Monday, September 02, 2013

22nd To Eighth For Trinity Oaks Ford at South Boston

Rockin' Rodney: "Coming to the front!"
Rockin’ Rodney Brooks made his 2013 season debut one to remember Saturday night at South Boston (VA) Speedway. Making his first start of the season at the wheel of the Trinity Oaks Senior Living Community Ford, Brooks rocketed from 22nd on the starting grid to finish a strong eighth at the drop of the checkered flag. 
Brook’s back-of-the-pack starting spot came as a result of a blown head gasket prior to qualifying two weeks earlier. But when the main event fell victim to rain, it gave the Godfather Motorsports team ample time to make repairs and return for the rescheduled main event.  

“We knew we had a fast race car, right off the trailer,” said Brooks. “We were the fourth or fifth-fastest car in practice, and I told crew chief Jim Gallison that when they threw the green flag for the feature, we were coming to the front.” 

Once the green flag waved, Brooks wasted little time keeping his word, passing 10 cars in the first 30 laps despite running a conservative pace to save his tires for the stretch run. The Trinity Oaks Ford was 10th by Lap 50, running nose-to-tail with Pro All Stars Series point leader Kyle Grissom, and spent the remainder of the 100-lap race racing in the Top-10. A late restart following a multi-car frontstretch crash trapped Brooks in the slower outside lane for the final restart, but he persevered for a gratifying, eighth-place finish. 

“I can’t say enough about this Trinity Oaks team,” said Brooks afterward. “Jim and the crew --Andy O’Connor, Trevor Lucias, Randy Bowers, Mike Jones and Tyler Monn -- gave me a terrific race car. Coming from the back of the pack is tough to do in this series, and that’s the most fun I’ve had in a long, long time.” 

Next up for the Trinity Oaks Senior Living Community Ford team is the PASS 150 on Saturday night, August 21 at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC.

1) 25 – Ross Kenseth – 100 laps
2) 28 – Jared Irvan - 100
3) 2 – Brandon McReynolds - 100
4) 14 – Clete Caywood - 100
5) 31 – Kyle Grissom - 100
6) 4 – Jay Fogleman - 100
7) 51 – Bobby Measmer, Jr. - 100
8) 1n – Rodney Brooks - 100
9) 62 – Brandon Ward - 100
10) 13 – Joe Ryan Osborne - 100
11) 05 – Alex Fleming - 100
12) 8f – Tate Fogleman - 100
13) 8 – Joseph Mursuli - 99
14) 41 – David Quackenbush - 98
15) 57– Cole Timm - 97
16) 66 – Steve Wallace - 92
17) 76 – Jerrick Johnson - 91
18) 42 – Tim Pinion - 91
19) 15 – Tanner Rumburg - 91
20) 48 – John Batten - 91
21) 4h – Clay Rogers - 90
22) 1 – Justin Allison 78
23) 129 – Spencer Davis - 41
24) 22 – Tyler Audie - 38

About Godfather Motorsports – Godfather Motorsports is owned by Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio personality Dave Moody and enjoys major sponsorship from Trinity Oaks Senior Living Community of Salisbury, NC. The team also boasts a comprehensive list of technological and marketing partners that includes Valvoline Motor Oil, Eibach Springs, ASM Graphics, Race 101, CV Products, ARBodies and Phantom Racing Gear. For additional information on the team and marketing opportunities with Godfather Motorsports, contact Dave Moody -- Visit the Godfather Motorsports website at

About Trinity Oaks Senior Living Community -- Located in historic Salisbury, North Carolina near the gently rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a few hours from the magnificent Carolina beaches. The community is conveniently located near Interstate 85 and midway between two airports, Charlotte and Greensboro, making travel easy. Here, the area is highlighted by gentle changes in the seasons. Trinity Oaks is a continuing care retirement community where those 60 and over focus on enhancing life’s many opportunities. The Trinity Oaks campus has become a Salisbury landmark where traditions of the past blend with the culture of the future. historic Salisbury, NC, Trinity Oaks is a continuing care retirement community where residents age 60 and over enjoy a lifestyle filled with activities, group and individual outings and personal enrichment opportunitie. Its impeccably maintained campus is a Salisbury landmark, blending traditions of the past with state of the art amenities, fine dining and time spent in the company of others who share a passion for life. Learn more about Trinity Oaks at

1 comment:

  1. wayne5:50 PM

    Very Nice. Now to get the other driver up to speed.