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Brady Bacon Scores 1st WoO Win, Homicide Parks Cars in Texas

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Dirt Racing’s Winning Moment: USAC regular Brady Bacon pulled a theft of a slide job on Sheldon Haudenschild to score a shocking World of Outlaws victory at Tri-State Speedway in Indiana Saturday night (April 29).

The win was first on the WoO tour for the longtime sprint car veteran. Carson Macedo finished fourth to maintain the series points lead over defending champion Brad Sweet.

David Gravel won the series’ visit to Tri-City Speedway in Illinois on Friday night.

Dirt Racing’s Dramatic Moment: Midwestern veteran Shannon Babb scored a much-needed win on the MARS late model tour Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Illinois, prevailing by mere car lengths over Brandon Sheppard after lapped traffic slowed down Sheppard’s charge on the low side of the track.

Babb washed up the track on several occasions during the closing laps to allow Sheppard back into contention before lapped traffic on the low groove prevented Sheppard from capitalizing on late momentum.

Sheppard scored a long overdue first win with his newly-formed race team Sunday night with the MARS tour at Red Hill Raceway in Illinois.

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Mother Nature again laid waste to dirt races aplenty from coast to coast this weekend, but the most notable cancelation came Saturday night at 105 Speedway in Texas, which opted to cancel its weekly racing program owing to an ongoing manhunt by law enforcement officials seeking to apprehend Francisco Orepesa, the Mexican national suspected of a quintuple murder in nearby Cleveland, Texas.

Credit to the folks at 105 for absolutely making the right call here. Opting not to bring in hundreds of vehicles and potentially thousands of people into what essentially was a crime scene was a welcome demonstration of responsibility and perspective. That the track had to limit Facebook comments on their posts regarding the cancelation was telling though. If we’ve learned anything about the racing community the last few years it’s that many lose any sense of responsibility or perspective when their fun is put in jeopardy.

Leading up to this weekend, the biggest story relating to on-track drama came in the WoO ranks, with driver James McFadden and the Roth Motorsports No. 83 team both found to have doctored tires used in competition on tour this season. The Outlaws came down hard on the team, suspending driver and team for four races,…

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