Fresh off his appearance in the 33rd Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma earlier this month, Brody Roa and his B.R. Performance team are preparing for the start of what promises to be a busy 2019 sprint car season. Next up for the famous green #91R crew will be the opening round of the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series at Central Arizona Raceway on March 2nd.
Roa, who turned 28-years-old last Friday, was in the Kevin Ramey #7M for the Chili Bowl and started things off when he finished second after starting fifth in his preliminary night heat race. He again started fifth in his qualifier but was relegated to the back after catching the inside berm and bicycling the car early in the 10-lapper. An impressive late race charge saw him storm back to finish fifth and earn his ticket into the main event where he started in the seventh row before finishing 13th.
Roa’s Tuesday performance earned him a spot in one of the two C mains for the Saturday night finale in Tulsa. Considering that the festivities started with two O mains early Saturday morning, the C main was a decent spot to be in. A 12th place starting spot, combined with a tough field, saw the likable Roa finish in the same spot as he started, and his Chili Bowl was over for 2019.
With the Chili Bowl now in the rear-view mirror, the Garden Grove, California racer is gearing up for the race at Central Arizona Speedway to kick off the sprint car season. The following week he will head back to the Copper State for the opening two rounds of the USAC/CRA Series which will be co-sanctioned with rounds two and three of the Southwest Series. In addition to the USAC/CRA and Southwest Series, Roa will also take on the stars and cars of the USAC National Sprint Car Series including the grueling Indiana Sprint Week in July. In the nine months from the season opener to the season closer back in Arizona, Roa will race 42 sprint car races in four different states in 2019.
Team merchandise, including shirts and caps, will be available at all races throughout the 2019 campaign and is available online at https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product.
Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/
The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular 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 and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join the BR Performance team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.