If you think you can beat Carson Brooks this Sunday in the Street Stock Series race at Windy Hollow Speedway, then you could win $300. The 22-year-old has now won three races at the local speedway this year and is gaining attention from regional race fans.
Brooks has been racing at Windy Hollow for five years, but his family has been racing in Daviess County for decades.
“Racing is a big deal in my family,” Brooks said. “My father raced from the time he was 16, and I picked up racing when I turned 16. I learned the ropes of racing from my father traveling with him when I was younger to places like Kentucky Motor Speedway and Salem Speedway. I have loved it for as long as I can remember — it is my passion.”
Brooks, who drives the No. 75 car, said he thinks the bounty is fun and makes things more exiting for the fans.
“We have had a lot of success this year, but it was a long road to get here,” he said. “My father Eric Brooks and I built this car from nothing two years ago. We struggled figuring out the car most of last year, but hit the ground running this year and was fast out the gate after putting in a lot of work in the off season.”
Brooks and his team have won three races at Windy Hollow Speedway this year and are currently sitting in the points lead.
“We will finish out are season racing at Windy Hollow Speedway and we plan to race with the ultimate street stock series at Western Kentucky Speedway in September,” Brooks said. “There we will have to race against some of the best street stock drivers in the nation.”
Brooks said these bigger races are a part of his overall goal and he would like to run in a traveling series and race the dirt tracks at Bristol Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
To keep up with Brooks and his racing team, visit his Facebook page.