Bryan Hulbert – Sapulpa, Oklahoma (August 17, 2012) It’s always nice to win at home and that is exactly what Brady Bacon did this past Friday night, taking his sixth win of the 2012 season on a very technical Creek County Speedway.
“It was both extremes. Turn one and two was like bone slick and the top of turns three and four has a cushion that’s like a foot and a half tall so you had to be really careful up there” commented Bacon. Reflecting on his past experience at the quarter mile oval, the driver of the Fatheadz No. 99 explained, “I think racing here a lot helped me and we finally got to bring out some of our old tricks for these short, slick quarter miles and they really worked tonight.”
After the caution flew with only a single lap complete for the spun No. 11s of Joe Wood Jr., Bacon would ride in the runner up spot as Aaron Reutzel jumped to the point from the pole position.
Working the high line in turns three and four and the low line in turns one and two, Bacon would run side by side with the Griffith Truck and Equipment No. 17 for several laps.
Leading on lap six, Bacon would hand the lead back on lap seven before retaking the top spot on the following circuit.
Pulling up on the back of the field, Bacon would hold a fair advantage as the battle for second saw Kevin Swindell work his way into the mix. Taking the runner up spot, it was a matter of who could clear lapped cars the fastest as Bacon saw his advantage jump as much as seven car lengths on any given lap.
Firing off from the eighth spot, the halfway point would yield another driver in the mix as Johnny Herrera cleared Reutzel for third with Brad Loyet in tow.
With battles all the way though the top five, the caution would bring the field single file on lap twenty-four for the stalled 11s of Joe Wood Jr. Leaving the track for causing two cautions in the A-Feature, Wood would be scored twenty-second.
With all lapped traffic electing to drop to the tail of the field, the fight at the front was wide open. Holding off the charge of Kevin Swindell on the restart, the battle on the track was still for third as Brad Loyet continued his assault on Johnny Herrera.
Back in slower traffic by lap twenty-seven, Brady Bacon would be un-phased en-route to victory. Kevin Swindell would take the runner up spot with Brad Loyet taking third in the closing lap. Johnny Herrera was fourth with Aaron Reutzel setting for the fifth.
Logan Forler crossed the line sixth with Wayne Johnson seventh. Tony Bruce Jr. was eighth, Matt Covington ninth, and Mike Goodman making up the drivers in the top ten.
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV continues their season at Lawton Speedway on Saturday August 18th.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, Oklahoma
August 17, 2012
Car Count: 35
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet; 2. 99-Brady Bacon; 3. 11S-Joe Wood Jr; 4. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 5. 7S-Shane Sellers; 6. 77-Colton Brewer; DNF 65L-Nicholas Lucito
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 3. 4JX-Jamie Passmore; 4. 27-Andy Shouse; 5. 2-Dustin Morgan; 6. 25-Blake Hahn; 7. 010-Brian Roberts
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 11G-Mike Goodman; 3. 41-Jason Johnson; 4. 11C-Matt Covington; 5. 8-Alex Sewell; 6. 4X-Shawn Petersen; DNF 23-Seth Bergman
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 39-Kevin Swindell; 2. 5H-Logan Forler; 3. 36-Robert Sellers; 4. 9-Gary Wright; 5. 87-Brian McClelland; 6. 35-Rick Wright Jr; 7. 92-Waylon Weaver
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 3. 36X-Jonathan Beason; 4. 10-Darion Roberts; 5. 29-Brandon Hahn; 6. 4J-John James; DNF 52-Frank Sudduth
B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 2-Dustin Morgan; 2. 36-Robert Sellers; 3. 8-Alex Sewell; 4. 10-Darion Roberts; 5. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 6. 87-Brian McClelland; 7. 29-Brandon Hahn; 8. 25-Blake Hahn; 9. 010-Brian Roberts; 10. 23-Seth Bergman; 11. 77-Colton Brewer; 12. 92-Waylon Weaver; 13. 65L-Nicholas Lucito; 14. 4J-John James; 15. 4X-Shawn Petersen; DNF 7S-Shane Sellers; DNF 35-Rick Wright Jr; DNF 36X-Jonathan Beason; DNS 52-Frank Sudduth
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon; 2. 39-Kevin Swindell; 3. 05-Brad Loyet; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 5. 17-Aaron Reutzel; 6. 5H-Logan Forler; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 9. 11C-Matt Covington; 10. 11G-Mike Goodman; 11. 9-Gary Wright; 12. 2-Dustin Morgan; 13. 41-Jason Johnson; 14. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 15. 8-Alex Sewell; 16. 27-Andy Shouse; 17. 25-Blake Hahn; 18. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 19. 4JX-Jamie Passmore; 20. 29-Brandon Hahn; 21. 10-Darion Roberts; DNF 11S-Joe Wood Jr; DNF 36-Robert Sellers; DNF 87-Brian McClelland
Lap Leader(s): Aaron Reutzel (1-5, 7) Brady Bacon (6, 8-30)
Pitstopusa.com Hard Charger of the Night: Blake Hahn+7
FSR Radiator High Point Driver: Brady Bacon
Provisional(s): Blake Hahn (Promoter), Brandon Hahn (Promoter)
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-8, Wayne Johnson-7, Brady Bacon-6, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Danny Lasoski-2, Shane Stewart-2, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1, Cody Baker-1, Jordan Boston-1, Brock Lemley-1, Mason Moore-1, Brad Loyet-1, Brooke Tatnell-1, Kevin Swindell-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 4,990; 2. Wayne Johnson 4,967; 3. Brady Bacon 4,821; 4. Brad Loyet 4,570; 5. Johnny Herrera 4,550; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 4,437; 7. Seth Bergman 4,126; 8. Dustin Morgan 4,002; 9. Gary Wright 3,993; 10. Logan Forler 3,986
The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
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