Start your engines Placer County, it’s NASCAR timeBy: Bill Sullivan, Associate Publisher
Get ready Placer County, things are about to get hot. The 11th annual NASCAR K&N Pro Series October Classic is rolling into All American Speedway this Saturday and this is an event you don’t want to miss.
This fall classic that brings professional racing to Placer County is the work of Bill McAnally Racing Promotions and benefits the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. With large crowds year after year, the event is recognized by Placer Valley Tourism as the largest single-day event of the year in Placer County.
“The NASCAR K & N Pro Series Race is the biggest event of the year for All American Speedway and arguably South Placer County,” stated David Attaway, CEO of Placer Valley Tourism and @the Grounds. “Not only is this a nationally televised event that helps put Placer County on the map, it also has a huge economic impact from the tourism dollars spent in our community.”
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will headline the event again this year, with the NAPA AutoCare/ Roseville Toyota 200 presented by Tri-Co Welding Supplies and the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Televised coverage of the race on NBCSN provides Roseville with national exposure for the event as well as the business community that financially supports it through sponsorship.
Saturday’s race features plenty of other attractions, with something for everyone. The activities on the midway include a car show and a variety of vendors and concessions.
When the checkered flag waves on this event, much of the proceeds go to the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. In past years, more than $20,0000 has gone to the foundation to aid in its fight against breast cancer.
“The board and volunteers of the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation are grateful for the race proceeds that Bill McAnally has donated to our fund over the years,” said Carol Garcia, Placer Breast Cancer Foundation chair. “Our nonprofit is a grassroots effort and all donations go toward breast cancer research at UC- Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center with the hope to find a cure. We commend Bill and his team for their continued support and wish them much luck and success at this year’s race.”
Topping the roster for next week’s event will be 17-year-old driving sensation Haile Deegan. The daughter of X-Games star Brian Deegan, this talented young driver just became the first female winner in the history of the NASCAR Series last Saturday night with victory at Meridian (see related story in sports). Deegan drives for the Roseville based BMR team, which will have the luxury of competing on the track they call home.
In this special issue, Gold Country Media has partnered with Bill McAnally Racing Promotions and Placer Valley Tourism to bring you a special four-page pull-out section with all you need to know about this Saturday’s event. Complimentary copies of this special edition and an official race program produced by Gold Country Media will be available at the event.