NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, CA (9-25-13)
The 2013 Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series championship season came to a close in weeknight fashion Wednesday night as Placerville Speedway hosted a special Wild Winged Wednesday to make up for last week's wash out. The event was the 10th annual Tribute to Al Hinds, sponsored by Thompson's Auto and Truck Centers.
This annual race pays tribute to the late Al Hinds, a longtime El Dorado County resident who was an early promoter of Placerville Speedway with business partner and friend, Richard Hirst. Hinds was best known for his community outreach in the days when El Dorado County was still adjusting to a speedway in the region. It was the work of Hinds that brought the community together with the sport of auto racing at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Many believe that it was Hinds' efforts that contribute to Placerville Speedway's strong success today.(more)