Championship Countdown; Tim Brockhouse; Asphalt Oval Master
Learn more about your 2018 Asphalt Oval Master Champion, Tim Brockhouse!
Shakopee, Minnesota via Conroe, Texas
Elko Speedway is my current Home track, but I raced at Texas Motor Speedway more times the last couple of years.
How long have you been racing and how did you get started?
So long ago that they kept records on stone tablets and timing and scoring was done with a sundial and an abacus...
What is your memorable racing moment this season?
I have a few...My son, Ayrton, winning the Beginner Bandits at The Battle at the Big Top was HUGE for me as a parent, but personally was my first race with the FZ09 at the Summer Shootout, where I started last and took second in an 11 lap shortened race. Obviously, nationals would have to be the pinnacle of our season.
What advice do you have for the next group of drivers following behind you?
Don't wait until your my age to win your first points championship! and practice, practice, practice. You will find more speed in the bathroom mirror than all of the "snake oil and magic beans" that everyone else out there is trying to sell you.
What are your plans for the 2019 season?
Just gonna CHILL... we have a great group of youngsters and some 'ol timers that I want to spread the success that we have enjoyed this season and help them pursue their dreams.
What does this championship season mean to you?
Not gonna lie, there are no words to describe it. At my age, the wins are getting farther apart and to end the season the way we did makes this what it is all about.
What was the biggest struggle you were able to overcome this season?
Definitely would have to say going back to Nationals at the same track that has eluded me for so many years. We blew up in the lead last season, and have won the Race of Champions a few times there, and a few seconds, but never the win, so to finally conquer "Viva Brock Vegas" with my 13th asphalt feature win of the year, 13 years and 13 months from my first race there, was the biggest obstacle in securing the championship.
Who would you like to thank?
First would have to be my brother Tony. We blew an engine in our hauler 13 hours away from home and 13 hours away from Vegas. He dropped everything and drove his semi out and picked us up and got us to the show just in time. Shell and Pennzoil for providing us the best lubricants in the business, our series sponsor Eternity Homes, Doug Kelly who is the heart of Great North Legends and is the greatest crew chief and hardest working guy in the shop and in the pits, Baiden Heskett for helping to develop our setup, and keeping me on my game as he kicked my butt most of the time we raced head-to-head all season, and all of the GNL racers, families and friends that support our efforts who are by far the best people I could ever race with. Last but not least my Smokin Hot Wife Amanda who puts up with but supports like no other all of the BS that comes with being my ROCK!
Next Friday: Baiden Heskett; Asphalt Oval Master & Golden Champion!