Kyle Larson (1k), Jason McDougal (76m) and Jesse Colwell race three-wide during Wednesday's finale to the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway. (Steve Elliott photo)
Event promoters have been forced to cancel the 2020 edition of the Hangtown 100. (Steve Elliott photo)

Promoters Forced To Cancel Hangtown 100

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Hangtown 100 promoters Matt Wood and Scott and Kami Russell have been forced to cancel the event that was scheduled for Nov. 19-21 at Placerville Speedway.

The event was to feature the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series.

Recent state geographic limitations due to COVID-19 pertaining to who can attend, including fans and participants, necessitated the cancellation of the Hangtown 100. Refunds will be processed immediately and registration credits from the BCRA race held will carry over to next year.

“The 2020 season has been rough on the racing community and we know this only makes a bad situation worse,” said Wood. “We are sorry to make this announcement but please believe we exhausted all possibilities and felt it was necessary to get the word out as quickly as we could. We will be back in 2021 bigger and better than ever.”

However, USAC has announced the addition of two events at Merced (Calif.) Speedway on Nov. 20-21 to the series schedule.

With the addition of the two events, the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season will now conclude at Merced on Nov. 20-21. The event at Merced will pay 50 appearance points to all licensed competitors each night toward the championship standings.

No spectators will be allowed at the Merced events, which will be streamed live online.

On Friday, Nov. 20 at Merced, the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets will be joined by the Hoosier Tire Wing 360 Sprint Cars  On Saturday, Nov. 21, USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget action at Merced is teamed with the BCRA Midget Lites and Hobby Stocks.  Both night, pit gates open at 1 p.m. PT, with the drivers meeting at 5 p.m. and cars on track at 5:30 p.m.

The previously scheduled non-point special event for the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series at Merced on Nov. 25 has been canceled.

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