World Series of Asphalt, New Smyrna Fl. Rodney Brooks had a great speedweeks in his lucky number 7 IMCA modified. He started the series off running in 2nd spot. With 3 laps to go he got a flat tire and lost 5 positions to finish 8th. The next four nights of racing produced a 2nd, two 3rd's, and a 5th place. After five nights the team was 3rd in the division points. The last race was a 50 lap feature. Everybody was confident of a good finish. A mechanical failure (right front hub broke) on lap 10 was cause for a 25th place finish. The lucky 7 team ended up 4th in the overall points. The car is owned by Al Marmande of Louisiana. Rodney and his wife Taylor completely overhauled the car and prepared it for speedweeks competition.
This included all chassis and suspension, new body, and install a fresh race engine. The powerplant was a 377cid chevrolet assembled in Mooresville NC. The lucky 7 car is sponsored by Leavitt Racing Components, Al's Shrimp Co, and Pro-Concrete. Rodney is a graduate of Georges Valley High School, Thomaston, ME and former driver at Speedway 95, Wiscasset Raceway, and PASS Mod and Outlaw divisions. Rodney and Taylor are back home in Sherrills Ford NC. Racing plans for 2009 season call for a super late model and 604 crate engine at Concord Speedway, and possibly a few PASS South shows.