Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Brooks 11th After Wild Night At Orange County

Rockin’ Rodney Brooks and the Trinity Oaks Senior Living/KOMA Unwind Ford team went to a stock car race Saturday night, and a heavyweight title fight broke out. 

After 150 full-contact laps in the Pro All Stars Series “Orange Blossom 150” at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC, Brooks came away with a hard-fought 11th-place finish and enough bent suspension and body parts to keep the team busy for at least the next week.  

After qualifying a disappointing 21st in time trials, Brooks was relegated to the Last Chance Qualifying race. He won it with ease, however, pulling away to a half-straightaway margin at the drop of the checkered flag to earn the 21st starting spot in the 29-car main event field. 

Brooks immediately moved forward at the start of the race, cracking the Top-15 by Lap 35 before being hit and spun by another car. Contact with the outside wall inflicted body damage and a bent tie rod, causing the front wheels of the Trinity Oaks/KOMA Unwind Ford to be “toed-in” nearly three inches. Brooks pitted under the ensuing caution flag, and crew chief Jim Gallison, Jr. made quick repairs before sending Brooks back onto the race track. 

“We’re not as good as we were, but we were still fast,” reported Brooks after the restart, clicking off lap times that were as quick as those being turned by the race leaders. He advanced as far as 12th place before incidental contract with Jared Irvan’s machine caused a flat left-rear tire and another trip to pit road. The #30 Ford returned to the race track and began working its way forward once again, eventually finishing 11th at the end of the 150-lap grind.  

“There was a full moon tonight, and these guys were driving like they knew it,” said Brooks afterward. “There were a lot of torn-up cars by the end of the race – ours being one of them – but the Godfather Motorsports crew did a great job piecing things back together. It’s amazing that we were able to pass as many cars as we did, considering the damage on the car. This finish belongs to the crew!”  

Next up for the Trinity Oaks Senior Living/KOMA Unwind Ford team will be the 11th Annual “North-South Shootout” on Saturday, November 9th at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, NC. 

PASS “Orange Blossom 150” Official Finish
1) 4 - Jay Fogleman
2) 17 - Preston Peltier
3) 7 -Tyler Church
4) 48 - John Batten
5) 98 - Jody Measamer
6) 198 - Russell Fleeman
7) 2 - Trevor Noles
8) 28 - Jared Irvan
9) 33 - Roger Lee Newton
10) 57 - Cole Timm
11) 30 - Rodney Brooks
12) 40 - Ryan Krachun
13) 8 - Joseph Mursuli
14) 22 - Tyler Audie
15) 31 - Kyle Grissom
16) 8n - John Hunter Nemechek
17) 129 - Spencer Davis
18) 15 - Tanner Rumburg
19) 5 - Wes Burton
20) 12 - Mark Reedy
21) Q104 - Kevin Powell
22) 74 - Ryan Moore
23) 62 - Brandon Ward
24) 13 - Joe Ryan Osborn
25) 50 - Karl Webber
26) 8f - Tate Fogleman
27) 35 - Derek Ramstrom
28) 98h - Daniel Hemric
29) - 09 - Randy Gentry

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 -- mrnturn1@hotmail.com. Visit the Godfather Motorsports website at www.GodfatherMotorsports.com.

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 opportunities. 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 www.trinityoaks.net.

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