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Roseville gears up for tourism boost as NASCAR returns Oct 13

By: Bill Sullivan, Associate Publisher
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It brings national recognition to the community. It brings tourism to Placer County. It benefits the fight against breast cancer. It’s NASCAR and it’s rolling back into Placer County in just one week.

The 11th annual NASCAR K&N Pro Series October Classic at All American Speedway at @the Grounds in Roseville on Oct. 13 is an event that draws national attention to the city of Roseville and Placer County. The attraction will once again benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation as it has in year’s past.

This fall classic that brings professional racing to Placer County is the work of Bill McAnally Racing Promotions. It has been recognized by Placer Valley Tourism as the largest single-day event of the year in Placer County. Spectators and competitors are expected from multiple areas of the United States, bringing tourism revenue to the county. Many attending this event will patronize local restaurants, retail outlets and lodging in the days ahead.

“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 TriCo Welding Supplies and the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Televised coverage of the race on NBCSN provides Roseville with national exposure.

This upcoming event 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. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the benefactor could not be more appropriate.

“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.

Next Friday, Gold Country Media will present a special four-page pull-out section detailing the high- profile NASCAR event that is coming to Placer County. This special section will provide you with everything you need to know about the Oct. 13 event, from event schedules, a look at key drivers as well as a preview of a special Monster Truck event that follows one week later.