(Jacob Bradley in victory lane after he captured the win Saturday night at Kingsport Speedway for the AK Performance Bandolero Tour / Photo Credit : LW Pictures)
KINGSPORT, TN : The AK Performance Bandolero Tour did not disappoint once again as seven youngsters made the trip to the mountains of Tennessee on Saturday and “The Concrete Jungle” known as Kingsport Speedway.
Claremont, North Carolina’s Joshua Horniman and Kaleb Bradley from Chapel Hill, North Carolina qualified on the front row to begin the 15 lap feature race. Bradley would jump out to the lead off the second turn from the outside line as the field thundered off under the green.
Just as Jacob Bradley took away second from Horniman, his brother and race leader Kaleb spun up in the second turn on lap three to bring out the first yellow flag of the night.
Horniman and Jacob Bradley would line up on the front row for the restart as the field came to the green flag under a crawl off the fourth turn. Just like the initial start, Jacob Bradley used the high line off the second turn similar to Kaleb Bradley to take the lead away down the backstretch from Horniman.
It didn’t take long for Kaleb Bradley to work his way from the rear of the field back into the third position as just five laps in he was in chase of Horniman for the runner-up position.
Bryce Sanders and Karter Beattie would have a battle for the fourth position a straightaway behind the top three, before Sanders eventually pursued in that discussion.
With three laps to go, Kaleb Bradley moved underneath Horniman in the second turn and moved into the second position, but the race leader was checked out.
Jacob Bradley would cruise home to his first AK Performance Bandolero Tour feature win of the season by almost two seconds over Kaleb Bradley and Joshua Horniman. With his fourth place finish Bryce Sanders moved into the championship lead as Aiden Garcia, the winner of the first two events, chose to skip this event.
“It feels really great. It’s been awhile since I had a win,” Jacob Bradley on his win at the Concrete Jungle. “I’m happy for my team, Jake Tretow, Cut Rite and Redhead Racing.”
AK Performace Bandolero Results :
- Jacob Bradley (#42)
- Kaleb Bradley (#44)
- Joshua Horniman (#43)
- Bryce Sanders (#44S)
- Karter Beattie (#0.7)
- Neal Dulin (#79)
- Mardy Roberts, III (#55)