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John Brooks

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John Brooks, Champ Car Atlantic event, Las Vegas, Nevada, 8th April 2007. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

John Brooks, Champ Car Atlantic event, Las Vegas, Nevada, 8th April 2007. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

07 Aug 1959
Tucson, Arizona

Nationality:

United States

CART/IRL years:

CART (1983)

Later became a team owner, running an Indy Lights team for about 20 years. Sold the team in 2013, and although he keeps links to the sport, he no longer has a day-to-day involvement. Brooks became interested in the sport via his father, who was a flagman at stock car races, before working as a gofer at Roger McCluskey's garage in Tucson, before joining a racing school and then qualifying as a mechanical engineer. Brooks carried on racing himself until 1999, at which point he decide to concentrate on his team's fortunes.

Biography last updated 18 May 2016