Bacon Vies for Inaugural Corn Belt Nationals Victory Honors this Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (July 3, 2019) – Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car team have their sights set on the $20,000 winner’s share at this weekend’s USAC sanctioned “Corn Belt Nationals” Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway.

This weekend’s event that takes place on Friday and Saturday follows on the heels of another rainout at Haubstadt, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway on Sunday.

This weekend’s Corn Belt Nationals is among the biggest events on the USAC slate for 2019.

“This is an event that become one of the premier events for both USAC and Knoxville Raceway,” Bacon commented.  “I’m excited to see what kind of support this event gets this weekend.”

The two-time USAC Sprint Car champion has enjoyed past USAC success at Knoxville Raceway, sweeping his way through a 2011 card by topping qualifying, winning his heat race and then making his way to victory lane in the feature event.

“The Macho Man” enters the weekend sixth in USAC National Sprint Car points with a pair of series wins to his credit including triumphs at Indiana’s Bloomington Speedway on April 12 and Pennsylvania’s Grandview Speedway on June 11.

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:  47 races, 4 wins, 20 top-fives, 30 top-tens.

Up Next:  USAC National Sprint Cars at Knoxville (IA) Raceway’s “Corn Belt Nationals” on Friday and Saturday.  at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, on Sunday.  Those unable to attend can catch all the action live via PPA at with Saturday’s $20,000-to-win feature also live via PPV for subscribers at

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