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JACE BACON EARNS RADICAL CUP PODIUM IN RETURN AT ROAD AMERICA

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It was a weekend of two different race cars, two different series, a mixed bag of weather, and all on the 4.048-mile Road America circuit. Taking on the famed Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin facility, Jace Bacon gained knowledge, experience and hardware in a weekend that featured five wheel-to-wheel races in both sportscars and open wheel machinery.

Pulling double duty and with a busy Thursday of both USF2000 and Radical Cup North America testing, Bacon entered Friday with a pair of qualifying sessions and one wheel-to-wheel race on his card. In USF2000, a row 11 starting spot was established after his qualifying effort netted the JHDD driver the 21st place starting spot for race one. On the Radical Cup side of the program, Jace qualified eighth in the Pro 1340 class, three positions behind his father Seth, who slotted into P5. Once the Radical Cup racing got underway, Jace was able to show his racing prowess, advancing to run in the top-three throughout the 15-lap affair, but eventually settled for the fourth position when the checkered flag flew.

Returning to the track on Saturday for two wheel-to-wheel races, one in USF2000 and one in Radical Cup, Jace was able to move forward in both. Starting 21st in his JHDD USF entry, Bacon managed to keep his nose clean and moved forward to finish 14th, gaining some valuable on-track experience.

The second Radical Cup race of the weekend was met with a deluge as the skies opened, resulting in only a six-lap race. Able to provide an exciting green, white, and checkered finish at the end, Bacon found himself back on the podium, climbing to the third step and his first podium result of the weekend.

Sunday would see a carbon copy schedule as Bacon would once again be back on track, splitting his time between open-wheel and sports car machinery. First up on the schedule was the third Radical Cup race of the weekend that featured a mandatory pit stop. Jace cycled to the lead in the pit stop rotation, eventually finishing just shy of the podium in P4, one position ahead of his dad in fifth. In USF2000, Bacon completed the full race distance adding to his knowledge and experience and was classified in the 18th position.

“It was a difficult weekend going back and forth but I am excited to be back racing and competing again,” explained Bacon. “A huge thank you to Crown Racing and JHDD for the support this weekend and for working with me to do the double.”

Stay tuned to Jace Bacon’s social media pages, Jace Bacon Racing (Facebook) and @jacebacon_ (Instagram), for photos, results and news as he continues national racing in 2024.

For more information on Jace Bacon, please contact RTD Media & Management at 317.270.8723 or via email to Mike@RTD-Media.com or visit Jace Bacon online at www.JaceBaconRacing.com.

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