When the subject of this weekend's ECORS season opener at the Flats came up Brad Carrier said, "we are 100% on and ready to kick ass." He admits he may not be the poster child for sponsorship but, on the track, he always drives the wheels off his rig.
Actually, since the inaugural ECORS race in October 2009, he's shown at least one XJ to its demise. He ran most of the Vale race in June, 2010, without brakes.
At the end of the 2010 season, Brad bought a '95 Jeep YJ and most of the parts off of NC4x4. With only 72k miles on it, it started off its racing life at the Devils' Playground where Brad came in second place. For the 2011 season opener at the Flats, Brad almost rolled multiple times and ended up coming down a hill backwards. Brad and the YJ later redeemed themselves by placing first at the Great American Park race in April and podiumed in four out of the five season races. Brad brought home the A Class series Championship at Windrock.
For the 2012 season, Brad has named the team after his 1.5 year old son, Tucker, had to spend several tense weeks in the hospital when he was a newborn. Brad's fellow ECORS racers printed and sold stickers to show their support at the Harlan 2010 race.
With the help of his co-drivers/pit crew, Chris Kinney and Jason White, a few good friends and sponsors (Brad: "WE NEED SPONSORS!!!"), Brad hopes the Team Tucker 69x will build on last year's success.
2011 Season Stats
2011 Ecors Auburn, Alabama: 1st place
2011 Ecors Spartanburg,SC: 3rd place
2011 Ecors DPG: 3rd place
2011 Ecors Windrock: 3rd place
2011 Ecors A class champion
The YJ has a hard 2,000 miles on it since last year and Brad admits it's looking a little beat up. A true A Class weekend warrior, Brad also admits to driving her on I-40 to work a couple of days a week. The jeep also has no less than 27 packs of zip ties holding various wiring and other parts out of harms way.
That's our little secret.
Amsoil gives us some free fluids every once and a while.
Thanks to Dave at Oliver's Driveshaft for helping with various parts and labor.
Also would like to thank NC4x4 for their continued support and coverage of ECORS
Anybody willing to help would be greatly appreciated! For sponsorship opportunities please contact Brad @ 336-817-7289
Brad and his team are ready to defend the A Class series title this Saturday at the Flats! Here's to keeping the rubber side down and all the parts on the rig!