Sunday, March 6, 2011

Next Up - All American Speedway

2010 K&N Pro Series West Drivers Line Up At The All American Speedway

The All American Speedway is located at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, California. The track is approximately sixteen miles northeast of Sacramento. It was built as a quarter-mile dirt oval and rodeo stadium in 1955. Originally it was called the Roseville Speedway.

In 1972 the track was paved and renamed the All American Speedway. Three years later, fans and drivers traveled from as far away as Oregon, Washington, and Nevada to be a part of the “Rose Classic,” one of the most prestigious races on the West Coast. The race featured some of the biggest names of the era. NASCAR stars Mike Skinner, Rick Carelli, Ernie Irvan, Joe Ruttman, and Mike Chase all competed in the early years of the Rose Classic.

Renovations completed in early 2007 earned the track sanctioning by NASCAR. This brought the K&N Pro Series West to the 0.333 mile oval. The opening event on March 29, 2008 featured the West Series and sold out two days in advance with a capacity of 3,500.

In 2011, the K&N Pro Series West will race at the All American Speedway twice (April 16 and October 15). Besides the “on-track” action, fans have grown accustomed to their free fan appreciation activity before the race. On the day before the October 2010 race, promoter Bill McAnally presented the “Pick N Pull Fan Fest.”

Race haulers and race cars were on display at the fairgrounds from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30. Drivers were available for photo opportunities and autographs. The Pick N Pull Fan Fest also offered free food and beverages from Straw Hat Pizza, the opportunity for race fans to experience the thrill of being on a virtual NASCAR pit crew, inflatable jumpers, live music and a free raffle for race prizes. There were activities for every member of the family.

You can hear the roar of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West engines on track at the All American Speedway on Saturday, April 16 for the Toyota/NAPA AutoCare 150.

Quick Track Facts:

Address - 800 All America City Boulevard, Roseville, CA, 95678
Type - 0.333 Mile Short Track
Website -

**NOTE: With Governor Jerry Brown proposing more cuts to California fairgrounds, the Speedway has created a facebook page to assist their fight to preserve their beloved All American Speedway.

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