It all started with a 1969 4X4 El Camino he began building in 1980 at age 16. A family, a few moves and multiple custom-built trucks later, Bobby Brown is a regular on the mud truck competition circuit’s winner’s podium. He’s also the latest Team E3 Racing winner.
Brown began competing in mud racing in the 1980s while also working as a shrimper and scallop fisherman in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and later as a mechanic at a Texaco service station in his hometown Fernandina Beach. In 1998, he won his first competition at the Monster Jam in Jacksonville, repeating in 2001. He continued racing the Monster Jam, plus other events in the United States Hot Rod Association National Pro Stadium Points Series and Family Events’ 4-Wheel Jamboree Mickey Thompson Tough Truck Series, racking up 22 first-place wins with Chevy trucks alone over the course of his career.
Among the most memorable career moments was racing the TNN Monster Jam in March of 2001, just weeks after the death of NASCAR great Dale Earnhart.
“It was the third month, third week, third day and the number I drew for my truck was number eight,” Brown says. “I raced my Chevy S10 to semi-finals and was barely edged out of the finals. But as luck would have it my opponent’s truck would not crank for the finals. I came back as the fast loser and won the race.”
Other accomplishments include creating a GM / Chevy Colorado 4X4 and Silverado 4X4 pro stadium concept vehicles for the 2005 and 2008 SEMA Shows.
This season, Brown and his Wild Gator Racing team are gunning for the 2013 4-Wheel Jamboree Mickey Thompson Tough Truck Championship. Brown aims to complete his next competition ride – an S10 MEGA truck, and begin developing other Chevy concepts for future SEMA shows. Apparently, racing runs in the family. Brown also plans to help his son into a V8 Pro Lite to race in The Off-Road Championship series. And he’s developing plans for an off-road motorsport park and race track in Northeast Florida.
Brown has big plans and we here at E3 Spark Plugs are proud to support his efforts. Welcome to the team, Bobby!