Plainfield, IN -March 3rd, 2015 -The past few weeks have been hectic for both Chad and the entire Baldwin Brothers Race Team. Getting back into the swing of things is always an adjustment coming back from the off season. The trip began with an easy ride south headed for warmer weather leaving snow and freezing temperatures behind as the rig pulled out of Lafayette, IN in route to the USAC opener at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.
A month of firsts was in store for Chad as he would compete in Florida for the first time in a sprint car, compete at two new tracks, and most of all start the trek towards his first full USAC Racing Sprint Car Season. Thanks to Kenny and Margo Baldwin, Chad will set out to tackle many new tracks in different states aside from where he has competed in the past few season in Indiana.
Chad competed three nights at Bubba Raceway Park qualifying straight to the AMain all three nights. A couple nights a not so stellar time trial lap landed him a deep starting spot in the AMain. However that didn't seem to hinder his efforts to redeem himself and pass cars when it counted advancing the first night from 17th to 7th to score a top 10 finish. He advanced in the next two nights AMains as well going from 13th to 11th Saturday and 20th to 13th Sunday. After all three events the team had earned a ranking in the top 10 in USAC points as they moved forward to the next stop of the Florida swing.
On to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, FL where they were scheduled to run three more nights before heading back to Indiana. East Bay saw Chad earning two more top 10 finishes, charging from 20th to 7th Thursday earning the hard charger award and 12th to 10th Friday night, before the final night was cancelled due to rain.
Starting off on the right foot with three top ten finishes out of the five total events leaving Chad and Baldwin Brothers Racing team in the top 10 in USAC points heading into the next race at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Saturday April 4th, 2015.
Without the hard work and dedication put in by all involved the consistent results would not have come. As they head into the next stretch of USAC races they hope is to gain momentum and advance further forward in points and win races. Huge thanks to Fred Click and Drew Ikerd for everything they did to keep the 5 rolling strong all week including the late nights at the car wash and early mornings maintaining the cars.
Thank you to all Continued Supporters:
Amsoil, Baldwin Brothers Racing, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DRC Chassis, Fox Paving, Hinchman Indy, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Midwest Shades, RevvedUp Industries, Shaws, and STIDA.
Photo Credit: TeeJay Crawford Photography