Last Saturday night, Brody Roa was at the top of the first main event at Perris Auto Speedway in almost a year and a half. However, misfortune struck and he was forced to leave the race early. The team will be ready for action at the next USAC / CRA Sprint Car Series race at Bakersfield Speedway on May 8th.
After two wins last weekend at Kern County Raceway and Thunderbowl Raceway in May Motorsports # 8M, Roa was back in his familiar # 91R in Perris. Things started bright enough when he turned a lap of 16.56 in qualifying. That was good enough for the fourth quick time in the tough 24-car field. After the fifth start in his ten-lap race, the 30-year-old racing veteran showed a strong performance and clinched a hard-fought third place. That earned him an automatic ticket to the 30-round main event.
Mostly Roa was in the second row. Entanglements in the back of the field negated the first two attempts to start the race. The third attempt proved the appeal and the Garden Grove, California resident got off to a great start finishing second by the end of the first round. He stayed in second place until the end of lap four when he lost one position. However, when he pulled out of turn two less than half a lap later, his eye-catching green racing car began to smoke and slow down. He pulled it off the circuit at turn three with a broken left birdcage that ended his night. Unfortunately he had to be content with a frustrating 20th place.
It was a tough end to a good night. Even so, “The Pride of Garden Grove” is still fourth in the USAC / CRA series championship and will enter the fifth round on May 8th at Bakersfield Speedway.
Roa and the team would like to thank the following people for participating in the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, Grinding Technology, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, the Golden Vibe Boutique, K-1 Racing Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the experienced driver thanks 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 get on board year round and get recognition, please call or message the two-time USAC racer at the contact information at the top of this press release. You can also contact him if you’d like to put him in your car at a USAC National Series race if his West Coast schedule allows.
Click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/ to view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team. Fans can also visit the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up to date with May Motorsports, please visit the Facebook page and “like” it. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M
3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC / CRA Sprint Cars 7. A Main
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4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC Sprint Cars on the West Coast 3. A Main
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4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 1st A Main
4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC Sprint Cars on the 1. A Main West Coast
4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC / CRA Sprint Cars 20. A Main