Brady Bacon – WoO Top Ten at Haubstadt!

Brady Bacon (Serena Dalhamer photo)

By Bill W
May 12, 2014 – It was a week for Brady Bacon to be an owner and a driver, and he finished with some success with the World of Outlaws.  On Wednesday, he overcame a rough qualifying effort in Jacksonville, Illinois to make the show, before recording a seventh place finish on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Indiana.  This weekend finds him in his own car again with the wing at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio on Friday and without the wing in BOSS action at Eldora Speedway in Ohio on Saturday.

Brady Bacon (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Brady Bacon (Serena Dalhamer photo)

Brady qualified a disappointing 33rd quick in the 40-car field at Jacksonville Wednesday.  “I thought (the line) might be on the bottom for qualifying, and I should have made a lap on top,” he admits.  “I made both laps on the bottom, and it was really slow.  I’m still adjusting to qualifying with the wing.  I’ve got the non-wing stuff figured out, but I just haven’t got the wing qualifying figured out every time.”

With just four transfers coming out of each of the five heats on the banked bullring, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver had to hustle to transfer to the main event in his heat.  “We were really good in the heat,” says Brady.  “We were able to get from seventh to fourth, which is really tough to do.  Luckily, we were able to do that.”

Starting on the tail of the feature, he would only make a few laps.  “I tried some stuff in the feature,” says Brady.  “I knew it was going to be tough to pass, and that it would probably take rubber.  The car wasn’t good at all.  I also had a problem with the headrest on my seat coming loose.  Once I got lapped by Christopher (Bell) running in the back there, I just pulled in and saved my stuff.”

Saturday at Haubstadt, things started well in qualifying for the Brady Bacon Racing #99.  “I’d been looking forward to that race since last year,” says Brady.  “We qualified fifth, which was perfect for the qualifying they had for that night with three heats.”

Starting third in his heat, Brady knew he just had to finish in the top six to qualify for the Dash.  He would checker fourth.  “We made it out of the heat,” he says.  “The track was heavier than normal there.  It was a little hard to pass at that point.  I think I went through fifteen tear-offs in the heat race.  It was hard to pass in the Dash as well (he started and finished fifth).  We were getting a little better and the track was coming to me.”

Starting inside row three for the main event, Brady had visions of a win.  Last year, he led much of the race at Tri-State Speedway with the WoO before a mechanical malfunction.  “It was normal Haubstadt in the feature, which isn’t a bad thing,” he says.  “You could definitely move around and pass.  I just didn’t quite get the car tight enough with the forward drive to move up through there.”

In the end, he would checker seventh.  “It was a good financial night for me personally,” says Brady.  “We’ve done pretty well for the three nights that we’ve ran our car.  Making money is tough to do in this sport right now.  It was good to get a top ten finish with the Outlaws, and hopefully, we can do that a couple more times this year.”
Brady will remain versatile this weekend.  “We’ve got another wing race this Friday night at Attica,” he says.  “On Saturday, we’ll race with the BOSS series at Eldora.”

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