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Elk Grove Ford Midgets take to Placerville March 23rd

Placerville, CA – An exciting part of Brad Sweet's “49er Gold Rush Classic” presented by Riebes Napa Auto Parts​ will be the Midget program sponsored by Elk Grove Ford​.

The winner on Saturday March 23rd will pocket a solid $2,000 in what marks the first of five total nights that Midgets will be in action at the Placerville Speedway during 2019. The non-sanctioned event upcoming will follow USAC National Midget tire rules during the night.

Online tickets are still available for the big World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series/ Elk Grove Ford Midget event at

Along with the 49er Gold Rush Classic, Placerville Speedway also welcomes the always exciting Midget division on Saturday June 1st and Wednesday August 21st, both of which are sanctioned by the newly re-branded POWRi-BCRA Midgets. The quarter-mile will then close the season with the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ Western States Midgets and the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto

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The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Tour | Law Enforcement Night

📷 Jason Tucker Photos

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