Bacon Claims First Tony Hulman Classic
Of the scores of races Brady Bacon has won in his career, a victory in the Tony Hulman Classic had been one that had forever eluded him.
The Broken Arrow, Okla. native had accrued 13 starts in the event since 2006, including a pair of runner-up finishes in both 2013 and 2022, a span in which he claimed a total of four USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championships.
When he crossed the finish line first and held the signature rifle in his hands in victory lane following Tuesday night’s 53rd annual edition of the event at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Track, Bacon knew this one was special. He’d won twice before with the USAC National Sprint Cars at the famed half-mile in 2014 and 2018, but this win in this particular event stood just a little bit taller in the book of Bacon.
Winning Quote From Brady Bacon
“We’ve won here a couple times but none of those races are as big as this one. The Hulman Classic has such a long history with USAC and sprint car racing in general, and it’s always tough to get wins on these historical tracks.”