Bradley Morris began his racing career in 2008, racing trophy Karts. Since his passion came to fruition, the young driver has never looked back. In fact, two years later, he earned the title of 2010 Monster Jam Kart Champion, and continued his successful run during the following year upon being awarded with Rookie of the Year honors on the Limited Buggy class. Morris made his way to the record books in the Pro-Lite class, as he was the first driver less than sixteen years of age to take a spot on the podium. Although many drivers would be satisfied with the accomplishments Bradley has already experienced early on in his career, there is no indication that he has remotely reached his goals. In fact, Bradley's aspirations are not only of standing on the podium in this particular class, but he is focused on manning the top spot on the podium.
Bradley Morris earned a spot on the podium during rounds five and six of LOORS at Speed World, at Surprise, Arizona.
After earning a staggering four trips to the podium during rounds three and four of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS), Bradley Morris and Team BME Motorsports, rolled into Speed World in Surprise, Arizona, eager to get rounds five and six underway.
The driver had a full weekend ahead of him as he prepared to race in the Pro-Lite Unlimited, Modified Kart, and Limited Buggy classes. "I was a little tentative coming into this race," he recalled, "but once I got on the track, my nerves got confident and ready to race. The track was perfect."
Since beginning his racing career in 2008, Bradley Morris has seen his share of success.
After qualifying second in the Pro-Lite class, Morris started the race on the second row. When the waving of the green flag deemed the race underway, he wasted no time in his pursuit for the leading position. His charge forward was hindered in the fourth turn when another truck slammed into and caused him to spin out.
Although striving to get back on track, by the time Morris got all of his ducks back in a row, he was near the back of the pack. Knowing he had a lot of ground to make up, the driver began working his way back toward the front, but a flat tire demanded that he pit for repairs.
Once returning to the track, Bradley Morris had fire in his eyes and the lead on his mind. Working his way through the field at a furious rate, the driver managed to reach the sixth spot, but on the last lap, damaged suspension parts reared their ugly heads and lent to him roll his truck in the corner, and starting a fire. In spite of his string of bad luck, Morris was still able to finish in the top ten.
"I was surprised I even got a top ten, considering the roll-over at the end," he recalled. "But I was upset because I had worked myself all the way back to the sixth position."
With the first day of the event behind him, Morris returned to Speed World on the following day with an eagerness to get out on the track and make a showing. Starting in the middle of the field, the driver got a great jump at the waving of the green flag and immediately began working his way toward the front. Avoiding chaos caused by others, and sliding smoothly through the corners, Bradley was sitting in the fifth place spot at the mandatory caution. The remainder of the race prove a heated battle, and at the waving of the checkered flag, he had earned another position on the podium with a third place finish.
"The race on the day prior made me want to drive harder," explained Morris. "I was really fast on the first day, but had the bad luck." Referring to his third place finish on day two, he continued, "The key was to stay patient and drive smart. With a broken left suspension, I had to drive hard but cautious."
Bradley Morris also managed to make a showing in the Limited Buggy class during his weekend at the LOORS event. Qualifying fourth on the first day of action, the driver embarked upon a fierce battle during the first half of the race. After a mandatory caution, he took the inside and made a pass for the lead. Although challenged through a portion of the remainder of the race, Bradley eventually pulled away. Never looking back, Bradley Morris crossed the finish line leading all of the other drivers.
In 2011, Bradley Morris earned Rookie of the Year in the limited buggy class.
"I had to work hard to make sure no one would be able to catch me," he ensured. When asked the key to winning the race, he answered, "To be patient and to be there at the end of the race."
Morris returned on the following day with aspirations of earning yet another spot on the podium. After racing elbow-to-elbow, with six drivers during a portion of the race, Morris eventually put his sights on the leader. Although right on his bumper, time ran out and at the race's end Morris was in second place, earning another spot on the podium.
One obviously has to be a skilled driver to experience the success that Morris has seen throughout his career, but the driver also understands that maintenance is extremely essential. That in mind, he and his team are strong advocates of using K&N products for their filtering needs.
"I use K&N air and oil filters, their lubricant, and filter cleaner," he explained. "I've been using their products for six years. They are great. They keep my engine running strong, and last a long time."
When asked the key to success throughout the remainder of the season, Bradley Morris said. "I have to be patient and consistent. Fans can expect some exciting racing in all three classes and me on the podium multiple times each weekend."
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