Going for the Championship at Canyon!
Brady Bacon – Going for the Championship at Canyon!
(Bill W) November 13, 2014 – Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team will go for a USAC National Sprint Car Series championship this weekend at Canyon Speedway Park near Peoria, Arizona. The two-night event will bring a close to USAC’s sprint car season. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will take a 53-point advantage over Bryan Clauson after finishing second and eighth at last weekend’s Perris Oval Nationals in California.
Brady qualified fourth in last Friday’s prelim at Perris Auto Speedway. “We qualified well and make it out of our heat (going from sixth to second),” he says. “That was a good start to the night.”
Starting fourth, Brady moved forward quickly in the feature. “We got up to second pretty quickly,” he says. “That’s when I thought we may have a bad night. We lost a cylinder about five laps into the race. We were on seven cylinders the last 25 laps, but fortunately, the track was slick enough to help us out. I was definitely nervous the first five laps or so after it happened.”
He was able to hold on and earn a spot into Saturday’s finale. “Fortunately, we were able to finish second,” says Brady. “They gave us a really solid night, and more importantly, it locked us into Saturday’s feature.”
Saturday would start for the team in the Dash. “I really don’t know what the problem was,” says Brady. “The track wasn’t that much different. We finished sixth in the Dash. We just weren’t very good.”
Starting sixth, Brady would battle, but never quite got the handling on the car. “We made a couple of changes for the feature, but the car just never came around,” he says. “We were too tight on entry for some reason. We just couldn’t get going. I think we got as high as fifth at one point. We wound up finishing eighth.”
Still, the eighth place finish meant another solid point night. “The cushion got really big and nasty,” says Brady. “The guys that were really getting up into it were fast. There were also several guys who tried it and it didn’t work out for them. We weren’t in a position to do that.”
Canyon Speedway Park has seen Brady in Victory Lane with a wing and without in the recent past. He hopes to carry that to a USAC championship. “I think we gained two points over the weekend on Clauson, which is good with just two races left,” he says. “We’re going to a track where we are both pretty good. Hopefully, we can get in position to get up front, get a couple of wins and wrap this championship up.”
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Attached: Brady races in Perris (Carey Akin – ManvelMotorsports.com Photo)
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Article Credit: Bill W
Submitted By: Brady Bacon