USAC/CRA POINT LEADER ROA READIES FOR BUSY STRETCH BEGINNING SATURDAY AT PERRIS!

After a relaxing time at the river with his wife Tailor last weekend, USAC/CRA and Southwest Series point leader Brody Roa begins a busy stretch of the season this Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway.  All told, the veteran driver will be racing his #91R sprint car nine straight Saturday nights through June 8th. The nine races will be contested on six different tracks.  Three of the races will be in Roa’s home state of California and three will be in Arizona.   The four races in California will be USAC/CRA events and the five in Arizona will be in the USAC Southwest Series.

Roa heads into Saturday’s race on a roll.  Two weeks ago, in front of a packed house, the 28-year-old scored a hard-earned, convincing win at Perris.  The victory allowed Roa to extend his advantage to 14-points in the championship standings heading into this Saturday’s race. 


Saturday’s event at the famous Riverside County clay oval will be the “Sokola Shootout” and will honor past CRA car owner and president Gary Sokola and his son Mark.  Gary Sokola had a long history with the Roa family as his car’s competed against Roa’s cousin Tom Roa Jr.  In addition, the senior Sokola was also named president of the CRA when Tom and Brody’s father Brett raced in that series.


After Saturday’s battle at the base of the Lake Perris Dam, Roa and crew will spend the following two weekends in Arizona at the Arizona Speedway and Canyon Speedway Park as they try to maintain their lofty position at the top of the season-long Southwest Series title chase.  Going into the first Arizona race on April 20th, the Garden Grove, California driver has one second-place finish and two third-place outings in the series first three races.  He will head into the first of the back-to-back weekends in the Copper State with a 12-point lead in the standings. 


Colorful Brody Roa hoodies are available through this Sunday, April 14th.  If you would like to order one (the design is below) please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product.  Team t-shirts will go on sale Monday.


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 Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race is at 7:00.  The track website is http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134. 


Roa fans from out of town can see all the action live or on demand at https://www.floracing.com/ (subscription required).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 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 BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

ROA WINS PERRIS USAC/CRA MAIN EVENT AND EXTENDS POINT LEAD!

Despite nagging brake issues that his team fought all night, Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa took the win in the USAC/CRA main event last Saturday in front of a packed house at Perris Auto Speedway.  The victory was the likable drivers second of 2019.

Going into round #3 of the 2019 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Roa was tied for the championship point lead.  The team was debuting a brand-new black car that was adorned with Roa’s traditional bright green trim and it squared off against 26-others on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.  The first matter of business on the night was qualifying.  Roa’s best lap was a 16.856.  That was good enough for eighth in the 27-car field. 


Roa started on the outside of the second row in the stacked second heat race.  The 10-lap war saw the 28-year-old slide as far back as fifth at one point before coming back to finish third and earn his starting spot in the 30-lap feature.

Saturday’s March 30th date was the 23rd birthday of the track affectionately known as “The PAS” to all its fans.  In all the years, starting on the pole in a sprint car race there has been anything but good for most of the drivers.  That is exactly where Roa started in the race that was paying a nice bonus in addition to the regular first place money for the winner.For the first portion of the 30-lapper, Roa did the usual “PAS Pole Sitter Dance.”  He slid back in the field!  He was second at the end of the first lap, third after four go-arounds and was back to fourth by the ten-lap mark.  However, that quickly changed.     

On the 11th lap, Roa found his way back to third.  Three laps later he was in second and he took the lead on lap 16.  A subsequent red flag allowed the crew to make some adjustments to the black and green #91R and that was all she wrote.  Once the race restarted, he methodically inched away from the field and when the checkered flag brought the proceedings to a halt, the veteran had a half straight advantage for his seventh all-time USAC/CRA win and his second at The PAS. 

“I don’t know if I burned the brakes off or what,” the happy racer told the cheering crowd when interviewed after the win.  “We have had brake problems all night long.  We changed all the brake lines and the master cylinder before the heat.  They went away there (in the main).  I was waiting for a bomb from Richard (Vander Weerd) or whoever was back there because I was rolling into the corner so slow.”

“This is one helluva’ team right here,” Roa continued.  “This is the first time we brought this car out.  It is a little different than the one we ran last year.  It works and we made some smart decisions tonight.  If we can figure out the brake problem, we are going to be pretty good this year.”

