Brody Roa Performance
6563 Cornelia Circle
Buena Park, CA 90620
For Further Information Contact Scott Daloisio: (909) 226-7768 – mailto:[email protected]
For Immediate Release
FRESH OFF LAS VEGAS WIN ROA HEADS TO ARIZONA FOR USAC/CRA OPENER!
(Buena Park, CA, March 6, 2018) Coming off a victory in the USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car Series’ last Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Brody Roa will kick off his 2018 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship chase this Friday and Saturday, March 9th & 10th, at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona.
Roa’s early season triumph in “Sin City” combined with his dazzling finish to the 2017 campaign that included a win against the USAC National Sprint Cars at the Oval Nationals, has made him one of the favorites for the 2018 USAC/CRA championship. In 2017, the Garden Grove, California driver finished second in the title chase. The entire BRP team is determined to climb one step higher in 2018.
Wanting a warm-up for the USAC/CRA opener, Roa was on the mark at the cold and blustery Las Vegas track. The first night on the big half-mile, Roa timed in 12th in the 24 car field and won his heat race. After starting third in the 25-lap main event, he was running comfortably in second when he lost a wheel due to suspension failure heading into turn one on the fifth lap. Fortunately, Roa brought the green #91R to a stop in turn two, but he was done for the night and was saddled with a frustrating 19th place finish.
The following night, with the mercury in the thermometer shrinking a little closer to the bottom and the wind howling a bit louder, Roa qualified 6th in the 22-car field. He once again won his heat race and this time started on the outside of the second row in the A-main.
On the original shuffle on the start, Roa slipped back to sixth. The 27-year-old dropped one more spot before getting things turned around. On a track that was very tricky, he slowly and methodically began the drive to the front. By lap 10 he was up to fourth. He was still in fourth when the yellow came out on lap 16. Once the green light flashed back on, Roa started using every inch of the track and he was second by the conclusion of the 17th circuit. However, second was as far as he got by the time the checkers flew.
The Monday after the Vegas races, USAC officials put out a press release advising that the winning car had an illegal engine and had been disqualified. The disqualification gave Roa the first, of what he hopes is many, wins of 2018.
Roa was slated to race in the USAC/CRA 2018 season opener last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway, but that race was canceled due to rain and cold weather.
Fans who would like to attend this week’s USAC/CRA show at Canyon Speedway Park can find the track at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona, 85383. The track website is available at the following link: http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/. The track phone is 602-258-7223.
Roa is still looking for races in the USAC National and West Coast Series’ when his schedule below permits. Car owners from those series interested in hiring Roa can call him: 714-932-7994.
For who would like to watch Roa’s 2018 racing exploits can do so via LoudPedal Productions pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/
The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2018 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Coffman Racing Graphics, HotPaint.com. 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
2-28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main
3-1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main
3-3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out
3-9 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
3-10 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
4-14 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
4-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
5-5 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
5-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
6-8 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars
6-9 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars
6-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
7-7 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
7-20 Gas City I-69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars
7-21 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars
7-22 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars
7-25 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars
7-26 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars
7-27 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars
7-28 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars
8-4 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
8-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-1 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-3 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-6 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-7 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-8 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-28 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-29 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
10-20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
11-2 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-8 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-21 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars
11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars
Release produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:[email protected]