BRAD SWEET WINS THE KINGS ROYAL AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY-KING BRAD XXX-COLLECTS 50K

Charlie Fisher crowns King Brad XXX

SWEET  CAPTURES  KINGS ROYAL ROSSBURG, OH (July 13, 2013) — Brad Sweet has been knocking on the door multiple times this season at Eldora Speedway with strong early race leads that ultimately resulted in let downs and disappointing finishes, but Saturday night that was put way behind him, as a solid 40-lap run netted him the biggest win of his career. Brad Sweet accomplished what only 15 other drivers have done over the past 30 years; he captured a Kings Royal Crown and a $50,000 pay check. After a lengthy drought, Darren Long remembered how to get around Eldora to win the companion K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders feature. In victory lane, Sweet revealed his secret. “You run every lap like a qualifying lap pretty much,” he said. And it was that revelation that provided bold and daring moves throughout the 40-lap chase around Eldora’s famed .500-mile clay oval. Sweet, though, picked up the pace for one of dirt racing’s winged Sprint Car crown jewel events. His night started by qualifying 35th and blowing an engine. He ended it by kneeling down to have the coveted Kings Royal crown placed atop his head by Royal Sovereign Charlie Fisher and climbing those three steps to claim his spot on the oversized throne as king of the winged Sprint Car world. “Those were the longest 15 laps. That’s a long heat race, basically, so I was just counting them down,” Sweet said. “I knew if I got out in clean air I could pull away because my car felt really good. As long as I didn’t mess up I wasn’t going to put myself in jeopardy of getting passed. “To win the Kings Royal after being 35th quick and with a blown engine is a testament to my crew. To be able to come from sixth in my heat to win it, it’s not unheard of, but it’s definitely doing something here.” Congrats to all our Weld winners over the weekend Jason Johnson, Kevin Thomas Jr, Brad Kuhn, RJ Johnson, Jonathan Allard,Jon Stanbrough,Travis Rilat, Tony Bruce Jr, Jonathan Cornell, John Blankenship, Shannon Babb, Bobby Pierce, Josh Richards, Darrell Flannigan and Tim McCreadie.