PENSACOLA, FL - RIS - A new name will appear in world stock car records following today's ASA ACDelco Challenge Series FLORIDA 300 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. When Brad Loney crossed the finish line in the Bunsaver/Flexsteel/Hunters...
PENSACOLA, FL - RIS - A new name will appear in world stock car records following today's ASA ACDelco Challenge Series FLORIDA 300 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. When Brad Loney crossed the finish line in the Bunsaver/Flexsteel/Hunters Special Pontiac Grand Prix it was the 47th consecutive race in which he has been running at the end, thus breaking the mark of 46 races completed held by former Grand National driver Sam Ard.
The 29 year-old Loney is a native of Cedar Rapids, IA who is competing in his sixth ASA season. Brad has finished every ASA race since August 20, 1994. Setting the record proved to be tough on the car as Loney got tangled up with Brett Bell on lap 94 and hit the turn two wall hard with the rear of the car. The crew went to work and was able to repair the damage and get Brad back out on the track with a loss of only 75 laps.
"It wasn't easy," Loney said after the race. "This wasn't the way we wanted to go about getting the record but the guys did a real great job. We did the same thing earlier this season and its a tribute to the Bunsaver team and the effort they make. I hope that we can continue the string, but I hope that we can work on some things that will get us closer to the front."
Loney has tasted victory on the ASA ACDelco Challenge Series when he took the win at Toledo Speedway in a 400 lap event. Brad also became the first driver in ASA history to finish every race for two consecutive seasons during the streak, and when he starts the Cedar Rapids, IA event on July 11 at Hawkeye Downs Speedway it will mark his 100th career ASA start.
John Kaiser, Racing Information Systems