Bacon Takes on Turnpike Challenge

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (May 29, 2020) – Following on the heels of his first promotional effort last weekend, Brady Bacon gets back behind the wheel at long last this weekend.

And he will be pulling double duty each of the three nights, driving the Randy Gass-owned No. 20g Midget over each night of the POWRi Midget Turnpike Challenge while also piloting Kelly Hinck’s No. 21h in the Micro Sprint portion of the weekend.

Originally a four-race set, it is now three after the Thursday portion at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway fell victim to rain.  Now, it kicks off with a pair of events at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on Friday and Saturday before concluding at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway on Sunday.

Bacon is back in the driver’s seat after promoting last weekend’s USAC Midget T-Town Showdown at Port City Raceway.

“It went really well,” Bacon said of the event.  “Given the circumstances that we had to work around, it went about as good as it could have and we had really good racing on both nights.”

Friday night’s Turnpike Challenge opener at I-44 Riverside Speedway will mark Bacon’s first racing action since the USAC Midget “Shamrock Classic” in Du Quoin, Illinois, on March 7 when he landed a 17th-place finish in the Midget feature and a runner-up showing in Micro Sprint action.

Bacon had previously opened the season with a sweep of USAC Sprint Car action at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park in February.  The two-time USAC Sprint Car champion will get back to Sprint Car competition next weekend with a pair of events in Iowa and Missouri.

“It looks like we’re finally getting back into our regular routine of racing for a while here,” Bacon says.  “I’m looking forward to it, hopefully we can get off to a nice start this weekend.”

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak,, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, 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.

2020 Quick Stats:  10 races, 3 wins, 5 top-fives, 5 top-tens.

Up Next:  POWRi Midgets and Micro Sprints “Turnpike Challenge” at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on Friday and Saturday and Tulsa’s Port City Raceway on Sunday.

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