USAC Southwest: Hometown Hero; Hahn Masters Creek County for First-Career USAC Victory

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SAPULPA, Okla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Mike Spivey photo —

The hometown hero struck during round two of the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series Freedom Tour on Thursday night at Creek County Speedway.

Sapulpa, Okla. young gun Blake Hahn came storming to the inside of defending USAC National Sprint Car Series champion Brady Bacon with two laps to go and made the pass stick, leading only laps 29 and 30 en route to his first career USAC victory at his home race track.

Andrew Deal led the opening circuit before Bacon came calling, setting a torrid pace through the majority of the main event. Despite that, however, Hahn lurked quietly inside the top five for most of the first half before charging to the front late in the going. After he got around Bacon with two to go, the driver of the No. 52 Lucas Oil mount never looked back as he sealed the deal.

Ryan Bernal also got around Bacon in the final laps to take the runner-up position, with Casey Shuman and Deal making up the balance of the top five.

Bernal, Deal, Shuman and Bacon all won their respective heat races to kick off the night, while Charles Davis Jr. claimed the semi-feature win to lead the transfers into the main event.

The next USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series race will be Round 3 of the Freedom Tour, on Friday, Aug. 21 at 81 Speedway.


RESULTS: USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series; Freedom Tour; Creek County Speedway; August 20, 2015

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Blake Hahn, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Casey Shuman, 5. Andrew Deal, 6. Danny Smith, 7. Koby Barksdale, 8. Alex DeCamp, 9. Kyle Clark, 10. Shon Deskins, 11. R.J. Johnson, 12. Mike Martin, 13. Patrick Stasa, 14. Chris Bonneau, 15. Dennis Gile, 16. Fred Mattox, 17. Charles Davis Jr., 18. Casey Wills, 19. Tye Mihocko, 20. Shannon McQueen, 21. Harli White, 22. Wyatt Burks

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Deal, Laps 2-28 Bacon, Laps 29-30 Hahn.


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Jacob Seelman is the Managing Editor of Race Chaser Online and creator of the Motorsports Madness radio show, airing at 7 p.m. Eastern every Monday on the Performance Motorsports Network. Seelman grew up in the sport, watching his grandparents co-own the RaDiUs Motorsports NASCAR Cup Series team in the 1990s. He is currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., and is also serving as the full-time tour announcer for both the United Sprint Car Series and the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series.

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