(Cypress, CA, May 26, 2021) Thirty-three years ago this coming October, Kirk Gibson hit one of the most famous home runs in World Series history at Dodger Stadium.  The blast prompted Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully to say, “In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened.”  If Scully had been at Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday night and seen the predicament Brody Roa was in at the 70th Salute To Indy, he may have quipped, “In a main event that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened,” as the Garden Grove, California racer came from dead last to win the 30-lap main event. 

The Salute to Indy is on most west coast traditional sprint car driver’s bucket list including Roa.  Four years ago he came close to only finish second.  Last Saturday, the 30-year-old racing veteran finally added the Salute to Indy trophy to his already crowded mantelpiece in storybook fashion.

After setting fast time at the Bakersfield Speedway two weeks earlier, Roa timed in seventh fastest at the 225th USAC/CRA race on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.  That did not bode well because if everyone who qualified faster transferred out of their respective heat races, the best Roa could start in the finale would be seventh.  Of course, that is exactly what happened. 

Before the main, Roa flexed his muscles in the night’s first heat race.  His flashy green #91R was starting on the outside of the second row.  Using the wide line, he swept into the second-place spot coming off turn two on the opening lap.  A lap and a half later he changed lines.  He went to the bottom of the track and coming off turn four, he moved into the lead.  By the time the race ended, “The Pride of Garden Grove” was about ¾ of a straightaway ahead of his closest pursuer.   

For what turned out to be one of the wildest and most dramatic main events in the track’s 25-year history, Roa began the race on the inside of the third row.  By the end of the third lap, the affable racer had passed three cars and was up to fourth.  He remained fourth until disaster struck in turn four on the eighth circuit. He missed his mark going into the corner, got tapped from behind and slid to a stop.   

Roa had to restart at the back of the 22-car field with 22-laps to go.  Chances were, he would not get back to the top five and winning to most sane people was out of the question.  However, he surprised a majority of the grandstands by coming from last to third two weeks prior at Bakersfield.  So, nothing was out of the question.

Once the green light came back on, Roa went to work. In the first two laps he passed five cars.  Three laps later he was already back to 15th and when the race reached the halfway point, he had advanced 12-spots and was in 10th.  The streaking green #91R continued its push forward and by the start of the 23rd go around, he was in seventh and challenging for sixth.  However, time was running out fast.  Suddenly, the opportunities changed in a flash when the lead car tangled with a lapper heading into turn three.  In the ensuing chaos, seven cars got tangled up including five of the top six.

When the mayhem began happening, Roa headed for the inside and stayed completely out of the mess.  And that meant he was going to be second on the restart.   On the first lap back under green, more action occurred when Roa and the leader tangled in the fourth turn.  The result saw Roa continue with his competitor tagging the wall and ending up out of the race.  That put Roa, the 2019 USAC Southwest Series champion, into the lead for what turned out to be the final restart.  He dominated the final eight laps and powered to the win with a half straightaway to spare.

“We won the Salute to Indy,” a grinning Roa told the big crowd after the race.  “This thing was good enough where I could pound the cushion just outside the rubber and get a run on everybody coming off the corner.  In the off season we were kind of scrounging around looking for a car we were going to run as we did not have any cars.  My dad called Frank from E.M.I. and he said he had a Helix sitting there that someone had canceled on and he could ship it.  I said all right, let’s give something new a shot.  Let’s start over.  I am glad I did.” 

The triumph in the historic race vaulted Roa from fourth to third in the USAC/CRA standings.  Heading into the next race at Perris on June 19th, he is only 19-points out of second. 

While Saturday’s victory was Roa’s first in USAC/CRA competition in 2021, it was his third in 10 total sprint car starts.  It was also his sixth top three finish and seventh top 10 result thus far this year.

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Three weeks after he posted a win in “California’s Country Music Capital,” the city of Bakersfield, Brody Roa is headed back to town this Saturday night, May 8th, as he seeks his first win of 2021 in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.

Photo courtesy of Doug Allen

Roa’s recent victory in the Kern County city came at an open comp 360 show on the dirt track at Kern County Raceway Park. This Saturday he will be on the other side of town at the track that bills itself as “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway. It will be the only appearance of the year at the track for the 17-year-old USAC/CRA Series and it will be Roa’s first race since April 24th at the much larger Perris Auto Speedway.

