Bacon Hits the Century Mark for 2019 at Oval Nationals this Weekend
Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (November 7, 2019) – An active season of racing for Brady Bacon culminates with a final few weeks in California and Arizona during the month of November.
And it starts with this weekend’s USAC National Sprint Cars “Oval Nationals” at California’s Perris Auto Speedway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Thursday lidlifter will mark “The Macho Man’s” 100th race of the 2019 season.
The Oval Nationals is one that Bacon expects to contend for the win in aboard the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car.
“We feel good about it,” Bacon says. “We should have ran third last year and ran short of fuel. We won’t let that happen again.”
Bacon was right in the mix in Wednesday night’s practice session, finishing out the night third on the speed charts with a fast lap of 16.373 seconds.
The two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion enters the weekend sixth in series points and only 24 markers out of third. Along the way, he has captured four series wins and has finished among the top-ten in 25 of the most recent 26 feature events.
Bacon’s most recent action was the USAC Midgets “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL, on October 17.
After a strong heat race run aboard the FMR No. 76e, qualifier race woes mired Bacon in the 17th starting position for the feature after winning the “B” Main. Bacon rallied through the field to post a seventh-place finish.
“We came through the field about the best that we could have,” Bacon explains. “There wasn’t a whole lot of racetrack left to work with by that time, so we were pleased with what we were able to do.”
Now, Bacon shifts his focus to this weekend’s Oval Nationals.
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, 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: 99 races, 10 wins, 40 top-fives, 59 top-tens.
Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at the Perris (CA) Auto Speedway “Oval Nationals” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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