PLACERVILLE, CA (8-10-13)
Since it's inception eight years ago, The Mark Forni Classic is the biggest race of the year at Placerville Speedway that had never been claimed by a local driver until Saturday night. After years of trying, Placerville driver Andy Gregg and car owner Scott Russell won this prestigious race Saturday night, claiming the $5000 victory in honor of the late Fair Board Member and community icon.
Saturday's big victory at Placerville Speedway had emotions running high all night long among the many drivers whom Forni assisted during his life that ended at the early age of 45 after a hard fought battle with cancer in 2005. Such emotions were just as powerful within the capacity crowd that packed the grandstand to witness the event, many of which flooded into victory lane to celebrate with Gregg the moment he climbed from Russell's car. (more)