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CHILI BOWL BEHIND HIM – ROA SETS SIGHTS ON 2020 SPRINT CAR SEASON

Brody Roa

CHILI BOWL BEHIND HIM – ROA SETS SIGHTS ON 2020 SPRINT CAR SEASON

Brody Roa

By: Scott Daloisio / Oval Track News

With the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals behind him, Garden Grove, California racing star Brody Roa is preparing for March 6th and 7th at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona where he will begin his assault on the 2020 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship. 

Back in 2016, Roa won the USAC West Coast Series title.  Last year he captured the crown in the inaugural 410 season for the USAC Southwest Series.  This year, he is making a concerted effort at winning the championship in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.  In the past four seasons, he has been close to the CRA title with two runner up finishes and two third-place outcomes.   Last year he placed third in the standings with 14-top 10 finishes and 11 top fives.  Of the top fives, two were wins, there was one second-place finish and three third-place results.

As mentioned in the first paragraph, the road to the USAC/CRA title will begin on March 6th and 7th with the “Spring Showcase” at Canyon Speedway Park.  In 2019, Roa did extremely well at the suburban Phoenix area oval.  In five outings, he never finished out of the top three with two wins, two second-place finishes, and one third.  At last year’s two-day “Spring Showcase,” he had a second and a third. 

While he is focusing on the USAC/CRA title for 2020, Roa will be open for rides in the USAC Southwest and National Series when his calendar allows (you can view his schedule below). For any owner who is looking for a main event winning, championship-caliber driver to race a car, contact Roa at the phone number or E-mail in this release. 

Roa, who turned 29-years-old last month, was driving Kevin Ramey’s gorgeous  #7M midget at the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  On the team’s qualifying night on Friday, it had a few bottom end problems all night long but still managed to place fourth in the heat race and take second in a 10-lap qualifier.  In the main, the issues persisted and Roa ended up finishing 25th.

The team had the issues solved the next day for the finale and the likable racer started first and finished second in his E main and transferred on to one of the D mains where he started 17th.  Despite the car being a little tight, he moved forward in the toughest field he would face at the Chili Bowl in 2020.  The race was only 15-laps and Roa got up to 13th before the checkered flag ended his racing week.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 2020 campaign.  HD Industries, Burris Racing, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply and Baldwin Filters.  If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout 2020, please give the talented racer a call. 

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 follow the 2020 action on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

Brody Roa’s 2020 Racing Schedule

1/17   Tulsa Expo Center Raceway        Chili Bowl Midget Nationals          25th A Main

1/18   Tulsa Expo Center Raceway        Chili Bowl Midget Nationals          13th D Main

3/6     Canyon Speedway Park              USAC/CRA & Southwest

3/7     Canyon Speedway Park              USAC/CRA & Southwest

3/28   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA

4/25   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA 

5/2     Ventura Raceway                       USAC/CRA 

5/9     Bakersfield Speedway                 USAC/CRA 

5/23   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA

6/27   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA 

7/25   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA   

8/15   Santa Maria Raceway                 USAC/CRA & Southwest

8/22   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA & Southwest

9/4     Merced Speedway                      USAC/CRA

9/5     Calistoga Speedway                   USAC/CRA

9/6     Calistoga Speedway                   USAC/CRA

9/7     Petaluma Speedway                   USAC/CRA 

9/26   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA 

10/3   Arizona Speedway                      USAC/CRA & Southwest

11/5   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/6   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/7   Perris Auto Speedway                 USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/13 Arizona Speedway                      USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/14 Arizona Speedway                      USAC/CRA & Southwest & National