PLACERVILLE, Calif. – The final details have been inked on the Placerville Speedway schedule with confirmation of dates for the second annual Hangtown 100, which will feature three nights of action this year.
The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 debuted with rave reviews this past year and will occur this season on Nov. 19-21.
The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets and USAC Western States Midgets will tackle the famed red clay all three nights, vying for a total purse of $150,000 plus contingencies.
“We are happy to make the official announcement that the Hangtown 100 is moving to a weekend date and will be a three-night show this season,” said event Promoter Matt Wood. “We really enjoyed the inaugural running last year and thought it featured some incredible racing. I felt the first 50-laps during the finale was some of the best racing I have ever seen. We also wanted to send a special thanks to the Empty Bowls Foundation of Placerville for working with the Hangtown 100 on the weekend date and they will be the official charity of our event.”
“We look forward to building on the great momentum from the inaugural event, as we head into year two with an added day and additional prize money,” said USAC’s Levi Jones. “It makes for an incredible end of the year on the Western Swing with so many great USAC Midget events including Arizona Speedway, Bakersfield, Placerville and Ventura.”
Rounding out the card once again at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 this season will be the NW Focus Midgets.
“The Northwest Focus Midget Series is extremely excited to have the chance to return to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the 2020 Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway,” said Carla Stewart with the NW Focus Midgets. “The 2019 event was epic and will certainly be surpassed in excitement this year with it moving to a weekend date. We look forward to seeing our drivers compete once again on such a large stage and can’t thank Scott and Kami, Matt Wood and everyone enough for this great opportunity.”
The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 is one of several major events that will hit the Placerville Speedway this season. Along with the season ending showcase, the USAC Western States Midgets will also be in action at the track on July 11 and Oct. 10.
“We thought the inaugural Hangtown 100 went exceptionally well and are excited to host it once again this season,” commented Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “Having it move to a weekend date is huge and adding in an extra night should be beneficial to all the competitors. We want to thank Elk Grove Ford, Royal Truck Body, PureCrop1 and all the sponsors that made the inaugural running possible this past season. I’d also like to thank Scott Schweitzer and Bakersfield Speedway for working with us to acquire the weekend date this coming season.”
“Working with Matt Wood has been a great experience and to see the passion he has for midget racing and putting this event on has been pretty special. Matt has been an amazing supporter of our endeavors with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, along with Placerville and it’s grown to be more than simply just a partnership. Through it all we’ve become friends and close to his family as well. When he came to me with the idea of the Hangtown 100 it was pretty much how we came to him with ideas on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour when it started. It was great working with Spridge, Levi Jones and the whole staff at USAC. They helped things run flawlessly and we look forward to teaming up once again this season to make the Hangtown 100 the best it can be. It was also great working with Carla and Galen Stewart and their whole staff from the NW Focus Midgets. We look forward to having them back as well for year two.”