Roa came into the night tied for the point lead.  After qualifying and the heat races, he had slipped back to third.  But, with the big win, he took the point lead back and has a 14-point advantage heading into the next race at Perris on April 13th
Less than 24-hours after the race, Roa talked about his victory with Michele Spencer and Dave Stall on the “Racer Radio Show.”  You can listen to that interview at the following link http://perrisautospeedway.com/radioshow.htmlCar 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 websitehttp://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 BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994. 

POINT LEADER BRODY ROA HEADS TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY!

The first year Perris Auto Speedway opened, Brody Roa was a wide-eyed 5-year-old sitting in the grandstands.  This Saturday night, when the track celebrates its 23rd birthday, the now 28-year-old comes into the “So Cal Showdown” as one of the crowd favorites and tied for the point lead in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.   The veteran driver and his fellow racers will be performing before one of the largest crowds of the year as Saturday’s event will also feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints.

After a busy stretch where he raced five times in two weeks, Roa has had a couple of weeks off before the season kicks into high gear this Saturday.  From now through the middle of November, if you are looking for the Garden Grove based driver on weekends, the best place to start will be at a racetrack.  After Saturday, he only has one scheduled weekend off until the middle of June.


Roa had a great weekend when the USAC/CRA Series kicked off its 2019 campaign in Peoria, Arizona three weeks ago.  In two nights of racing, he placed second and third in the main events.  Those two finishes propelled him into the current tie at the top of the point standings.

 
The weekend prior to the USAC/CRA Series opener, Roa steered his #91R to a third place in the USAC Southwest Series main event at Central Arizona Raceway.  He currently sits alone at the top of the Southwest series standings and will be back in action with that group at the Arizona Speedway on April 20th


Roa heads into Saturday’s race coming off a fine record at Perris in 2018.  In nine races on the Riverside County half-mile clay oval, he had five top-five finishes and seven-top tens.  Highlighting the efforts was a pair of second-place finishes on April 21st and September 22nd

BRODY ROA LEAVES ARIZONA IN POINTS LEAD IN TWO DIFFERENT SERIES!

Brody Roa has started the 2019 Sprint Car season just the way he hopes to end it.  After two nights of racing in the “Spring Showcase” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona, Roa is on top of both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series championship standings.

The two-night co-sanctioned show in Peoria featured the first two races of the year for the USAC/CRA Series and the second and third events on the Southwest Series schedule.  Coming into the racing weekend in the “Copper State,” Roa was third in the Southwest Series, but was only 5-points out of the lead.

For the Friday night program on the 1/3 of a mile suburban Phoenix oval, Roa qualified seventh in the 26-car field.  After starting and finishing fourth in his heat race, the Garden Grove racecar chauffeur was on the pole for the 30-lap main event.

When the green flew to start the race, Roa jumped into the lead and led the opening circuit.  He slipped back to the second spot on lap two and seemed destined to stay there.  However, he pulled to the rear of the lead car in lapped traffic on the 19th go around.  As quickly as that opportunity developed, it was thwarted when a yellow flag slowed the action.From the time the green restarted the race to the checkered, Roa stayed in second for his first runner-up finish of the new season. 

Twenty-four hours later the BRP Team was back at the track for night number two of the “Spring Showcase.”  That time Roa timed in sixth fastest in the 24-car field.  He followed that up with another fourth-place finish in his heat race and started the main event outside of the front row. As soon as the green flag waved, Roa steered his famous, bright green #91R into the point position.  Despite five caution flags and subsequent restarts, the veteran driver stayed in the lead for the first 14-laps before slipping back to the second-place spot.

The 28-year-old briefly fell all the way back to fourth before clawing his way back to second.  He eventually came home third in the 30-lapper.

Thus far through five sprint car races in 2019, Roa has a stellar record with one victory, a single second-place finish, two third place outings and one fourth-place.  Those performances see him tied for the point lead in the CRA Series and he leads the Southwest Series championship standings by 12-points.

Roa has the next two weekends off.  He returns to the cockpit with the CRA Series at Perris Auto Speedway on March 30th.  His next outing in the Southwest Series will be at the Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley on April 20th. 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 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 BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994. 

