Kyle Larson won the Stoops Pursuit last night as the BC39 Drive to Save Lives opened its two day show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The final 5 laps segment began with just three drivers, Larson, Michael Pickens, and Justin Grant. the race format eliminated drivers who lost positions at the end of each 5 lap segment.
On the final lap of the last segment, Pickens flipped and Grant hit the wall and flipped. Larson drove to the checkered flag alone. Beither driver was injured.
Larson, who drives for Chip Ganassi racing in NASCAR, will also compete in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. He did not enter the BC 39 last year.
The evening featured great racing in the twelve heats which set the qualifying races for tonight’s event. Drivers received points for passing cars. The format led to aggressive driving which didn’t always work out. Brady bacon set the tone for the night in heat 1 with a pass just before the line for the win.
- Brady Bacon
- Kevin Thomas, Jr.
- Zeb Wise
- Dillon Welch
- Gio Scelzi
- Zach Daum
- Jake Neuman
- Chad Boat
- Spencer Bayson
- Thomas Meseraull
3 pm Gates open
5 pm Hot laps (8 groups)
6 pm Qualifying races (8 races)
7:45 Main races (5 races)
9:30 BC 39 (39 laps)
Tickets $35-$75; no general admission
Some more photos of last night’s action