Every time we attend a race, we hope to see something special – an amazing move to take the lead, a memorable duel, someone overcoming the odds stacked against them, or pretty much something you don’t see on a regular basis. These are those eight moments from the 2020 USAC National season that drew us out of our seats and made us say “wow!”
7. Bacon-Leary-Grant Spur Closest 1-2-3 Finish Of 2020 At LPS
Oct 28, 2020
Brady Bacon’s run of misfortune throughout the past three USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car races coming into the July 4 Bill Gardner Sprintacular on Independence Day had run the gamut, beginning with a crash not of his own doing one week prior, followed by mag issue after mag issue after mag issue ever since.
The Broken Arrow, Okla. native’s tide was seemingly turning midway through Saturday’s second and final night of the 6th annual Bill Gardner Sprintacular at Lincoln Park Speedway, co-sanctioned by MSCS, as he stormed to the lead midway through the 30-lap feature after starting 8th. Soon after, that old notion of “if it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all” seem to rear its ugly presence.
Entering the final set of corners on the 30th and final lap, C.J. Leary followed Bacon, whose right rear tire had begun to go flat, around the infield tires while Justin Grant made one final push off the rim as Bacon captured the victory with Leary just behind in second and Grant third in a top-three that was separated by a mere 0.172 of a second, the closest 1-2-3 finish of the season.