Even though he broke and left the main event at Perris on the fifth lap two weeks ago, Roa comes into Saturday’s race fourth in the USAC/CRA championship standings. He is only 19-points out of third and 69-points behind the leader with more than three-quarters of the season remaining.

The best finish in the USAC/CRA Series for the Garden Grove, California driver at the Bakersfield Speedway in recent seasons came in 2017 when he finished second in the main event. Two years ago at his last appearance on the track locals affectionately refer to as the “Okie Bowl,” he was in second place when he got hit from behind and knocked out of the 30-lap finale.

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Fresh off a third-place finish last Saturday night in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series season opener at Keller Auto Speedway, Brody Roa will be back in action this Friday and Saturday, April 16th, and 17th, on The Dirt Track At Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield and the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

Last week was the first time since last September that Roa piloted the gorgeous May Motorsports #8M car, and the driver and car performed well. Of the 18-cars on hand, the Garden Grove, California veteran turned in the third fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 16.504. He followed that up with a knockout performance in his eight-lap heat race. Starting on the outside of the back row, he rocketed into the lead in turn one on the third circuit. From that point on, he drove away from the field to win by nearly a full straightaway.

For the main event, Roa started on the inside of the third row. In the early going as the field was sorting itself out, the 2017 series champ slipped back to sixth. However, by the fourth go around he had progressed forward to third. In a highly competitive outing, he see-sawed between third and fourth before securing third for good on lap 16 and staying there for the duration.

In addition to racing in the USAC West Coast Series, the BR Performance team slapped a wing on top of the famous #91R so Roa could contest his first winged sprint car race in the tough Kings of Thunder 410 Series. While there was no qualifying, in hot laps he was 17th fastest out of the 26-cars on hand with a time of 15.136. He started seventh in his first heat and finished ninth. In his second heat he ended up seventh. He started 25th in the 30-lap main event, kept his nose clean, got all his laps in and finished 22nd. While it was his first ever winged race, it will certainly not be his last.

This Friday’s event at KCRP will be an open 360 show. Saturday’s race will be back in the USAC West Coast Series, and Roa will come into that night second in the championship standings, only six-points behind the current leader.

For fans looking to take in this Friday’s action at Kern County Raceway, the track is located adjacent to Interstate 5 at 13500 Raceway Boulevard in Bakersfield (93311). Spectator gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with racing starting at 7:45. The track phone number is (661) 835-1264 and the website link is The following the action swings to the Thunderbowl Raceway. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. The Thunderbowl is on the Tulare County Fairgrounds at 620 South K Street in Tulare (93274). The office phone is (556) 658-0909 and the website is available at the following link

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the #91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, The Golden Vibe Boutique, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link

Fans can also check out the team website at and Facebook page To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page.

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April 8, 2021 – After spending last weekend with his baby daughter Addison on her first Easter, Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa will be back in action this Saturday night in a big way at the Dave Helm Winged Sprint Car Classic at Peter Murphy’s Keller Auto Speedway.  The prestigious event will see the popular racer return to Jayson May’s #8M for the season opening USAC West Coast Series sanctioned race.  He will also make his wing racing debut in his own #91R in the Kings of Thunder 410 portion of the show.

Roa had intended to make his winged debut this year, but the decision to do it this Saturday was made on Monday night.  Plans had already been in place for him to pilot May’s Maxim Chassis, May Motorsports powered car at Hanford.  Since he was already headed that way, the BR Performance team decided to slap the wing on his familiar #91R and do double duty on Saturday.  While it will be his first ever race with a wing, it will not be his first time driving a wing car.  Over the winter, the team hauled the car to Perris Auto Speedway for a practice session with the wing in place in anticipation of doing some winged shows in 2021.

For the non-wing portion of the show, Roa is excited about teaming up with May for the first time in 2021.  The duo initially got together last Labor Day weekend in the inaugural CAS race at Central Arizona Speedway.  To say their debut was a success is an understatement!  After winning his heat race from the outside of the second row, “The Pride of Garden Grove” again started on the outside of row two, led most of the way and won the main event.  Twenty-four hours later, he started 13th in the main, and despite losing his brakes early on, he drove forward for a hard earned sixth-place finish. 

