Consistency helps Brad Sites capture Empire State title IMCA Empire State Series champion Brad Sites. (Photo courtesy of Brad Sites)

MONROETON, Pa. ­– Brad Sites got a championship and a lesson out of his 2016 race season.

Sites didn’t have any wins to show for his efforts but was consistent enough to top the point race for the Empire State Series, finishing in the top five in five of 12 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified tour outings.

“I finished well but didn’t have any wins. Our goal is always to win races,” said Sites, from Monroeton, Pa., and younger brother of three-time series champion Eddie Sites. “I made some changes in setup that didn’t work and we didn’t realize the tire pressure gauge wasn’t working like it should until late in the season.”

Sites brought four career tour wins into the season, including a pair in 2015. He had two second-place showings this year, both of them at Skyline Raceway Park.

While he hit every series show, Sites wasn’t a weekly regular anywhere. He owns a seamless gutter business and spent a lot of time on a ladder after a tornado and accompanying hail storm that blew through Monroeton and Bradford County in July.

Starts-12                                                    Wins-0                                                         Top Five Finishes-5 

HIS CREW: Brother Eddie, father Eddie Sr., nephews Louden and Trap, and girlfriend Tonia Burgess.

HIS SPONSORS: Sites Seamless Gutters of Monroeton; A-Jon Construction of Westchester; and Standing Stone Trucking of Wysox.