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After locking up the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title this past weekend Brad Sweet is now set to return to action at Placerville Speedway for the Hangtown 100.
Sweet, who resides in Placerville during his off time, claimed 16 main event victories en route to his initial World of Outlaws championship this season. The “Big Cat” wrapped up the title last Saturday by just four-points over Donny Schatz.
At the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 next week, Sweet will pilot the Willie Kahne owned Factory Kahne No. 67z machine with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and 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 double header, which showcases an over $130,000 purse.
Sweet is scheduled to be a part of the pre-race autograph session at the Hangtown 100 that also features drivers Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chad Boat, Tyler Courtney, Logan Seavey, Justin Grant, and others.
“We are excited to have Brad Sweet compete at the inaugural Hangtown 100 in Placerville,” commented 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.”
Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party in the concession area with burritos, drinks, music and a lot of fun to be had. All fans and racers are encouraged to attend.
The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. Co-sanctioning each night with the National Midgets will be the California based USAC Western States Midget Series.