PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Kyle Larson may be focused on chasing his first NASCAR Cup Series championship right now, but he is already thinking ahead to the NASCAR offseason.
Larson has confirmed plans to compete in the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series event at Placerville Speedway on Nov. 18-20. Larson won the inaugural running of the race in 2019, taking home $32,000 for winning the 100-lap feature as well as topping the event points.
The California native has enjoyed a banner year, having earned nine NASCAR Cup Series victories in addition to winning the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, the Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal, BC39 and Prairie Dirt Classic.
Larson is no stranger to Placerville Speedway. At 14 years old he competed in his first sprint car event at the track, earning his first victory there in the same year. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds-based facility was also where the Elk Grove, Calif., native wrapped up his NARC-King of the West sprint car title in 2010.
At the Hangtown 100, Larson will be back aboard his own Kyle Larson Racing midget prepared by Paul Silva.
“We are excited to have Kyle Larson in the field at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 once again,” said Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Kyle grew up racing around Northern California and is one of the largest fan favorites that we have out here, so it will be great to have him on hand. What he has done so far in his career is amazing and it’s special that he continues to have such a passion for dirt track racing. We hope everyone has reserved their seats because it’s going to be a thrilling event.”