Oran Park’s Own Motorsports Driver
Oran Park’s Tim Brook is fast. In fact, he’s very fast and is proving to be a genuine threat in this year’s Toyota 86 Race Series. The talented driver’s blistering opening round race at Phillip Island in April saw him finish 2nd overall out of 39 whilst breaking his own lap record in his category, not once but twice!
The devoted father of one-year old daughter Sophie and husband to Bec began his motorsports career at the age of just 11, racing go karts. He finished second in the NSW State Titles in 2004, before winning the Australian Endurance Championship in 2008. A move to the Formula Vee Class soon followed, with great success, which saw Brook crowned the NSW State Champion in 2013 and then the 2014 Australian Series Champion.
A further move into the inaugural season of the Toyota 86 Race Series in 2016 saw the speedster taste success on the podium throughout the year, finishing 4th in the series. Despite finishing 10th in the series last season, Brook was still able to claim four top five finishes.
“As a kid growing up, I spent quite a lot of time in Oran Park racing in both go karts and later in Formula Vee’s. Living here in the local community now is great” said Brook.
“Some of my mates even blame me for the track not being here anymore” he joked.
Support is everything for Tim in his motorsport career and this is something that helps drive him towards his ultimate goal this year, which is to win a Championship in the Toyota 86 Race Series.
“Having a great team and support behind me makes a world of difference. Everything from my sponsors, family and friends, I appreciate it all. It’s why I race” Tim explained to the Oran Park Gazette.
He hopes to help raise the profile of the sport locally, with promotions planned to feature his race car, dubbed ‘Black Betty’. The car debuted at the Camden Show and has been popular with fans. If you’d like to show your support for Tim, visit his website www.tbmotorsport.com.au for more information.