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BRODY ROA STARTS SPRINT CAR SEASON WITH A WIN AT LAS VEGAS!

Last Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a lot of dreams gets squashed, Brody Roa kicked off his 2019 Sprint Car racing campaign on a dream come true night when he swept the USAC West Coast Series program on the Dirt Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The veteran racer followed that up with a fourth-place finish in “Sin City” the following night and a third-place finish at the USAC Southwest Series opener at Central Arizona Raceway on Saturday.

Jumping into the Tanner Grau Racing white #34 for the very first time, Roa let everyone know he meant business early on when he out qualified the Wednesday field of 19-cars with a sizzling lap of 18.533. He followed that run up with a win in the first heat race on the big half-mile oval.

The fast time and win in the heat placed Roa on the outside of the third row for the main event. From there, the “Pride of Garden Grove” wasted little time in making his way to the front of the pack. He had advanced to third as the field came off turn two on the first circuit and was second by the end of the lap. He mounted his initial challenge for the lead using the inside in turns three and four on lap five. Those challenges were thwarted, but one lap later in the same spot, he snatched the lead away and drove off into the bright lights of Vegas for his first win of 2019. When the checkered flag ended the 20-lapper, Roa had more than a half straight advantage over his nearest competitor.

“This thing was just on rails all night,” the happy winner told the crowd after climbing out of the car. “It drove itself pretty much. This thing would go wherever I wanted it to go. Wherever I pointed it! I cannot thank Tanner and these guys enough. He definitely puts one bad piece together.”

The second night in Las Vegas, Roa timed in with a lap of 19.547 in qualifying, which was good enough for fifth-fastest in the 19-car field. A second-place finish in his eight-lap heat placed him in the sixth starting spot again for the main.

The 28-year-old worked his way up to third in the main before slipping back to fifth. In a hard-fought battle, he clawed his way back to the fourth spot by the finish. The two-night total of a win and a fourth-place saw Roa leave Las Vegas second in the West Coast Series point standings and only seven points out of the lead.

The Silver State quickly disappeared into the rear-view mirror for Roa and his wife Tailor as they journeyed to the Copper State for Saturday’s Southwest Series opener at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande.

Eighteen cars showed up for the “Cotton Classic,” which was the first ever 410 race for the Southwest Series. Roa rebounded from a disappointing 15th fast qualifying time to win his heat race. Even with the heat race triumph, he had to start on the inside of the seventh row for the 30-lap main. From there, he dazzled the fans with a clinic on passing. He sliced and diced his way through the field and crossed under the checkered flag in third place. Passing 10 cars was more than anyone else in the main and he earned the “Hard Charger Award” for the crowd-pleasing effort.

This Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th, Roa and the BRP team headed by 2018 USAC Crew Chief of the Year Zac Bozanich, head to Canyon Speedway Park for the Amsoil USAC/CRA season openers. The joint race will also be rounds two and three for the Southwest Series and Roa comes into the race third in Southwest Series points, only five-markers out of first.

Fans who would like to attend this week’s races can find Canyon Speedway Park at 9777 W. Carefree Highway, in Peoria, AZ (85383). The track website is at https://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/ and the phone number is (602) 258-7223.

Team merchandise, including shirts and caps, will be available at all races throughout the 2019 campaign and is also 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 https://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 BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994

BRODY ROA KICKS OFF SPRINT CAR SEASON AT LAS VEGAS AND ARIZONA!

The winter rest is over and tomorrow night Brody Roa will kick off a planned 44-race sprint car season on the “Dirt Track” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After racing two night’s in “Sin City,” the Garden Grove, California racer will journey south to the Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande for the opener in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series.

Unlike the other 44-races on his busy schedule, Roa will not be in his familiar #91R at Las Vegas. Instead, the now 28-year-old will be appearing in Tanner Grau’s #34 for the two-night USAC West Coast Series opener. A past champion in the series, Roa has been a factor in Vegas in the lid-lifter the past two years. In four races staged there, he has one win, a third-place finish and a ninth. His only finish out of the top 10 came last year when he was fighting for the lead when a part malfunction and knocked him out of the race and into a 19th place finish.

