Norm Brown

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18 Feb 1937
Rockford, Michigan


18 Sep 2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan


United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1967)

Sadly died recently after suffering from dementia. Norm continued to visit motorsport events until ill-health intervened. His career ended after being badly burnt in the crash that killed Ronnie Duman in 1968. A dirt-track and sprint car ace in his racing heyday, he owned a steel hauling business, but he bore the scars of his crash all his life. Norm, often referred to as Farmer Brown when racing, started racing in super-modified cars on dirt ovals, racing a car that he'd built himself. Whilst beginning to build some momentum, his career was somewhat disrupted by having to serve for two years in the US Army in Korea. Upon his return, he found great success in sprint cars and for that, he was inducted in the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame. Both his son and granddaughter have also been racers.

Biography last updated 23 Sep 2016