Bacon Keeps Rolling With Hurtubise Classic Victory
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – It’s certainly been a whirlwind week-plus of highs for Brady Bacon.
Last Thursday, he picked up a victory worth $15,000 in the BC39 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Monday, he became a father for the third time with the birth of daughter, Linley. Friday night, he hit the jackpot once again, winning his second career Jim Hurtubise Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track.
“They say when it rains, it pours, and we needed some rain on our crops at home,” Bacon said. “This has been a good little stretch. For some reason, new kids bring a lot of wins it seems like. We’ve won two championships the year the last two kids were born, and now we got this one. We can win a lot of money from here to the end of the year with a lot of big paying races, so this is a good time to get momentum.”
Bacon rolled off fifth in his own Brady Bacon Racing/Fatheadz Eyewear – Tel-Star Technologies/Triple X/Rider Chevy. Pole sitter Shane Cottle set the pace into turn one on the opening lap, but it was outside front row starter C.J. Leary who won the race to turn three to grab the lead, where he’d remain for the first five circuits.