For the 30-year-old Roa, the event will be his first at Keller Auto Speedway since a pair of races in 2018.  On April 7th of that year, he won the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series main event.  Five months later he finished fourth in the USAC/CRA main on September 8th

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With the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals behind him, Garden Grove, California racing star Brody Roa is preparing for March 6th and 7th at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona where he will begin his assault on the 2020 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship.

Back in 2016, Roa won the USAC West Coast Series title. Last year he captured the crown in the inaugural 410 season for the USAC Southwest Series. This year, he is making a concerted effort at winning the championship in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. In the past four seasons, he has been close to the CRA title with two runner up finishes and two third-place outcomes. Last year he placed third in the standings with 14-top 10 finishes and 11 top fives. Of the top fives, two were wins, there was one-second place finish and three third-place results.

As mentioned in the first paragraph, the road to the USAC/CRA title will begin on March 6th and 7th with the “Spring Showcase” at Canyon Speedway Park. In 2019, Roa did extremely well at the suburban Phoenix area oval. In five outings, he never finished out of the top three with two wins, two second-place finishes, and one third. At last year’s two-day “Spring Showcase,” he had a second and a third.

While he is focusing on the USAC/CRA title for 2020, Roa will be open for rides in the USAC Southwest and National Series when his calendar allows (you can view his schedule below). For any owner who is looking for a main event winning, championship-caliber driver to race a car, contact Roa at the phone number or E-mail in this release.

Roa, who turned 29-years-old last month, was driving Kevin Ramey’s gorgeous #7M midget at the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On the team’s qualifying night on Friday, it had a few bottom end problems all night long but still managed to place fourth in the heat race and take second in a 10-lap qualifier. In the main, the issues persisted and Roa ended up finishing 25th.

The team had the issues solved the next day for the finale and the likable racer started first and finished second in his E main and transferred on to one of the D mains where he started 17th. Despite the car being a little tight, he moved forward in the toughest field he would face at the Chili Bowl in 2020. The race was only 15-laps and Roa got up to 13th before the checkered flag ended his racing week.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 2020 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, The Golden Vibe Boutique, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply and Baldwin Filters. If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout 2020, please give the talented racer a call.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link Fans can also follow the 2020 action on his Facebook page

Kevin Ramey Enters Brody in the 2020 Chili Bowl

First Run Of Entries Revealed For 34th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (November 25, 2019) With the first 101 entries confirmed, and we’re not talking Dalmatians, the entry list for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire has been released. Taking place January 13-18 atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. eight of the entries received thus far are still in search of a driver while 24 are among those who have made the cut.

Among the entered is 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Champion, Brad Sweet, who will be wheeling a Rusty Kunz-RMS mount, has an average finish of seventh among his five A-Feature starts with a best finish of third in 2013.

Keeping in theme with the World of Outlaws, the first entries received for the 2020 event came from World Racing Group Director of Broadcast, Brian Dunlap, who will field a pair of cars with World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Series Director, Casey Shuman, who has five A-Feature starts, and Washington’s Gary Taylor, who has made the show on three occasions.

In terms of who has the most impressive Chili Bowl resume’ of those entered so far, that honor goes to Dave Darland who has 15 A-Feature starts, two podiums, five top-five, and eighth top-ten finishes since 1998.

While the list of drivers who have made the cut always reads like a list of current and future Hall of Fame drivers, there are currently 15 on the list taking their first crack at the “Mecca of Midgets”.

Continuing the trend of attracting talent from nearly every discipline, Australia’s James Davison is among the list of Chili Bowl Rookies. From Formula Ford, Rolex Sports Car Series, Indy Car, and some starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the 33-year old racing veteran will be Hayward Motorsports mount for his first shot at the Golden Driller.

With the number of drivers entered expected to swell rapidly as teams wrap up this week’s 79th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at California’s Ventura Raceway, the deadline for the discounted early entry fee of $150 is Friday, December 13. After that, the prices per entry goes to $200. The entry blank is online at an can be returned by mail to 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 or by fax to (918) 836-5517.

