Bacon & Larson On Latest BC39 Entry List

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Brady Bacon (76m) battles Maria Cofer during the inaugural BC39. (James Black/IMS photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Defending event winner Brady Bacon and NASCAR star Kyle Larson lead the latest group of entries for the second annual Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink, set for Sept. 4-5 at The Dirt Track at IMS.

Alongside that pair of heavy-hitters, past NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series champions Christopher Bell, Jerry Coons, Jr. Dave Darland, Logan Seavey and Tanner Thorson have also filed their BC39 entries.

In total, 55 cars are now on the provisional entry list for the two-day crown jewel event.

Bacon, along with young gun Jason McDougal, are a part of the Broken Arrow, Okla. connection teamed with FMR Racing for the race. A two-time AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car champion, Bacon led the final nine laps to capture the inaugural event a year ago.

Three series champs in Bell, Seavey and Thorson lead an eight-car assault from the Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian stable, which also features May’s Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race winner Larson, Tanner Carrick, plus series rookie Jesse Colwell, Holley Hollan and Tucker Klaasmeyer.

Two-time series champs Coons and Darland are part of an all-star Petry Motorsports contingent that also features Kevin Thomas Jr., who led a race-high 30 laps and finished third in last year’s BC39 main event.

Justin Grant crossed the line seventh in the 2018 BC39 and has already won once this season at Gas City I-69 Speedway during Indiana Midget Week, one of 12 different winners in the first 21 events of this season.

USAC Western States Midget point leader Robert Dalby returns for his second BC39 appearance. Dalby has won each of the last two USAC Western States Midget feature events at Merced Speedway and Santa Maria Raceway in California.

Clauson/Marshall Racing has entered their core group of four full-time USAC competitors for the event: Tyler Courtney, Chris Windom, Zeb Wise and Andrew Layser.

Defending AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car champion Courtney leads all drivers with six NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget wins this season and has led the standings since the start of the year. His CMR teammate, Chris Windom, runs second in the standings.

Windom, the 2016 Silver Crown and 2017 National Sprint Car titlist, has won his first two USAC National Midget races over the past two months.

Wise runs fourth in the standings, with two victories to his credit during Pennsylvania Midget Week. He was victorious in last year’s Stoops Pursuit Race at the BC39.

Andrew Layser is in his first year for CMR and tops the rookie points by a commanding margin. He seeks to make his first BC39 feature start.

Michael Pickens, the winningest driver from New Zealand in the history of USAC National Midget racing with four wins, will roll with the RMS LLC team alongside teammate Thomas Meseraull, a nine-time winner on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail.

David Prickett, the 2012 USAC Western States Dirt Midget champ, will drive for Neverlift Motorsports in his second BC39 appearance. Meanwhile, Trey Osborne, a veteran of Kenyon Midget racing and the Little 500 at Anderson, will drive the famed yellow No. 61 for Mel Kenyon, USAC’s winningest National Midget driver with 111 career victories.

Spencer Bayston, the 2017 USAC National Midget champion, is entered, along with reigning Jason Leffler Memorial winner Tyler Thomas, USAC sprint car winners Brent Beauchamp and Matt Westfall and USAC Western States Midget champion Shannon McQueen.

To view the complete entry list, advance to the next page.


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