Friday, November 22, 2013

After Marathon Rebuild, Brooks Ready For Mason Dixon Meltdown

It’s been a long road back for Rockin’ Rodney Brooks and the Trinity Oaks Senior Living Community/ KOMA Unwind Ford team, after a devastating crash two weeks ago at Caraway Speedway. Left with a virtually demolished race car and less than two weeks to rebuild, the team burned gallons of midnight oil in order to make their final scheduled start of the 2013 season in Saturday’s “Mason Dixon Meltdown” at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC.

“This car was trashed,” said Godfather Motorsports crew chief Jim Gallison, Jr. “In all our years of racing, we have never suffered so much damage in a single crash. We had destroyed parts from bumper to bumper -- broken rear axles and a bent rear-end tube, broken shock absorbers, a destroyed front chassis clip, upper and lower control arms, ball joints, radiator, wheels – it was a long list. But the guys pulled together and put in a superhuman effort. We’re back together and ready to race this weekend.”

Brooks and the Trinity Oaks/KOMA Unwind team will debut a new Ford Mustang body from ARBodies on the No. 30 Super Late Model this weekend, and Brooks said he is highly motivated to finish the season with a top finish.

“It would have been easy to fold our tent and call it a season after the wreck at Caraway,” said Brooks. “But we’ve got the most supportive sponsors in the sport, and we owe it to them to finish the season on a high note. It’s going to be a little like starting over this weekend, but this team doesn’t quit. We’ll do whatever it takes.”

Saturday’s “Mason Dixon Meltdown” is highlighted by a 200-lap event for the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models; a race that will determine both the PASS National and South Series champions. Also on the docket are the winged, 410-cubic inch Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Cars, PASS Pro Late Models and Mini Cup cars. Pit gates open at 9 AM Saturday, with practice from 10:45 AM – 1 PM. Qualifying will begin at 1:30 PM, with racing to commence at 3:00.

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 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
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  1. Wayne1:52 PM

    Just read that the bad luck is still with you.

  2. Anonymous8:57 AM

    Darn the bad luck guys, hope its all gone and next season will be better for you.

    Again, thanks for supporting local, short track racing.