Bradley Motorsports

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Bradley Motorsports was a racing team in the Indy Racing League owned by Colorado convenience store owner Brad Calkins. His son, Buzz Calkins, drove the bright red cars shod in the livery of Bradley Food Marts, Brad Calkins' company. Bradley won the first IRL race in 1996 at Walt Disney World Speedway and were the co-champions of the inaugural IRL season. The team began in 1990, supporting Calkins' rise through the Indy Lights development series. After Calkins' retirement from the cockpit at the end of the 2001 season, the team ran a program in the first half of the 2002 season for Japanese pay driver Shigeaki Hattori, but following poor finishes, Hattori left after the Pikes Peak International Raceway race. The team finished out the season unsponsored with Brazilian Raul Boesel driving in his final season of open wheel racing. Bradley Motorsports earlier had a pro super vee team in the mid and late 1980s that ran the Bradley Food Marts car driven by future RuSPORT co-owner Steve Wulff.

Complete IRL/IndyCar Series Results[edit]

(key) (Results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos Pos
1996 WDW PHX INDY
Reynard 95i Ford-Cosworth United States Buzz Calkins 12 1* 6 17 1st 246
1996–97 NHA LSV WDW PHX INDY TXS PPIR CLT NHA LSV
Reynard 95i Ford-Cosworth United States Buzz Calkins 12 2 6 10th 204
G-Force GF01 Infiniti 11 8 11 19 5 21 28
1998 WDW PHX INDY TXS NHA DOV CLT PPIR ATL TXS LSV
G-Force GF01B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 United States Buzz Calkins 12 14 9 10 15 15 24 28 11 11 19th 134
1999 WDW PHX CLT INDY TXS PPIR ATL DOV PPIR LSV TXS
Dallara IR9 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 United States Buzz Calkins 12 17 14 13th 201
G-Force GF01C C1 19 9 14 5 8 15 5 8
2000 WDW PHX LSV INDY TXS PPIR ATL KTY TXS
Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 United States Buzz Calkins 12 8 23 25 18 4 12 23 12 9 15th 145
2001 PHX HMS ATL INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY GAT CHI TXS
Dallara IR-01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 United States Buzz Calkins 12 9 16 3 12 15 15 10 13 9 16 22 9 10 9th 242
2002 HMS PHX FON NAZ INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH KTY GAT CHI TXS
Dallara IR-02 Infiniti Japan Shigeaki Hattori 12 25 26 10 20 6 19 27th 78
Brazil Raul Boesel 11 5 15 13 8 11 22 19th 158
  1. ^ The 1999 VisionAire 500K was cancelled after 79 laps due to spectator fatalities.