ALUMNI: Brad Sweet wins World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Feature Race, Sprint Week championship
Sprint car racer Brad Sweet is off to a roaring start to the season and he’s got the Big Gator Trophy to prove it.
Sweet, a Grass Valley native and 2004 Bear River graduate, showcased his DIRTcar Nationals dominance Sunday by winning the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Feature Race at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, also won the season opening series event Friday which helped him to the Sprint Week championship and the Big Gator Trophy.
“It’s nice to start the season on a strong note,” said Sweet in a phone interview. “That’s always good, but now it’s about what we do from this point.”
Now in his third year racing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Sweet said he is reaping the benefits of years of experience as well as a solid team around him.
“I’m starting to get the experience I needed and I’m with a really great team,” Sweet said. “We set the bar really high, so we need to just keep doing what we’re doing.”
Sweet also stressed that this just the beginning of a long season and it’s not about how he starts, but how he finishes.
“It’s just the start, not the finish,” he said. “We have a long way to go.”
The world of Outlaws Sprint Car Series makes it way west in March, including stops in Stockton, Placerville, Watsonville and Chico just to name a few locations.
“It’s always been a good swing for me,” Sweet said of the series’ West Coast swing. “I get to see family and friends. It’s my favorite for sure.”
Sweet said it’s kind of like having a home field advantage.
“It’s great to call Grass Valley home and be from Northern California,” he said. “I travel all over the United States and the world and there’s no place like Grass Valley. I really appreciate that area and all the people that have supported me throughout my career.”
For more information on Sweet visit his website at bradsweetracing.com. For more on the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series visit http://www.woosprint.com.
To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email email@example.com.
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