PLACERVILLE, Calif. – With the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 fast approaching at Placerville Speedway, event officials have announced the format for the much-anticipated doubleheader Nov. 19-20.
As noted, the Hangtown 100 will feature a Trophy Cup style format that has been slightly modified. The number one theme, however, will be larger than normal inverts and points on the line each time a driver hits the half-mile oval.
On opening night drivers will draw randomly in a draft style format and then get to select which heat race to participate in and what order they will qualify in among that heat race.
The qualifying draft will be available on Facebook Live by visiting the Placerville Speedway page. Drivers will have a 60-second time clock to decide where they want to be placed.
Heat races will feature an invert of eight with the winner and top-two in points transferring to the A-main, with all others heading into three Last Chance Qualifiers.
The top-two finishers in each LCQ will transfer into the 30-lap Pure Crop 1 A-main, which will showcase the top-12 in points inverted.
During the final night there will be no qualifying held, as heat race lineups will be determined by points from night one.
The top 20 in points after heats go to the A-main, positions 21-36 in points go to the B-Main, positions 37-52 in points go to the C-Main, and all others move to the D-Main.
To cap the evening, the 100-lap Royal Truck Body main event will feature 24 cars, with the top-12 in points inverted, followed by the next eight in points lined straight up and then the four B-main transfers.
150 points will be awarded for first place, dropping three points per position thereafter.
The driver with the most total points after the night two A-main will be the overall event points champion. The overall Hangtown 100 points titlist will take home a $12,000 bonus, while the final night’s A-main winner receives $20,000.
“We felt like an event such as the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 deserved a format that separated it from other shows around the country,” said Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Our format was designed with the fans in mind. Every time a driver hits the track, he or she is earning points.
“Our unique format makes every lap important and every race finish even more important.”