Teams can also enter by phone at (918) 838-3777, Monday-Friday between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. (CT). Entry forms must include a current W9 form which can be downloaded at

Rolling in from 80 municipalities across 23 states and three countries, the list of entries so far is as follows:

Car # – Driver (Hometown, State)


0K-Don O’Keefe, Jr. (Pittsboro, IN)

00S-Randy Sterling (Morrisdale, PA)

1G-Kyle Cummins (Princeton, IN)

1K-Brayton Lynch (Springfield, IL)

1R-Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA)

2B-Tyler Hewitt (Noblesville, IN)

2BX-Brett Becker (Odessa, TX)

2C-Seth Carlson (Stafford, CT)

2D-Matt Sherrell (Owasso, OK)


2L-Landon Simon (Avon, IN)

2N-Weston Gorham (Colleyville, TX)

2ND-Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)

2W-Wyatt Burks (Topeka, KS)

4M-Michelle Decker (Guthrie, OK)

5D-Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL)

5H-Jack Hawley (Menifee, CA)



5K-Justin Peck (Monrovia, IN)

07W-Mitchel Moles (Fresno, CA)

7-Shannon McQueen (Tehachapi, CA)

7J-Shawn Jackson (Bear, DE)

7M-Brody Roa (Garden Grove, CA)

7MF-Chance Morton (Coweta, OK)


7X-Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, CA)

8-Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)

8B-Colin Deming (Hobbs, NM)

8J-Jonathan Beason (Broken Arrow, OK)

8K-Josh Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX)

8M-Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

9H-Emilio Hoover (Broken Arrow, OK)

9JR-Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

11-Cale Conley (Vienna, WV)

11A-Andrew Felker (Carl Junction, MO)

11E-Cory Elliott (Bakersfield, CA)

11F-Michael Faccinto (Hanford, CA)

11P-Laydon Pearson (New Castle, OK)

11T-Larry Petersen (Wahiawa, HI)

13G-James Davison (Melbourne, VIC)

14E-Jake Neal (Omaha, NE)

14F-Cameron Hagin (Broken Arrow, OK)


14X-Jody Rosenboom (Rock Rapids, IA)

15D-Andrew Deal (Caney, KS)

17B-Ryan Bickett (Romona, SD)


17W-Shane Golobic (Elk Grove, CA)

19-Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV)

19B-Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN)

20-Tadd Holliman (Murray, NE)

21-Daryn Pittman (Owasso, OK)

21D-Justin Dickerson (Pittsboro, IN)

22C-Charlie Crumpton (Bixby, OK)

22S-Sean McClelland (Owasso, OK)

22X-Steven Shebester (Mustang, OK)

28-Ace McCarthy (Tahlequah, OK)

28Q-Sean Quinn (Clovis, CA)

32-Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

32D-Casey Shuman (Rattlesnake Bend, AZ)

32T-Trey Marcham (New Castle, OK)

35X-Tyler Robbins (Collinsville, IL)

41-Oliver Akard (Ft. Myers, FL)

46-Kenney Johnson (Bethany, CT)

46X-Jeffrey Champagne (Westfield, MA)

47-Alex Bright (Collegeville, PA)

47X-Danny Stratton (Reading, PA)

49-Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY)

50-Daniel Adler (St. Louis, MO)

51-Curtis Jones (Sand Springs, OK)

51X-Joe Walker (Grandview, MO)

52-Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

56D-Mitchell Davis (Auburn, IL)

57W-Dustin Golobic (Elk Grove, CA)

63-Michael Pickens (Auckland, )

68B-Blain Peterson (Essex, IA)

72-Eric Fenton (Jenks, OK)

72C-Chris Tarrant (Rockwall, TX)

72X-Jeff Wheeler (Rockwall, TX)

75-Bryan Stanfill (Bakersfield, CA)

75X-Mike Griffiths (Melbourne, VIC)

77-Colby Copeland (Roseville, CA)

77W-Ryan Bernal (Hollister, CA)

80-Joe Spillman (Austin, TX)

81-Colten Cottle (Kansas, IL)

83-Austin Liggett (Tracy, CA)

84M-Alex DeCamp (Locust Grove, OK)

85-Matt Moore (Edmond, OK)

91-Jeff Stasa (Kingman, KS)

92-Josh Most (Red Oak, IA)


95-Chris Andrews (Tulsa, OK)

