Brad Sweet Storms To $20,000 Placerville Payday

PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Brad Sweet cashed his own $20,000 check on Wednesday night at Placerville Speedway, passing Rico Abreu early and then holding off Sheldon Haudenschild on a green-white-checkered restart to win the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts.

The event, promoted by Sweet himself, was postponed from March 21 due to rain and later renamed, with the winner’s purse being doubled and the feature being extended by nine laps in honor of the miners that discovered gold in California just 10 miles away from the quarter-mile…

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