(Cypress, CA, August 14, 2019) After two weekends off from sprint car racing, Brody Roa returns to the saddle this Saturday night at the annual “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night,” for the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Cars at Perris Auto Speedway. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 7:00.
Roa’s last ride in a sprint car came on July 27th when he finished seventh in the USAC National Sprint Car’s “Indiana Sprint Week” finale at Tri-City Speedway. Since then the #91R crew, which consists of crew chief Zac Bozanich, Brody’s dad Brett and Joe Gibb, have been freshening things up and going over the car with a fine-tooth comb in preparation for Saturday’s race.
Going into the show, Roa is one of the main players in the championship chase in both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series. In the Southwest Series, which stages all but five of its 2019 races in Arizona, Roa leads the championship standings by nine points. After setting the pace for much of the early going in the USAC/CRA Series, he marches into Saturday’s race in second, 49-points out of first.
Saturday’s race will be the Garden Grove, California racers sixth of the year at Perris. Thus far he has recorded one win, a third, a fourth, a sixth and an 18th on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. The 18th came at the last race at Perris when a part failure sent him to the pits before the checkered flag. He has one other win in the USAC/CRA Series. That came at the Santa Maria Speedway on July 6th.
Saturday will be the 10th race of the season for the Southwest Series. In the first nine races, the popular 28-year-old has one victory and has only finished out of the top three two-times.
Like the Southwest Series, he also has an impressive performance chart in the first 10 races in CRA. In addition to the two aforementioned wins, he has five other top-five finishes and has only finished worse than fifth three times.
Fans who would like to see Roa in action this week can find Perris Auto Speedway at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track website is http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 949-0134.
Bring the kids out on Saturday and bring a bag with them. At intermission, Roa and all the other drivers will be parked on the front straight passing out free candy to all the children at the race.
After Saturday’s race, Roa will have one week off before beginning defense of his 2018 “California Sprint Week” Championship. The grueling mini-series will feature six races on five different tracks in only eight nights. The series will begin on August 31stand September 1st with races at the Calistoga Speedway. They will be followed up by races at Petaluma Speedway, Ocean Speedway, Merced Speedway and the Santa Maria Raceway.