Brad Sweet Enters Inaugural Hangtown 100

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Brad Sweet. (Adam Fenwick photo)

PLACERVILLE, Calif. – After locking up the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title this past weekend, Brad Sweet is set to return to Placerville Speedway for the Hangtown 100 on Nov. 19-20.

Sweet, who resides in Placerville during his off time, claimed 16 victories en route to his initial World of Outlaws championship this season. “The Big Cat” wrapped up the title Saturday by just four points over 10-time Outlaw champion Donny Schatz.

At the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 in Placerville next week, Sweet will pilot the Willie Kahne-owned, Factory Kahne-sponsored No. 67z machine with the NOS Energy Drink USAC National and USAC Western States Midgets.

The 33-year-old has captured 11 career wins with the USAC National Midget Series and hopes to add on at the upcoming doubleheader, which showcases a purse of more than $130,000.

Sweet is scheduled to be a part of the pre-race autograph session at the Hangtown 100 that also features Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chad Boat, Tyler Courtney, Logan Seavey, Justin Grant, Tanner Thorson, Rico Abreu, Shane Golobic, Zeb Wise and others.

“We are excited to have Brad Sweet compete at the inaugural Hangtown 100 in Placerville,” said Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Having a driver that just wrapped up the World of Outlaws championship last weekend certainly adds even more star power to the event. We look forward to having Brad as a part of our pre-race autograph session as well. The weather is looking fantastic, so we encourage everyone to reserve their seats today.”

In order to accommodate walk up sales at the Hangtown 100, online ticketing for the event will end on Nov. 15 at midnight. After that, tickets will be available at the gate on race day.

A $10 All Access upgrade is also available that allows fans pit area access, but maintains their seats in the grandstands. Seating in the pits is limited.

Following the action on opening night, there will be a post-race party in the concession area with burritos, drinks and music. All fans and racers are encouraged to attend.