Loading... Please wait...

Headz Up

​Fatheadz Racing Series: Fast Tracker Brady Bacon

Posted

Race car driver Brady Bacon is setting a fast pace in his career, and as one of his sponsors, Fatheadz is excited to see what’s next.

As a third-generation driver, racing is in Brady Bacon’s blood. He was just five years old when he first started driving quarter midgets, and at 10, he started racing micro midgets. Flash forward to 2018, and by the end of this year, he will have run in an excess of 100 races while pursuing the USAC Sprint championship in his own 99 car and the USAC midget championship in Frank Manafort’s 76M. In addition, he’ll have also managed to fit in select 410 wing sprint car races in the Bacon Marshall Motorsports entry. Fatheadz is proud to be a sponsor of this competitor who is on the fast track to racing success.


The Early Days

Racing since 1995, Brady’s hometown is Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. In his 2006 season, after much success in the USAC National Midget Series, he signed onto the Driver Development Program with Chip Ganassi Racing. He began racing for Kasey Kahne’s USAC team in 2007 and raced with them through the end of 2008 in the full USAC National Midget and Sprint Car Series on both pavement and dirt.

Brady graduated from a private Christian school (one year early), so he could pursue his racing career. He excelled academically, and was a National Merit Scholar as well as Valedictorian of his class.


A Career in the Making

He got back together with former car owners Mike and Megan Eubanks in 2009 to pursue his winged sprint car career. His 2010 and 2011 seasons, he finished the ASCS tour second and third in points respectively. The two years brought a total of five ASCS National victories as well as the prestigious Rookie of Knoxville 410 Nationals award in the wing ranks. He also scored his first USAC National sprint car win.

In 2011 Brady took over full ownership of the 99 program and now operates Brady Bacon Racing. Brady enjoys being as versatile as possible, and not only drives, but is responsible for all setup and mechanical decisions on his own cars. 2012 proved to be a breakout year for Brady. He amassed a total of 12 victories in a variety of different venues. Concentrating on the ASCS tour, he won seven races and finished third in the final points standings.

Wanting to make a change and do more wing 410 racing, Brady decided to make a few big changes in 2013. After marrying long-time girlfriend Xia Xianna Baker, Brady moved to Indiana and took over driving duties for the famed Hoffman Auto Racing 69. Brady had a successful tenure with Hoffman Auto Racing from 2013 to 2016, resulting in two National USAC Championships and 14 USAC feature wins. The combo also won the 2014 Eastern Storm and 2016 Indiana Sprint week titles. Brady sits atop the all-time win list for the race team.


The Excitement Continues

Brady and Xia Xianna also continue to field their own 410 sprint car in select events throughout the country. Brady has earned a total of six 410 sprint car victories, including a Pennsylvania Speedweek victory at Path Valley Speedway, and an Eldora 4 Crown title with the Allstars Circuit of Champions. He juggles the busiest open wheel dirt schedule in the country, piloting cars across the country. Bacon has amassed more than 80 sprint car and midget victories in his career and plans on adding many more.


Career Highlights

2018 Quick Stats (as of June 25, 2018):

  • 47 races
  • 4 wins
  • 20 top-fives
  • 29 top-tens

2017

  • Allstar Sprints Eldora 4 Crown Winner
  • Three USAC National Midget wins
  • Two USAC National Sprint Car wins
  • Two USAC 360 wins
  • Williams Grove ARDC winner
  • One Local 410 Sprint win
  • Third in USAC National Midget points
  • 10 total wins

2016

  • USAC National Champion
  • Indiana Sprint Week Champion
  • USAC Curb Super License Champion
  • Third in USAC Midget points
  • Two USAC National Sprint Wins (Montpelier, Jackson)
  • Jason Leffler Memorial 20K Winner
  • One 410 Wing Sprint Car Win
  • One CRA Sprint Win
  • One Australian Midget win
  • One USAC 360 Win
  • Seven total wins

2015

  • Seven USAC National Sprint Car Wins
  • One CRA Sprint Car Win
  • One Local 410 Sprint Car Win
  • One MOWA Sprint Car Win
  • Western World Midget Win
  • One 360 Sprint Car Win
  • 12 Season Wins

2014

  • USAC National Sprint Car Champion
  • Four USAC 410 Wins
  • Four Crown Nationals Winner
  • Eastern Storm Champion
  • 410 MOWA Granite City Winner
  • 410 Triple X 40 PA Speedweek Winner
  • Two USAC 360 Wins
  • One 305 Sprint Car Win

​Fatheadz & Corporate Giving: A Ripple Effect

Fatheadz Owner Rico Elmore has made corporate giving a part of his business, but it’s always been personal. Here’s his story.Fatheadz Owner Rico Elmore is passionate about philanthropy. He learned the value of helping others as a child, from parents who knew how much a difference individuals can make in other people’s lives. “I grew up in a very [...]

Read More »


Fatheadz Racing Series: Meet Indy 500 Driver Conor Daly

Fatheadz is proud to be a sponsor of Thom Burns Racing and driver Conor Daly, who have their eyes set on the 2018 Indianapolis 500 on May 27.It’s May in Indianapolis, which means a whole lot more than showers or flowers. For Fatheadz owner Rico Elmore, fellow Hoosiers and race fans from around the world, May is all about the [...]

Read More »


Fatheadz Racing Series: Get to Know Dave Darland

Fatheadz Owner Rico Elmore loves auto racing, and is proud to be a corporate sponsor for racing drivers and teams, starting with Dave Darland.Fatheadz Owner Rico Elmore is passionate about auto racing. Always has been. As a young boy, he fell in love with the hustle and bustle that revolves around speed, a track and the finish line. So it’s [...]

Read More »


How to Choose Glasses That Fit Your Big or Average Head

Tips from the Fatheadz team for finding sunglasses and eyewear that fit your big (or average) head - and make you look awesome. Whether you have a big head or an average one, it can be a challenge to find sunglasses and prescription glasses that fit properly. You know, like when you buy a new pair of sunglasses on the fly [...]

Read More »


"World's Greatest Mentalist" to Perform at Vision Expo East

Mentalist Jim Karol will blow your mind when you visit Fatheadz Booth 1953 at Vision Expo East 2018 in New York City. Are you ready? Are you prepared to have your mind blown? Get ready, because when you visit Fatheadz Booth 1953 at Vision Expo East 2018 in New York City, you’re going to see and hear things sure to impress, befuddle [...]

Read More »


Top 6 Reasons to Visit Fatheadz at Vision Expo East

Fatheadz Eyewear will be rockin’ it at Vision Expo East, New York City. Booth #1953, to be exact, and you really need to come see us.What’s more exciting than taking a trip to New York City? Getting to travel to New York City with the Fatheadz team, and hang out with, oh, about 30,000 eyecare and eyewear professionals and fellow exhibitors [...]

Read More »


Fatheadz Inc. Is Making a Move – to Speedway, That Is

Size really does matter. Not only when it comes to properly-fitting eyewear, but also when spacious, efficient business offices are concerned. That’s why the team at Fatheadz Inc. is excited to announce we’re relocating to new and bigger digs in Speedway, Indiana this spring.With an expected move-in date sometime in May 2018, the new headquarters will be 10,000 sq. ft. of [...]

Read More »


Sign up for our newsletter

View Cart Go To Checkout