97W-Kaidon Brown (Sydney, NSW)

97X-Austin O’Dell (Rochester, IN)

98-Ryan Padgett (Anadarko, OK)

99K-Robert Carson (Concord, CA)

117-Jack Dover (Springfield, NE)

155-Ryan Truitt (Dewey, OK)

321-Chad Winfrey (Gladstone, MO)

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at

Quick Notes:

What: 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire

When: January 13-18, 2020

Where: River Spirit Expo Center – Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114


The “Pride of Garden Grove,” Brody Roa, saved one of his best performances of the year for his last race of 2019 at the “52nd Annual Western World Championships” at the Arizona Speedway last Saturday night. The impressive performance netted him the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series Championship. The title was his second in USAC competition in the past four seasons. The other being the 2016 USAC West Coast championship.

After the previous week’s “Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway, Roa and his team switched back to the family-owned #91R car and it paid dividends in the Copper State. However, the weekend proved to be challenging after a main event tangle on Friday night.

After qualifying 22nd and finishing fourth in his heat race on Friday, disaster struck in the main event. A car in front of Roa blew a tire triggering a multi-car crash. That tangle snared the Garden Grove, California veteran and he got clobbered from behind in the fracas. The crash tore the rear end and suspension out of the car ending the 28-year old driver’s night with a 20th place finish. The crew, with some help from some other teams, thrashed until the wee hours of the morning to get the car ready for Saturday’s finale.

A little sleep-deprived, the team arrived back at the track with a 20-point advantage going into the final race of the season and the title on the line. Roa qualified 23rd. He then could only manage a sixth-place finish in his heat. That forced him to contest the B main where he finished third and punched his ticket into the last main event of the campaign.

Roa still had the upper hand on the title coming into the A main event. However, he wanted to win the championship the right way and that way was not to rest on his laurels. He wanted to race for it! Starting near the back of the pack in the 22nd spot, he immediately let everyone know he was on a mission. By the end of the second circuit, Roa had powered the #91R up to 14th. Three laps later he was up to 11th and when the checkered flag ended the season, he was 10th and the championship was his with 18-points to spare. In addition. He was the race “Hard Charger” for passing the most cars in the main event. His rewards for that included two giant jars of money in memory of longtime Arizona sprint car fan Ellen Ellis and a handle of Crown Royal.

Roa’s triumph was the first-ever for a California driver in the USAC Southwest Series and it came in the first year the series featured 410 cubic inch engines.

“I did this one (championship) in three cars and it was trying,” the happy champ told the crowd after the race. “To jump back in our family car and get it done this weekend is pretty special. These guys (family and crew), no matter what car I drove, they traveled with me. So, it was special to get it done in this car for them. It is special to win this championship and get a few wins in each series is cool, too.”

The other series Roa was referring to was the USAC/CRA Series. After leading the standings in that division for the early part of the season, he ended up third.

The day following his impressive championship-clinching performance, Roa was a guest on Dave Stall’s “Racer Radio Show.” To listen to the show, click on the following link and then click on the “11/17/19 Brody Roa” listing.

Roa will get some time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends before returning to action in the annual “Chili Bowl Midget Nationals” in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January.

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the 2019 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, The Golden-Vibe Boutique, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Coffman Racing Graphics and Bill’s Smokey Mountain Jerky. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2020, please call 714-932-7994.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2020 season, contact Roa at the phone number and E-mail in this release. He will be available to race any night that is not in conflict with his regular racing calendar.
Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website and Facebook page at the following link:


(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 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.


(Cypress, CA, August 12, 2019) With Brody Roa headed back into his sprint car for the first time since his journey to the Midwest, it is time to recap what happened on tour. While it did not go as planned, it was another racing experience that ended on a high note at Tri-City Speedway in Haubstaudt, Indiana when he finished seventh in the main event.

The trip saw Roa compete nine times in 11 days with the USAC National Sprint Car Series. All nine races were on different tracks. The first race on the trip was at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway and was not part of “Indiana Sprint Week.” The final eight comprised ISW.

The weather looked anything but promising for all the races the first week. Rain was in the initial forecast, but much to the delight with drivers and fans alike, it stayed away and all the races got in. However, sizzling temperatures combined with extreme humidity made conditions miserable for all involved.

