Brooks and Brooks to Oversee Speedweeks Modifieds
Modifieds Set to Roar in New Smyrna in a Few Weeks
By 51 Staff
The 46th Annual World Series of Asphalt of Stock Car Racing is a little over a month away and all the key personnel are getting into their roles. Terry Roberts has taken over the General Manager role at New Smyrna Speedway, the home of the Speedweeks short track tradition, and things look promising after the track’s successful first race of the year. A great crowd was on hand at the half-mile to witness the season-opening Red-Eye 100 Super Late Model event there last week.
As 51 reported earlier this week, noted Deep South tech man Ricky Brooks will be taking up a role with the Modifieds. Further information and elaboration has now been made available to 51 from track staff about his exact role and the role of longtime Modified tech man Dick Brooks.
According to Roberts, Ricky Brooks will assist Dick Brooks, the longtime Modified head tech man for the Speedweeks Mods, with the tech duties and will mainly be focusing on the engines for the Tour-Type Modifieds and the SK Modifieds for the nine-night racing extravaganza.
Dick Brooks will still be the main tech person for the Modifieds and will handle the divisions’ at-track operations, but Glenn Luckett from the CRA Super Series will be the race director.
Ricky Brooks will be serving as the head tech man in the other divisions, which include Super Late Model, Pro Late Model, Florida /IMCA Modifieds and Pro-Trucks for a third-straight year. Since coming on board during Speedweeks, Brooks has wiped out the use of tire softener and has balanced the playing field through his first two Speedweek appearances.
There will be a lot of focus on the Modifieds as Ted Christopher goes for his 10th career Tour-Type Modified title. Also, can the TS Haulers team capture another SK title? They have won the last six titles down at New Smyrna.
Speed51.com will have much more on Smyrna Speedweeks in the next few weeks leading up to all the action in February.
Ron Silk with see Brooks and Brooks in the tech line this year at New Smyrna. (Speed51.com Photo)