Bacon Begins USAC Title Pursuit with this Weekend’s Winter Dirt Games
Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (February 12, 2020) – Brady Bacon raced to the USAC National Sprint Car championship in both 2014 and 2016.
“The Macho Man” begins his bid for a third series championship aboard the Hoffman Racing No. 69 Sprint Car with this weekend’s “Winter Dirt Games” at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“We’re looking forward to this season, we finished well last year so hopefully we can carry that over to this season,” Bacon says. “If we can put together consistent, good finishes and minimize the bad nights, we’ll be right there.”
Bacon gets the 2020 campaign under way in earnest after a 2019 season that included 13 overall wins in 110 total starts across both winged and non-wing Sprint Cars, Silver Crown, Midgets and Micro Sprints.
Six of those triumphs came in the USAC Sprint Car ranks, including a sweep of Perris Auto Speedway’s Oval Nationals preliminary features that propelled him to a third-place finish in final season points. Bacon posted top-ten finishes in 28 of the series last 31 races of the year while picking up his 13th and final win of the year by capturing another Western World Championship title at Arizona Speedway in USAC Midget competition.
Bacon goes into this weekend’s Winter Dirt Games with one 2020 triumph already to his credit, earning a Golden Driller at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in January by besting a field of 305 competitors in the Non-Wing Outlaw Micro Sprint division.
After posting a career-best fourth-place finish at the Chili Bowl in 2019, Bacon’s Chili Bowl luck ran out this time around. Moving forward to contend for a top-five finish on his preliminary night, Bacon slid to a stop entering turn one and then recovered for a 14th-place finish that landed him in Saturday “D” Main action among the field of nearly 350 entries.
Looking ahead to this weekend’s Winter Dirt Games at Bubba Raceway Park, Bacon has a pair of previous wins atop the egg-shaped clay oval. Those came in 2014 and 2016, launching what both proved to be championship seasons. Bacon looks to kick off the 2020 USAC Sprint Car season on the right foot this weekend aboard the Hoffman Racing / Longworth Equipment Company No. 69.
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2019 Quick Stats: 110 races, 13 wins, 45 top-fives, 65 top-tens.
2020 Quick Stats: 6 races, 1 win, 2 top-fives, 2 top-tens.
Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars Bubba Raceway Park’s Winter Dirt Games in Ocala, FL on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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