ryan Timmons, fast qualifier Kaleb
Montgomery, Mathew Haulot, Daniel Whitley, Nate Shank, Shayna
Ensign, and Bob Davis rounded out the top-10 drivers. Ryan
Bernal leads all drivers with 36 career series wins.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County
Fairgrounds in Placerville, California at 100 Placerville
Drive. Due to the local health department regulations
regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the GRANDSTANDS ARE CLOSED
for the event. For more information, visit the track's website
at placervillespeedway.com or call 530.344.7592.
USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks AMSOIL, Chris Kearns
Presents, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme
Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal
Productions, Rod End Supply, Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars, Ultra
Shield Race Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their
support. If you or your company would like to become part of
the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at
For more information on the
series, visit usacracing.com and the social media for USAC
Racing. You can also find exclusive content at
westcoastsprintcars.com and the USAC West Coast Sprint Car
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
USAC West Coast Sprint Car live videos and on demand coverage
available for purchase at floracing.com.
COAST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS: 2009-Justyne Hamblin, 2010-Craig
Stidham, 2011-Richard Vander Weerd, 2012-Bud Kaeding,
2013-Danny Faria Jr., 2014-Matt Mitchell, 2015-Danny Faria
Jr., 2016-Brody Roa, 2017-Jake Swanson, 2018-Austin Liggett,
2020 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR
WINS: 1-Geoff Ensign, 1-Austin Liggett.
2020 USAC WEST
COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE:
August 8: Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, CA (Winner: Austin
September 19: Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, CA
(Winner: Geoff Ensign)
October 10: Placerville Speedway –
Placerville, CA (Prospector Pandemonium / Non-Points)
October 17: Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, CA (Non-Points)
schedule is subject to change.