Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (May 22,
2019) – Memorial Day weekend has historically
been a significant weekend for auto racing in
This week is no exception for Brady Bacon,
as “The Macho Man” will take in five consecutive
nights of racing action aboard four different
cars beginning on Wednesday night.
It all starts with Wednesday’s USAC
National Sprint Car “Tony Hulman Classic” aboard
the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint
Action shifts to the big cars on Thursday
night with Bacon taking the wheel of the Klatt
Racing No. 6 USAC Silver Crown entry for the
“Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State
Bacon makes the shift from the big cars to
the little cars with Micro Sprint action in the
Hinck No. 21h machine on Friday and Saturday at
Peru, Indiana’s Circus City Speedway with a
$10,000 winner’s share up for grabs on Saturday.
He then rounds out the holiday weekend with a
Sunday night NRA 360-ci Sprint Car outing at
Eldora Speedway aboard his BBR No. 99.
Bacon goes into the week after some tough
luck during the opening leg of last weekend’s
River City Showdown at Tri-City Speedway in
Granite City, IL. The Saturday portion of
the event was postponed until later in the year
due to inclement weather.
Bacon was in contention for a strong
finish in both the USAC Midget and USAC Sprint
Car features before misfortune struck in both.
Working his way forward in the feature
aboard the FMR No. 76 Midget, Bacon was leading
the way until clipping an infield tire and
coming to a stop with front end woes.
Bacon rejoined the chase after quick repairs and
limped home to an 18th place finish.
Bacon was then in the mix again in the
USAC Sprint Car feature aboard the Hoffman
Racing / Mean Green No. 69, battling amongst the
top five until getting collected in an incident.
Bacon was able to restart at the tail and worked
his way back into the top ten with a ninth-place
With a pair of wins to his credit already
this season, Bacon looks to boost that total
Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the
support of partners including Mean Green,
Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene
Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, 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:
28 races, 2 wins, 13 top-fives, 18 top-tens.
Wednesday – USAC Sprint Cars at Terre
Haute (IN) Action Track.
Thursday – USAC Silver Crown at the
Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Friday and Saturday – Micro Sprint Cars at
Circus City Raceway in Peru, IN.
Sunday – NRA 360-ci Sprint Cars at Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, OH.
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