Another Double-Double Slated for Bacon this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (May 17, 2019) – Another weekend brings about another double-double for Brady Bacon.

This time, “The Macho Man” will take in both portions of the USAC Sprint Car and USAC Midget doubleheader at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday and Saturday.

Bacon will be looking to add another win or two to the USAC Sprint Car win column aboard the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 while he rejoins forces with the FMR No. 76 Midget team for the weekend.

It’s also a track that Bacon has found success at in past years.

“I’ve won several winged races there and won in non-wing too,” Bacon recalls.  “And the last Gold Cup there for Midgets, I felt like we had the best car but just little things happened each night.”

Bacon’s last visit to Tri-City Speedway last August resulted in a third-place podium finish in USAC Sprint Car action.

Recent weeks have been dominated by Mother Nature, though Bacon has snuck in a pair of starts along the way including a fourth-place finish in weekly action at Gas City I-69 Speedway on May 3 aboard the Longworth No. 410 non-wing Sprint Car and then a third-place run in USAC competition at Eldora Speedway last Friday night.

He’ll be looking for some wins with four opportunities this weekend before kicking off a busy Memorial Day week of racing action next Wednesday.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene Franckowiak,, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, Lucas Oil, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats:  26 races, 2 wins, 13 top-fives, 17 top-tens.

Up Next:  USAC National Sprint Cars and USAC National Midgets at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday and Saturday.  Those unable to watch in person can catch all the action live via PPV at

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