After the first five nights, the heat and humidity subsided, and the last four races of the trip were conducted in much friendlier conditions.

Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH, July 17th: Roa attacked one of the countries fastest and most intimidating racetracks for the first time in his career. Twenty-eight cars showed up and for a first-timer, Roa qualified very well nabbing the 12th spot with a lap of 16.953. He followed that up with a fifth-place finish in his heat and an automatic ticket to the main event. For the main, he started in the 12th spot. As the laps counted down, he slipped back to the 20th position before moving forward late in the race to finish 17th.

Gas City I-69 Speedway, Gas City, IN, July 18th: Forty-three cars were on hand and split into two groups for qualifying. In the first group, Roa timed in 13th quick at 12.425. Overall, that lap was 19th fastest. Being 13th in his group instead of 12th meant that he had to start inside the fourth row in his heat, rather than on the pole. Four cars transferred to the A-main from the heat and Roa placed sixth. That put him in the B. He started 12th in that B main and had to finish sixth to earn a ticket into the main event. The 28-year-old had the #91R moving forward but was seventh when the race ran out of laps. Frustratingly, he missed the transfer by one spot.

Plymouth Speedway, Plymouth, IN, July 19th: Another blast furnace type day greeted the cars and fans who showed up for round #2 of “Indiana Sprint Week” at Plymouth Speedway. This time Roa qualified 14th in the second group with a time of 14.032. Overall, that was 22nd fastest of the 38-cars on hand. He started on the fourth row of his heat for the second straight night and things did not go as planned. Early in the race, there was a tangle going into turn three and Roa took a nasty flip. Fortunately, he was uninjured, but the car was not and he was done for the night.

Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN, July 20th: The team quickly put the disappointment of Plymouth behind them and rolled out the spare car when it got to the track known as “Indiana’s Baddest Bullring.” The rebound was nice as 40 cars showed up and Roa qualified 15th fastest overall and was ninth quick in the first group. The green #91R started on the outside of row one and he led the first four laps of his heat before getting body checked out of the top spot in turn two on the fifth circuit. From there he stayed in second for the duration to get straight into the main event. For that main, he started 16th and early on, broke into the top 10. When it was all over, he had a 14th place finish and the team rolled it back into the trailer and headed to the next race.

Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, IN, July 21st: The fifth straight night of racing before the boys got a two-day break was at the Lawrenceburg Speedway. Thirty-cars showed up for the Sunday night affair and Roa qualified 20th with a time of 14.641. Starting on the outside of row one in his heat, he took the lead on lap two and won by a half straight. The previous two years at the banked track located in southern Indiana, Roa finished 8th and 9th. On this night he started 18th in the main and a small mechanical problem knocked him out of the race on lap two with a disappointing 21st place finish. Disappointing yes, but perhaps lucky as well. Moments after he pulled off, there was a large, multi-car tangle that would have been just in front of him had he still been on the track.

Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN, July 24th: After a two-day break in the schedule, Roa and the team returned to action on the biggest track in Sprint Week, the Terre Haute Action Track. Thirty-two cars showed up for the first race of the second half of the series and Roa qualified 19th fastest at 22.019. He followed that up with an impressive run in his eight-lap heat race leading the first seven circuits before ending up second and securing a spot in another main event. For the main, he was coming from deep within the field in 18th. When it was over, he came across the line in 17th.

Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN, July 25th: One night after Terre Haute, it was on to Lincoln Park Speedway for round #6. Unfortunately, it was just one of those nights that happens from time to time for every team in racing. Of the 40 cars on hand, Roa timed in 37th fast. A disappointing ninth-place finish in the heat led the team to call it an early night and get ready for the final two races of the series.

Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, IN, July 26th: The trek to the red clay oval saw the team show up with a renewed vigor after the Lincoln Park disappointment. Roa was again 13th in his group and again had to come from the fourth row in his highly competitive heat race. Throughout the race, the green #91R advanced forward. He caught the car in the last transfer spot with one lap to go and he made the move for the final transfer going into turn three. Roa could have slid up into the driver on the outside and knocked him out of his way. Unlike some, he does not race that way and rather than risk wrecking his car and the other driver’s car, he decided to settle for fifth and try to get to the feature through the B Main. Starting ninth in the B, Roa methodically worked his way forward and took the final transfer spot into the A Main with two laps to go. Getting into his fourth main event in the first seven races of the series, he started and finished 19th.