After a night off following the Vegas races, Roa will head to Casa Grande, which is located between Phoenix and Tucson, for the first of three times in 2019. It will also be the first of Roa’s championship aspiration races for the year. As well as pursuing the championship in the USAC/CRA Series, Roa also plans a full-fledged effort in the USAC Southwest’s Series.

There will be little time off for Roa and the crew to rest after Saturday’s race. A week from Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th, they will kick off the 2019 USAC/CRA campaign at Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park. The team will open their 2019 California schedule at Perris Auto Speedway on March 30th.

Fans who would like to attend this week’s races can find Las Vegas Motor Speedway information at the following link https://www.lvms.com/. Central Arizona Speedway is located on the Pinal County Fairgrounds at 512 N. 11 Mile Quarter Road, in Casa Grande (85194). The track website is at http://centralarizonaspeedway.com/ and the phone number is (520) 709-0718.

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 https://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 BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

WITH CHILI BOWL OVER, BRODY ROA FOCUSES ON SPRINT CAR SEASON!

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.

BRODY ROA RELEASES AMBITIOUS 2019 SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE!

Garden Grove, California racer Brody Roa has released his 2019 sprint car racing schedule. The agenda, which will be his most ambitious in sprint car racing, will see Roa compete in the USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Car Series.’

Roa, who will turn 28-years-old on January 25th, will be chasing both the USAC/CRA and Southwest Series championships in 2019. He will compete in every race in both series. In addition to his busy schedule out west, he will journey east to race in the grueling Indiana Sprint Week in July and has hopes of contesting the Corn Belt Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa on July 5th and 6th (the Corn Belt Nationals are contingent on Roa’s USAC/CRA schedule).

Forty-two races are on the docket for Roa this year. His sprint car campaign will kick off with a Southwest series event at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Raceway on March 2nd. He will close the campaign back in the Copper State in November. Among the highlights are the previously mentioned Corn Belt Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa on July 5th & 6th, the grueling Indiana Sprint Week which starts July 18th and runs through July 27th, California Sprint Week which begins on August 31st and concludes September 7th, the November 7th, 8th and 9th Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway and the season-ending Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway on November 15th and 16th.

2019 Schedule
3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest
3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 
4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA
5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 
7/5/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA ***
7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National 
7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National
8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 
8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/5/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/6/19 Ocean Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 
9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 
9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
*** Tentative

2019 will be Roa’s eighth-full season competing in the USAC/CRA Series. In the previous seven years, he has never finished worse than eighth in the championship standings. He has placed second the last two seasons, finished third two times, taken sixth twice and eighth once.

In addition to his second-place finish in the regular season standings in 2018, Roa won the coveted California Sprint Week Championship. All told in USAC/CRA in 2018, he only had one DNF in 23 races and had three wins, 17 top five finishes and 21 top 10s.

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, 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.

For Further Information Contact Brody Roa 714-932-7994 mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com

BRODY ROA HEADS TO CHILI BOWL MIDGET NATIONALS IN OKLAHOMA!

Fresh off the most successful year in his racing career, Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa will kick off the 2019 season at the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday, January 15th. He will follow that up at the finale of midget racing’s biggest event on January 19th. 

At the Chili Bowl, Roa will be driving the beautiful #7M midget owned by Kevin Ramey, the 2018 Racesaver IMCA Sprint Cars National Champion and 2015 ASCS Gulf South Region Sprint Car Champion. Roa was recommended to the Kennedale, Texas-based Ramey by famous open-wheel photographer Tim Aylwin. 

“I am pretty honored to be running for Kevin Ramey at the Chili Bowl this year,” the soon to be 28-year-old Roa said on San Diego’s Racer Radio Show. “His stuff is real nice. Every time I have been around him and seen him go around the track, I have been a fan. It is pretty cool to have a car like that and hopefully we can do real well with it.”

“It was kind of funny,” Roa laughed when asked how he got hooked up with Ramey. “One of his buddies on Facebook (Aylwin) messaged me and told me to call him. It was so quick, I was not sure if I was dreaming or not. I got the message and I called him, and he said, ‘you wanna’ run Chili Bowl.’ I said, ‘yeah, of course!’ It is a good deal. They are putting a real nice piece together for that.” 

