Brody Roa Performance
6563 Cornelia Circle
Buena Park, CA 90620
714-932-7994 – [email protected]
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For Immediate Release
BRODY ROA CLOSES SEASON WITH A FIFTH PLACE FINISH AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!
(Buena Park, CA, November 29, 2017) Brody Roa closed out a successful 2017 season with a fifth-place finish in the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 77th annual “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving Night.
After a rough outing at the 2016 edition of the annual Thanksgiving race at the tiny dirt track on the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Roa was determined to make a better showing in 2017. With some much-appreciated help from sponsor HD Industries, the #91R team arrived at the track with high hopes. Those hopes were buoyed when the 26-year-old qualified seventh fastest in the 49-car field on the first night. He followed that up with a second-place finish in his heat race to earn his spot in the main event.
Starting on the outside of the front row for the main, hope was soaring in the pits. However, those hopes did not last long. In the first corner, another car shoved Roa wide and nearly put him into the Pacific Ocean. By the time he recovered and got back on the throttle, he was fifth. At the end of the first lap he was back on the low line and battling for third when contact with another car sent him into the air and bouncing around the track in turn one. It was clear that as soon as the yellow flag came out Roa was done for the night and had a disappointing 20th place finish.
Back in the pits, the crew assessed the damage and began repairs for the finals 24-hours later. As Roa’s father Brett put it the next day when asked what was damaged, he quipped, “Only the expensive parts.”
Thanksgiving Day dawned beautiful on the track that is only a stone’s throw away from the Pacific Ocean. While the surf looked great, Roa and the B.R. Performance team were busy rebuilding the bent and bruised race car finishing just before the start of the show.
Unfortunately, due to the crash the night before, Roa would have to start the night off in one of the B mains and would need a good finish to get into the A main. Fortunately, the good qualifying effort the night before found the Garden Grove, California based racer starting on the outside of the second row. Roa parlayed that starting spot in the B main into a win and into his final sprint car race of the year, the prestigious “Turkey Night Grand Prix” A main event.
Starting in 11th spot for the 30-lap main, Roa began moving forward at the drop of the green flag. By the end of the 7th circuit, he had passed five cars and was up to sixth. Ten laps later, he had advanced his way up to fourth. Over the last eight laps, the tall racer became involved in a tremendous battle for fourth that saw him slide back and forth a couple of times before coming home fifth to close the 2017 season.
While the successful 2017 campaign is behind Roa and the #91R team, work is already underway for a championship challenge in 2018. The cars are in the shop and are already stripped down for the meticulous and precise maintenance they hope will propel them to the top. Long hours throughout the winter in the shop are on tap for the next few months as they get ready for the early March season opener.
If you are looking for a Christmas gift for that special racing fan, Brody’s 2017 shirts are for sale via mail order. Cost is $20.00 each plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).
Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:
6563 Cornelia Circle
Buena Park, CA 90620
PayPal and credit card orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:[email protected]
Brody and the entire B.R. Motorsports Team would like to thank everyone for the support throughout the 2017 season and they look forward to seeing you in 2018. They also want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.
For those who wish to relive Roa’s 2017 USAC appearances, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/
The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: 714-932-7994.
Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/
Date Venue Event Finish
1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main
3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main
3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/ Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out
4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main
6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main
6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main
6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main
6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main
7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main
7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main
7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main
7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain
7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain
7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main
7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main
7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main
9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main
9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main
9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main
9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main
9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main
10-14 Wheel2Wheel Raceway So Cal Oval Karters 2nd A Main
10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main
10-28 Ventura Raceway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main
11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main
11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main
11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main
11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 20th A Main
11-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 5th A Main
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