Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (August
16, 2019) – Brady Bacon’s most recent outing
aboard the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 USAC Silver
Crown entry atop the central Pennsylvania
Williams Grove Speedway clay oval in June
resulted in the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native’s
first series win.
“The Macho Man” will try to make it two
series wins in a row on the dirt with this
Sunday’s Bettenhausen 100 at Springfield’s
Illinois State Fairgrounds mile oval.
Already with eight overall wins to his
credit this season, Bacon has spent the past two
weekends competing in Sprint Car action in Iowa.
Along with a return to Knoxville 360
Nationals competition and another round of
Knoxville Nationals action, the highlight of the
ten-night run of racing was a rousing rally from
26th to win the WAR Sprint Car
Ultimate Challenge at Oskaloosa, Iowa’s Southern
Iowa Speedway on Tuesday, August 6.
Bacon earned the pole position for the
feature by racing from seventh to win his heat
race aboard the BBR No. 99 entry. He then
accepted the challenge to race from the tail of
Challenge accepted and challenge
conquered, as Bacon needed just 13 of the 25
allotted laps to rally into the lead and collect
the $6,000 winner’s share.
Bacon preceded that with a 12th
place run in his Knoxville 360 Nationals
preliminary night and then a tenth-place finish
in Saturday night “B” Main action.
After the Ultimate Challenge triumph, he
kicked off his Knoxville Nationals pursuit in
strong form by timing in fifth-quickest among
the Wednesday night, August 7, field of 53
competitors. After missing the transfer
out of heat race action by just one position,
Bacon narrowly missed the transfer from the “B”
Main and went on to Friday’s Hard Knox card and
then finished out the week with a tenth-place
showing in Saturday’s “C” Main.
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:
79 races, 8 wins, 31 top-fives, 43 top-tens.
Up Next: USAC
Silver Crown at the Illinois State Fairgrounds
in Springfield on Sunday.
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