Of the regular cast of characters that race the Brandon Ford Wheel Man Series, Brooke Storer has become a household name. The 20-year-old driver from Zephyrhills, Florida has been racing since she could practically walk and has since found a home in one of short track racing’s fastest growing touring series.
“I have just really enjoyed racing the Sportsman the past few years,” Storer told Speed51. “It’s such a great class and the competition has been some of the toughest in the state no matter where you go. I mean that class has been the class in Florida for the last couple years now.”
“When drivers are moving down from Super Late Models to come run with us in the Sportsman, it tells you how competitive the series and the class has gotten. For me, if I want to be the best I have to race the best and the Wheel Man Series has given me that opportunity to do so.”
It’s all about the competition and seat time for the third-generation racer, but the benefit of racing with her family team is just as alluring when she spends much of her time in North Carolina developing her craft in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program and working on her Rev Racing No. 9 Late Model Stock Car.
“I really enjoy racing with my family and I want to keep racing in Florida because I know there’s still so much potential down there,” Storer continued. “I mean obviously Speed51 has come on board with the series which creates so much more exposure for the driver, and honestly more seat time for me.
“No matter what I’m in, if I could be in the seat every week that is something I want to do. Even before the Drive for Diversity Program, with the Wheel Man Series and how Speed51 has been putting our names out there and how they’ve been able to promote me as a driver, it’s given me an opportunity not only with Rev but with Super Late Model teams in the future.”
With pressure mounting from those interested parties looking in, Storer takes kindly to the two top-five finishes she’s been able to put together so far, but knows that’s not enough.
“We had a pretty decent start with the Wheel Man Series with two top fives but that’s obviously not what I’m there to do,” Storer said. “I’m going there to win and we have the ability to do that. I have the crew to do that. I have the car. So coming into this weekend it’s up to me to get the job done.”
Fans can watch Brooke Storer and the rest of the Brandon Ford Wheel Man Series competitors go to battle Saturday night at 4-17 Southern Speedway (FL) with Speed51’s live video stream available to premium subscribers on the Speed51 Network.
-Story by: Allick Jorgensen, Speed51.com National Correspondent – Twitter: @AJorgensen24
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