ROA FINISHES 4TH AT PERRIS – LEADS POINTS BY 20 GOING INTO ARIZONA!

Brody Roa racked up another top-five finish when he came home fourth in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car main event last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Heading into the November 2nd and 3rd 51st Annual Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway, Roa leads the 2018 standings by 20 points with five races to go.

Fans and teams were greeted by unseasonably warm temperatures when they arrived at the Riverside County half-mile clay oval on Saturday. All told, 24 USAC/CRA teams were in the pits for the 19th race of the 2018 campaign. When qualifying concluded, Roa was fifth fast with a lap of 16.765.

Roa started fifth and finished second in his 10-lap heat race in the eye-catching, freshly painted bright green 91R. That earned him the outside front row starting position for the 30-lap main.

The Garden Grove, California racer led the first seven circuits of the main, but he eventually slipped all the way back to the fifth-place spot just before the halfway point. However, on the 16th-lap, he started to move forward and was back to fourth. He regained the third-place position on the 23rd circuit and seemed destined to finish there. But, a slight bobble on the final corner saw him slip back to fourth.

The fourth-place finish reflects the amazing consistency that Roa has put up during the 2018 season. It was his 17th top-five finish in the 19 USAC/CRA aces to date.

This past week there was no racing on the schedule and Roa and his wife Tailor celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. Things will change in the next two weeks on the racing end as there will be no less than five dates to decide the USAC/CRA championship. The 51st Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway will match the best in USAC/CRA and the USAC National Sprint Car Series’ over two days on November 2nd and 3rd. The following week, both groups will clash again at the 23rd Annual Oval Nationals at Perris. It was at the Ovals last year that Roa captured the biggest win of his career when he stomped the competition to score a convincing win in the Friday preliminary.

Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits at Arizona and Perris. They are also available from the team’s website at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping.

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 championship contending team, 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

ROA POSTS A PAIR OF TOP THREE FINISHES IN ARIZONA!

The great season for USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series point leader Brody Roa continued when he posted a second and third place finish in the two-night Hall of Fame Classic at the Arizona Speedway on September 28th and 29th. The finishes see him carrying a 30-point lead heading into the next race at Perris Auto Speedway on October 20th.

On opening night at the 1/3 of a mile-high banked clay oval in San Tan Valley, Arizona, Roa timed in fifth quick in the 21-car field with a lap of 15.299. That placed him on the inside of the third row in his heat race. It was a heat that proved to be tough, but the 27-year-old advanced to third at the checkered flag.

For the first night main, the Garden Grove, California based driver started on the outside of the second row. At the end of the first circuit, he was third and went one spot better by the end of the fifth lap. He set his sights on the leader, but eventually slipped back to third on the eight go around.

It took ten laps, but Roa eventually wheeled the #91R back to second. The veteran driver got involved in a great battle for the second-place spot and eventually closed in on the leader in lapped traffic late in the race, but a victory was not to be, and he settled for a hard-earned runner-up finish. It was his fifth, second-place outing in the USAC/CRA Series this year.

“We were pretty good for two or three laps after a restart when the tire cooled down,” the point leader said after the race. “After that, we were just hanging on.”

The second night of the Hall of Fame Classic did not start off as well as the first night did. Roa qualified nearly one-second slower than the previous night with a lap of 16.270. That was only good for 15th fastest in the 21-car field. Things improved when he started on the outside of the front row and led every inch of the way to win his 10-lap heat race.

The qualifying attempt continued to haunt Roa into the main event when he had to start on the outside of the seventh row in the 14th position. He did not stay back there long! Using every inch of the track from the top to the bottom, he immediately began to march towards the front of the pack. By the end of the first lap he had advanced to 12th and by the end of the fifth lap, he had moved up seven more spots to break into the top five.

The crowd-pleasing charge continued when he captured the fourth spot on the 11th go around and ten laps later he took third. Roa eventually chased down the second-place car and pulled even at the white flag. However, he was on the bottom and two lapped cars slowed his progress and he was forced to settle for third.

“We did some things on the car for the main and to come from 14th to third is a big deal for this team,” the affable driver told the crowd afterward. “We can show up with a better package next time. The driver kind of screwed us in qualifying tonight. I think we would have had something for them (the first and second place finishers) if we had not started so deep.”

Counting the October 20th race at Perris, there are only six races remaining in the 2018 campaign.

Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits at Perris. They are also available from the team’s website at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping.

For fans who would like to watch replays of all Roa’s USAC races can do so on LoudPedal Productions site: https://loudpedal.tv/

Roa is still looking for rides in the USAC National and West Coast Series’ when his USAC/CRA schedule (which is at the end of this release) permits. Car owners from those series interested in hiring Roa can call him at 714-932-7994.

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 championship contending team, 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

ROA FINISHES SECOND AT PERRIS – LEADS POINTS INTO ARIZONA!

USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series point leader Brody Roa continued with his phenomenal season last Saturday night when he finished second in the main event at the Glenn Howard Memorial at Perris Auto Speedway. The finish was his 14th top five in 16 starts in the series this year.

Roa, who makes his home in Garden Grove, California with wife Tailor, came into the night fresh off his first ever “California Sprint Week” championship and had a 51-point lead in the season-long USAC/CRA standings. After a sixth-place finish at Calistoga Speedway on September 1st, he had five straight top-five finishes going into Saturday’s race.

Nineteen-cars were on hand Saturday for the race that honored Glenn Howard, a man who was a driver, owner, official and longtime racing businessman. Roa qualified fifth fastest in the field with a lap of 16.844. A second-place finish after starting fifth in his 10-lap heat race earned him the outside front row starting spot for the main event.

Roa, 27, slipped all the way back to third when the Kevin Winters’ green flag started the 30-lapper. Using the outside, he advanced to second on the back straightaway of the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. Four laps later, he stayed wide and swept into the lead coming off turn four.

Once out front, Roa continued to widen his advantage. By the time the race reached the 19-lap mark, he was a half straightaway in front of his closest pursuer. However, a car got upside down in turn four on that lap and the red flag halted the proceedings. Fortunately, the driver who flipped walked away from the crash, but the red flag took away the huge lead Roa had built up.

When the race restarted, Roa led one more lap before dropping back to second where he stayed for the duration. It was his fourth, second place finish in the series this year and his second runner-up showing at Perris.

“We have got to be better,” Roa told the crowd upon climbing out of the #91R after the race. “We did not need that red flag. I do not know where they were before that. We will take this, put it in the notebook and do a little better next time. We just need that little bit extra and we know how to do it. We have stumbled on some new things lately and have tried to make them work. I think we need to take a little step back and go back to what we were doing. I think we will do that when we go to Arizona and hopefully pick up a win or two there.”

The Arizona event Roa referred to is the annual “Hall of Fame Classic” this Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th, at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley. Going into the race, he has a 45-point lead in the championship standings. Fans wanting to attend the Arizona races can find the track at 47800 N. Ironwood in San Tan Valley (85140). The track phone number is (480) 926-6688 and the website is http://www.arizonaspeedway.net/.

Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits Saturday night in Perris. 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 in the photo.

For fans who would like to watch replays of all Roa’s USAC races can do so on LoudPedal Productions site: https://loudpedal.tv/

Roa is still looking for rides in the USAC National and West Coast Series’ when his USAC/CRA schedule (which is at the end of this release) permits. Car owners from those series interested in hiring Roa can call him at 714-932-7994.

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 championship contending team, 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