Bacon Takes Jetmore Again
Jetmore, Kansas (May 27, 2012) Brady Bacon entered the 4th annual Steve King Memorial winless with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV in 2012 but that changed as the driver of the Fatheadz Eye Wear 99 wired the night’s 25 lap, non-stop feature event.
“This has always been a turning point in my season. Every year I come here and manage to pull out a win and this year is the same. In the past from this point we’ve really taken off so hopefully it works out this year” commented Bacon on the front straight-a-way.
Drawing the pole on the night’s 25 lap feature event, Bacon would out run outside front row starter Brad Loyet into turn one; bringing the Washburn Motorsports 0 of Jeff Swindell into the runner up spot. Bolting to a comfortable advantage it would not be long before Bacon would begin to encounter the back of the field.
Allowing Swindell to close in, Bacon would use slower cars as picks to allow time to shift lines on the track when needed. Running primarily to the hub of the racing surface, the Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing 99 pulled back to a half straight lead over Swindell as the race approached the half way point.
While Swindell stalked the 99, the battle for third would see the 05 of Brad Loyet exchanging the show position six tims with the 45x of Johnny Herrera finally cleared the Vacuworx International 05 on lap thirteen.
Fading back to fourth, Loyet would trip up two more spots as the field raced to the final then laps; allowing Jason Johnson and Kevin Swindell to make the pass.
With less than five laps left to run the fight for the lead would get dicey as both drivers worked at using slower cars to their advantage with Swindell having the pass for the lead secured only to see Bacon appear to his left side in lapped traffic forcing the fight three wide and pushing the Pride Ag Resources 0 to the top of the track to avoid contact.
Narrowly escaping with the lead, Bacon would run the final five laps uncontested to claim his second Steve King Memorial win in three years. Jeff Swindell would hold onto the runner up spot with Johnny Herrera forth. Jason Johnson would advance from eighth to fourth while Kevin Swindell round out the top five.
Brad Loyet would fade to sixth with Tony Bruce jr. seventh, Wayne Johnson eighth, Gary Wright ninth, with Jason Martin rounding out the top ten.
Great American Dirt Track - Jetmore, Kansas
4th annual Steve King Memorial - Night #1
May 27, 2012
Event car count: 31
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Kevin Swindell; 2. 72-Raymond Seemann; 3. 5h-Logan Forler; 4. 2-Dustin Morgan; 5. 23-Seth Bergman; 6. 17w-Cole Wood; 7. 4x-Shawn Petersen; DNF 51-Mike Peters
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 3. 45-C.J. Johnson; 4. 81-Danny Wood; 5. 48-Jake Martens; 6. 91-Taylor Milton; 7. 05x-Justin Wolf-Medlock; DNF e85-Luke Cranston
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 3. 98-J.D. Johnson; 4. 9-Gary Wright; 5. 81x-Jon Freeman; 6. 74x-Joshua Hodges; 7. 1-Ty Williams; DNF 0x-Steven Richardson
B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 48-Jake Martens; 3. 81x-Jon Freeman; 4. 74x-Joshua Hodges; 5. 17w-Cole Wood; 6. 91-Taylor Milton; 7. 4x-Shawn Petersen; DNF e85-Luke Cranston; DNF 1-Ty Williams; DNF 0x-Steven Richardson; DNS 05x-Justin Wolf-Medlock; DNS 51-Mike Peters
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon; 2. 0-Jeff Swindell; 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 4. 41-Jason Johnson; 5. 1x-Kevin Swindell; 6. 05-Brad Loyet; 7. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 8. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 9. 9-Gary Wright; 10. 36-Jason Martin; 11. 81-Danny Wood; 12. 45-C.J. Johnson; 13. 5h-Logan Forler; 14. 23-Seth Bergman; 15. 2-Dustin Morgan; 16. 91-Taylor Milton; 17. 98-J.D. Johnson; 18. 48-Jake Martens; 19. e85-Luke Cranston; 20. 81x-Jon Freeman; 21. 74x-Joshua Hodges; 22. 72-Raymond Seemann; 23. 17w-Cole Wood
Lap Leaders: Brady Bacon (1-25)
PitstopUSA.com Hard Charger of the Night: Gary Wright+7
FSR High Point Driver of the Night: Kevin Swindell
Provisional(s): Luke Cranston (Promoter)
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-3, Tony Bruce Jr.-2, Wayne Johnson-2, Brady Bacon-1, Seth Bergman-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 1,696; 2. Wayne Johnson 1,692; 3. Brady Bacon 1,651 4. Johnny Herrera 1,552; 5. Brad Loyet 1,516; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 1,488; 7. Gary Wright 1,410; 8. Danny Wood 1,408; 9. Seth Bergman 1,342; 10. Dustin Morgan 1,321