The car Ramey is putting together is a Spike Chassis with a powerful Esslinger engine. Sponsored by Jambo Barbeque Pits, Presice Racing Products, Graham Wrecker Service and Hoosier Tires, the #7M will first hit the track in Tulsa at the Monday practice session.

In addition to squaring off against many of the best midget and sprint car racers in the world, Roa will be competing against drivers from several other disciplines including NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR and dirt & pavement late model and modified racers. On Roa’s preliminary night, NASCAR Monster Cup regulars Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman will be among his competitors.

The 33rd Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals will take place on the Tulsa Expo Center Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Fans who cannot attend the Chili Bowl can watch all six nights via pay per view on the Racin Boys Network (http://www.racinboys.com/). In addition, Saturday’s finale will be shown live on MAVTV.

Fans who would like to listen to Roa’s recent interview about the Chili Bowl on the Racer Radio show can do so at the following link. http://perrisautospeedway.com/radio18/RACERRADIO122318.mp3 . The interview begins around the 24-minute mark. 

Those 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, Coffman Racing Graphics, hotpaint4u.com. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

For Further Information Contact Brody Roa 714-932-7994 mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com

BRODY ROA FINISHES USAC/CRA SEASON – TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX NEXT!

Garden Grove, California Sprint Car racer Brody Roa wrapped up the USAC/CRA portion of his 2018 racing season at the 23rd Annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. This Wednesday and Thursday, Roa will put the wraps on the entire year when he competes in the 78th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway.

The three-day Oval Nationals in Perris matched the cream of the crop from the Midwest-based USAC National Sprint Car Series and the best of the west’s USAC/CRA Series. On the first night, 42-cars signed into the pit area and Roa, 27, timed in 10th fastest in qualifying with a lap of 16.820. He followed that up with a third-place finish in his ten-lap heat race. For the main, he started in the ninth spot and moved forward for his best finish of the three nights when he placed seventh.

The second night at the wind-swept track started bright enough for Roa who put down a lap of 17.069 which was good enough for the ninth spot in the 41-car field. Another third-place finish in his heat locked him into the main event where he was again starting in the ninth position.

Unfortunately, chaos bit the BR Performance team on the first lap of the main. A tangle in front of Roa happened coming off turn four. Roa was tagged from behind from cars also trying to sort their way through the mess and he subsequently ended up flipping. Thankfully, he and all the other drivers emerged unhurt.

The crew quickly got the car back to the work area for repairs. They were helped by other CRA and National teams and the thrash was on. They got everything they could find repaired and ready to go. However, when they tried to turn the car around for the restart, it was found to have a broken steering gear and it was done for the night. In an amazing testimony to the driver and the entire team, in 38 sprint car starts for the year, it is the only race the bright green #91R did not finish!

For the final USAC/CRA race of the year, Roa had to go to his backup car after the tangle the previous night. The affable star timed in 16th quickest in the field with a lap of 17.158. He followed that up with a second-place finish in his heat race. He began the main event outside the fifth row in 10-spot and closed his CRA year by placing ninth.

As the dust has settled on the 2018 USAC/CRA campaign, Roa and the #91R team have a lot to be proud of. A close second place finish in the standings. In 23 USAC/CRA races they had three wins, 17 top fives, and 21 top tens. They finished 22 of the 23 main events they started in the series.

In addition to three triumphs in USAC/CRA competition, the team took home the winner’s trophy two of the four times it started in the USAC West Coast Series. Also, Roa won the main event at Ventura in his only VRA appearance of the year.

Roa’s season will come to an end this Wednesday and Thursday in the sprint car portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura. Fans wishing to catch Roa in action one last time in 2018 can find the Ventura Raceway just off the 101 on the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The track address is 10 West Harbor Boulevard (93001). The track’s website is at the following link http://venturaraceway.com/. The office phone number is (805) 648- RACE.

Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits at Ventura. They are also available from the team’s website at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping. You can see the shirt design below.
For fans who would like to watch replays of all Roa’s USAC races can do so on LoudPedal Productions site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to 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, hotpaint4u.com. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

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/

For Further Information Contact Brody Roa mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com

Release produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:sdaloisiosports@aol.com