Motor Sports Report: Brown opens season with win in Placerville |

Motor Sports Report: Brown opens season with win in Placerville

Dan Brown Jr. (pro stocks, Nevada City) – Brown, last year’s John Padjen Motorsports Rookie of the Year, opened the season with a win in the pro-stocks race at the Placerville Speedway.

Nevada City’s Brown, 19, finished second in his heat race before leading the main race from green to checkered. He battled veteran driver Wayne Trimble most of the 20 laps, but held off all attempts.

Marysville races begin Saturday

The points race at Marysville Raceway Park officially kicks off Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Races will include the 360 sprints and wingless sprints as well as visiting dwarf cars and sprint 100s. Next week the sprint car Civil War series begins.

Pits open at 3 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults with reduced rates for military, senior citizens and children.

Chico’s points race continues

Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, meanwhile, continues its points race season with its second race of the year tonight. The four divisions racing will be the 410 sprint cars, pure stocks, dwarf cars and wingless sprints.

Last week, Grass Valley’s Brad Sweet finished second in a close 25-lap sprint car main event. Chico’s Jonathan Allard held Sweet off with the help of a red flag. Sweet had actually passed Allard, but the red flag negated the pass and Allard came away with the victory.

The track is promoting kids’ night tonight with children under 11 admitted free. During intermissions, gates will be opened and children can hunt for Easter eggs in the infield of the speedway.

Grandstand gates open at 6 p.m. with qualifying set to start at 7 p.m. General admission is $10 while juniors and seniors are $8. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m.


Have we missed anyone? If you know of a racer with local ties or have any weekly updates for the motor sports report please contact Jeff Miller via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4247.

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