World Of Outlaws Placerville Date Shifted To March 23

Sweet Abreu Battle
Brad Sweet (49) battles Rico Abreu last September at Placerville Speedway. (Devin Mayo photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – Officials from the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series have announced a date change for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA at Placerville Speedway.

Originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, the race will now take place on Saturday, March 23.

The series will commence its West Coast tour – featuring some of the toughest local competition the Outlaws see all season – March 8 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and will cap the run off on March 30 at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif.

Last year, Brad Sweet won at Placerville Speedway after a tight race-long battle with Rico Abreu. The series will return to the high-octane quarter-mile oval this year on the new date.

“We have had great crowds and support at Placerville and we want to keep it growing,” said Sweet, the promoter of the 49er Gold Rush Classic. “Our goal is to keep making this event bigger and bigger as time goes on.”

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are also returning to the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. The series last visited the Hanford track in 2017.