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May 22, 2012

Bacon sizzles on Kokomo dirt track

Oklahoma racer wins Speedway thriller

One word to describe the racing action Sunday night at the Kokomo Speedway is, Wow.

In the sprint car feature event, Oklahoma open-wheel standout Brady Bacon drove Scott Ronk’s Fatheadz Eyewear No. 99 to a narrow victory over a hard-charging Jon Stanbrough while a bit later in the Street Stock feature, Lee Hobbs pulled off a last-lap pass to win by the slimmest of margins over Glen Gamblin.

Bacon, who won his first career USAC National event at the local oval aboard a midget a few seasons back, had never found Victory Lane at the track aboard a sprint car. He checked that off his bucket list when he took advantage of Dave Darland and Thomas Meseraull’s tussle for the top spot around the midway point of the 25-lap finale.

Meseraull, who succeeds or fails riding the cushion, held off Darland’s repeated charges down low lap after lap until Darland succeeded with a perfect slide job coming off turn two. However, when last week’s winner slipped up the track aboard Jeff Walker’s Jam-it-In Storage/Murray’s Body Shop/Maxim No. 11 in front of Meseraull, stalling both drivers momentum, Bacon was quick to pounce down low.

As the laps wound down, Stanbrough, reunited with long-time car owners Brad and Steve Fox aboard the famed No. 53, began to reel in the top two of Bacon and Darland. With four laps to go, Stanbrough had cleared Darland and had Bacon in his sights.

After taking the white flag, Stanbrough was working flawlessly through the slick part of the race track while Bacon was doing so likewise on the bottom. Stanbrough made one last bid for the win exiting turn four on the high side of Bacon, but came up just a bit short at the flagstand.

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