'Let's go, Brandon': Kid yells anti-Biden slogan while kicking off Super Dirt race
A young boy attending the NAPA Super DIRT Week Pro Stock 50 event at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, October 10, was asked by an announcer to "help kick this thing off" along with two other kids. The three intoned “drivers, start your engines," before the first boy kickstarted the race by asserting "Let’s Go, Brandon!”
The 'Let's Go Brandon' meme originated on October 3 when NBC sports reporter Kelli Stavast was interviewing NASCAR driver Brandon Brown at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama after the racer scored his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. Stavast was caught on camera reporting that the crowd at the stands behind were chanting "Let's go, Brandon!" when in reality they were chanting "F**k Joe Biden." The phrase has since become an anti-establishment slogan.
"Drivers, start your engines... LET'S GO BRANDON" pic.twitter.com/y2HUtESThe— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 12, 2021
In another instance of sports fans invoking the chant, Fox & Friends host Will Cain was interviewing diners at a Greenville, South Carolina diner last Thursday, October 7, as part of Fox News’ 25th anniversary. He spoke to a couple who were identified only as Kelly and Neil. “I watch Fox News because y’all tell the truth. Other news sites, they aren’t always telling the honest truth and we know when you watch Fox News that’s what you’re going to get," Kelly told Cain. Pointing at the Clemson Tigers logo on Neil’s shirt, Cain asked, “You see this a lot in Greenville you see that right there?” Neil replied, “Go Tigers. But I watch Fox News because it’s America. It’s my America, it’s a real station telling a real truth every day and by the way, let’s go, Brandon!”
based Fox News viewer: "and by the way, LET'S GO BRANDON!" pic.twitter.com/2w6X5MHoxr— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) October 7, 2021
This is not the first time anti-Biden chants have been heard at a sporting event. Last month, during the Texas A&M Aggies game against the Kent State Golden Flashes, many in the crowd chanted "F**k Joe Biden". The same chant was repeated by a small section of the crowd at the September 2 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers game against the Citadel Bulldogs, as well as the Virginia Tech match against UNC the following evening.
Someone just paged Let's Go Brandon at Chicago O'Hare. pic.twitter.com/BrUK2TuzJF— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) October 8, 2021
The president himself was confronted by angry hecklers as he visited New York and New Jersey on September 7, when he arrived to inspect the damage caused by Hurricane Ida. Biden was greeted with boos and profane placards from a group of angry residents after he landed at John F Kennedy airport in Queens. As his motorcade rolled through New Jersey, one red, white, and blue flag in the view was emblazoned with the words, "F**k Biden...And F**k You for voting For Him."
Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval and home to the Budweiser Intl’ Classic for Supermodifieds, according to its Facebook website. The speedway is located in Oswego, NY, and was built in 1951 when original owners Harry, George, and William Caruso converted the one-time Wine Creek Horse Track into a 3/8 mile dirt auto racing facility. The track was paved during 1952 and remained a 3/8 mile track until 1961 when it was revamped to its current 5/8 mile size. The Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly race track since it opened in August of 1951.