Bacon Reaches 50 Win Milestone
PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. — Only a select few individuals have been fortunate enough to win a USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship feature event in their career.
Just three have accomplished the feat Brady Bacon achieved on Monday night at Putnamville, Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway as the Broken Arrow, Okla. racer earned his 50th career USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship feature victory.
Tom Bigelow was the first to reach win number 50 at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway in 1980. Prior to Bacon, Dave Darland was the most recent to hit 50 at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in 2014. Bacon currently stands third all-time in USAC National Sprint Car victories behind those two all-time greats – two behind Bigelow’s 52 and 12 behind all-time leader Darland at 62.
Bacon’s performance during the ninth annual Bill Gardner Sprintacular was, perhaps, his finest and most dominant of the season on the USAC Sprint trail. From beginning to end, Bacon was never once challenged up front, leading all 40 laps to earn a $10,000 grand prize in his Dynamics, Inc./A & B Sports Bar Café – Tel-Star Technologies – DriveWFX.com/Triple X/Rider Chevy.
After a tumultuous Eastern Storm in mid-June in which he struggled throughout much of a five-race stretch, Bacon has responded in kind by winning each of his last two feature starts after scoring one in Wilmot, Wis. a week earlier. In doing so, he became the first four-time winner of the USAC National Sprint Car points season, and you might say, he’s officially back to the Bacon we’re accustomed to seeing.