Kyle Bronson on East Bay Raceway Park: “It’s where I grew up”
Below, is a two part interview with the East Bay Raceway Park main event winner. The first portion was conducted ahead of the final night at East Bay. The second portion took place after the hometown hero went to victory lane.
Kyle Bronson is setting off on a new venture for the 2018 season. He’s set his schedule for the full Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. In addition, he’s purchase a few Longhorn Chassis and formed an alliance with Brandon Overton and Randy Weaver Racing.
How’s the alliance going?
“We’re getting along pretty great,” Kyle Bronson tells RacingNews.co. “Randy and them guys have been great. They’ve been helping me quite a bit.”
“Hopefully we’ll get us a win here before the end of the weekend because the cars pretty good.”
I’ve seen you guys running close to each other. On both tracks now. That tells me something’s working.
“Yeah, everything’s going good. Everything’s like a wave. While you’re riding it, stay on it as long as you can.”
Is this your favorite track on the tour?
“I like it. It’s where I grew up at, you know. So, I got a lot of laps around here. It’s one of my favorite tracks. It might not be a lot of people’s favorite track. But, I like it for sure.”
How many wins do you got here?
“I don’t even know.” Too many? “I’ve got a lot of them here, I don’t know how many though.”
The above portion of this interview was done ahead of the final night at East Bay Raceway Park. Later that night, Kyle Bronson won in front of the hometown Florida crowd. He passed Jonathan Davenport to take home the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event victory.
Well that’s something.
“It’s just amazing. We had a good car all weekend long, we just finally got to show for it.”
Was that the biggest win of your career?
“Oh yes, definitely. I won a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws race but this is $12,000. It means so much more right here in front of all my hometown fans and everybody here supporting me.”
“It was amazing taking the checkered flag and seeing all those fans standing up in the grandstands.”
As Kyle Bronson crossed the line, he was side by side with Jonathan Davenport. He outran the #49 by 3/4 of a car length and the crowd erupted.
What did you find? Because you started in 10th and drove to the front?
“My car was good all weekend. Everything just finally fell in place.”
Kyle Bronson gets a handshake from Brandon Sheppard to congratulate him on the win.
“This guy right here taught me how to drive this things last year,” Bronson concludes as Sheppard laughs.
Kyle Bronson took the lead with just 6 laps remaining in the race. He held off Davenport as the Longhorn camp swept the podium.