Concord, N.C.- Rockin’ Rodney Brooks is preparing his car to compete at the 43rd annual World Series of Asphalt Racing. New Smyrna Speedway is the host of nine straight nights of racing starting February 6, 2009 and leading up to the Daytona 500. Short track racers from all over the Eastern U.S. and Canada migrate south for the annual Speedweeks Event in Florida.

     Rodney is driving an open-wheel modified car, the same style as our PASS Mod division. The car is owned by Al Marmande from Theriot, Louisiana and is sponsored by Al’s Shrimp Company and Pro-Concrete of Rockland, ME. This is the 5th year Rodney has run the New Smyrna series and his 2nd year driving for this car owner. Rodney is a former competitor at Speedway 95, Wiscasset Raceway and the PASS Outlaw division and he currently works for Maine native; Steve Leavitt, as a fabricator. Leavitt Racing Components builds chassis and components for all types of stock cars from Late Model to Sprint Cup. Rodney and his wife Taylor live in Sherrills Ford, N.C. You can find them at