Bradley Morris put in a dominating performance at rounds 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Shortcourse Series held under the lights at Glen Helen in San Bernardino, California. Morris, who competes in three classes including Modified Kart, Limited Buggy and Prolite, took three wins on the weekend and lead every lap of Prolite racing.
His victory in the Limited Buggy class was just a bonus when compared to his back-to-back wins in Prolite. Bradley held off a huge field of talented Prolite drivers who did everything they could to catch him. “There were so many yellows in round nine I had to fight hard to stay ahead of Casey Currie and Brian Deegan the entire race,” said Bradley, “I would pull out a slight lead and then someone would cause a yellow and they would be right back on my bumper. Having Danny (Ebberts) on the radio was a huge help. He let me know where everyone was and what they were doing behind me.” Bradley ran his own lines paying no heed to the pressure put on by Currie, to take his first win in the Prolite class. Currie, also on King shocks, finished second.
In spite of Deegan and the 21 other hungry racers trying to chase him down once more, round 10 was much easier for Bradley. He started on the front row and after taking the lead, built up a sizeable gap on the field. Bradley then backed off just a bit to save the truck maintaining a consistent rhythm. It was Deegan who came knocking with about three laps to go but Bradley was unfazed, maintaining a pace that kept him out front to the finish. “I knew he could win in Prolite, it was just a matter of time,” said Danny Ebberts, “He has the driving talent and knows how to race. We have a firm grasp on the handling of the truck now. After we put the King shocks on, it’s responding much better. Now we can concentrate on fine tuning for track conditions.”
“I used to feel beat up after every race in the truck,” said Bradley, “Now with the Kings, it’s a lot more comfortable to drive and I can put the truck where I want it. I’m in and out of three different cars on race day. They all have different speeds, different shift patterns and have to be driven in different ways. It’s important to have them all dialed in.” King’s superior damping performance and dedicated trackside support can contribute to your success too. Winning racers like Bradley Morris know, there really is a difference. Nothing rides like a King.
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