Bacon Resumes USAC Sprint Car Title Chase
after Pair of Eastern Triumphs
Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (June
21, 2019) – Brady Bacon continues to pick up
momentum as the 2019 season proceeds.
He will look to continue that as the USAC
National Sprint Car season continues at
Putnamville, Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway on
Saturday night. Bacon will also take in
Friday night’s Jerry Gappens, Sr., Memorial
Non-Wing Sprint Car race at Gas City I-69
The weekend comes after Bacon opened last
week’s Eastern Storm with a third consecutive
win at Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania’s Grandview
Speedway and then a first career USAC Silver
Crown win at Williams Grove Speedway three
“We always enjoy getting to the
Pennsylvania tracks, and it’s even better when
we can get a couple of wins,” Bacon commented.
While Mother Nature claimed two of five
Eastern Storm rounds for the Sprint Cars, Bacon
struck the first blow last Tuesday at Grandview
Speedway by notching his second USAC National
Sprint Car win of th season aboard the Hoffman
Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car.
“We started up front, which always helps.
Then it got slick and we were able to pull
away,” Bacon summed up. “It was my third
win in a row there, but it was the first time
that we had the best car.”
“The Macho Man” rounded out the Sprint Car
portion of Eastern Storm with seventh place
finishes at both New Jersey’s Bridgeport
Speedway on Wednesday night and then central
Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway on Saturday
night, earning Hard Charger honors from 17th
in the Port Royal event.
“We made some mistakes that cost in
qualifying at Bridgeport,” Bacon recalled.
“Then we used a different motor at Port Royal
and didn’t quite have it tuned right for
qualifying. We got it going pretty well in the
feature, but the track was fast and pretty hard
to pass on once everyone got going.”
A highlight of the week was Bacon’s first
career USAC Silver Crown victory aboard the
Klatt Enterprises No. 6 entry on Friday at
Williams Grove Speedway where he scored the
“We’ve been close several times before and
something would always happen, so it was good to
finally get one of those,” Bacon commented.
“We squeezed around a couple of guys and got
back down to the bottom to get to second and
then (Chris) Windom blew a tire on the last lap.
You never really know what might happen in those
The two-time USAC Sprint Car champion
tries to add to the series win total Saturday
night at Lincoln Park Speedway.
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:
46 races, 4 wins, 19 top-fives, 29 top-tens.
Non-Wing Sprint Cars at Gas City I-69 Speedway
on Friday and USAC National Sprint Cars at
Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday.
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