Bacon Speeds To El Paso Glory

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Brady Bacon picked up $3,000 at the Southern New Mexico Speedway with the West Texas ASCS 305 Region Saturday night. (ASCS/Bryan Hulbert photo)
Brady Bacon picked up $3,000 at the Southern New Mexico Speedway with the West Texas ASCS 305 Region Saturday night. (ASCS/Bryan Hulbert photo)
Brady Bacon picked up $3,000 at the Southern New Mexico Speedway with the West Texas ASCS 305 Region Saturday night. (ASCS/Bryan Hulbert photo)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — After having to drop to the tail Friday night at the El Paso Speedway Park and coming to fourth, it was evident that Brady Bacon had the speed to win and it showed Saturday night as the Broken Arrow, Okla., shoe lapped through 10th-place to collect the $3,000 winner’s check at the ASCS 305 Sprint Car Shootout at the Southern New Mexico Speedway.

Gridding the Minks Motorsports No. 199 11th, Bacon ran down Jason Johnson in slower traffic to grab the lead with 12 laps to run, opening his advantage to 6.293 seconds in the final circuits. Brady is the first non-local driver to win the event, and the fourth different winner in five years.

John Carney II wheeled the Drown Motorsports backed No. 74BC to a runner up finish with Jason Johnson holding off Johnny Herrera’s Print Place Motorsports No. 45X for third by 0.010 seconds at the line in the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing owned, Curb/ Agajanian Performance Group co-owned No. 41.

Aaron Reutzel came from sixteenth to complete the top five, giving both Minks Motorsports entries a top five finish.

The finish:
Brady Bacon, John Carney II, Jason Johnson, Johnny Herrera, Aaron Reutzel, Jeff Swindell, Wes Wofford, Lorne Wofford, Cesar Fuentes, Kyle McCutcheon, Shawn Petersen, Don Grable, Josh Hawkins, Anton Salopek, Royal Jones, Zach Blurton, Brandon Williams, Brandon Schure, Derek Demartino, Rick Lovelady, Joseph Hernandez, Austin Mundie, Colt Treharn, Kyle Sager.