Brody Roa concludes 2021 at the Turkey Night Grand Prix – Chili Bowl Next
Brody Roa wrapped up his 2021 racing season in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series’ 80th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway last Saturday night. It will now be five weeks before the veteran pilot opens his 2022 campaign at the “36th Chili Bowl Midget Nationals” in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in January.
For one of the few times since the race started in 1934, “The Turkish Night Grand Prix” has not been contested on Thanksgiving night. This year, in an effort to accommodate more fans, the race finale has been postponed to the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The movement worked flawlessly as the race drew a sold-out crowd. Additionally, it was broadcast live to fans around the world on Flo Racing.
Roa, based in Garden Grove, Calif., Was back behind the wheel of Jayson May’s new # 8o sprint car for “Turkey Night”. The week before he drove the same car to a victory in the main event at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield.
The TNGP opened last Friday night and the sprint cars took part in two nights of action on the track which is affectionately known as “America’s best little dirt track”. For the first night, Roa pulled a pill that placed him inside the third row for the initial 10-lap race. He moved up one place and finished fourth. The next step for the 31-year-old was qualifying and that was to be followed by a 15-lap sprint. Unfortunately for Roa, he never made it to the scoreboard. Starting 7th in his qualification, he was fighting to enter the top 5 in the third round. It was then that the car in front of him banked into turn four and almost came to a stop. With nowhere to go, Roa crashed into the car. He was able to continue, but when he got to the next turn he went around and the car sped into the infield with damage to the front. This knocked him out of qualifying, knocked him off the scoreboard and meant he would have to race in Saturday’s main B just to enter the Turkey Night Grand Prix final.
The main B of the second night consisted of 16 cars. Fourteen of them would transfer to the 30-round Main Event A. Bringing together one of the transfer points was no problem for the crafty veteran Roa as he placed seventh.
For his last race of 2021, Roa started from 16th place, but he didn’t stay there for long. By the end of the second lap, he had passed six cars and placed 10th. Running in heavy and wild traffic most of the time, he was ninth on lap nine and advanced to eighth on lap 16th. The see-saw battle in the middle of the peloton saw Roa return to 11th place from 19th. go around before climbing to ninth place at the finish.
After a short vacation where the water is hot this week, Roa will begin to prepare for the January Chile Bowl which will take place at the SageNet Center, which is one of the largest buildings within clear reach (without columns) in the area. world. As has been the case in recent years, he will drive the Kevin Ramey / Taylor Courtney # 7M in Tulsa. Competing against more than 300 other stars from all disciplines of the race, Roa will compete in one of five qualifying nights and the final on Saturday in Tulsa. Fans around the world can catch the action at https://www.floracing.com/.
In the news related to the BR Performance team, congratulations go out to longtime Roa team leader Zac Bozanich and Lacie Price for their engagement earlier this week.
. Brody Roa products are available online and will make great Christmas gifts for her fans. You can see everything in her online store which is full of great items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, puzzles, stickers, notebooks. , tote bags, wine goblets, mugs, pet bandana necklaces. and more. To check it, please visit the following website https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.
Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being a part of the 91R 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Biker Bruce Fischer, Inland Rigging, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran pilot 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 join us and receive recognition throughout the 2022 racing season, please call or send a note to the two-time USAC champion at the contact details listed at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you want to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his West Coast schedule allows.
To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team’s website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To follow May Motorsports, please visit and “like” their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M