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Hangtown 100 announces contingency program for November 19th and 20th at Placerville Speedway

Purse and contingencies total over $150,000

Placerville, CA – November 12, 2019…With the inaugural Hangtown 100 ready to go green next week, event officials have announced a solid contingency program for the double header on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19th and 20th at Placerville Speedway.

Adding in contingency prizes and the overall purse, the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets will be racing for upwards of $150,000, which confirms the Hangtown 100 to be the richest two-night Midget event ever held.

The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midget Series will have the following contingency prizes up for grabs at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100:

Stanton Engines ($500 Award to Quick Time driver running a Stanton Engine) Toyota Racing Development ($500 Award to Quick Time driver running a Toyota Engine) Esslinger ($500 Certificate good for work in their shop to Quick Time driver running an Esslinger) KSE (Steering Gear) DMI (Rear End) Keizer Racing Wheels (4 wheels) Stevie Smith (Titanium Kit) Bell Helmets (CF Helmet) Factory Kahne Shocks (Certificate) MPI (Certificate) CSI Shocks (Certificate) Swindell (Certificate)

“We want to send a big thank you to all of the companies that have come on board to support the Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway,” commented Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Adding in the contingency prizes, drivers and teams will be competing for upwards of $150,000 at the event. If anyone else would like to donate prizes or awards, please let us know as well. The car count is looking solid and the weather is looking perfect so we can’t wait for next week.”

As a heads up for race fans, in order to accommodate walk up sales at the Hangtown 100, online ticketing for the event will end on Friday November 15th at Midnight. After that tickets will be available only at the gate on race day.

A $10 “All Access” upgrade is also available that allows fans Pit Area access but maintains your seat in the Grandstands. Seating in the pits is limited. To reserve your seats online for November 19th and 20th simply visit by Midnight on November 15th.

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.

Tuesday’s PureCrop1 main event on November 19th will be 30-laps, $5,000-to-win and features the top-12 cars in combined points inverted.

Wednesday night’s Royal Truck Body A-main on November 20th will be 100-laps around the famed red clay oval with the winner picking up a $20,000 payday. The overall points champion for the two nights will pocket a $12,000 bonus.

Also competing both nights and rounding out the card will be the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors. The Focus Midgets will contest a 50-lap feature during the Wednesday finale.

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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

Images courtesy of Tim Holland

PR: Gary Thomas

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