Team Kendall Racer of the Month - February 2014 - R.A. Brown
With more than 20 years of racing experience under his belt, we're pleased to announce R.A. Brown of Columbia, S.C., as our Team Kendall Racer of the Month for February. Brown's passion for racing started at a young age when he would visit the race track with his father and brother. Today, the three of them own and operate Ralph Brown Racing, where they work together to build a name for themselves both on and off the track.
"Racing is more than just a hobby-it's given me the opportunity to become closer to my dad and brother since we all share the love for this sport. My dad owns the 2013 Chevrolet Impala that we race, and my brother, James, is my crew chief," Brown explained.
Brown started his competitive racing career in 1992, winning his first race shortly thereafter. "Since I started racing, I've competed in several different divisions-including Super Trucks and Super Late Model Stock Car-but for the last 10 years I've been touring the Southeast in the Late Model Stock Car division," shared Brown.
Shortly after switching to the Late Model Stock Car division, Brown started to experience more success, taking home several first place titles and winning a tour race. This past year, Brown won half of the races he competed in at his local track, Anderson Motor Speedway in Williston, S.C., closing out the 2013 season in second place-a feat that the entire Ralph Brown Racing team is proud of.
"My dad is 97 years old and still comes to the track to cheer me on-I love it. I always aim to win, but knowing my dad and brother are on the sidelines gives me even more motivation to do well because I don't want to let them down," said Brown.
Now entering his third year with Team Kendall, Brown is looking forward to his first race in 2014, which takes place on March 14 at Anderson Motor Speedway in Willamston, S.C. His goal is to take home the track championship.
Brown's sponsor, Travis Kessler of Colonial Fuel and Lubricant Services, Inc. in Savannah, Ga., is looking forward to rooting on the racer this season. "R.A. and his family are loyal Kendall Motor Oil customers, and we're excited to have them be a part of Team Kendall again this year," shared Kessler. "We wish them a successful racing year."
Congratulations, R.A.! We wish you the best of luck in your 2014 season.