2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Jamie Bradford
Tennessee Karting Association champion shows karting is growing in Volunteer state
The 2018 season marked the fourth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Presented by RLV. The purpose of the effort is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 program across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. Through the support of their racers, clubs and tracks signed up for the program and, in return, both the tracks and racers received prizes at the end of the season, including many products produced by Briggs & Stratton.
The 2018 Briggs WRS program welcomed a combined 3,400 racers in Senior/Masters and Junior competition, enjoying just over 50 participating tracks throughout North America. Over the past four years, the program has welcomed a total of 15,000 competing racers and, with the help of RLV, the Hilliard Corporation and Amsoil, over $150,000 in prizes have been awarded.
eKartingNews.com is now recognizing the top-10 overall in the USA and Canada Senior/Masters divisions and the Junior ranks. For complete rankings, visit the Briggs WRS 2018 Final Report and for more on the program, visit www.briggsracing.com
Top-10 Briggs Weekly Racing Series USA Senior/Masters Profiles
USA #4 – Jamie Bradford
Track: Tennessee Karting Association
Hometown: Mount Juliet, TN
Occupation: Auto Repair Shop Owner
Sponsors: Bradford Auto Care, RPM Chassis
Years Karting: 4
2018 Briggs WRS Events
For the first time in the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series, a Tennessee Karting Association driver has finished inside the top-10 overall in the Senior/Masters standings. For 2019, TKA had two drivers ending the year among the top-10 as Jamie Bradford secured the fourth spot in the USA rankings following a championship season at the TKA program. The organization has raced at the NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, set to move to a track in Dickson, Tennessee – southwest of Nashville.
Bradford competed in the TKA’s LO206 Spec VK category, which utilizes the MG VK tire as the spec tire. Jamie also finished the season second in the LO206 Senior championship, placing behind Chris Dugan – who finished 8th in the Briggs Weekly Racing Series. Bradford hit a number of tracks, and showed up on the Briggs WRS program for competing in events at Amped Up Racing, Kart Racers of America at New Castle Motorsports Park and GoPro Karting Challenge in Mooresville, North Carolina. Aside from the TKA championship, the highlight for Bradford was placing third at the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard in the Briggs 206 Masters class in a field of 49 drivers.
Karting for Bradford began at Twin Fountains Raceway with the Amped Up Racing Series about four years ago when Jody Covington gave him a ride. Bradford’s first kart was a 2004 Invader. It has been one of improvement for Bradford in his short time in the sport, as he finished 123rd in the Briggs WRS for 2017 and 314th in 2016. Bradford has notched the KRA program at New Castle as his place to race in 2019.