INVERNESS, FL : Kaleb Bradley will be able to race again on Wednesday alongside his brother and the rest of the Tretow Racing team after having to get a brand new chassis and rebuild it on Monday night and Tuesday.
The chassis rebuild came after an early race accident in the first of two Bandit features destroyed his chassis on Monday afternoon. The team purchased a spare chassis from INEX on Monday and went straight to work swapping parts.
“We got it back and we started taking off all the front suspension parts and we realized the frame was bent pretty bad,” Kaleb Bradley, 11, from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, told LegendsNation. “So, then, we were looking around for a new chassis and there’s one all the way down at the other end of the track. Then, we started taking the wrecked one apart and putting it in on the other car. We stayed until 10pm Monday night and stayed yesterday until 5pm. Then, we started talking about it and they said I better not hit anybody, or I’ll probably be done for the week.”
Jacob Bradley, Kaleb’s 11-year-old brother, was also involved in the incident.
“I was to be smooth,” Jacob Bradley said. “Can’t wad it up first day. Had the inside and got cut off. Yellow came out. Initially what happened was the yellow came out because [Tristan McKee] nailed the wall and [Alex Meggs] slammed on his brakes and cut down and I was on his inside coming down the backstretch. He spun and collected Kaleb and Kaleb hit my right rear and sent him in the wall too. Got it fixed for today.”
With the accident behind them, the two brothers are looking ahead to Wednesday’s races and the remainder of the week with expectations of finishing in the top-three in their races. The two brothers, both competing in the Bandits class, are used to racing each other at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina, on a regular basis.
“We plan on running up front all day,” Jabob said. “Running and finishing top-three.”
The two brothers will again compete in the Bandits feature on Wednesday and, barring any other major incidents, the remainder of the week. Wednesday’s races will go green around 2:30pm EST. LegendsNation.TV will have live, flag-to-flag coverage of the races.