Tri State Speedway, Haubstaudt, IN, July 27th: Roa saved his best result for last at “Indiana Sprint Week.” The final race before the boys started the trek home was at Tri-State Speedway and the #91R was fast out of the box. Another field of 40 cars jammed the pits and Roa was in the first group of 20 qualifiers. He turned in a lap of 13.992. That was good enough for fifth in his group and 11th best overall. Starting fourth in the first heat looked to be a good omen. However, chaos in front forced him to take evasive action and stop in turn two on the original start to avoid a tangle. That meant he had to go to the back for the restart. He then proceeded to put on a show coming from the rear to second in just three laps. He pulled away from the third-place car and maintained second for the duration to get a direct spot in the main event. He started on the front row of the main event and brought it home seventh for his best finish in the physically and mentally demanding series.

“Well now that everything is cleaned up and the car is torn down and Indiana Sprint Week is over, it was not the week we were hoping for,” Roa posted on his Facebook page. “But we learned some new things and had a good run to cap it off with a 7th at Haubstadt. I could never repay Brett Roa, Zac Bozanich and Joe Gibb for the hell they went through the last two weeks. I think it was a huge test for all of us and I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys to do it with.”

“Huge thank you to all of the people that made the week possible,” Roa continued. “HD Industries, Burris Racing USA, Mike Burris OC, CSI Shocks, The Original Loose Bruce, Sander Engineering, Driven Racing Oil, K1 RaceGear, Molecule Sports, Smokey Mountain Beef Jerky, NGK Spark Plugs and Maxim!”


Brody Roa stayed hot in 2019 when he notched a third-place finish at last Saturday’s Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway. The finish allowed him to maintain his lead in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship standings. This Saturday, April 20th, he will journey to the Arizona Speedway for the USAC Southwest Series Lealand McSpadden Classic.

Last Saturday’s race featured another tough 28-car field. While most of that field was assembling in the pit area, Roa returned to his roots to have some fun. He was competing with the So Cal Oval Karters at the SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway, which is located just outside of turn four of the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. He contested and scored clean sweeps (recording six wins) in both the KT100 and Open Classes.

After dusting the field in the karts, Roa had business to do in the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. After four races in the series, the 28-year-old came into the night with a 14-point lead in the championship standings. Qualifying saw him time in with a lap of 17.137. That was the 10th quickest time in the field and placed him on the inside of the second row in the first heat race. The Garden Grove, California driver finished fourth in the 10-lapper to claim a spot in the 30-lap main event.

For the main, Roa and his popular bright green #91R sprint car started on the outside of the front row. From there, he fought off some persistent challenges and led the first 16-laps. A yellow flag on the 17th circuit slowed the action. For the restart, Roa had to come from third. He momentarily shot up to second, but a subsequent yellow negated that pass and once again he had to restart in the third spot.

For the final 14-laps of the race, the tall driver stayed in third. It was his seventh top-four finish in seven sprint car outings this year. The finish also saw him leave the track with a 12-point lead in the season-long championship standings.

“The car is so good,” Roa said to the crowd after the race. “We put one bad race car on the race track every time we go out for 30-laps. I think we have the car to beat. We will see if we can win in Arizona the next two weeks and then get it all turned up and come back here in a month. We are getting this place figured out and we are going to be good this year.”

This week’s trip sees the B.R.P. team headed to Arizona Speedway for a race that honors Arizona racing great Lealand McSpadden. Roa is tied for the point lead in the USAC Southwest Series going into the race. In four appearances at Arizona Speedway in 2018, Roa had three top 10 finishes. His best outings on the Phoenix area track were a second and a third on successive nights in September.

Beautiful Brody Roa t-shirts are available now at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a track and would like to order one, please use the following link You can see the design below.

Fans who would like to see Roa in action this week can find Arizona Speedway at 48700 N Ironwood Rd, San Tan Valley Arizona (85140). The Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race is at 7:00. The track website is www.arizonaspeedway.netand the office phone number is (480) 926-6688.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website and Facebook page at the following link:

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, Wilwood Brakes, and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.