Kyle Larson To Take On Outlaws At Placerville Speedway following Daytona 500

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 26, 2016 / comments

"Larson is fresh off a career best seventh place finish during the Daytona 500 this past weekend."

[NSSN Staff] Kyle Larson will make his return to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the event on March 23 at Placerville Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

PLACERVILLE, Calif – Kyle Larson has confirmed he is returning to the scene of his first sprint car victory and will take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on March 23 during the second annual Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts.

Larson is fresh off a career best seventh place finish during the Daytona 500 this past weekend. Larson will reunite with championship winning sprint car crew chief Paul Silva and team up with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Rico Abreu.

The Wednesday night race will mark Larson’s first World of Outlaw appearance since last year at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana and as of now this is his only confirmed Northern California sprint car event.
Larson is no stranger to the high banked red-clay quarter mile speedway. He won his first sprint car main event at Placerville Speedway in August of 2007 and three years later at this same track won the King of California 410 sprint car championship.

With his busy NASCAR schedule, Larson has been very restricted in returning to his sprint car and midget roots in Northern California. Yet, this is something both Sweet and Larson had hoped would happen.

“Placerville is such a fun little race track,” said Larson. “The track is fast with usually two grooves and I am really excited to get to see a lot of familiar faces in the pit area and hopefully put on a good show for the fans.”

Joining Larson and Abreu in competing against the World of Outlaws is Indianapolis 500 competitor Bryan Clauson. Clauson also has local ties to the area because he grew up in nearby Citrus Heights. Clauson is in the midst of his Circular Insanity Tour, which will see him compete in 200 racing events during 2016. During the March 23 event, fans will also get the chance to watch these three drivers compete with the USAC Western Midget Series as well.

For this year’s event, Sweet has bumped the main event laps from 35 to 40 and is paying the World of Outlaws main event winner $10,000.