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Brooke Tatnell

2005 & 2003 - All HammerDown! Team Member

Brooke Tatnell heads home to be with ailing father - Wilmot, WI — Sept. 22, 2006 — By Chris Dolack, VP Public Relations ...Everybody has a hero, somebody they look up to in life. For Brooke Tatnell, that person is his father, George, a legendary sprint car driver in Australia. Having the best year of his career, Brooke battles with the other World of Outlaws competitors night after night, as his dad beams with pride while listening to the race broadcasts through the Internet. That is why this season is especially difficult for Brooke. George suffered a stroke in the spring, just as the World of Outlaws schedule was picking up steam. The news was tough for the Tatnells, but very difficult for Brooke as he was thousands of miles away struggling with whether or not he should return home. He continued to drive the Rush Racing machine on the Outlaws circuit because it’s what his dad wanted. (Read it all)

Tatnell wins Skagit's $25,000 - Alger, Wash.—August 26, 2006—By: Tony Veneziano, WoO Sprint Series PR Director ...Brooke Tatnell is a man of his word. On Friday night after finishing second in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series Preliminary Feature at Skagit Speedway, he said he would be in RacinSoles Victory Lane on Saturday night. He had plenty of motivation entering the event, with it being right in the backyard of his car owners Tim Hanson and Bob Campbell. He also wanted to pull out a win for his crew chief Troy Renfro who had been battling the effects of pneumonia all week, including a stint in the hospital. Also, a check for $25,000 was waiting for the winner at the end of the night. To add even more to the puzzle, the native of San Souci, NSW, Australia suffered a broken left front brake line early in the 40-lap feature on the tight and racy 3/10-mile high-banked track. An open red flag on lap 16 gave Tatnell and his crew a chance to assess the problem on the car. While the team worked on the car, Tatnell sprinted on foot, all the way back across the track to the pit area, to get some parts from the team’s trailer to help aid the crew. (Read it all)

Tatnell Tames I-55 : Picks up Third Win of Season - Pevely, MO—July 8, 2006-by: Tony Veneziano, WoO Sprint Series PR Director ...Once in a while a good luck charm is needed to turn the fortunes around for a driver or team. Brooke Tatnell had already won two races this season, but knew he easily could have had a half dozen or more victories if luck was on their side. Always looking to get a step up on the competition, and to stand out in a crowd, the crew of the Race Outfitters/Castrol Eagle, led by Troy Renfro, brought out their “retro” car for the second time this season on Saturday night at I-55 Raceway, looking for a spark. The white car with the distinctive red stripes down the middle of the top and front-wings, turned many heads in the pit area, then showed on the track that it was not only sharp looking, but ultra fast. (Read it all)

Tatnell named Australia's best for third time in his career - Knoxville, IA. (May 3, 2006) - For the third time in his career, 2005/2006 World Series Sprintcars (WSS) point champion Brooke Tatnell of Australia has earned the Australian Sprintcar Poll (ASP) "Driver of the Year" title. Tatnell claimed nine of the fifteen first-place votes cast by the select panel of Australian manufacturers, media members, promoters and sanctioning officials in the final seasonal voting, while runner-up Donny Schatz of the U.S.A. earned five blue ribbons. The only other driver to earn a first place vote was four-time and defending "Driver of the Year" Max Dumesny of Australia. (More)

Tatnell NCRA Champion, All-Star Winner - Sat. 8/23/03 By John Rittenoure TULSA, OK. (August 23, 2003) - Brooke Tatnell locked up the O'Reilly/NCRA Outlaw Sprint series championship the best way he knew how Saturday at Tulsa Speedway. Tatnell won the All Star/NCRA Thunder through the Plains IX season finale to give car owner Court Grandstaff and Phillips Trop Artic 66 their second straight NCRA title. (read more)

Aussie, Tatnell, Wins at Jetmore

Brooke Tatnell is one of the toughest men we've ever met. His desire to race sprint cars is hard to match. (Photo by Jim Fleming)

Brooke Wild On Joplin - By Don Hubbard JOPLIN, MO (September 27, 2002) - Brooke Tatnell of New South Wales, Australia moved one step closer to winning the 2002 NCRA 410 Outlaw Sprint Championship with a convincing victory in the 20-lap O'Reilly NCRA/All Star Sprint car feature at Joplin 66 Speedway Friday night driving Court Grandstaff's Trop Artic sponsored Gaerte powered Eagle. (read the whole deal)

Brooke Tatnell wheeled the #62 car during the opening ceremonies of the Jerry Richert Memorial race. Doug Johnson Photos