The Sprint Car Challenge Tour invading Placerville Speedway. (D&P Photo)

SCCT Launches Bradway Memorial With Final Placerville Visit

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Friday night lights are coming to Placerville Speedway this week, as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour kicks off the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with its final appearance of the season on the famed red clay.

The event this Friday, June 2 marks round five of the SCCT season and launches the massive Bradway Memorial weekend, with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series invading Placerville the following night. 

The event will be broadcast live by SPEED SPORT affiliate

The “Bradway” originally began at Silver Dollar Speedway in 1992 to honor the late Dave Bradway Jr., who lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup in 1987. Bradway was a driver destined for stardom in sprint car racing and the event held in his memory has become a cornerstone for Northern California.

“We are certainly excited about this weekend’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Placerville Speedway,” commented track Promoter Scott Russell. “If you’re a Winged Sprint Car enthusiast in California this is the place to be. We feel that running SCCT on Friday night and NARC on Saturday will give us the best chance to have an outstanding track for the teams and fans. Our entire staff is honored to host the Bradway for the third straight year.”

Following last Saturday’s event in Marysville a new driver sits atop the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards driver standings. Utilizing a charge from 15th to third in the feature, Justyn Cox has assumed the point lead heading into Placerville. The 28-year-old captured the SCCT portion of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial in 2021 and will look to do it again on Friday.

Shane Golobic came within inches of victory last week at the Hall Memorial and ranks second in the SCCT standings, just eight scant markers behind Cox. The all-time leader in Sprint Car Challenge Tour wins is always a favorite on the red clay and will be gunning for a strong weekend at Placerville Speedway.

Kaleb Montgomery, Dylan Bloomfield and Jake Morgan complete the top-five in the SCCT driver standings with four races down. Last Saturday’s winner Andy Forsberg, Mitchell Faccinto, Gauge Garcia, Chance Grasty and Michael Ing fill out the top-ten.

A healthy car count is expected with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Friday night to open the big weekend.